Danielle Telson

ANC to hire zoning lawyer

Foggy Bottom’s leading community group voted last Wednesday to hire an attorney specializing in zoning laws to unscramble GW’s campus development plans and detect potential violations of city law. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission – which advises city agencies on issues ranging from traffic to safety and liquor licenses – allocated […]

Alumnus battles for council seat

It’s been a decade since alumnus Max Skolnik left the University, but his passion for education has not let up. As a Democratic candidate for a seat on the D.C. Council representing Ward 4 – the northernmost part of the city, including Fort Totten, Petworth and Takoma – Skolnik hopes to have a hand in […]

ANC commissioners approve new chair

Foggy Bottom’s flagship neighborhood group switched up its leadership posts Wednesday night to comply with bylaws that prevent any representative from holding an officer spot for more than two consecutive years. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted in Florence Harmon – who represents a large portion of campus in her constituency […]

Iconic campus pub, restaurant to close

After 11 years of pizza, beer and pho, owner Hien Bui is serving customers at the Froggy Bottom Pub something new – a promise the GW landmark will stick around. The University announced last week that after Kaiser Permanente vacates its 2100 W Pennsylvania Ave. space next October, GW will take steps toward renovating that […]

Neighborhood groups discuss Watergate changes

The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission discussed upcoming changes to the historic Watergate complex in a late-night meeting Wednesday, including upgrades to the Watergate Hotel and Safeway’s impending shutdown. Jacques Cohen, president of Euro Capital Properties – the group that bought the Watergate Hotel in May 2010 – outlined planned renovations, ranging […]

Watergate Hotel developers to seek feedback

Developers for the Watergate Hotel are planning a posh makeover for the aging structure, including redesigning its ballroom and expanding the restaurant. The hotel portion of the District landmark has passed through the hands of multiple management companies since it closed in 2007. Euro Capital Properties Inc. bought the space for $45 million in May […]

Residents struggle to keep Watergate Safeway open

A city representative is helping locals push back against Safeway’s decision to shutter its Watergate Complex store, highlighting the residents’ fears that they will have to shell out more cash at other high-end grocers. Ward 2 D.C. councilmember Jack Evans wrote a letter to Safeway officials Nov. 7, asking the company to reconsider its decision […]

Safeway to close Watergate store

The Safeway at the Watergate complex will shut its doors Dec. 3. The announcement comes after months of speculation that the 45-year-old store would close shop because of increased competition following the opening of the more upscale Whole Foods Market at The Avenue, in addition to the Trader Joe’s store on 25th Street. Nearly 1,300 […]