Mayor Mandates Masks, Extends Emergency to Oct. 9

Mayor Muriel Bowser's July 22 executive order mandates the wearing of face coverings outside as well as in enclosed office spaces and the lobbies of apartment houses.

Council Overturns Ad Tax

The tax, strongly opposed by The Georgetowner and other area news media, would have deeply hurt local newspapers and small businesses.

Tech Tip: Don’t Send Your Private Information to Anyone!

A secretary gets a message that appears to come from her manager, including having what looks like his actual email address when she looks at it in Outlook ...

Business Ins & Outs: Cherub Antiques Gallery, ThinkFoodGroup, Blu Dot furnishings & more

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli joined forces last week with Via Umbria owners Bill and Suzy Menard to open Officina Popup in the Via Umbria space at 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

D.C.’s 2021 Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

A new tax on advertising approved by the District Council will add injury to insult for small local newspapers and other media outlets.

Angela Franco Named DC Chamber CEO

Angela Franco, former senior advisor at the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, will join the DC Chamber of Commerce as interim president and CEO.

Sidewalk Widening Plans, Concerns in Georgetown

Can Georgetown’s brick sidewalks accommodate socially distanced diners, lines of customers, curbside pickups and drop-offs, sidewalk sales and pedestrians?

Council Approves Tax Increases, Cuts to Police

Against the mayor’s urging to hold off, the Council voted to raise an extra $63 million by increasing some business and other taxes, including a three-percent tax on all advertising.  

Tech Tip: Physical Security Matters

If someone dressed up in a utility provider’s uniform, would you let them in? That's the time to be gracefully suspicious, as they say in the South.

Streateries Open More Seats for Dining

In Georgetown, where a lot of places seem cramped to begin with, this is a welcome addition for restaurant owners, who have seen their legal occupancy rates halved.