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by Tim Regan May 11, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

BRIEF Sidewalk in Dupont

‘Upscale’ Bar Named After Slum Coming to Adams Morgan — A bar called “Marble Alley” is reportedly slated to open in Adams Morgan. The bar is named after “Murder Bay,” a 19th century D.C. slum notorious for being “an enclave that was a bit more refined while still peddling debauchery.” Though the exact location isn’t ironed out, the bar is on track to open this fall, said Marble Alley owner and Jack Rose Saloon beverage director Trevor Frye. [Express]

Drinking Water Safe at Seaton — Tests confirm that the water at Shaw’s Seaton Elementary School is safe to drink, the school said in a letter to parents. The recent tests come after elevated lead levels were found in three D.C. elementary schools nine months ago. [Seaton Elementary School]

Former Famous Luigi’s Building Sells for Millions — A New York-based investor bought the building at 1132 19th St. NW for $6.4 million. Though the building once held Famous Luigi’s pizzeria, it’s now home to Bonfire, a cocktail bar and restaurant. [Washington Business Journal]

Capital Trans Pride Parade Returns Next Weekend — D.C.’s trans community will celebrate during the annual Capital Trans Pride event at the Reeves Center (14th and U streets NW) on May 21. [DCist]

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