SYMHM: TGIF March 11
From Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her on Twitter @MichLancaster.
Behind on Your Ark Project? D.C. Has Sandbags!
You know it’s got to be bad when D.C. starts giving away for free. The rainfall on already saturated soil has spurred concerns of flooding, the The Washington Post reports (and you walked/drove/biked through). The concern was strong enough to prompt D.C. to provide sandbags, up to five per household, free of charge. Need one? Check it out here.
Gray Retains Clinton Lawyer to Address Allegations
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has apparently grown tired of facing the rumors and speculation alone, and has retained the services of Robert Bennett, according to the The Washington Post. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Bennett is best known for representing President Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal. A dubious honor, but the pedigree seems to suggest Mayor Gray is taking this very seriously.
Another Reason to Not Eat on Metro: Asbestos
The Washington Examiner reports that asbestos has been found during the renovations of Farragut North and Union Station. The headline is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, as crews have already begun the work of removing it from the stations. But it’s something to think about the next time you thought the broken escalator was your worst Metro problem…
Logan Circle to Get Another High-End Consignment Shop
Current, a designer clothing and accessories consignment store, will set up shop in Logan Circle, according to the Street. It’s the first foray into the district for the growing chain, which started in Clarendon and Old Town. We’ll see how locals take to an upstart.
Update on ANC2B and Liquor Licenses
In a surprising show of flexibility, ANC2B voted to ‘relax’ their Dupont moratorium zone for liquor licenses. Well, some licenses in certain areas, Washington City Paper reports. The vote means an area (One Dupont Circle) would be excluded from the moratorium. That is the area Ping Pong Dim Sum has been trying to move into with a restaurant-class license. The report also said that more restaurants would strengthen the area, so while the bar moratorium remains, perhaps more restaurants will be headed for an area that is ready to welcome them.