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Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas October 30, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

Scarecrow outside Chaplin's Restaurant in Shaw

Nadeau Praises Borderstan — Borderstan earned kudos from Councilmember Brianne Nadeau this week during a public safety meeting, where she said the website is locals’ “best bet” for crime coverage in Ward 1. From all of us at Borderstan, thanks for reading, councilmember! [PoPville, Washington City Paper]

West End Construction — A developer has received support from the District to go ahead with a plan to build a West End complex that includes a public library, homes and retail. EastBanc W.D.C. Partner first proposed the $150 million project on L Street NW between 23rd and 24th streets NW in 2007. [Curbed DC]

14th Street’s ‘Most Eligible Bachelor Chef’ — George Pagonis, executive chef at Kapnos on 14th Street NW, has made Marie Claire magazine’s list of the Country’s 11 Most Eligible Bachelor Chefs. He’s among the few “*real-life* handsome guys out there steaming up the kitchen,” according to the magazine. [Marie Claire, Washingtonian]

Shaw Store Opening Flurry — Urban lifestyle purveyor Chrome Industries and eyewear retailer Warby Parker are scheduled to open today in The Shay at Florida Avenue NW between 7th and 9th streets NW. Custom men’s clothing company Read Wall and another menswear store, Frank & Oak, are slated to open late next week. [Borderstan]

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