OPINION — Washington, D.C., is my adopted home, and it is where my restaurants have been embraced, including Succotash in our Penn Quarter and National Harbor locations and MiVida in District Wharf. And we have plans to open several new locations including The Grill in District Wharf, and Gatsby and Mah-Ze-Dahr at Capitol Riverfront, the home of our World Series champions.
Unlike many here, my passion is not politics — it’s hospitality. But a mistake made by Congress has moved me to speak out because a simple tax bill typo is unnecessarily hiking the cost of doing business. This error has caused delays in expansion and remodeling, making it harder to hire employees and expand benefits, as well as compete in today’s hyper-competitive business environment. And it’s not just happening here, it’s affecting thousands of restaurants, retailers, grocers and other businesses in every corner of the country.