Thousands gathered Sunday on the National Mall in Washington to demand the federal government increase its commitment to disaster relief on hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
“Puerto Rico, you are not forgotten," Lin-Manuel Miranda told a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
A roundup of news from around the region.
The kooky rec leagues are part of what makes our Mall truly American. We can’t let the National Park Service ban sports from the Washington Monument grounds.
The chain is betting on the purchase to boost its national expansion plans This week St. Louis’s Panera Bread announced it would be acquiring Au Bon Pain, the Boston-based bakery-cafe with around 300 locations in malls and cities across the world. Show More Summary
"The national shift towards e-commerce has triggered the loss of mall anchor stores and a downward spiral in customer counts at Book World stores, reducing sales to a level that will no longer sustain business operations. Book World has stores in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota and Missouri."
More brisket and ribs to the westside In a strategic move, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is making its first expansion into a local mall, with future locations planned and perhaps an eye on the Strip. The nation's largest barbecue chain dates back to 1941 and its namesake creator Travis Dickey. Show More Summary
Aventura Mall will join the food hall scene with its own robust entry. The mall's Treats Food Hall will include nearly a dozen local and national restaurants when it opens this winter. A date has not yet been pinpointed, but Turnberry Associates, the mall's owner and management company, would probably want to give holiday shoppers additional incentive to spend money.
Earlier this month, we were talking about a proposal to put up a 45-foot sculpture of a nude woman on the National Mall. The sculpture, "R-Evolution," was supposed to stand there, facing the White House, for 4 months. According to the...Show More Summary
The National Park Service says the organizers of an annual art event can't display a statue of a naked woman because it's too tall and would ruin the grass.
The National Park Service has apparently never seen a naked woman before. On Wednesday, the National Park Service finally denied a permit to Catharsis on the Mall, the group organizing to temporarily bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman, titled "R-Evolution," to Washington. Show More Summary
Just weeks before the start of a planned art and music event on the National Mall, organizers of the Catharsis on the Mall celebration have been told that a previously approved 45-foot tall statue of a naked woman may no longer be erected. According to WTOP, the statue, called R-Evolution, was to...
"This is beyond a bait and switch," organizers say. [ more › ]
The new museum wants to ignite passion for the Word through high-tech wizardry and scholarly detachment. Can it do it all? T wo blocks south of the National Mall in Washington, DC, a stately brick building with a recessed entrance faces Fourth Street. Show More Summary
The much-anticipated Museum of the Bible opens on Nov. 17, south of the National Mall. Here’s what you need to know.
INC has close ties to conservative politicians, including Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, and even Donald Trump. Last week, from Oct. 6 to 9, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the “Awaken the Dawn” rally. Show More Summary
It was April 30, 2006, and a recently elected Illinois senator named Barack Obama walked up to a microphone on the National Mall in Washington. He was speaking at a rally against genocide in Darfur, a region of western Sudan roughly the size of Texas. Show More Summary
Last week, from Oct. 6 to 9, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the “Awaken the Dawn” rally. The purpose of the event, according to organizer Lou Engle, was to “gather around Jesus,” to pray for the nation and its government. It ended with a...
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Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend will find themselves in the midst of a tent city that is part of what organizers are calling “a historic weekend of worship,...Show More Summary