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Get Your Corned Beef While You Can
The Municipal Deli at the Reeves Center may not be around too much longer. Washington City Paper tells us that Fitwi “John” Tekeste, the owner is almost $350,000 behind in his rent payments — though Tekeste claims that there was a deal struck with the Williams administration for renovations he performed on the space, which stalled during Fenty’s tenure. The Department of Real Estate Services has had enough, and plans to force Tekeste out by Feburary 21. I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Tekeste on this matter though.
That’s what you’ll be yelling when you head for a free wine tasting and whoopie pie eating contest at Zola’s Wine & Kitchen. I want to hug whoever came out with that fantastic idea. Florida Girl in DC has the full scoop (or should I say, slice?) on this outrageously amazing event that’s coming up this Friday from 5 to 8 pm.
Metro Tries to Communicate with Us Better
Apparently the folks at WMATA have finally admitted that they, well, suck at communicating track work to riders. It’s a very good sign that they’ve acknowledged it and that they’re trying to do something about it, though they’ve obviously got a long way to go. Greater Greater Washington, who proudly celebrated their three-year anniversary this weekend, brings us the story about the little Metrorail that couldn’t communicate.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
WTOP shares the story that the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be coming to the West End Cinema, “focusing on international trouble spots as well as bullying of gay teens in the United States.” If you’re up for a flick on these kinds of issues, head over to 2301 M Street NW every Wednesday until March 2. This week, you can check out Pushing the Elephant, the story of a woman who escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaving her daughter behind in the process, and then reunited with her later on.