SIMMONS: Exacting cost for Costco’s arrival in D.C.

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As for that wish list, which rubs against the grain of Costco’s corporate model, Mr. King, whose political playbook has left lasting bruises on many D.C. politicos, doesn’t take kindly to a second mention of the pointed issue.

“Who cares about their model,” he stated emphatically. “Fort Lincoln wants Costco, and Costco wants Fort Lincoln. We know what we’re giving them, but what are they going to give back?”

Some answers will be forthcoming Saturday morning at Mount Horeb Baptist Church, whose congregation believes in giving back to the community in more ways than one.

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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