Capital Business Blog: Retail

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/15/2013

McLean developer Rappaport Cos. lands $600 million investment from Principal Financial Group

Principal Financial Group has made a commitment to a local shopping center with developer the Rappaport Cos.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rappaport Cos, retail, commercial real estate

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Magruder’s Supermarkets in talks to sell chain

Magruder’s Supermarkets announced that it had sold its store on Connecticut Avenue and is in negotiations to sell its four other remaining stores.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  11:38 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magruder's Supermarkets, retail, commercial real estate

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Is downtown D.C. getting an Apple store?

Keen observers of the construction at CityCenterDC have taken note of the large, prominent retail space on the north face of one building.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, CityCenterDC, retail, Hines

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Escalator proposal for Union Station’s Main Hall stirs controversy

A short-term plan to remake Union Station’s Main Hall may be running afoul of a new long-term vision for an expansion of the station.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Union Station, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Ashkenazy Acquisition, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Amtrak, commercial real estate, retail, historic preservation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Futuristic animations of the D.C. Wal-Mart stores

A peek at what each of the mega-retailer’s District outposts will look like.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wal-Mart, commercial real estate, retail

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Environmental hurdles cleared, work to start on first Costco in D.C.

Developers will break ground Thursday on an outdoor shopping center in Northeast D.C. that will feature the city’s first Costco.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Costco, Vincent C. Gray, retail