Thursday’s Must Reads

by Lark Turner

  • The important difference between median and average sales price. — (REsource)
  • Maryland’s billionaires have a real estate mogul among them. — (CBS DC)
  • Why certain people are being shut out from buying a home. — (Bloomberg)
  • Purple Line scores funding from the feds. — (GGW)
  • CityCenterDC will house a lot of tony shops. — (Housing Complex)

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  1. charlie said at 9:15 am on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    TUMI, Longchamps, Kate Spade and Alan Edmonds are not “high end” stores. 

    That is Tysons corner center, not Tysons Galleria.

    And way way off from a Rodeo Drive.

  1. a said at 10:33 am on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    Haha, just what I was thinking.  Kate Spade, though nice, is not high end and is located in many places, including Pentagon City, which is not even close to being posh.  Allen Edmonds, also nice, but not high end.  They would need tenants more like Gucci, Hermes, Prada, D&G, Cartier, etc.  Silly article.

  1. tim said at 11:09 am on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    Perhaps those type of places are in the works?  I keep hearing (probably baseless) rumors of really high end stuff like Hermes, Gucci, etc.  Of course there were also rumors of lots of mid-rage stuff like Topshop,Uniqlo, and Apple.  None of which have been announced. 

    Mid-range stuff seems like it would work a little better here.  But, I hope this works which ever way they go.

    So far the retail announced has been a total snooze fest, no real destinations. But it is still early, so we will wait and see.

  1. Jo Mama said at 11:22 am on Thursday March 6, 2014:
  1. Juanita de Talmas said at 11:26 am on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase is Washington’s Rodeo Drive.

  1. JT said at 5:27 pm on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    The above comments would also apply to the restaurants that have been announced for CityCenter. The Richard Sandoval collaboration, Mango Tree, doesn’t look like it’s any different from what I would expect from Mai Thai in Dupont Circle, or Khao Thai in Silver Spring for that matter. Yet it’s being advertised as an “upscale” restaurant.

    Then there’s Daniel Boulud’s DBGB. It looks like a nice, casual French brasserie. I expect the food there will be good, but it doesn’t come close to Boulud’s flagship, Daniel, on the Upper East Side in NYC in terms of being a “high end” restaurant.

    As with the retail, I’m hoping that there will be a restaurant announcement that’s worth getting exciting about.

  1. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said at 5:54 pm on Thursday March 6, 2014:

    I heard that since the project was financed by Qatar, there are all kinds of restrictions on alcohol sales for the businesses there.

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