SYMHM: Demolition Begins, Liquor License Retained, Deli Coming

by December 14, 2011 at 8:00 am 3,285 1 Comment

JBG and Georgetown Strategic Capital, 14th and U NW, development project

Demolition finally began Tuesday in preparation for the residential-retail development project at the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW. Originally known as the Utopia Project, it will have 267 apartments and 30,000 square-feet of retail. The historic facades on both 14th and U Streets, including the former site of El Paraiso restaurant (shown above) will be preserved. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster or email her at [email protected].

Heritage India Somehow Keeps Liquor License

In keeping with the theme of how you assess ‘justice,’ Heritage India got to keep its liquor license, despite an extremely violent and ill-managed event that left one dead and several injured. WJLAreports that the license comes with several restrictions, however. They must give up their entertainment license, which means closing at midnight. The restaurant also must honor its name and serve food with alcohol. It will re-open on December 21. See Heritage India Melee: 1 Dead, 5 Injured Early Sunday Morning.

Driver in Fatal Hit and Run Sentenced

The driver responsible for a fatal hit and run on October 7, 2010, while under the influence, has been sentenced to three years, reports the The Washington Post. The jury didn’t come to a unanimous verdict on the voluntary manslaughter charge, which carried a longer sentence. That may still happen, as the judge opened the door to have the driver retried on that charge. According to The Post, Davidson was found guilty of negligent homicide, driving while under the influence and leaving the scene after a collision in connection with the death of Kiela M. Ryan, 24, of Howard County.”

Jewish-Style Deli Coming to Dupont Circle

For those of you trekking to Loeb’s or Star and Shamrock, here’s some good news: serious chef Barry Koslow has applied for a liquor license in Dupont Circle. Plans are for a Jewish-style deli, according to Washingtonian. Does anyone have any other news on menu ideas, location or date? I am now starving for corned beef on rye and would like the deets, ASAP. Koslow was formerly at Mendocino Grille and Tallula.

Saturday: DC Dreidel Championships at Historic Synagogue

The DC Dreidel Championship will be held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue this Saturday, December 17, at 8 pm. Admission is free if you RSVP, which gets you a chance to compete, hear live music and two of the most glorious words I’ve seen in an event invite: latke bar.


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