Ice Cream Jubilee’s Signs of Hope

By Una Yarsky During these past months, businesses have worked hard to increase a feeling of community in Southwest while remaining afloat during this economic slump. One such business is Ice Cream Jubilee, a local ice cream shop that focuses on “authentic flavors,” according to their website. Since early on in the quarantine, Jubilee organized […]

Local Businesses Expand Services During Phase Two

As strict social distancing measures are eased, many local businesses and their employees continue to feel the economic strain. During this unprecedented time, most businesses and restaurants are still offering limited services, but with the lifting of some restrictions, others have gone back to regular working hours or have opened for dine-in services. All restaurants […]

Delayed D.C. Sports Betting Launch May Affect SW Businesses

By Southwester Staff  The DC Lottery has pushed back the launch of on-site sports betting in retail locations to summer 2021. In a June 3 budget hearing, DC Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan said the pandemic “has prevented field technicians” from visiting stores to upgrade equipment and delayed shipments of necessary equipment from overseas. Previously, […]

Local Businesses Expand Services During Phase Two

As strict social distancing measures are eased, many local businesses and their employees continue to feel the economic strain. During this unprecedented time, most businesses and restaurants are still offering limited services, but with the lifting of some restrictions, others have gone back to regular working hours or have opened for dine-in services. All restaurants […]

The Press Expands its PPE Production

By Matt Koehler Last month, I spoke to Dianne Lee at The Press about their community initiative of making face shields and two kinds of face masks, and giving them away for free. Since speaking with the part owner and spokesperson, The Press has increased their efforts to produce even more masks and face shields […]