Robert H. Smith School of Business

Capital Business Blog: April, 2013

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Wal-Mart invites local business to join it on Georgia Avenue

Georgia Avenue store, under construction, include 1,800 square feet for a local retailer.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:12 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wal-Mart, Vincent Gray, commercial real estate

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2013

GSA plans to sell Southeast warehouse where residents want “Half Street Market”

Once used by Joint Chiefs of staff, neighbors would like SE D.C. warehouse to be used for food market, job training.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GSA, John Mica, Eleanor Holmes Norton, commercial real estate

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Goodwill of Greater Washington earns initial approval to oversee training program for jobs at Marriott Marquis

If final approval is given by the city Council, the nonprofit will oversee a $2 million program to train 600 D.C. residents for jobs at the new hotel.

By Sarah Halzack  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 04/24/2013

The Tysons Corner Wal-Mart has a sculpture in front of it called ‘The Thought’

Builder of Tysons Walmart adds metal sculpture, “The Thought,” out front

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:54 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tysons Corner, Walmart, Fairfax County, JBG, commercial real estate

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/24/2013

After 28 years, Kid’s Closet to close on Conn. Ave.

Owners say they will open a toy store in Montgomery County this summer.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Trump’s design for Old Post Office earns early approval

U.S. Commission of Fine Arts supports project, with minor suggestions.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Old Post Office, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Lockheed IS&GS unit has trimmed more than 650 employees this year

A spokeswoman said the first-quarter layoffs included all levels of employees, and that 168 of them were based in the Washington area.

By Marjorie Censer  |  09:41 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Strathmore plans to open small music venue in White Flint

Founder Eliot Pfanstiehl plans 250-seat music hall, wants to reach new audiences.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Strathmore, White Flint, Federal Realty Investment Trust, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Top official for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray optimistic about D.C. United stadium deal

D.C. official says discussions are progressing that would put a new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Allen Lew, Vincent C. Gray, Akridge, commercial real estate

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Orbital Sciences launches Antares in key test

The test advances its effort to undertake resupply missions to the International Space Station.

By Marjorie Censer  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Hundreds line up for opening of Nordstrom Rack in downtown D.C.

The 35,000-square-foot store is located at the former Borders site on 18th and L Streets NW.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Tanger Outlets planned for Ten Mile Creek, but environmental questions linger

An upscale outlet center is planned for a 100-acre property in Clarksburg, but the project faces major hurdles.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tanger Oulets, National Harbor, Clarksburg, Peterson Companies, commercial real estate

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013

President Obama proposes $367 million for DHS consolidation at St. Elizabeths

The funds would give boost to languishing Southeast D.C. project.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  St. Elizabeths, budget, GSA, commercial real estate, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Minimum wage and paid sick leave proposals fail to advance in Maryland

Two bills that would affect low-wage workers didn’t make it out of committees, leaving advocates to regroup for next year’s session.

By Sarah Halzack  |  05:24 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Donald Trump says deal is close for Old Post Office Pavilion

Trump said his real estate company is now “weeks away” from wrapping up a lease agreement with the government that would allow him to transform the property into a hotel.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, GSA, commercial real estate

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Costco to open in Wheaton Wednesday

A much-debated new Costco store will open, but its gas station will not.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Costco, Wheaton, Isiah Leggett

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Developer releases redevelopment plan for Landmark Mall

Sears and Macy’s would remain in business, but the mall’s dated interior would be replaced with an outdoor promenade.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Landmark Mall, Alexandria, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/09/2013

The gender wage gap in the Washington area: A slim difference or a wide margin?

Two recent studies have found that the answer varies widely across races and ethnicities.

By Sarah Halzack  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Former VA CIO Baker heads to Agilex

In a newly created role, Baker will help the company fine-tune its corporate strategy.

By Marjorie Censer  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Rosetta Stone buys Livemocha for $8.5M

Executives said the acquisition will accelerate Rosetta Stone’s transition toward cloud-based software.

By Steven Overly  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Etihad Airways launches direct flight from Dulles to Abu Dhabi

Washington is fourth city in
North America to get nonstop service to capital of UAE.

By Steven Overly  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/02/2013

The Roots come to Washington

D.C. Jazz Festival is partnering with Events D.C. and Washington Kastles to bring the band to Washington.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/01/2013

CDW-G pays $5.66 million to settle false claims allegations

The settlement resolves allegations that the company for more than a decade improperly charged government buyers.

By Marjorie Censer  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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