The Morning Brief 07.05.07

Here's some of the local business stories in today's paper.

* Reeves Restaurant and Bakery, a DC confectionary icon, closes under financial strain.

The original Reeves Restaurant and Bakery opened in 1886 on F Street NW. (Craig Herndon -- The Washington Post)

* At Red and the Black, a New Orleans-themed bar on H Street in Northeast Washington, you can get a shot of whiskey and a haircut for $12.

* Post staff writer Renae Merle profiles Cathy Martindale, a government contracting officer, to chronicle the government's struggle to keep pace with rapidly increasing defense spending.

By Dan Beyers  |  July 5, 2007; 5:53 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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