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Metro Reports Significant Ridership Decline

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presented a report Feb. 4 revealing the lowest levels of Metro ridership since 2004, coinciding with financial analytics firm SmartAsset’s release of its rankings the same week that named Washington’s Metro system the best public transit in the United States. SmartAsset also named the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Dog Tag Bakery will hold a birthday celebration to honor one of its co-founders, the late Fr. Curry, on March 18.

Dog Tag Bakery Celebrates Father Curry

Dog Tag Bakery, a nonprofit organization that sells baked goods and trains veterans in business, will hold a birthday celebration March 18 in honor of one of its founders, Fr. Rick Curry, S.J., who taught Catholic studies at Georgetown and passed away last December. Hannah Carey (MSB ’16), who enjoys[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top

Belgian Beer Bar Open For Business

The Alexandria-based company, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, opened a Belgian-inspired beer bar and restaurant, the Sovereign, in Georgetown on Feb. 4. Located at 1206 Wisconsin Ave., the 4120-square-foot restaurant features dark wood interiors, dim lights and heavy brass chandeliers with two levels of cozy seating and space for up to 121[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Five Guys Burgers Bids Farewell

Five Guys, a fastfood joint nationally renowned for its handcrafted burgers and fries, closed its Wisconsin Ave. storefront in Georgetown on Sunday, Jan. 24. Five Guys announced it would discontinue its Georgetown location by posting a sign on its door just days before officially closing. The sign read “On Sunday[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 2 comments Business, Business - Top

DC Ranked Snobbiest City on East Coast

Washington, D.C., was named the snobbiest city on the East Coast and ranked seventh nationally in a survey from RoadSnacks, a regional-data information website. The survey, published Nov. 11, compiled information using designated affluence indicators including income, home prices, education levels, theaters and Whole Foods Market stores per capita. Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Petition Pushes Statehood

Washington, D.C., Councilmember Vincent Orange’s (D-At Large, LAW ’88) yearlong petition in support of District of Columbia statehood launched July, with policymakers discussing the merits of the petition’s demands during a public hearing in the council’s Committee of the Whole on Oct. 27. Orange’s petition, “Statehood or Else,” aims to[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Split offers budget rides in Washington, D.C.’s core. The startup launched in May and its ridership has grown about about 75% monthly.

Alum’s Rideshare App Competes in Crowded Marketplace

Ario Keshani (SFS ’05) wants to change the way Washingtonians think about city transportation. His startup app Split allows users to call for cars and save money by sharing rides with strangers who are traveling in the same direction, similar to Uber’s microtransit platform, UberPool, which launched in the District[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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Justin Schuble takes a photo outside of P.F. Chang’s as part of a promotion for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schuble’s Instagram page @DCFoodPord ammassed more than 55,000 followers in just two years.

Student Caters to DC Foodies on Instagram

Justin Schuble (MSB ’17) never planned to become “Insta-famous.” His Instagram account — @DCFoodPorn — has over 56,000 followers and has been featured in Thrillist, USA Today College, Huffington Post, Elite Daily and Yahoo News. The account’s more than 1,000 posts feature colorful macaroons, cheesy burgers and decadent s’mores pancakes[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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Rosslyn’s new TargetExpress will celebrate its grand opening Saturday. The new storefront, located at 1500 Wilson Blvd., is a third of a mile from the Rosslyn Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles stop.

Target, District Taco Arrive in Rosslyn

Georgetown students now have two more reasons to trek across the Key Bridge. Target opened its latest flexible format storefront in Rosslyn Wednesday, catering to young professionals, local hotel guests and commuters. And in December, District Taco will open its seventh storefront in the same building. The new flexible format[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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Former Secretary of State and Georgetown professor Madeleine Albright participated in a discussion on the role of women in peacekeeping efforts.

Albright, Jahjaga Discuss Women’s Role in Peacekeeping

Former Secretary of State and Georgetown professor Madeleine Albright and President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga discussed the importance of women’s political participation in peacekeeping in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. The event, titled “Women Leading Peace,” was held by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Securities and coincides with the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top