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Sign Goes Up for Bar Number 9
Or is it Bar Number Nine? Anyway… although it is not ready yet, Bar Number9 will go into the space formerly occupied by Halo/Mova at 1435 P Street NW. Number 9 owners Ed Bailey and John Guggenmos were part owners of Halo before it became Mova, and are also the owners of Town Danceboutique at 8th and U Streets NW. Mova owner Babak Movahedi told Borderstan during in January that he was planning to reopen somewhere in the U Street corridor. See P Street: What Replaces McCormick at 1460? Bar #9 at 1435? from March 20.
Mayor, City Council Members Arrested
Save your snarky jokes, kids. They were arrested for civil disobedience at Monday’s protest of DC’s treatment during the federal budget debate, reports the The Washington Post. Mayor Gray, along with DC Council Chair Kwame Brown and Councilmembers Tommy Wells, Muriel Bowser, Yvette Alexander, Sekou Biddle and Michael A. Brown.
So, Where Was Everyone Else?
DCist wonders where the rest of our elected officials were, and I’m curious about our candidates for the At-Large seat. We have a hot tip that a second, larger protest is planned for the 15th with nearly all councilmembers ready for arrest and you can pick up your signage for Emancipation Day (April 15) and ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ posters here.
Metro Returns Florida Avenue Lots to Market
The three parcels of land near Howard University are back on the market, Washington Business Journal reports. The lots have been on the market a few times with negotiations over space and use, but the deals fell apart. With the condo development in this area, I wonder how many proposals Metro will get before the window closes for acceptance on May 2.
Chipotle, But Asian, Concept Heads to Dupont Circle
It’s apparently old news to people that follow Chipotle that they are launching an Asian concept following Chipotle’s design-your-own menu. What you may not know, or forgot in your 1,000+ calorie burrito coma, is that it will be in Dupont. Washington Business Journal has this scoop, too. Look for ShopHouse Kitchen at Dupont Circle Metro’s North exit.
National Blog Looks at Little Ethiopia in Era of Gentrification
Don’t look now, but the city’s population shifts got a closer look from a blogger at the Huffington Post. It’s more of an interesting first person narrative of the challenges of immigration, even in a predominately African-American city, but still a good read.