Posts Tagged ‘Walmart’

Here’s What Happened When the District’s First Walmarts Opened

Dorothy Whitaker stood with her full shopping cart in the middle of the Walmart on Georgia Avenue NW while her adult daughter picked up some other items around the 100,000-square-foot store.
A fellow shopper had told her that someone had stolen a coveted TV from his cart, so Whitaker was standing guard over hers.
Other than that, [...]

District Line Daily: Fate of Gray

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The government shutdown has put Mayor Vince Gray in the national spotlight, making a possible reelection [...]

The Needle: Busboys and Mayors

Food For Thought: Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal announced today that he launched an exploratory committee to begin raising funds for a potential mayoral run. This personality can only make the race more interesting. +2
The New Ivy: Within the first week of opening its first hiring centers, Walmart received applications from 11,000 people for only 1,800 [...]

Chatter: Extension Horde

When it comes to educated readings of the tea leaves, no one can quite agree on what the impending completion of Metro’s Silver Line will mean for commuters in the D.C. area. In last week’s paper, Kytja Weir argued that the addition of the suburban branch could mean longer waits for riders elsewhere in the system, [...]

District Line Daily: Carnegie’s Clandestine Operation

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The International Spy Museum is moving from its home in Penn Quarter to Carnegie Library, which [...]

The Needle: Panda Spotting!

Panda Spotting: New pictures of the giant panda cub born at the National Zoo in August were just released, and it is finally starting to resemble a panda—it has spots! +3
Veto Verified: The D.C. Council did not override Mayor Vince Gray's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act—more commonly known as the living wage bill—but that [...]

District Line Daily: A Bumpy Override

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Now that Mayor Vince Gray vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, all eyes are on D.C. Council [...]

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

District Line Daily: More Walmart Woes

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The plan to build a Walmart in a New York Avenue shopping center in Northeast has [...]

District Line Daily: National Cathedral’s Steep Repairs

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It's been exactly two years since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the D.C.-area, and the damaged National [...]

Chatter: Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

What you said about what we said last week
Does the mayoral candidacy of Tommy Wells have legs? Not everyone quoted in Aaron Wiener’s cover profile of the Ward 6 councilmember thought so, nor did reader Long time in Logan’s, a self-described former D.C. Council staffer who wrote that Wells “has a tendency to step on other [...]

The Needle: Walmart Drama Edition

Big-Boxed: Ahead of tomorrow's D.C. Council vote on a large retailer living wage bill, Walmart executives say the company will pull out of three planned D.C. stores—and reconsider three others—if the legislation passes and Mayor Vince Gray signs it into law. Walmart detractors will say the big-box chain is trying to bully legislators concerned with [...]

District Line Daily: Field Day

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D.C.'s $220 million forensics lab has only been open for five months, but it's already turned [...]

District Line Daily: Highway to Hell

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The District's roads are garbage! That's the word from a group of civil engineers who say [...]

District Line Daily: What’s Really Wrong With D.C. TV

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It's Thursday, which means it's time to head to your local newsbox and score a [...]

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