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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan June 22, 2016 at 8:45 am 0

Dupont Circle Metro sign BRIEF

Shaw Bar to Close for Facelift — Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th St. NW) will soon close for a makeover. The sherry and ham bar, which previously hosted Christmas pop-up Miracle on 7th Street, will reportedly close its doors this weekend and reopen with some new tricks in the fall. [Washingtonian; Washington City Paper]

Flash Floods Make Metro Waterfall — Water cascaded down escalators at the Cleveland Park Metro station last night as flash floods hit the area. Transit officials closed the flooded station, which is located at the bottom of a hill, for hours yesterday while the water subsided. [Washington Post]

D.C. Police Create ‘Nightlife Safety Zones’ — MPD will designate areas on U Street and in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle as “nightlife safety zones” while Metro undertakes its SafeTrack maintenance plan throughout the city. The zones “will serve as a place for patrons to access alternative transportation,” according to a press release. [MPD]

DDOT Unveils Red Bus Lanes on Georgia Ave. NW — The new dedicated bus lanes on Georgia Ave. between Barry Pl. and Florida Ave. NW are now a bright shade of red. [Greater Greater Washington]

Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery — The man who robbed the Wells Fargo bank on the 3300 block of 14th St. NW last year has pleaded guilty to the crime. Michael Johnson, 50, faces a “likely range of 70 to 87 months in prison and a potential fine of $20,000 to $200,000,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

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