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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan — September 20, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

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Disagreement Arises Over Adams Morgan Hotel Deal — A trade between a developer and the D.C. government isn’t quite moving forward as expected. The Sydell Group last year agreed to hire more than 300 local workers for $46 million in tax abatement to construct The Line hotel in Adams Morgan. But as the hotel nears completion, the developer reportedly has only hired 25 percent of the workers it originally promised to employ. Now, the District is ready to “bring our full enforcement to bear” if Sydell doesn’t meet its end of the bargain. [Washington Post]

West End Condo Renderings Revealed — Take a virtual tour of the Westlight Condos in the District’s West End. The forthcoming luxury development will feature a  25-meter swimming pool, outdoor lounge areas and a “community clubroom” with a kitchen and a movie lounge. [Washingtonian]

Midlands Beer Garden Closer to Opening in Park View — Park View is one step closer to having a new beer garden. [Park View, D.C.; New Columbia Heights]

How Some Shaw Businesses Are Adjusting to Gentrification — Local, black-owned businesses like Uprising Muffin Company and Lee’s Flower Shop are thriving as median household incomes climb in Shaw. But other longtime businesses are struggling to tread water amid the neighborhood’s transformation. [Washington Informer]

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