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Borderstan Brief

by Jared Holt — July 20, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

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U Street Eulogy — Caribbean restaurant The Islander closed earlier this month after decades on U Street. For many former patrons, the closing means the loss of an institution. [Washington Post]

Cuban Embassy Returning to Meridian Hill — The Cuban Embassy on is officially reopening at 10:30 a.m. this morning with a flag-raising ceremony at 2630 16th St NW near Meridian Hill Park. The mansion previously operated as an interests section within the Swiss embassy. [WJLA]

Hot, Hot, Hot — Stifling heat and humidity will hang over the city until Wednesday. In response, D.C. has already activated its heat emergency plan. [Capital Weather Gang]

Puppet Power — Meet Gordy Walck, Dupont Circle’s only street ventriloquist. For Walck, being a street performer isn’t as easy as it used to be. [Borderstan]

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