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by Borderstan Sponsor — April 28, 2016 at 7:00 am 0

Now that hard-hat tours to the spectacular roof terrace have commenced, we can confirm that the new residences at Logan13 will have several spectacular features setting them apart.

One, of course, is location. Situated in the heart of Logan Circle–walking distance from countless eateries, cultural attractions and Metro–the building affords dramatic views of the surrounding neighborhoods.

The other feature that is drawing attention is the widely-available outdoor space residents will enjoy, either privately or in the spacious rooftop terrace for all residents to enjoy.

“Being a half-block off Logan Circle helps us stand apart from everything else that’s going on in the city,” said Craig Souza, Sales Manager for McWilliams|Ballard. “One two-bedroom floor plan has a great bump-out feature where, from the inside of the home on all floors, you can look north and see Logan Circle directly and look south and see down 13th Street. It’s really going to be a terrific view.”

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by Borderstan.com — April 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment

Dupont Cosi

A Cosi near Dupont Circle is slated to close later this week, according to several people who work there.

The purveyor of sandwiches, flatbreads and salads at 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW will shutter its doors by Friday, said several employees at the eatery this afternoon. The employees did not want to provide their names for this story as they were not authorized to speak directly to the media.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

Sundress Fest (Photo via Instagram/The Wonderland Ballroom)

Sundress-wearing men and women are set to descend on a Columbia Heights bar this weekend, all in the name of charity.

The Wonderland Ballroom is hosting its 12th annual Sundress Fest at 1101 Kenyon St. NW on Sunday, rain or shine. The bar opens at 10 a.m.

A sundress isn’t required to attend the party. But revelers who don’t come with a sundress or borrow one from Wonderland can’t get drinks for reduced prices.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm 0

A man who made an after-hours appearance inside a 14th Street pizzeria last week didn’t seem to come for its pies, but rather its cash register, a new surveillance video shows.

Video police distributed today in connection with a burglary at Etto (1541 14th St. NW) features a bearded man with a winter cap removing a cash register from a counter at the restaurant about 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday.

Police today also released surveillance footage in connection with a burglary in Logan Circle earlier this month and a theft on the U Street corridor last month.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

16th and S streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)Police have apprehended a 29-year-old man suspected of flashing a knife and robbing two men a few blocks south of U Street NW last night, according to authorities.

Christopher Bernard Wise was arrested in connection with the armed robbery, which happened at at 16th and S streets NW about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Cops found him in an alley on the 1300 block of S Street NW shortly after the robbery.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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by Tim Regan — April 27, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Photo via Facebook : Timber Pizza CoThe proprietors behind Timber Pizza Company will make a pit stop in Park View this weekend.

The forthcoming Petworth pizzeria and food truck is scheduled to host a pizza pop-up at coffee and cocktail bar Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW) this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pie possibilities include wood-fired pizzas bedecked in San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil; pepperoni and cheese; and the “Green Monster,” which is topped with pesto, mozzarella, feta, kale and zucchini.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Capitals in Dupont BRIEF

Trump to Visit the Mayflower — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is giving a speech at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW) at noon today. [DCist]

Fire Breaks Out on Embassy Row — Firefighters put out a fire in a vacant building at 2230 Massachusetts Ave. NW last night. [Twitter/Van Applegate]

Cops Target Drivers in Pedestrian Safety Campaign on 14th Street — Police carried out a traffic sting on 14th Street NW earlier this week, pulling over drivers who didn’t stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk by the Trader Joe’s near U Street NW. [WTOP]

Dupont Underground’s First Art Exhibit has few Tickets Left — The Dupont Underground art space under Dupont Circle is selling tickets for its first exhibit, but many viewings already are sold out. [DCist]

District Distilling Co. on U Street Gets Approval for Bottle Labels — District Distilling Co., which is slated to open at 1414-1418 U St. NW this summer, received approval from the federal government to sell liquor with bottles labeled “Checkerbark American Dry Gin,” “Backroom Bourbon” and “Corridor Vodka.” [Washington City Paper]

by Tim Regan — April 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

1413 K St NW

Someone plans to open a new barbecue restaurant and live music venue in the space once intended to house a luxurious caviar lounge.

The owners of a new eatery called “Vieux Carre” have applied to serve alcohol at 1413 K St. NW, according to a recent filing with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0

Brick sidewalk area outside the SunTrust Bank at 1369 Connecticut Ave. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief robbed a man who passed out on a Dupont sidewalk early yesterday morning after having a little too much to drink at a nearby nightclub, police said.

The robbery happened outside the SunTrust Bank at 1369 Connecticut Ave. NW about 4:30 a.m. Monday. The bank’s building, which also houses the Metropolitan Police Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison Unit, is just southeast of the Dupont Circle traffic circle.

The victim was waiting for someone to pick him up in a car when he fell asleep on the brick sidewalk area next to the bank, according to authorities. The man had just left an unidentified club where he was “over indulging” on alcoholic beverages, police said.

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by Tim Regan — April 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Sex work focus group flyer(Updated at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday) The organizers of a new study are looking for residents who have been affected by “the presence of sex work” in their neighborhoods.

Researchers from the University of California-Riverside and Georgetown University will hold two focus groups — one in Ward 7 and another in Ward 2 — this Sunday and Monday, May 1 and 2.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

Piassa EthioCuisine & CafeAn Ethiopian restaurant that opened in Shaw last summer is trying to put beer, wine and hard liquor on its menu.

Piassa EthioCuisine & Cafe at 1336 9th St. NW now has a liquor license application on file with the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, according to a notice the agency published yesterday.

Joseph Teshome, a co-owner of Piassa, told Borderstan today he is hoping to have Ethiopian beer and wine and other alcoholic beverages to complement his Ethiopian and American dishes. Operating an eatery that serves food, but not alcohol, is “not really profitable” in Shaw, he said.

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by Tim Regan — April 26, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Mike FeldsteinLocals looking to say goodbye to Dupont community leader Mike Feldstein will have the chance to do so this Sunday.

Feldstein, a longtime ANC 2B commissioner who died roughly two weeks ago, will be remembered by friends and family at the Dupont Circle Hotel (1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW) this Sunday at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend and a light reception will follow the service.

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by Tim Regan — April 26, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

T Street park

Lane Closures Coming to Shaw — Drivers should expect “moderate to heavy delays” as DDOT workers will temporarily close single alternating lanes in all directions at the intersection of 7th St. and Florida Ave. NW on tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.  According to the city agency, “the temporary lane closures are necessary to replace asphalt as part of the Georgia Avenue Dedicated Bus Lanes and Streetscape Project.”

D.C. Libraries Closed for Training Today — All D.C. Public Library branches will be closed for annual staff training today.  [DCist; Washington City Paper]

Bonobos Headed to The Shay — Men’s clothing retailer Bonobos will open a new location at The Shay. The company currently has a location in Georgetown. [Washington Business Journal]

Bee Helpful — Want to become an urban beekeeper? Here’s how. [DCist; Washington City Paper]

Melee Filmed, Cops Seek Suspects — Several people suspected of beating up and robbing a man near Howard University last month have been caught on video. [Borderstan]

 

by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am 0

Several people suspected of beating up and robbing a man near Howard University last month have been caught on video.

The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW on March 20.

The victim was arguing with a woman when a group of people attacked him and took his wallet, police said. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

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