Local retail spots boost for economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Anne Garner sat on Steak ‘n Egg Kitchen‘s patio on a sunny Friday morning reading and eating breakfast. The 65-year-old said the food is amazing, it’s always cooked perfectly and it’s inexpensive. “The people, the staff, are wonderful,” Garner said. Garner prefers independent businesses because they are “more unique” and great for the community,…

Marshmallow-infused whip cream s’mores latte? Calorie counts help some decide

American University Starbucks consumers have been provided with calorie count information at the campus location for years, but the impact of this information on consumer behavior is mixed. Nationwide, Starbucks has required its stores post calorie counts next to drink names since June 2013. With that, Starbucks joined a host of other fast food chain…

Views on Tenleytown crime mixed as theft rises slightly

WASHINGTON- Citizens and visitors in Tenleytown expressed mixed views on crime as theft increased by a small amount in the past year, according to interviews and Metropolitan Police figures. Theft crimes from July 2013 to July 2014 increased to 119 from 107 during the previous year in an area 1500 feet from Tenleytown’s center, according to Washington, D.C. Metropolitan…

Tenleytown location benefits local smoothie shop

The Tenleytown Robeks store is still going strong after nine years despite the closings of several other Robeks stores in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, according to a store official. Pedro Lazo, manager of the Tenleytown store, credited location as the reason the store is doing so well. Located in the heart of Tenleytown–on Wisconsin Avenue by…