Stuff You Might Have Missed (But Shouldn’t Have)

by September 17, 2010 at 7:18 am 1,785 0

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News from Dupont-Logan-U Street NW, and perhaps a bit beyond. (Borderstan)

Ongoing Saga of Hank’s Oyster Bar

It’s no secret that we are regular readers of 14th & You. On Thursday Mr. 14th & You (there is also a Mrs.) wrote a detailed, line by line rebuttal of the protest that was filed earlier this year by a group of Dupont Circle residents. (See Borderstan’s Residents Fight Hank’s Expansion; DCCA Protests V.A. Request.)
Specifically, there are protesting owner Jamie Leeds’ plans to expand her operation into a vacant storefront. Now, you should not confuse this with a separate protest against Hank’s request to not have a voluntary agreement (that is another discussion involving some of the same people). 14th & You analyzes the protest line by line. It’s a long read, but well researched and written–make it worth your time: Hank’s: Analysis of a Liquor License Protest

Republic Gardens Building up for Rent?

U Street Girl has info on Republic Gardens on U Street. Are they closed?

Wone Civil Trial Delayed

The obstruction of justice case is over, but the family of the late Robert Wone has file a wrongful death civil suit against the Swann Street Three. According to the editors at Who Murdered Robert Wone, the case was originally scheduled to begin in June 2011, but has been pushed back twice, now to October 2011. Robert Wone was murdered on the 1500 block of Swann Street NW in August 2006; no one has ever been charged with his murder.

Vacant Properties on U Street for Sale

Got a little extra cash? Metro-owned properties on the U Street corridor are being put on the auction block. The Washington Post reports that three parcels between 7th and 9th Street NW are for sale.

No White Shoes After Labor Day

In case you forgot, white shoes are a no-no until next Memorial Day.Remember John Waters’ movie, Serial Mom? Check out the clip on YouTube. You’ve been warned.

Pedestrian struck at 18th and Florida Died

One of the two pedestrians hit by a car last week at the intersection of 18th and Florida NW died, reports We Love DC. The young woman was from Austria; her friend has been released from the hospital. The driver may be charged with negligent manslaughter.

Dan Zak’s “In” and “Out” List

Check out the Dan Zak at The Washington Post put together of what is now “In” and “Out” following Adrian Fenty’s defeat on Tuesday. Hint: Dog parks are “out,” cheap parking is “in.”


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