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by Andrew Ramonas December 23, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Christmas Lights in 2016, photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Burger Bar to Replace Shuttered GBD Eatery in Dupont — Red Apron Burger Bar from Neighborhood Restaurant Group is set to open in the former GBD space at 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW in mid-January. [Washington Post]

Where to Buy Last-Minute Gifts in Columbia Heights Area — New Columbia Heights has a roundup of local businesses to check out for last-minute presents for the holidays. [New Columbia Heights]

How to Fix a Holiday Hangover in Shaw — The New Yorker breakfast sandwich with pastrami, egg, cheese and hot pepper jelly at Smoked & Stacked (1239 9th St. NW) is a good meal “if you were a hot mess last night,” according to Washington City Paper. [Washington City Paper]

Streetcar Won’t Run on Christmas, But Will Go Late New Year’s Eve — The H Street corridor’s streetcar is set to have its normal operating hours over the next couple weeks, except on Christmas. [Borderstan]

Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

by Andrew Ramonas December 22, 2016 at 9:45 am 0

Street art in Adams Morgan

Post Examines Columbia Heights Convict’s Path to PrisonThe Washington Post profiles a 24-year-old Columbia Heights man who ended up with a 22-year sentence after a murder conviction. [Washington Post]

Locals Fight Truxton Circle Co-Living Space — The Richardson Place Neighborhood Association is trying to prevent the construction of a co-living space at 410-412 Richardson Place NW. [Washington City Paper]

New TV Show to Follow Columbia Heights Real Estate Firm — HGTV at noon today is set to debut “D.C. Flippers,” which follows DC Home Buzz owners Ati and Rob Williams. [NBC Washington]

Condo, Apartment Owners to Join Downtown D.C. BID — The D.C. Council has approved legislation that will make condo associations and apartment building owners members of the Downtown D.C. BID. [Washington Business Journal]

by Andrew Ramonas December 21, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Park View sign

D.C. Council Backs Park Morton Redevelopment — The D.C. Council yesterday approved legislation to replace the Park Morton public housing complex with a mixed-income community that won’t displace families. [Park View, D.C.]

Ten Kids Attack, Rob Teen in U Street Corridor — A group of 10 kids attacked and robbed a youth near 13th and U streets NW about 6:45 p.m. yesterday. [Washington Post]

CityCenterDC Eatery Closes — Mango Tree at 929 H St. NW shut down over the weekend. [Washingtonian]

Man Charged With Stealing Christmas Decorations Downtown — Floyd Sellers, a 54-year-old Southeast D.C. resident, was arrested and charged in connection with the Dec. 11 theft of a decorative reindeer, a wreath and a table lamp from the One Lafayette Center office building downtown. [Washington Post]

by Andrew Ramonas December 20, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Come Unto Me 14th Street BRIEF

DOH Closes 14th Street Wine Bar — The D.C. Department of Health shut down Barcelona Wine Bar (1622 14th St. NW) yesterday after an inspector found live roaches, standing water on the basement floor and no hot water. [Washingtonian]

Cops Nab Man Wanted in Logan Circle, Downtown Burglaries — Police have arrested 54-year-old Floyd Sellers of Southeast D.C. in connection with burglaries on the 1500 block of Church Street NW on Saturday, July 23, and on the 1100 block of 20th Street NW on Sunday, Dec. 11. [MPD]

City Paper Reviews U Street Corridor-Area Eatery’s Japanese SandwichWashington City Paper took a look at the Katsu Sandwich from Izakaya Seki (1117 V St. NW), calling it a “superb midday meal.” [Washington City Paper]

Borderstan to Cease Publication (Again) — We have some bad news, unfortunately. Borderstan will cease publication this Friday, Dec. 23. [Borderstan, Washingtonian, DCist, DC Inno]

by Andrew Ramonas December 19, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

Mount Pleasant

(Updated at 3:45 p.m.)

Woman Kidnapped, Robbed in Mount Pleasant — Three men forced a woman into a van on the 1600 block of Monroe Street NW about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, assaulted her and robbed her before abandoning her near Woodley Park. [WTOP]

Cava Grill to Open in Shaw This Week — Cava Grill is set to arrive at 1921 8th St. NW Tuesday, with free servings of its fast-casual Mediterranean food from 5 to 8 p.m. [Washington City Paper]

Fire Breaks Out in Shaw — A fire erupted inside an apartment near 8th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW yesterday. No injures were reported. [Twitter/D.C. Fire and EMS]

Wydown Coffee Bar Comes to H Street — The Wydown Coffee Bar made its debut at 600 H St. NE Saturday. [Twitter/The Wydown]

City Tap House to Open in Dupont —  City Tap House is slated to replace STK at 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW. STK closed over the weekend. [Bisnow]

by Tim Regan December 16, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

18th Street stoplights

Bloomingdale Bakery Grassroots Gourmet to Close — The bakery at 104 Rhode Island Ave. NW announced yesterday it plans to close after Christmas Eve. [DCist]

