Park Service: Cherry Blossoms to Peak March 27

March 4, 2020

D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms will experience peak bloom between Friday, March 27, and Monday, March 30, predicted the National Park Service on March 4.

The annual celebration of blooming cherry trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, centers around the …

Downtowner DC February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

PHASE 2 OF WHARF DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY

The second phase of the Wharf development in Southwest D.C. is proceeding, adding new residences, retail and amenities to the waterfront neighborhood. Opened in October of 2017, the first phase involved the construction of

Downtowner DC February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020

NATS SPRING TRAINING STARTS UP

Now that the Super Bowl winner has been decided, it’s time to think about the return of the 2019 World Series Champs. The Washington Nationals are starting spring training today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, in West

Downtowner

January 29, 2020

SALON OPERATOR TO CUT BACK

Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, Virginia, is set to close 10 percent of around 850 stores in the District and 16 states. The parent company of Hair Cuttery, Bubbles, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu, …

Downtowner DC January 15, 2019

January 15, 2020

FRIEDMAN TO BID FOR TRUMP HOTEL

Investor and developer Brian Friedman is planning to bid for the lease of the Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office building near the White House, possibly in partnership with Hilton or Rosewood,

Downtowner DC May 1, 2019

May 7, 2019

BIKING ADVOCATE KILLED BY STOLEN VAN

Longtime D.C. bike advocate Dave Salovesh, 54, was hit and killed late last month by the driver of a stolen van in Northeast D.C.’s Trinidad neighborhood. Robert Earl Little Jr., 25, was charged with

Big Debuts: Spy Museum, Apple Carnegie Library

May 6, 2019

The nation’s capital has a busy week with two blockbuster grand openings — amid everything else that is going on.

International Spy Museum

The new, 140,000-square-foot home for the International Spy Museum will open to the public on Sunday, May …

Downtowner News April 17, 2019

April 18, 2019

Small-Format Target Stores Multiply

Cleveland Park and Shepherd Park are now home to two small-format Target stores, bringing about 100 jobs to D.C. They join a small-format store in Bethesda, Maryland, and a larger one in Columbia Heights. Will Target …

Downtowner DC April 3, 2019

April 5, 2019

GU EXPANDS ON CAPITOL HILL

Georgetown University has finalized the purchase of a building at 500 First St. NW, expanding the university’s presence on Capitol Hill. Adding the new acquisition to the existing Georgetown University Law Center, GU will own

Downtowner DC March 20, 2019

March 26, 2019

CITYCENTERDC SNAGS FIRST TIFFANY’S IN DISTRICT

Famed jeweler Tiffany & Co. opened its first shop in the District on March 4. The store is located in CityCenterDC, home to many other luxury retailers, including Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Carolina Herrera.