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Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas July 22, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau of Ward 1 and local girls hang out with Nationals mascot Screech before the July 21, 2016, game

Toki Partners Claim Chef Spent Eatery’s Money on Sex Toys, Fur Coat — Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, a former owner of Toki Underground (1234 H St. NE), inappropriately spent $578,000 of the restaurant’s funds on sex toys, a fur coat and tattoos, among other items, his former partners claim in a new lawsuit. Jeremy Schulman, Bruner-Yang’s lawyer, said “we’re 100 percent confident” the expenses were justified. [Washingtonian]

Dupont Fountain to Get More Repairs — After briefly springing to life yesterday, the Dupont Circle fountain stopped working due to rocks blocking a pipe. The fountain is slated to receive repairs today. [Twitter/National Mall NPS]

Black Lives Matters Protesters Rally Downtown — About 100 mostly white demonstrators demanded an end to racism in the Metropolitan Police Department outside the D.C. Office of Police Complaints at 14th and I streets NW yesterday morning. [Washington City Paper]

Columbia Heights Theater Offers Program for At-Risk Kids — At-risk children can try their hands at playwriting and acting at Gala Hispanic Theater’s Paso Nuevo summer performing arts program. [WAMU]

Shaw Bar Owner Speaks Out on White Collar Workers Moonlighting at Bars — While some D.C. restaurant owners might welcome a growing number of nine-to-fivers looking for “hobby jobbies” at their eateries, Shaw bar owner Derek Brown of Columbia Room, Eat The Rich, Southern Efficiency, and Mockingbird Hill is hesitant. “Our job is in real time, so if that person doesn’t show because of their other job, which becomes a priority since it’s their major means of making money, then all of a sudden everybody’s out,” he said. [Washington City Paper]

Photo via Twitter/Brianne Nadeau

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