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by Andrew Ramonas January 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm 0

3100 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 12:40 p.m.) Somebody was stabbed after trying to run away from a group of people who attacked him inside the Columbia Heights Chipotle yesterday afternoon, police said.

The incident began at the Chipotle at 3113 14th St. NW about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Two people were inside the restaurant when an unknown individual approached them, according to authorities. The person then left and returned about 15 minutes later with a group of people who started to assault the victims.

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by Tim Regan January 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

Mardi Gras Kolaches

This time last week, we warned you about the snow. Then it happened and, well… we all know what came next.

Luckily, this weekend should be sunny with highs in the 40s tomorrow and in the mid-50s on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Oh, and heads up: We’re taking a half day today, but we’ll be back Monday morning with the same local coverage as always.

Here’s what else you might want to know for this weekend:

  • You might want to buy your Groundhog Day top hat soon. The big Dupont Circle celebration takes place next Tuesday.
  • Mardi Gras-themed king cake kolaches will be available at American Ice Co. at 917 V St. on Saturday.
  • Annual event Wig Night Out will raise money for LGBTQ youth at JR’s Bar (1519 17th St. NW) tomorrow night at 9 p.m.
  • Alfie’s — a Southeast Asian restaurant from ex-Duke’s Grocery chef and “Food Network Star” contestant Alex McCoy — has finally popped up in the former Mothership space in Park View. Make a reservation here.
  • DJs will blast K-Pop music at Black Cat tomorrow.
  • Red Line trains will operate every 9-24 minutes and Green Line trains are every 20 minutes, according to Metro.
  • Wondering why MPD’s tweets look a little different? Here’s the reason.
  • Trash pickup has resumed.
  • Winter Restaurant Week has been extended through Feb. 3.

by Andrew Ramonas January 29, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

2100 block of O Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three thieves got into a Dupont Circle apartment and used a knife to threaten a man inside before they drove him into a bathroom last night, police said.

The armed burglary happened on the 2100 block of O Street NW about 10 p.m. Thursday. The apartment, which is about a block southwest of the Dupont Circle park, is on the same block as a home burglarized Jan. 6.

In last night’s incident, a 21-year-old man was in his apartment when three people entered, according to police. The three individuals then assaulted the man, flashed a knife and forced him into a bathroom.

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by Tim Regan January 29, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Cupid bar crawlCupid’s Bar Crawl, an annual bar-hopping event scheduled to take place in Dupont Circle next weekend, may not go forward as planned thanks to a recent order from D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The panel on Wednesday denied a pub crawl application filed by Project D.C., the company behind Cupid’s Bar Crawl. The denial comes roughly two weeks after regulators issued new rules regarding bar crawl applications. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas January 29, 2016 at 9:05 am 0

A red panda at the National Zoo checks out the snow (Photo via Twitter/National Zoo)

Park Morton Master Plan Released — D.C. officials working on the redevelopment of the Park Morton public housing complex have unveiled a plan that would bring mixed housing and green space to 3000 Georgia Ave. NW. [Park View, D.C.]

Kush Gods Owner Taken Into Custody in Courthouse Twist — Nicholas Cunningham, the 30-year-old owner of the “weed on wheels” company Kush Gods, briefly was taken into custody yesterday after a court status hearing in his marijuana distribution case. But his detainment wasn’t connected to his pot woes. [DCist]

More on Left Door’s $100 Cocktail — The $100 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon drink with Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, lemon juice and honey at Left Door (1345 S St. NW) shows the bar isn’t “afraid to use nice things,” owner Tom Brown said. [Washington City Paper]

Mount Pleasant’s Hotness — Is Mount Pleasant really the hottest area for D.C. homebuyers as real estate brokerage Redfin says? In our unscientific poll yesterday, more than 63 percent of respondents didn’t think so. [Borderstan]

Photo via Twitter/National Zoo

by Tim Regan January 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

Mario Kart? Super Troopers? Emojis? It’s not just you. MPD’s Twitter account has been a little more… lively lately. Dustin Sternbeck, MPD’s new top spokesman, is part of the reason why.

Sternbeck, who lives in Leesburg and formerly worked as the spokesman for the Arlington County Police Department, stepped into his new at MPD role earlier this month. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas January 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

Mount Pleasant

Real estate agents and their clients apparently really like Mount Pleasant.

They seem to like it so much that real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that the neighborhood is the “hottest” part of the District for homebuyers in 2016, placing it at No. 5 on the company’s national list of “hot”  locales for people looking to own homes.

In D.C., Mount Pleasant ousted 16th Street Heights and the Woodridge-Fort Lincoln area to sit atop the rankings. Nationwide, Mount Pleasant fell between Hyde Park in Austin, Texas, and Midtown in Ventura, Calif.

