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.

Tech Tip: Why Do I Need a $900 Firewall, and Have to Pay a...

A firewall looks at all internet traffic attempting to pass through to make sure it’s legitimate, that it’s not a virus and that it was requested from an in-network device; a router does not.

Amid Georgetown Closures, New Stores Arrive

News that America Eats Tavern had closed got picked up as an indicator of COVID-19's lasting impact on the local economy.

D.C. Announces Bid to Host 2026 World Cup

If chosen, Washington will be one of 16 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico where matches will be played, in D.C.'s case at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.