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14 Things You Need to Know This Morning

14 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don't Know About Joseph Gibbs
Title: Store development manager, Starbucks.
What that means: Responsible for new store expansion and renewals for DC and Baltimore.
Most memorable project: 2001 L St., NW; 1,400 s.f. café location, which opened June 2014.
DC CRE market: On fire.
Hometown: Memphis.
Currently live: NE DC in North Michigan Park.
Came to DC for: College; city’s energy the second time.
School: BA in sociology, Howard; Masters in city and regional planning, University of Memphis.
Job in another life: Head chef of 14th Street restaurant.
Person (living or dead) to meet: President Obama.
Greatest fear: Airplane turbulence.
Daily habit: Tall cup, dark roast Starbucks.
Favorite music group and song: Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two.
Favorite book: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene.
Favorite movie: The Color Purple (1985).
Favorite vacation: Costa Rica.
Favorite restaurant: Tie between Texas De Brazil and Blue Duck Tavern.
Bucket list: Skydive.
Hobbies: Foodie and runner (to offset the first hobby).
Startling fact: Avid roller coaster enthusiast.
Advice for 18-year-old you: Travel; take risks early in life; learn from all mistakes or failures.


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