Homemade Cat Litter Earns a Fine
A Dupont Circle woman has been fined a total of $2,000 for throwing away her homemade (shredded paper) cat litter in her trash can, reports DC’s Fox 5. A Department of Public Works (DPW) inspector has dug through her trash — part of the job — and found the paper along with “other paper items” that should be recycled. And the Director of DPW has stood behind the inspector’s actions and fines, despite protests from DC Councilmember Jack Evans. Evans argues DPW has gone too far in rifling through trash of apartment and condominium owners, and as much as I love the earth… I have to say I agree with him.
Shaw’s Tavern: Back, Sort of, with New Owner
Much hand wringing ensued over the lack of liquor license and subsequent closure of Shaw’s Tavern. Neighborhood groups are concerned about an empty storefront, city officials were concerned about fake documents and visitors anguished over the lack of beer. But now, a new owner has already crossed one hurdle — Washington City Paper reports that Siya Sadeghi has an endorsement from ANC 2C. That may provide some additional support for the Tavern’s liquor license application, which must be a relief for the new owner. His background is more in “construction”, but he used to own Axis on U Street NW. We’ll see how it goes. Best of luck — I am now dying for deviled eggs with truffles!
Lincoln Theatre to Run The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Remember when we said part of the Lincoln’s problem was its programming decisions? Well, it seems like someone at the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities is attempting to correct course. The first installment of the wildly popular trilogy will open on December 21, but as DCist notes in their piece, no one has info on prices or times for the film yet.