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Brass Knob Back Doors Warehouse - finally CLOSING

Brass Knob Back Doors Warehouse - finally CLOSING

The Brass Knob Back Doors Warehouse is closing its doors to the public forever.  If you're like me and lived in an old 100-year old historic home, the Brass Knob Back Doors was the place to go for architectural fixtures, odd shaped sinks, tubs, and of course beautiful antiques.  

The store intends to close February 15, so if you think you need that certain bracket or fixture you know you're not going to find at your local hardware store, or just trying to find a great "going out of business" sale, take a trip out to their store.  They are located at 57 N Street NW and their hours are Monday through Saturday from 10-6.  You just might find the deal you are looking for!



Living Social, Target To Move Offices Into Chinatown

Living Social, Target To Move Offices Into Chinatown

This story comes to us from Kira Bates:

Holiday Spending: Don't let it wipe you out.

The holiday season means entertaining guests, big meals, decorating and of course, gift buying.

Stores definitely play their part offering deals and discounts to attract everyone to their stores; all to get you to spend money you don’t intend to spend.

Despite the urge plan ahead and stick to a budget so you’re not still paying for this Christmas next Christmas. Here are a few tips to keep you on track:

1.) Leave the plastic at home

Resist the urge to use your credit card for purchases. It is more difficult to keep track of what you spent and that line of credit will only intensify your urge to buy, buy, buy. The worst part: the interest you will be paying on that purchase long after that present is unwrapped, used and pushed to the back of the closet. 

2.) Budget

Have Merzi! Restaurant Opens in Penn Quarter Today

Have Merzi! Restaurant Opens in Penn Quarter Today

Uncle Jesse would be proud, because last night I had Merzi.

*Full House references are always appropriate*

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the preview dinner for the newest dining destination in Penn Quarter, Merzi. I knew very little about the business prior to dining there last night, but was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at 415 7th Street, Northwest.

Fenty, Gray Break Ground for Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel at Convention Center

After years of debating, voting, and planning, D.C. officials gathered at the corner of 9th Street and Massachusetts Avenue on Tuesday, November 10th, to break ground on the Washington Marriott Marquis hotel.

"I know I don't have to ask, but I will anyway," D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty questioned the significantly large crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony.  "Is there anyone here who is excited that this day has finally come?" 

The response was a cacophony of joyful screams and cheers, as everyone in attendance was able to see the Capital City's dream project finally become a reality. 

Since the Walter E. Washington Convention Center opened its doors in 2003, the city has yearned for a hotel space grand enough pair with it.  As time has passed without this space, the D.C. government has seen opportunities to develop its tourism industry, as well as improve the city's employment rate, go by the wayside.