Teen Arrested for Fatal Shooting — D.C. Police have arrested an 18-year-old suspected of shooting 23-year-old Eric Garrett multiple times on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW on Sept. 12. Garrett later died of his injuries. Authorities arrested Bikila Kejella in connection with the crime and charged him with first-degree murder while armed. [Washington Post]

Metro Board Approves Cuts to Late Night Train Service — Metrorail service will now stop at 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. on Sundays. Presumably, workers will use the extra downtime to perform more maintenance on the aging rail system. [DCist]

Shaw Bijou Nixes Plans for Membership-Only Bar — Though the pricey eatery originally planned to use its upstairs dining room as a private club, that has apparently changed. The restaurant will now be available to walk-in diners. [Washington City Paper]

by Tim Regan December 15, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

STOCK -- condos on 14th

BZA Decision Over Basements Could Mean Less Housing — An upcoming Board of Zoning Adjustment decision regarding the legal definition of a “basement” versus a “cellar” could mean fewer apartments and less affordable housing going forward. [Greater Greater Washington]

Writer Embarks on Sober ‘Jumbo Slice Pizza Crawl’ — Sure, those giant slices of pizza taste great after some drinks, but how do they taste when you’re sober? One intrepid local writer visited three jumbo slice eateries in Adams Morgan to find out. [Eater D.C.]

Meet the Man Behind Many of D.C.’s Viral Campaigns — His name is Erick Sanchez, and he’s behind many of the buzzy local stories that you might read online. To date, Sanchez has organized anti-Trump rallies, helped draw crowds to Comet Pizza and gotten hundreds of people to thank Joe Biden near the vice president’s home [Washingtonian]

Long-Vacant NoMa Building Finds Second Tenant — The D.C. government plans to lease 168,101 square feet in the 12-story building at 1050 First St. NE. [Washington Business Journal]

by Tim Regan December 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Blagden Alley street art

Dupont’s STK to Close Saturday — The national steakhouse chain at 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW is reportedly slated to close its doors on Dec. 17. [Washingtonian]

Handcuffed Woman Steals Cop Car, Leads Police on Chase — A handcuffed woman somehow stole a D.C. Housing Authority police car on the 2300 block of 11th St. NW last night before leading police on a wild chase. The woman eventually crashed the car in Alexandria. [ARLnow; Washington Post]

Park View’s Tchoup’s Market to Close Dec. 23 — The eatery at at 3301 Georgia Ave. NW is closing to make room for other pop-ups. [Washington City Paper]

by Tim Regan December 13, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Dupont Circle Holiday Tree

Coworking Space and Grocery Store Planned for Bloomingdale — A developer has plans to construct a mixed-use building called “the Denizen” at 1634 North Capitol St. NW in Bloomingdale. If all goes according to plan, the building would hold a co-working space and a grocery store. [Washingtonian]

Adams Morgan to Get Cotton & Reed Rum Pop-up — The rum distillery and tasting room near Union Market is slated to host a series of pop-ups at 2435 18th St. starting this week. [Washingtonian]

Stuck in D.C. Gets Unstuck — The prolific local satire blogger uprooted and moved to New York City. All good things must end. [Washington City Paper]

Capital Hilton Evacuated After Reported Fire — Nobody was injured in the small blaze, which may have started in the hotel’s laundry room. [Washington Post]

“Rabbit Nuggets” — They’re real.  They’re at Hazel. [Washington City Paper]

by Tim Regan December 12, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

Farragut Statue BRIEF 1

Biden Dines at Dupont Pizzeria — Veep was spotted on Saturday night eating at Pizza Paradiso, the Dupont pizzeria located at 2003 P St. NW. [Twitter]

Swiss-American Restaurant Coming to H Street — Peruvian eatery Ocopa (1324 H St.), which recently closed for remodeling, is reportedly due to be replaced by Stable, a Swiss-American restaurant. [Frozen Tropics]

Driver Flips Car in Chinatown — A motorist’s car flipped over during a crash near the intersection of 6th and H streets NW last night. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. [Twitter / D.C. Fire and EMS]

Suns Cinema Looks for Place in Local Film Scene — By screening underground, eclectic and lesser-known films, Suns Cinema (3107 Mt Pleasant St. NW) is making a name for itself as a “special, cinematic oasis here in the District.” [DCist]

by Andrew Ramonas December 9, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

Shaw mural

Peek Inside New Odd Provisions in Columbia Heights — New Columbia Heights took a look inside corner market Odd Provisions, which opened recently at 3301 11th St. NW. [New Columbia Heights]

New Downtown Japanese Eatery Gets High MarksWashington Post restaurant critic Tim Carman wrote that the food at Kanji-Kana (1018 Vermont Ave. NW) is “tasty, affordable and none too foreign.” [Washington Post]

