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Behind the $500M plan to bring ‘modern-day Roman baths’ to DC

Last month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the District had inked a deal with a company seeking to build a massive $500 million complex in the city. No, it’s not for a new Commander’s stadium or swanky hotel. The agreement is with an Austrian-based company that hopes to build an indoor spa and waterpark the size of 10 baseball fields somewhere in the nation’s capital. Chief Development Officer at Therme Group US Omar Toro-Vaca is overseeing the possible construction of a DC Therme. He comes o n the show to talk about what is a Therme, where it could go, and who is going to pay for it.

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