Following are the top local business stories each month on Borderstan in 2011. The top story each month was the one that was read by the most readers. The writer’s name is next to each story. Note that in November there was, essentially, a three-way tie.
Top story for the year in terms of reader views? The winner was U Street Dirt: “NOT Ballston” for 14th & U in June, followed by 14th & R NW: More Condos Coming to Logan Circle in March, and Results on U Closing After 15 Years; VIDA Plans $13 Million Renovation in February; all three stories were by Tom Hay.
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- January: Local Business: What’s in Store for 2011? (Tom Hay)
- February: Results on U Closing After 15 Years; VIDA Plans $13 Million Renovation (Tom Hay)
- March: 14th & R NW: More Condos Coming to Logan Circle (Tom Hay)
- April: 14th & R Verizon Building Sold; Mixed Use Planned (Tom Hay)
- May: ANC 2B Votes to Protest “Post Office” Liquor License Application (Tom Hay)
- June: U Street Dirt: “NOT Ballston” for 14th & U (Matty Rhoades)
- July: Apartments for 15th & V, Tortilla Coast License Protest and More (Tom Hay)
- August: Business: Condos, Apartments, Pedicures, Pixie’s, The Pig (Tom Hay)
- September: 14th Street: PULP Gift Store to Close Doors in November (Matty Rhoades)
- October: PULP Finds Local Buyer: “Miracle on 14th Street” (Matty Rhoades)
- November: Developer Changes Course: Rentals Not Condos at 14th & S NW (Tom Hay); Think Outside the (Big) Box: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday (Ashley Lusk); and AYT Auto Service, Institute Leaving 14th Street at Year’s End (Matty Rhoades) Note: There was essentially a three-way tie in November for most popular business story.
- December: Decorate Your Tree Top to Bottom (No Travel Required) (Matty Rhoades)