The Newseum is a restaurant and location for catered events. The whole museum thing is a ruse to keep from paying taxes on the profits.
Very prime real estate is being used tax-free to make money. The apartments above the Newseum are not taxed at all. That is quite a bit of revenue that DC is missing out on because the official label of "non-profit museum" is attached to the function of the location.
The Newseum is not the only place running this scam. Half of these obscure museums are doing the same thing.
It's time that the Government wakes up and starts taxing these people!
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