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SYMHM: TGIF February 18

by Borderstan.com February 18, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

Coffee Beans at Counter Culture Coffee, DC, FrenchTwistDC, Flickr

A Counter Culture Coffee cupping at Mid City Caffe on 14th Street NW. (Photo credit: FrenchTwistDC from the Flickr Borderstan Reader Pool)

From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her an email.

Happy Hour Outdoors Last Night

Seriously, with this weather you should have been sipping drinks al fresco last night. Because it’s Friday and Mother Nature is feeling really lovey, she’s giving you a do-over with the weather this evening. It’s 70 degrees in February — why don’t you just start your happy hour now?

Leeds Sells CommonWealth

Borderstan, we’ve won out over Columbia Heights — Chef Jamie Leeds has sold CommonWealth in order to, says The Washington Post, focus more on Hank’s Oyster Bar’s upcoming expansion. Double the patio size and expand the menu? Just in time for spring! I’d say sorry to our CoHei neighbors to the north, but I’m not. Not even a little.

Field for City Council At-Large Seat Narrows

The first real requirement, besides picking up an application form, to run for City Council is to submit 3,000 signatures. It’s narrowed the field some, with a Borderstan resident now out of the running (Wayne Dickson of the Logan Circle area). Still in it to win it: Vincent Orange, Patrick Mara (well-known to Borderstan residents for his recent runs) and former Fenty staffer Joshua Lopez.  More from the City Paper is here.

Trouble for the 14th Street Office Building Project?

14th & You has a great update on the latest news on the proposed office building on the 1500 block of 14th Street NW, east side. Opposition from a few residents on parking spaces seems to be the latest issue that ANC 2F-Logan must grapple with at their next meeting in March.

Strollers: Prohibited on Metrobus

Here’s a tip to you, angry at McLaren strollers Borderstan reader — give yourself a break from the babies on Metrobus. Apparently, as Greater Greater Washington reports, the one place those unfolded strollers can’t go is on the bus. Circulator allows them, but Metro is apparently holding out.

But Tea Partiers are NOT Banned in Borderstan?!*

I missed this a few days ago, but it’s a good read in the The Washington Post on how Tea Partiers co-exist with hipsters, gentrifiers and other denizens of Logan Circle. How many other tea partiers do we have hiding in plain sight? (*I’m joking, gentle reader. It should be read in a sarcasm font)

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