October 29, 2018

Weekly News: October 29th – November 4th

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

Amazon Officials Revisit HQ2 Contenders New York, Newark, and Chicago. But 1 Big Clue Suggests a Different Choice – Inc. 

Search for Amazon HQ2 Sparks Real- Estate Speculation – Wall Street Journal 

Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms – Wall Street Journal 

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Worsen The Housing Crisis, New Report Says- The Urban Institute concludes we’ll need 275,000 additional residences by 2025 to keep up – Washingtonian

Site-selection experts pick a clear front-runner for Amazon HQ2 – Washington Business Journal 

Northern Virginia’s housing market is showing signs of fatigue – WTOP

Why There Isn’t More Affordable Housing In The D.C. Area – WAMU

An industrial corridor in Alexandria may get its first apartments — courtesy of Public Storage – Washington Business Journal 

ECONOMY & COMMUNITY

Landmark Mall’s big screen moment will have to wait as ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ pushed back – Washington Business Journal 

Virginia unemployment rate takes another dip – Virginia Business

The cost to park Potomac Yard Metro station contractors? More than $1M per year. – Washington Business Journal 

BUSINESS & RETAIL

The Motley Fool’s first venture fund is going to be bigger than expected – Washington Business Journal 

Guaranteed Rate Opens in Alexandria – Alexandria Living Magazine

2018 Best in Business Awards – Alexandria News

Restaurant Bread & Chocolate to Close on King Street – Alexandria Living Magazine 

How a Math Teacher Built a Ludicrously Profitable Escape Room Empire Meet Ginger Flesher-Sonnier, who’s making the Disney World of escape rooms in the DC area. – Washingtonian