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by Tim Regan August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

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Columbia Heights ‘in Decline?’ — A new cover story from Washington City Paper says there’s trouble brewing beneath the neighborhood’s “veneer of new stores and buildings.” The article cites violent crime — like the bleach attack we reported on last November — drug deals and rising rent as a reason for the downhill slide. Not everyone agreed that Columbia Heights is on a “decline,” however. Ben Case, Ward 1 liaison for Mayor Muriel Bowser, called the article’s headline “ridiculous,” and Rachel Sadon, editor-in-chief at local news website DCist, asked, “when precisely was the heyday that it has fallen from?” Still, many others took to Twitter to praise the article’s examination of some of the issues facing Columbia Heights residents. What do you think? [Washington City Paper]

Kush Gods Launching ‘Vape and Ride Service’ — Kush Gods, the mobile marijuana company busted for dealing pot edibles earlier this year, is launching “Kush n Go,” a service that offers locals the chance to hitch a ride and vape at the same time. [DCist]

Fat Pete’s BBQ to Open Location Downtown — A new barbecue restaurant is headed for downtown D.C. Fat Pete’s, the Cleveland Park eatery known for burnt ends, has plans to open a new location at 801 18th St. NW. The new location will reportedly open Sept. 1. [Washington City Paper]

Dupont’s Patterson Mansion Redevelopment Revealed in New Renderings — Newly filed renderings show how the redeveloped Patterson Mansion at 15 Dupont Circle may look. [UrbanTurf]

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