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Borderstan Brief

by Bryan Doyle — June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am 0

U Street Mural

Riggs Place Fire — The townhouse that burned down last week in a fire near Dupont Circle was not licensed for rental. Two people — Nina Brekelmans, 25, and Michael Patrick McLoughlin, 24 — died in the blaze.  [The Washington Post]

Pop-Up Regulations — The D.C. Zoning Commission has approved new restrictions on floor additions in an area of the District that will include Columbia Heights, Petworth and Adams Morgan. The commission also voted to limit conversions of homes into multi-unit condominium buildings. [WAMU]

Potomac Phil — Dupont Circle’s beloved taxidermied groundhog will make an appearance in this year’s Pride Parade, riding on top of a Popemobile. [Borderstan]

More 14th Street Imbibing — Taqueria Habanero, the Mexican eatery near the Red Derby on 14th Street, has applied for a liquor license. The restaurant is popular in the north Columbia Heights area, and holds a 4.5-star rating on Yelp. [New Columbia Heights]

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