Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan July 28, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

Birds in Dupont BRIEF

Former GW Dorm to Become Development Aimed at Millennials —  A former George Washington University dorm at 24th and K streets NW is slated to become “Varsity on K,” a new development aimed at interns, college students and other young people. The goal, said the project’s principal, is that tenants need only bring their “laptop and their clothes.” [Washington Business Journal]

Cop Awarded for Saving Dog in Logan Circle Fire — The Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League presented officer Douglas Berlin with a “human hero award” for saving 11-year-old rat terrier Lucy from the two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building in Logan Circle earlier this week. [DCist]

Thip Khao to Diners: Stop Stealing Our Baskets — Patrons are stealing sticky rice baskets from the Columbia Heights Laotian restaurant. “This is a Thip Khao,” reads an Instagram post from Thip Khao’s sister restaurant, Bangkok Golden. “Please leave them at the restaurant. We know you love them and may want to take them home but they must stay at the restaurant.” [Eater D.C.]

The Speak’s Liquor License Woes May Not Have Ended — D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) is looking into whether The Speak, the speakeasy-style bar that reopened on K Street last week, is complying with local regulations. Though the business is slinging drinks under its upstairs neighbor Vieux Carre’s license, questions remain over whether the basement bar can call itself “The Speak,” a trade name that reportedly has not been approved by local regulators. [Washingtonian]

Crooked Beats Finds New Home — The Adams Morgan record store that closed in May has landed in Alexandria. [D.C. Music Download]

Wunder Garden Set to Reopen Aug. 5 — The seasonal NoMa beer garden is slated to arrive at First and L streets NE by Aug. 5. The outdoor bar will bring with it an expanded beer menu and food trucks. [DCist]


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