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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan — March 31, 2016 at 10:05 am 0

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Developers Plan Mixed-Use Building in Shaw — A group of developers has filed a planned unit development (PUD) for a new mixed-use building with 66 residential units and 7,000 square feet of retail at 810 O Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

Hawthorne ‘Just Going Through the Motions’ — U Street’s new rooftop bar apparently hasn’t earned the admiration of The Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema. “Co-owner Reed Landry says the restaurant’s goal is ‘upscale bar food.’ Evidence suggests Hawthorne is barely going through the motions,” he wrote. [Washington Post]

Milk Flavor Frenzy — What is “milk flavored” ice cream and why are some local chefs selling it? Chefs from Kinship, Dolci Gelati and the Dabney try to explain. [Washington Post]

U Scoot Reopens on U Street — The scooter rental business at 1949 Vermont Ave. NW is back for the season, says owner Andre Esser.

Patios: Big Business — Local restauranteurs are clamoring to open rooftop decks, patios and other outdoor spaces. Why? The feature has become “must-have.” [Washington City Paper]

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