celebrated Arlington steakhouse closing

Image of Rays The Steaks in Arlington VA Virginia

Ray’s The Steaks, a Washington (or Arlington if you’re being pedantic) dining institution is closing its doors, The Washingtonian magazine reports. The restaurant operated for 17 years and was famous for its distinctively prepared fare against a modest, unadorned dining accommodations. Owner and chef Michael Landrum didn’t give a reason for the decision to shutter […]

royal palace closes after 37 years

Image of Royal Palace Club Washington DC District of Columbia

Popville reports that the idiosyncratic Royal Palace has shut its doors. The exotic dance lounge, regarded as a unique part of the otherwise strait-laced Dupont Circle bar scene, will be assumed by a new owner. Plans for the space and the bar are uncertain. The closing comes after 37 years of operation

apple to open store in historic library

Image of Carnegie Library Washington DC District of Columbia Mount Vernon Square

Apple will be opening a store in DC’s newly renovated Carnegie Library. The retail operation is expected to have a nuanced presence to maintain the character and historical significance of the building. To celebrate the opening, Apple will host its StoryMakers Festival – which features Nigel Barker, No Kings Collective, Goldlink and other artists – […]

Luxury hotel coming to city center

Conrad Hotel Washington DC District of Columbia

Hilton’s luxury hotel brand, The Conrad, is scheduled to this quarter in Washington DC, adding another high end hotel to The District’s lavish hotel market. The building is a part of high end development City Center, and will reportedly add 30,000 more square feet of luxury retail space to the sie. The hotel itself will […]