Local Business


D.C., Howard U. Announce Tech Partnership

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick earlier this week in announcing a partnership to establish the District's first Technology and Innovation Hub, which will expand the city's growing technology and innovation ecosystem.

Dave & Buster's Coming to Prince George's County

Dave & Buster's, a national entertainment venue known for its interactive video games and American-style cuisine, will come to Capitol Heights within a year.

Uniontown Bar Brings Nightlife to Anacostia

It's a frigid Friday night, and the entertainment centers of the city — Chinatown, U Street, Georgetown, H Street, Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and Barracks Row — are flourishing. In the Southeast neighborhood of Anacostia, however, the streets are dead. ...

Exelon, Pepco Raise Stakes in Merger Proposal

Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. have sweetened the pot in their $6.8 billion-plus merger proposal, raising the amount of projected benefits for the District of Columbia.

Pepco Merger with Exelon Moving Forward

Opposition to the proposed utility company merger between Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Exelon has been well-documented and a protest on Thursday, Feb. 5 by numerous environmental advocacy organizations again received its share of media attention.

Local Black-Owned Salon Survives Gentrification

Veteran beautician and business owner Wanda Henderson defied the odds last summer when she reopened her salon and spa in a newly erected mixed-use development along Seventh Street in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest.

THEARC Awarded Bank of America's Neighborhood Builder Grant

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Building Bridges Across the River as Neighborhood Builders.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Host Budget Engagement Forums

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will host three "Budget Engagement Forums" throughout the District next month.

Pepco and Exelon Merger Meets Opposition

A proposed merger by utility companies Exelon and Pepco is being touted by officials of both companies as one that will benefit Pepco ratepayers, but a constellation of opponents has lined up to oppose the proposal.

Industrial Bank Offering Small Business Grants

One of the most respected financial institutions in the Washington Metropolitan area has earmarked $80,000 in the form of five grants in order to help local small businesses get a leg up on the competition.

Sisters Partner to Tantalize with Tasty Treats in Edgewater

On a typical afternoon, the Sisters Torres are busy at work at their Edgewater bakery, Cake Artista.

Bowser Woos Business Community

At a Dec. 11 D.C. Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Muriel Bowser told the 450 guests at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center that local businesses and the private sector are critical partners in any of the city's future growth.

Wal-Mart Signs Lease for Skyland Town Center Location in SE

Wal-Mart signed a lease to open a location at the Skyland Town Center in Southeast D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Tuesday, part of a revitalization project more than a decade in the making.

Dallas Popcorn Soon to Be Stocked on Costco's Shelves

Popcorn has become one of America's favorite snack foods. And with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, one local businesswoman said she's finally "popping her way to success."

Famous Dave's Restaurant Opens at Boulevard in Prince George's

Prince George's County officials and community members converged on Largo for Monday's grand opening and "rib cutting" ceremony for a Famous Dave's restaurant at The Boulevard at Capital Centre, part of the revitalization underway at the Boulevard.