Pit bull owners in Maryland got a temporary reprieve from a controversial court ruling that declared the dogs “inherently dangerous,” with landlords and owners responsible for damage or injury they cause.
Most urbanites say they'd rather see more locally owned shops and fewer chain stores in their neighborhood. But the reality is that local businesses have trouble competing with national chains when it comes to leasing retail space.
Big changes are likely coming to a shopping center at King's Crossing in Fairfax County. In a few years, the suburban strip mall could look more like a large apartment building with shops and restaurants below.
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