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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan — April 13, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

BRIEF Guitar Guy at Dupont Metro

HPRB Says No to Solar Panels — A well-received plan to build a “net zero” rooftop with solar panels at the American Geophysical Union building in Dupont Circle has been rejected by D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). Why? According to one preservationist, the project sacrifices too much “neighborhood character.” But the building, located at 2000 Florida Ave. NW, has more in common with downtown D.C. than Dupont Circle, Greater Greater Washington’s David Alpert argues. [Greater Greater Washington]

‘Hamburglar’ Offered Free Burgers for a Year — The man who allegedly sneaked into a Columbia Heights Five Guys, cooked himself burgers and left with a water bottle has been offered a year’s worth of free hamburgers by a Connecticut-based burger chain . . . provided he turns himself in to police first. [Washington City Paper]

Dance Institute of Washington Founder Dies at 56 — Fabian Barnes, the founder/director behind the Dance Institute of Washington in Columbia Heights, died last Friday after reportedly suffering from a long, unspecified illness. He was 56 years old. [Washington Post; DC Theatre Scene]

A Local’s Guide to Columbia Heights — Andrew Wiseman, the blogger behind New Columbia Heights, primes readers about his neighborhood. [Curbed D.C.]

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