Breakfast links: Not easy being a business
Secondhand stores safe: Stores selling secondhand records, clothing and similar items won't need to get special licenses after all. DCRA will exempt such stores, which were long operating under more general licenses until finding out otherwise in April. (WBJ)
DC not so easy for small business: Small business owners give DC a D+ for friendliness. It's not so much tax rates, but rather licensing regulations and other hoops to jump through. (Examiner)
Corcoran of Alexandria?: The Corcoran Gallery might sell its building near the White House and move elsewhere, possibly to the Alexandria waterfront. Another museum might seek to take over the space. (City Paper)
Will Tysons lose more trees?: Plans to create a street grid at Tysons might require paving a forested strip at the edge. Residents don't want to lose those trees as a buffer between neighborhoods and the urban district. (Post)
Congress considers more monuments: Despite a law saying the Mall shouldn't get more monuments and museums, members of Congress have introduced 12 bills to add 8 more monuments to the Mall. (Examiner)
Better sewers benefit all: DC Water's $2.6 billion Clean Rivers project will improve water quality across the region, so the entire region should help pay for it and not just DC ratepayers, argues a Brookings fellow. (Post op-ed)
Listen car-free: TPB director Ron Kirby, DCist's Martin Austermuhle, and US News' Danielle Kurtzbelen talked about living car-free yesterday on the Kojo show.
And...: Some love subways so much, they get tattoos of the maps. (Grist) ... The corner of Euclid and Sherman is getting some infill. (New Columbia Heights) ... Georgetown University and Georgetown neighborhood groups are really close to agreement on the campus plan. (City Paper) ... China might invest in DC's streetcars. (WJLA)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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