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TOUGH COMMUTE ON GW PARKWAY TODAY
Trees fell onto three cars and a bus on the George Washington Memorial Parkway during strong storms Thursday afternoon.
No one was injured.
The accident occurred Thursday afternoon near Slaters Lane, Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says. (WTOP)
ANOTHER WHOLE FOODS IN DC
But speaking of leasing, we interrupt this feature to bring you SOME ACTUAL NEWS: BP’s newest endeavor, The Avenue (aka 2200 Penn), has just signed Whole Foods (38k SF) and Vinson & Elkins law firm (around 75k SF). Ray, of course, is behind a lot of this, which is why we named him #1 on our first Power 50 list in 2006, and although he slipped to #3 in our 2008 Power 50, when he talks, people still listen (maybe not about real estate, but at least college football). (BisNow)
BAG LEAK CLOSES BWI BAGGAGE AREA
BWI Airport officials say the baggage claim area and the lower level roadway were closed off after a bag was found leaking.
The central part of the baggage claim area and part of the airport's lower level was cordoned off, and the lower level roadway to the airport was shut down. Hazmat crews from Anne Arundel County arrived and evaluated the bag and substance. (Washington Post)
ALEXANDRIA SHOPS SAY PARKING PRICE HURTS BUSINESS
Want to park in Old Town Alexandria? Better stock up on quarters.
The city's recent parking meter rate increases have frustrated some local business owners, who say they're losing customers because of the onerous parking process.
"The city might have gained an extra few quarters per hour, but they're losing a lot more in tax revenue from businesses," said Danielle Romanetti, owner of the Fibre Space knit and crochet shop on Fayette Street. (Washington Examiner)