Abha Bhattarai

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Collegiate Glamour, founded in 2011, creates trendy college gear, including maxi dresses and saddle pads.

  • Jul 20, 2014

The brewer chats about his company’s new inn, vinegar and beer ice cream and his favorite brews.

  • Jul 20, 2014

The success of Dogfish Head, founded in 1995 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., has inspired a host of other beermakers in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Revenue, meanwhile, dipped for the third consecutive quarter.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Four locations in Northern Virginia -- each with its own Elvis shrine -- are currently in the works.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Soccer fans crowd local gathering spots to watch matches — and fill cash registers.

  • Jul 13, 2014

Industree Exchange is aimed at local restaurants and bars with 100+ employees.

  • Jul 6, 2014

Custom Fuel opened its third area location last week, and has plans to open up to 40 more eateries in the Washington area.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Columbia-based maker of hot-cold packs will keep its operations in the Washington area.

  • Jun 29, 2014

The week of the Fourth, you should be thinking fireworks.

  • Jun 29, 2014

The Hyatt Place Washington D.C./U.S. Capitol is the third hotel to open in the District’s up-and-coming NoMa neighborhood.

  • Jun 26, 2014

The store, founded in 1980, specializes in fine China, crystal and other giftware.

  • Jun 20, 2014

The area’s highest-paid executive at a public company made $38.22 million in 2013.

  • Jun 22, 2014

Demand for bank acquisitions has remained steady, but analysts say supply is dwindling.

  • Jun 15, 2014

About 200 people attended the Tuesday ceremony, which included a root beer toast.

  • Jun 15, 2014

Eric F. Billings announced this week that he is leaving the investment firm he helped found 25 years ago.

  • Jun 12, 2014

The cash-and-stock deal would add almost $1 billion in assets to the area’s largest community bank.

  • Jun 10, 2014

The company’s prototype, parked in a Dupont Circle office, dispenses about 50 servings per day.

  • Jun 8, 2014

Curio, a new brand by Hilton, will include a collection of boutique hotels throughout the country.

  • Jun 8, 2014

LCOR will develop in Northeast D.C., while PN Hoffman and Forest City are teaming up in Southeast.

  • Jun 3, 2014
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About Abha

Abha Bhattarai covers local banking, retail and hospitality for The Washington Post’s Capital Business section. Abha graduated from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes.com and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She lives in Washington, D.C.