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Amid plans to redevelop the Fannie Mae headquarters into a mixed-use complex, the project team received positive reception for its proposal to secure a landmark designation for the 1958 building at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Richard Lake, co-founder of...
Bread Furst owner Mark Furstenberg was the only D.C. chef to earn a competitive 2017 James Beard Foundation Award, a nationwide honor for outstanding food service, at a dinner ceremony Monday night in Chicago. He beat out bakers from New...
In the weeks following unexpected cuts to the DC Streetcar’s expansion budget — which the D.C. Council adopted earlier this month — some Ward 2 community leaders have begun criticizing the last-minute change. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson stripped more than...
The return of streetcars to Washington, and to the neighborhood where Joe Gibbons lives and serves as an elected official, brings out the philosopher in the Georgetowner. “A streetcar has a bit of Norman Rockwellness to it,” Gibbons said. “It’s...
D.C. chef and Virginia native Jonathan Dearden was recently named the East Coast champion of a nationwide cooking competition hosted by “The Chew,” a daytime cooking program on ABC. Dearden, the executive chef at the 14th Street cocktail bar “Radiator,”...
An application was withdrawn last month for the Five Guys restaurant expected open in early 2018 in an American University-owned shopfront at 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment rescinded the case on May 3, the same...
Neighbors of a proposed apartment development near Meridian Hill Park lost their bid to reduce the building’s height from nine to eight stories, as city preservation officials voted last Thursday to approve the taller of several design options. Plans call...
By: Current News Staff Writer A group of Duke Ellington School of the Arts students’ parents recently complained to the District’s State Board of Education at a formal hearing that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) falsely accused their...
The Washington Canoe Club has stood at 3700 Water St. NW in Georgetown since 1905, with several additions expanding its footprint over the decades. In 1991, the National Park Service-owned site earned distinction as a historic landmark. But since 2010,...
Since 2008, the Lab School of Washington has been leasing D.C. Public Schools’ former Hardy Elementary at 1550 Foxhall Road NW, and the private special-needs school has housed its elementary program there. But a quick D.C. Council decision to allow that lease to be extended...

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