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Cuneyt Dil
Feb 7, 2023 - News

How I wake up: Susan Tynan

Photo illustration collage of Susan Tynan inside a red alarm clock.

Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Susan Tynan founded Framebridge in 2014, becoming a hot D.C. startup looking to simplify custom framing for photos and art.

  • Framebridge recently added two new brick-and-mortar shops, opening in Hoboken, New Jersey last month and in Manhattan on Monday.

We caught up with Tynan on how she gets going in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Chelsea Cirruzzo
Jan 24, 2023 - News

Virginia lawmakers introduce bill that would allow a casino in Fairfax County

A new casino could go along the Silver Line in Fairfax County. Photo: Eric Lee/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Two Virginia lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow a casino to be built in Fairfax County, right along the Silver Line, the Washington Business Journal reports.

Why it matters: Virginia code currently only allows casinos in cities of a certain size, but the new legislation would amend it to have them in counties under certain conditions, and Fairfax County is the only one that would qualify, per WBJ.

Cuneyt Dil
Jan 18, 2023 - News
Town Talker

A 2023 recession would still hurt Washington

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Conventional wisdom says that Washington is recession resilient thanks to Uncle Sam. Federal spending and jobs helped us stave off the worst during the Great Recession.

What I’m hearing: But relying on the federal government isn’t what it used to be, local economists who are concerned about a 2023 slowdown tell Axios.

Cuneyt Dil
Jan 13, 2023 - News

Life Time opening fitness and co-working space in Clarendon

Rendering of the planned Life Time fitness

The site is across from a Whole Foods on Wilson Boulevard. Courtesy Life Time

Life Time fitness plans to open in Clarendon this summer, after legal drama surrounding rival luxury gym Equinox pulling out from the location.

What’s happening: Dubbed an “athletic country club,” Life Time will open an 80,000-square-foot fitness center over three floors at The Crossing Clarendon across from Whole Foods on Wilson Boulevard, spokesperson Natalie Bushaw tells Axios.

Cuneyt Dil
Jan 10, 2023 - News

How I wake up: Seth Goldman

Photo illustration collage of Seth Goldman inside a red alarm clock.

Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Bethesda entrepreneur Seth Goldman was heartbroken last year after Coca-Cola scrapped Honest Tea, the company he founded in 1998.

  • Just months later, he co-founded Just Ice Tea, salvaging the market for organic unsweetened (and just sweet enough) tea.

We caught up with Goldman to learn how he wakes up for a successful day.

Cuneyt Dil
Nov 17, 2022 - News

Several longtime WTOP anchors and staff take voluntary buyouts

Longtime sports anchor Dave Johnson. Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Some of D.C.'s most recognizable radio voices are leaving the airwaves.

  • Eight veteran WTOP staffers have accepted voluntary buyouts and will leave the company at the end of December, according to a memo from the station’s general manager sent to all staff on Monday and obtained by Axios.
Cuneyt Dil
Nov 8, 2022 - News

D.C. biz community seeks influence through new spending

Illustration of Benjamin Franklin wearing a vote button.

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Washington’s business community is trying to win back influence at city hall through a new lobbying surge and political spending on Tuesday's key D.C. Council at-large contest.

Why it matters: At an increasingly left-leaning council, the city’s titans of industry fret their voice is nowhere to be found.

The slow, difficult end of Bad Saint

The former site of Bad Saint. Photo: Chelsea Cirruzzo/Axios

The recent closing of Bad Saint stunned followers of the pioneering Filipino restaurant, a favorite of D.C. and national chowhounds alike after Bon Appétit six years ago named it America’s second-best new restaurant.

Why it matters: Although there’s hope that COVID-19 will become endemic, pandemic pressures continue to mess with small businesses in particular

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