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As Wal-Mart Threatens to Walk, What’s Next for a Dying Shopping Center?

The Skyland Shopping Center in Southeast Washington is almost dead. Shops are shuttered and windows broken. Pigeons peck at torn awnings, and someone dragged in a mattress to crash on the floor of the closed post office. Read more at [...]

July 13th, 2013|

D.C. Council Approves ‘Living Wage’ Bill Over Wal-Mart Ultimatum

D.C. lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill requiring some large retailers to pay their employees a 50 percent premium over the city’s minimum wage, a day after Wal-Mart warned that the law would jeopardize its plans in the [...]

July 10th, 2013|

All Eyes Turn to Mayor as D.C. Council Adopts Living Wage Bill

The D.C. Council adopted on Wednesday a bill that will require D.C.’s largest retailers to pay a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour, setting up a possible veto by Mayor Vincent Gray or, perhaps, the exodus of Wal-Mart from D.C. [...]

July 10th, 2013|

D.C. Council, Don’t Drive Away Retail

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, Washington’s elected officials, business community and, most importantly, our fellow residents must understand that the District’s challenge to lower unemployment and attract quality retail is not taking place in a bubble. Read more at the [...]

May 17th, 2013|

First Phase of Skyland Town Center to Open by 2016

On January 3, community members packed Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library for an update on the long-awaited Skyland Town Center. Although the demolition process began during the fall, it was only after years of litigation and push-back from business owners and [...]

January 15th, 2013|

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