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Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas December 2, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

Bei Bei (Photo via National Zoo)

See Bei Bei Early — The National Zoo has started a “#PandaStory” contest that will let winners see giant panda cub Bei Bei on Dec. 19, almost a month before his official debut on Jan. 16. Contestants must submit videos of 15 seconds or less to the zoo via Instagram for a chance to meet the panda early. [DCist]

Hummus-Focused Eatery Coming to Dupont — DGS Delicatessen at 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW is slated to have an eatery dedicated to hummus in its basement by early next month. The fast-casual restaurant will be called Little Sesame. [Washington City Paper]

Plans for New Mixed-Use Building in Shaw — A nine-story, mixed-use building with 28 to 33 residential units and between 3,700 and 7,640 square feet of retail space is under consideration for 1126 9th St. NW. [UrbanTurf]

New York Times on Shaw — “The Gray Lady” from New York explores how Shaw has been “remade for young urbanites.” [New York Times]

Come Drink With Us — We’ve reserved the upper floor of Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW) for a Borderstan reader happy hour on Tuesday Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. All are welcome. [Borderstan]

Photo via National Zoo

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