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The last time The Current reviewed a Ford Focus, the tested vehicle came with one of the smallest engines available in the U.S.: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder. Yet even with so little power, this compact car delivered a respectable degree...
An Oakland, Calif., favorite has made its way to D.C. This month Blue Bottle Coffee opened at 1046 Potomac St. NW in Georgetown, the first of of three stores planned in the District. The company was founded in 2002 by...
Custom journal maker Jenni Bick has returned to her hometown D.C. to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Dupont Circle. The new Jenni Bick Custom Journals shop celebrated its grand opening at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW last month, expanding an...
The sporty cars most popular in Northwest tend to be lithe and posh — meticulously crafted vehicles that deliver more strongly in subjective qualities than in objective power and speed. But for those most concerned about the latter, it’s difficult...
When Thoi Van Nguyen and Ngoc Anh Tran fled the Vietnam War and arrived in the nation’s capital in 1979, they were hopeful. The married couple didn’t speak English, and had no family or friends nearby — but they...
Of Mercer, a women’s workwear line targeted at young professionals, is opening a pop-up shop in Georgetown for the month of May. A grand opening celebration at 3035 M St. NW on May 4 featured music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres....
Visit Rome today, and you'll probably encounter more Jeeps than the Italian capital has seen since 1945. Most of these are the subcompact Renegade, a spunky, boxy little crossover that's filled with reminders of Jeep's World War II heritage...
D.C. law prohibits any new strip club licenses from being issued — but that won’t stop a new club from opening downtown at 1720 I St. NW, two blocks from the White House. The owners of Effigy — which they...
Next time you are out and about, pay attention to the rhythm of the street. Notice how the buildings work together (or not): the harmony of architectural styles, their scale and proportionality. At first glance, the contemporary townhouse at 3611 R...
The Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown D.C. debuted redesigned events spaces last month, including the newly constructed Bradlee Room. In keeping with the journalism-inspired theme of the 1155 14th St. NW hotel, the new meeting space is named after The...

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