Posts Tagged ‘donald trump’

District Line Daily: Hooked By Police

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The D.C. Police Department is using high-risk sting operations in which undercover police officers lure [...]

The Sad Final Days of the Souvenir Shops Displaced by Donald Trump

No one really loves Donald Trump right now in the Old Post Office Pavilion. The remaining souvenir shops and food counters in the historic building's now-dreary looking center atrium will shutter this week to make way for a Trump Organization luxury hotel. And on one of their last days of operation, the kitschy stores weren't [...]

The Needle: An Urban Exodus

Urban Exodus: D.C's hallmark half-smoke joint, Ben's Chili Bowl, is relinquishing its D.C. exclusiveness and expanding to Arlington. -2
New Orleans Blues: The D.C. tax office shut down the frequently complained-about-by-neighbors TruOrleans restaurant on H Street NE today. +2

Caption Contest: What’s Donald Trump Whispering to Marion Barry?

Donald Trump just unveiled his grand plans for the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and just about everyone who's anyone in D.C. politics was there. Which means Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry was at the front of the receiving line, anxious to get a word in with The Donald. The two chatted briefly, before Trump [...]

The Needle: Trumped Edition

Enter the Donald: Federal officials have reached agreement with Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump to redevelop and lease the Old Post Office as a 260-room hotel. The good news: It's a gorgeous, historic building that should benefit from $200 million in private investment. The bad news: Trump will have a platform just blocks [...]

District Line Daily: Best of D.C.

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Donald Trump Talks D.C. Hotels, Washington Post, Hair

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office. Huge.
"This can really be one of the great hotels of the world," Trump said this morning during a real estate panel with daughter Ivanka Trump. But the Trump take on the Old Post Office won't merely be great. At different points during the hour-long talk [...]

The Needle: Elevator to Nowhere

Baby Steps: Metro is appointing Rodrigo Bitar to assistant general manager for transit infrastructure and engineering services division. Previously, Bitar was in charge of the transit system's elevators and escalators—not exactly a ringing endorsement for his experience with infrastructure. -5
Hair of the Dog: Birth certificate hunter Donald Trump will talk real estate (and more?) at [...]

No Tax Break for Donald Trump

Trump Organization operatives in the District, you're fired! Discount tie pitchman Donald Trump won't be getting his Old Post Office tax break after all, according to the Associated Press, despite his fervent wishes to the contrary.
Trump's Old Post Office project is on federal property, and thus exempt from D.C. property taxes. But he'll still have [...]

Donald Trump Wants to Avoid D.C. Taxes

Insatiable media hog Donald Trump is no fan of high taxes in public policy, and he's sticking to that position in his business life. The Washington Business Journal reports that Trump's organization has been trying to wriggle out of paying District taxes on its Old Post Office hotel development.
Since the Old Post Office is a [...]

Professional Rich Man Delighted by Financially Dubious Hotel

Trump Dynasty to Treat Economically Dubious Old Post Office Like Family Heirloom

Donald Trump's plans to turn the Old Post Office into a hotel are still shrouded in mystery, but what is clear is that not even the Donald's eventual passing will release us from his Turkish-bath-and-remote-controlled-drapes tyranny. The Post has a massive two-part package on Trump's plans that reveals Trump and his family will be interested [...]

Trump Challenged by Rival Developers, High-Living GSA Staff

D.C., have you considered what a boon Donald Trump's Old Post Office hotel could be for us? You couldn't stay in it, obviously—the Post estimates that it could run as much as $750 a night, to cover a $3 million lease and $80 million in renovations—but otherwise, we're talking birth certificate press conferences, special seasons [...]

The Needle: MRS Degree Edition

Curses for Breakfast: In a breakfast meeting, Councilmember Michael Brown seemed unhappy about the death of iGaming. According to WTOP: She and "Councilmember David Catania shouted over the table at each other about the online gambling issue, and exchanged some expletives." Cooler heads, it seems, don't always prevail. -1

The Needle: Back In Time Edition

'HFS, Back On The Air: Nostalgia cycles move ever faster these days, so it's no surprise that we're currently living through a full-blown '90s revival period. (If only the economy would follow suit.) Which means the news that WHFS is returning to over-the-air broadcast was probably inevitable. It'll be on 97.5 FM out of Baltimore, [...]

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