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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Debuts: Spy Museum, Apple Carnegie Library

May 6, 2019

Opening this weekend: a L’Enfant Plaza home for the Spy Museum and the second Apple store in D.C., in the former Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square.

Downtowner News April 17, 2019

April 18, 2019

Recent items from around the District: restaurant and Target openings, 20 years for Kaz, a life science incubator at the Parks at Walter Reed and a sex-assault arrest.

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 […]

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 […]

And the Winner Is … Tracy’s Kids

February 27, 2019

As wife of Vice President Mike Pence, Karen Pence is a prize guest at A List parties. But what’s her “most favorite event of the year”? The Oscars-themed “And the […]

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in Chinatown (photos)

February 11, 2019

The Feb. 10 parade, which featured traditional lion and dragon dances, firecrackers, beauty pageant winners and community groups, was organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Downtowner DC

December 7, 2018

D.C. to Enforce Straw Ban Next Year The District will be banning plastic straws starting in 2019. Effective Jan. 1, businesses and organizations that serve or sell beverages or food […]