Over the weekend, The Washington Post tried to give the game away to the hometown team, with a story announcing that...shhhh....Amazon had settled on Crystal City, Va. (read D.C. suburb) for its new headquarters. But hold on. As our Maria Halkias tells us this morning, Dallas is still in this thing. The Wall Street Journal adds that a third town, best known for the manufacture of bad salsa, is also still being considered. Well, Amazon, we're your huckleberry. So here are 10 reasons why we think Dallas is better than D.C. - or Zirconium Town or whatever.No one has ever accused us of being any kind of swamp. In Dallas, lobby means the bottom floor of a hotel.Our worst conspiracy was half a century ago. As far as we can tell, it wasn't an actual conspiracy.Whatever you've heard about the Cowboys, shopping is Dallas' favorite sport.1,328 miles from Congress.0 miles from Deep Ellum.Being inside the I-635 loop is actually a good thing.Do you like tacos? Your … [Read more...] about 10 reasons Amazon should pick Dallas over D.C.
In addition to the new Dallas flights, Southwest is adding new service to New York from New Orleans, Orlando, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla. It will add one additional New York frequency to existing service from Denver and Kansas City, Mo.Oklahoma City will get new service on Southwest to Washington, D.C., with Nashville adding one additional D.C. flight, bringing it up to four daily.On the other side of the country, Southwest continues to build up its California route network. The carrier is adding flights or increasing frequencies from San Jose to Tucson, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Orange County, Calif. It’s also adding Southern California flights in Long Beach and Burbank to destinations including Sacramento, Las Vegas, Houston and Chicago. … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines expands Love Field service to New York, Washington D.C.
So far, everyone except Amazon has picked the Washington D.C. area for its second headquarters. Fifty-nine weeks have gone by since Amazon told the world that it was ready to expand beyond its Seattle headquarters. It would make a $5 billion investment doing it and hire 50,000 highly-paid workers over the next decade or two. No news is good news: Outside of the D.C. area, cities on the finalist list -- among them Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Newark -- have gracefully stood by as mostly Northern Virginia gets all the attention. But with so many pundits and media residing in the D.C. area, there could be a whole layer of inside-the-beltway hot air clouding HQ2. Bezos could surprise everyone. Location Location Location: The real estate industry filled the void of HQ2 news. The Wall Street Journal reported that speculators are all over the D.C. area. Publicly-traded, real-estate investment trust JBG Smith … [Read more...] about This week in Amazon-o-mania: Someone, please tell Jeff Bezos he picked D.C. for HQ2 + where’s Apple?
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has made a spectacular start to his MLS career at DC United. - Photo stuff.co.nz Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — Wayne Rooney scored a stunning free-kick to keep D.C. United firmly on course for the Major League Soccer postseason on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC. Former England and Manchester United star Rooney, whose arrival in Washington has transformed the club’s season, curled in a superb strike from 30 yards in the 18th minute to settle the points. The victory leaves United four points clear of Montreal Impact, their closest rivals for a playoff spot, with 47 points from 32 games in the Eastern Conference standings. Montreal, who are just outside the postseason places in seventh, have 43 points from 42 games. United are now unbeaten in eight games and are in control of their playoff destiny with two rounds of fixtures in the regular season left to play. Rooney’s side face New York City FC on Sunday … [Read more...] about Rooney on target again as D.C. United move closer to unlikely playoff berth
Rosewood Washington, D.C., a luxury hotel in the heart of Georgetown, announced that the property will close on October 17, 2018 to undergo renovations. The property will be enhanced with the addition of six neighboring townhouses that offer a residential experience, as well as a new restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and refreshed public areas. The renovated property will reopen in Spring 2019. Upon reopening, Rosewood Washington, D.C. will introduce a new townhouse suite experience through the addition of six neighboring townhouses to its inventory. Situated steps from popular restaurants and shopping, and one block from the parks along the Potomac River, the historic townhouses will offer access to one of the capital’s most historic communities in a residential setting. With interiors designed by D.C.-based designer Thomas Pheasant, the townhouses will be furnished with curated works of art created by local artists and photographers. Each townhouse will offer … [Read more...] about Rosewood Washington, D.C. to Close for Renovations on October 17