The original plan was to attract foreign investment to blighted neighborhoods. But instead, the controversial EB-5 investor visa enabled affluent Chinese to park their cash in high-end real estate in Beverly Hills and Manhattan — benefiting developers such as President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Now the visas criticized as “green cards for cash” face a questionable future, with some members of Congress refusing to reauthorize the program, which expires Friday, unless there is significant reform.
Shaw was the District’s hottest dining neighborhood of 2016.
The Northwest enclave saw a raft of openings within the past year, ranging from the very high-end (Eric Ziebold’s $200-a-head Métier, Kwame Onwuachi’s $185-per-person Shaw Bijou) to the very casual (Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s Smoked and Stacked sandwich shop, laid-back Chinese spot Chao Ku). Diners have plenty of options, whether it’s for a quick pregame bite or a special-occasion dinner.
Start making plans for your stomach (and wallet): These are the most exciting restaurant and bar openings coming in 2017.
This weekend, the District government will hand over the Buzzard Point property that D.C. United needs to build a soccer-specific stadium three blocks from Nationals Park.
Based on construction projections, however, United probably will not play its first home game there until June of ’18, three months into the season. Accordingly, the league is prepared to schedule numerous away matches before United is able to christen the new digs.