Posts Tagged ‘Target’

Six Major Retailers Urge Gray Veto of Living Wage Bill

Executives of six major retailers with stores in D.C. have sent a letter to Mayor Vince Gray urging him to veto the living wage bill passed by the D.C. Council last week. The executives say that the bill's passage forces them to reconsider future plans for expansion in D.C. but stop short of a concrete [...]

Shops at Dakota Crossing Now Essentially Building On Spec

Remember the Shops at Dakota Crossing retail development in Fort Lincoln, which was supposed to break ground last December, and then in May, and then in August? Well, developer Cell Bernardino told ANC 5A last night that he's now hoping to start site work in November. The holdup, he says, was the wetland permit from [...]

Cloudy Skyland

It’s a breathtaking vision: at the crest of the District east of the Anacostia River, a 16-acre urban campus clustered around an intimate central main street. Cafés spill onto the sidewalk, which gracefully curves to match the bend in Alabama Avenue SE. Townhouses and five-story apartment buildings house hundreds of residents. Visitors from miles around [...]

Georgetown-bound Target Thinking Different About Parking

There are a few interesting things about the news that Target is likely heading to the Shops at Georgetown Park, along with Bloomingdales.
First, how could the new owners welcome a retailer rejected by Lady Gaga?
Okay, actually first is that it comes after Target withdrew from Skyland Town Center, the long-stalled retail complex planned for Ward [...]

Hey DCUSA Shoppers, Have You Considered Boycotting Target and Best Buy?

So, the news broke yesterday in Minnesota and then the D.C. political sphere that both Target and Best Buy, taking advantage of our newly liquid corporate campaign finance rules, have dropped $150,000 and $100,000 respectively into a the state's gubernatorial race on the side of Tom Emmer, via a business group that has been running [...]

DCUSA Target Opening Real-ish Grocery Store

More food! Perhaps feeling the heat from incoming Ellwood Thompsons, Target is planning to expand its current dry goods section to include more grocery-type items, including produce–a critical factor making it a viable alternative to Giant's weekend lines. The remodeling will start any day now and finish sometime in October, taking out some abutting retail [...]

Another Tax Abatement for a Columbia Heights Developer

For all the new jobs, ribbon-cuttings,  and phone calls from amazed, returning locals first glimpsing the Target—"You wouldn't believe where I just went shopping!"—the gentrification of 14th Street NW has encountered some persistent, nagging problems.
And I'm not talking about the ongoing, well-documented crime issues.
Several notable residential developers in the area have struggled to stay afloat [...]

Jim Graham on Columbia Heights’ Thwarted Condo “Clearance”

Back in December, I blogged about the Allegro Apartments, a new building going up on 14th Street in Columbia Heights, a few short blocks away from the Giant. Well, the building is now complete, and earlier this week, the developer held its opening night party, apparently sponsored by On Tap Magazine and Grey Goose vodka. [...]