What makes a neighborhood sizzle?

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by Tim Regan January 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that sushi burrito purveyor Buredo might be headed to Dupont Circle. Now, it’s official.

Buredo’s owners, Mike Haddad and Travis Elton, have signed a lease for a new location at the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to Washington City Paper. Haddad confirmed the news with us yesterday.

“Aiming for late spring [opening], with the same menu but a few surprises in store,” Haddad said in an e-mail.

According to the City Paper, the new location will likely serve new sushi rolls, ceviche and poke bowls, and may be open as late as 3 or 4 a.m.

Sushi burrito photo via Facebook / Buredo

by Andrew Ramonas January 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Two men sought in connection with an armed robbery in a Shaw apartment building earlier this month have appeared on film, according to authorities.

The robbery occurred inside the Mount Vernon Plaza apartments at 930 M St. NW on Jan. 13. Two men in the building were robbed at gunpoint after leaving an elevator.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows two hooded men walking into Mount Vernon Plaza’s lobby and getting into an elevator with two people. All four of them then rode the elevator to another floor.

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by Tim Regan January 28, 2016 at 11:00 am 0

Public trash can on 15th Street NWLocals with overflowing garbage cans may start to see some relief today.

The D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume trash and recycling pickup service and operate on an “altered” schedule through Sunday.

The department originally suspended trash pickup due to last weekend’s snowstorm.

“Normal” trash collection is scheduled to resume next Monday, Feb. 1.

The altered trash collection schedule, from DPW:

Thursday: Service attempts will be made.

Friday: Service attempts will be made.

Saturday and Sunday: Possible service attempts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Regular service will resume.

by Tim Regan January 28, 2016 at 9:45 am 0

South Dupont Jan 28

Jack Evans, Metro Chair — Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans was formally recommended earlier this week to be Metro’s next board chairman, and it seems like he’ll make some big changes. [Post]

Quarter+Glory, Kid — Take a look inside the new cocktail bar at 14th and U streets NW. SPOILER: There are $10 beer and shot combos and a lot of bourbon. [Washington City Paper]

Snow Away — Here’s what’s been shoveled and plowed in Park View, Columbia Heights and around the area. [New Columbia Heights]

Landmark Case — Landmark Theaters — which owns Atlantic Plumbing Cinema — is suing Regal, “alleging that it holds a monopoly in showing first-run commercial movies in D.C.” [Washington City Paper]

Metro Mess — Here’s why the Red Line has been so dang crowded lately. Surprise, surprise: It’s because of fewer trains. [Washington Post]

Don’t Mourn Millie & Al’s Just Yet — It won’t close any time soon. [Borderstan]

by Andrew Ramonas January 28, 2016 at 8:50 am 0

(Updated at 11:15 a.m.) Two men tried to rob a bank in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attempted robbery happened inside the BB&T Bank at 3101 14th St. NW about 2 p.m. Wednesday. The bank is just north of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The men used a note to demand money from the bank, according to authorities. But they didn’t receive any cash before they fled on foot.

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by Andrew Ramonas January 28, 2016 at 7:35 am 0

Millie & Al's in Adams Morgan

Millie & Al’s isn’t ready to pour its last Jell-O shot in Adams Morgan yet, Borderstan has learned.

The 52-year-old dive bar at 2440 18th St. NW isn’t “closing anytime soon,” a bartender there told us last night. But the owner of the Adams Morgan institution has put the building that houses it up for sale, he confirmed. He declined to elaborate.

The Washington Business Journal reported earlier this week that the bar likely would shut down, noting that Millie & Al’s real estate broker said the bar’s building would be “delivered vacant.”

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by Tim Regan January 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm 0

S2 busMetrobus service will be nearly back to normal tomorrow.

Buses will operate on a “light snow plan” on Thursday, meaning that all Metrobus routes will be in service but some lines may have detours.

On 16th Street, all buses will operate on a normal daily schedule.

On U Street, the 90, 92 and 93 buses will operate normally. Depending on road conditions, the 96 bus may take a detour, as might the X3 bus.

Information on which lines might be taking detours is available on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas January 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

1815 Adams Mill Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a knife threatened to kill a worker whom he blamed for not getting a job in Adams Morgan yesterday, police said.

The attempted stabbing happened at 1815 Adams Mills Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. But the incident didn’t involve an employee of Southern Hospitality, which rents space at that address, restaurant owner Anthony Lupo said. Rather, a contractor working on the Adams Mill building was caught in the dispute, he said.

The worker was inside when a man came in through the back door, according to authorities. The man then flashed a knife, saying he would kill the worker.

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