Douglas and Norman Jemal’s grand opening at the former Wonder Bread factory had everything one should expect from a Douglas Development party: gaggles of brokers, beautiful people and a historical Washington building whose old bones have been brought back to life with painstaking care.
The Jemals began renovating the building, at 641 S St. NW, once workplace consultant WorkSpaces committed to the chic building, but the deal fell through. That left the room full of brokers to speculate on what type of hip architecture/consulting/nonprofit outfit might be willing to relocate to Shaw.
Jones Lang LaSalle, which is handling the marketing, began the pitch by overnighting cases of Twinkies — not easily found in the United States — from Canada.
— Jonathan O’Connell
What do Bethesda-based KoolSpan, Reston-based Clarabridge and McLean-based Celerity have in common?
On Capitol Hill, a bunch of dummies
They were hawking simulation technology, but several companies took the opportunity earlier this month to meet face-to-face with lawmakers as they promoted their wares.