Washingtonâs new economy, on a recent Friday evening soaked by an early summer storm, is centered squarely above Marvelous Market in Dupont Circle. Its leadersâand those in their orbitâhave dripped their way through a door covered with brand stickers, up a narrow staircase, to a homey-feeling office space with a Red Bull fridge and pizza on the kitchen island. A pug runs around underfoot, hopping on couches next to people playing videogames on the flatscreen TV over the mantle.
The crowd has a few oldsters, but the average age looks closer to high school; kids mill about with beers in one hand, iPhones in the other. In fact, they
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