Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan July 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Violinist Dupont BRIEF

Teen Charged in Hotel Break-ins — An 18-year-old broke into two hotel rooms near Scott Circle last month, police said. The man stole a laptop, more than $1,200 and a Nintendo video game system, police said. [Washington Post]

H Street Bathroom Assault Ruled Hate Crime — An assault of a transgender woman at the H Street Giant (300 H St. NE) has been deemed a hate crime.  A security guard allegedly told Ebony Belcher that she couldn’t use the women’s restroom and called her homophobic names in May. [Metro Weekly]

Qatari Firm Buys Hotel Building Downtown — A company based in Doha, Qatar recently acquired the Club Quarters Hotel building near Farragut for about $52.4 million. The building sits atop the Farragut West Metro station and contains the hotel and Cafe Soleil. [Washington Business Journal]

801 Restaurant Brings Beachy Vibes — 801 Restaurant and Bar, which opened in Shaw roughly two weeks ago, brings beachy drinks to the neighborhood. [Washington Post]

‘Fire Panda’ Sauce Hot at Hazel — Hazel, the newly opened Neighborhood Restaurant Group property near the 9:30 Club, has a fiery house-made sauce called “Fire Panda.” The sauce, served along with the eatery’s seafood pancakes, is made with garlic, chili peppers, fermented bean paste and sesame oil. [Washington Post]


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