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SYMHM: July 18 Weekend Roundup

by Borderstan.com July 18, 2011 at 8:00 am 0

Farm to Street Party, Eat Local First Week, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

The Farm to Street Party was Saturday on the 1300 block of V Street NW. It wrapped up Eat Local First Week, which was sponsored by the local business organization, Think Local First DC. The roasted lambs were prepared by Local 16 and owner Aman Ayoubi is pictured in the middle row at left. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got some news for Mike? Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

You Say Goodbye…

A few days ago, ANC2B Commissioner Kevin O’Connor tweeted: “Post Office (14th & T) withdraws ABRA [Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration] application. May be a problem related to ownership of business. #ANC2B.” Back in May ANC2B voted to protest the license application as a step toward securing a voluntary agreeement. So it looks like Post Office will not be adding to the massive restaurant descent on 14th Street NW. Luckily we have plenty of others that will soon be joining us.

And I Say Hello

Back in February, we all heard the news: Results Gym on U Street NW will be closing its doors and VIDA Fitness will be performing a multi-million dollar renovation to open a new location in its place. After 4 months, VIDA U Street opened this past week. They’re still working out some last minute details as they wrap up construction, but they are ready for you to start working out. Find them on their website for more information about joining.

Hello, Again

We reported on this last week, but here’s another reminder that the African American Civil War Museum has officially reopened at 1925 Vermont Avenue NW. Events took place all weekend in celebration. The ribbon cutting ceremony is today and you can pay $100 to get access to the Tented VIP Reception, which is scheduled to include Mayor Vincent Gray and everyone’s favorite DC Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton.

We Just Want To Say Hi!

The First Lady stopped by our neighborhood for a bite to eat. Michelle Obama was seen dining at Eatonville at 14th and V Streets NW, and the folks at DCist were equally disappointed that both we were both occupied elsewhere last Thursday when she was here. Did any of our readers actually see her there? We want to hear the full scoop.

So Long, Farewell

We reported it when it happened, that Apex at 22nd and P Streets NW closed its doors for good on July 5 (and here’s the story from MetroWeekly for more info). Formerly known as Badlands, the gay nightclub was open for 28 years before it wrapped up quite a run this summer. MetroWeekly has a feature right now sharing memories of the club through the years — feel free to add your own there or share with us in our comments here anything about your time there.

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