Cops Go Shopping With Kids at Columbia Heights Target — Police took local children in need shopping at the Columbia Heights Target for the holidays. [WJLA]

Why Bars Thrive and Restaurants Die on U StreetWashington City Paper explores why restaurants, but not bars, often have problems surviving on U Street NW. [Washington City Paper]

CityCenterDC Helps D.C., Even Without Crowds — The Washington Post Magazine examines how CityCenterDC helped the District show the world it can create a high-end downtown that caters to the rich, despite a lack of crowds there.

by Andrew Ramonas December 8, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Logan Circle statue in winter

Logan Circle Hotel to Get High-Profile Chefs — Bayou Bakery’s David Guas and Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck’s Robert Wiedmaier are set to open restaurants in The Doubletree Hotel at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW, which is set to become The Darcy. [Washington Business Journal]

DCPS Chancellor Nominee Stops By Columbia Heights School — D.C. Public Schools chancellor nominee Antwan Wilson visited Tubman Elementary School yesterday, a day before his final D.C. Council nomination hearing. [DCist]

New Mixed-Use Development to Open in Shaw — A building with retail and office space is planned for the former Holzbeierlein Bakery warehouse at 1812-1827 Wiltberger St. NW. [UrbanTurf]

Park View Eatery’s Owner Talks Gentrification — Colony Club owner Max Zuckerman spoke to a Kojo Nnamdi Show producer about gentrification. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

by Andrew Ramonas December 7, 2016 at 9:10 am 0

Public art in NoMa

Apple to Open Store in Carnegie Library — Apple has struck a deal to open a store in the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square. [Washington Business Journal]

D.C. Paid Family Leave Bill Clears Hurdle — The D.C. Council yesterday advanced legislation that would allow workers with newborn or adopted kids to take two months of paid time off through the creation of about $250 million per year in new taxes on local businesses. A final vote on the bill is set for Dec. 20. [Washington Post]

Dupont’s DGS Deli Team to Open H Street Bar Called ‘Hill Prince’ — The bar that DGS Delicatessen owners co-owners Nick and David Wiseman are opening at 1337 H St. NE will go by “Hill Prince.” It’s set to begin serving customers in January. [Washingtonian]

GGW Contributors Weigh In on Preserving ‘Historic Gas Station’ in Dupont — Greater Greater Washington contributors had mixed reactions on whether a “historic gas station” at 2200 P St. NW should interfere with news housing in Dupont Circle. [Greater Greater Washington]

by Andrew Ramonas December 6, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Future home of Federalist Pig at 1654 Columbia Road NW

BBQ Eatery to Open in Adams Morgan This Week — Barbecue restaurant Federalist Pig from former DCity Smokehouse pitmaster Rob Sonderman is slated to open at 1654 Columbia Road NW in the former Shawarma King and Doner Bistro space Friday. [Washington Post]

Grimke School Project Loses Developer — A plan to redevelop the former Grimke School building and surrounding area has lost its key developer. Roadside Development and DMPED officials have called off their deal to redevelop the properties at 1923 Vermont Ave. and 912 U St. NW. [Washington Business Journal; Washington City Paper]

Sinkhole Temporarily Closes Chinatown Street — A sinkhole  formed on 6th Street NW last night, temporarily shutting down the road between G and H streets NW. The hole, which appeared less than 5 feet wide, was covered by this morning. [Washington Post]

Panda ‘On the Mend’ After Surgery, National Zoo Curator Says — Giant panda Bei Bei is “on the mend” and back on display at the National Zoo after undergoing surgery for an intestinal blockage last month, said Laurie Thompson, the zoo’s assistant curator of giant pandas. [Washington Post]

PHOTOS: Krampusnacht Hits H Street — DCist has several photos from this past weekend’s Krampusnacht, which brought terrifying Christmas creatures to the H Street corridor. [DCist]

by Andrew Ramonas December 5, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Adams Morgan

Shaw to Get Po’ Boy Eatery — A Po Boy Jim is set to arrive at 1932 9th St. NW in May or June. The po’ boy restaurant first opened on the H Street corridor in 2014. [Washington Business Journal]

Cops Nab Man in Violent Columbia Heights Robbery — Police have arrested 39-year-old Raymond Golt Jr. of Rockville in connection with a robbery in which the victim was knocked unconscious on the 1400 block of Otis Place NW on Nov. 24. He was charged with robbery force and violence. [MPD]

Glen’s Garden Market Raises Prices to Offset Higher Worker Salaries — Glen’s Garden Market owner Danielle Vogel boosted her store’s prices to cover a pay raise she gave to her employees to help ensure they continue to make a “living wage.” [Washington Post]

Obamas Leave Their Mark on D.C.Washingtonian takes a look at how Barack and Michelle Obama changed the District, including its restaurant scene. [Washingtonian]

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