SYMHM: Hump Day Edition

by March 16, 2011 at 4:15 am 2,087 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. (So, what did I miss? Talk at me on Twitter @michlancaster.)

Lululemon Murder and Assault Investigation Continues

Investigators were back inside the Bethesda store where two female employees were viciously attacked and beaten, one to death. MyFOX reports that tips are coming in from the community and progress is being made in the investigation. Lululemon has offered a $125,000 reward for information in the case.

Sulaimon Brown, Tried for Attempted Murder?

The news is just not improving for Brown and by association, Mayor Vincent Gray, for whom he had recently worked. WUSA has obtained a report authorized by the Gray transition team detailing the information that Brown had once been tried for attempted murder. The amended due diligence report should have prevented Brown from obtaining a city job, but Gray associates say the firm failed to pick up this information.

Fire Breaks Out at Georgetown Gas Station

The Washingtonian Gas Station, at Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street NW, caught fire today. TBD reports that bystanders believe the fire may have originated from the garage, where work was being done on a fuel pump near a space heater.

Food Trucks Latest DC Businesses to Pay Taxes?

I suppose since they have an association now, it’s not wholly without representation. But if Councilmember Jack Evans has his way, they will be taxed. Currently, they are exempted from paying the sales tax on food. DCist has the story of the proposed bill and the response from the trucks.

Sweetlife Festival Grows Up

Local chain Sweetgreen is bringing back their music festival, the Sweetlife, but with much larger names on a much bigger stage. We’re obviously partial to their North Dupont location, which hosted the first festival on a small stage. But we’ll venture out of Borderstan to check out the awesome lineup featuring The Strokes, Girl Talk and Lupe Fiasco to name just a few.

But Will the Virtual Escalators Work in the Virtual Tunnel?

WMATA is now planning on creating a ‘virtual tunnel’ between the Farragut North and Farragut West stations, We Love DC says. The ‘tunnel’ is simply technology that will allow Red Line riders to exit Farragut North and walk the block to the Orange Line at Farragut West with no extra charge. Is avoiding Metro Center worth walking a block? I’m lazy, but for me the answer was almost always yes, and that was paying extra.


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