A store focusing on Latin American wine and food is slated to make its debut in Shaw this morning.
Grand Cata, A Latino Wine Co., is scheduled to open at 1550 7th St. NW at 11 a.m.
¡Bienvenidos al vino! Today we welcome you to our Latin Wine Shop in #Shaw. We open doors at 11am. pic.twitter.com/0uH9jxnmp1
— Grand Cata (@LatinoWineCo) March 15, 2016
Danny Glover stopped by my sons spot 2day. Uprising Muffin Company 1817 7th St. NW, DC at the Shaw metro stop. COOL pic.twitter.com/PkaIST9CHl
— Donnie Simpson (@DonnieSimpson) February 19, 2016
Actor Danny Glover made a surprise stop at a Shaw business yesterday.
The “Lethal Weapon” star visited Uprising Muffin Co. at 1817 7th St. NW on Thursday to grab a muffin and a cup of coffee, owner Donnie Simpson Jr. told Borderstan.
“He was extremely nice and very laid-back,” said Simpson, the son of D.C. radio personality Donnie Simpson.
The owners of a Mexican restaurant just west of Howard University are reducing some of its operations for the time being as they prepare to remodel it.
Mama Chuy at 2620 Georgia Ave. NW only is taking orders for delivery and carryout as of now, but isn’t closed as local blog PoPville speculated, co-owner Joe Orozco told Borderstan yesterday.
When the restaurant receives the necessary construction permits from the D.C. government, it then will do just delivery until the remodeling work is complete.
Cigar enthusiasts soon might have a place to drink and smoke outdoors in Shaw away from their homes and nonsmokers.
TG Cigar Lounge at 1118 9th St. NW has received permission to build an outdoor summer garden in its backyard, according to permit filings the D.C. government released last week. The space would have room for 36 people, allowing the lounge to accommodate 86 people inside and out.
A representative of the lounge wasn’t immediately available to comment.
Following are the top local business stories each month on Borderstan in 2011. The top story each month was the one that was read by the most readers. The writer’s name is next to each story. Note that in November there was, essentially, a three-way tie.
Top story for the year in terms of reader views? The winner was U Street Dirt: “NOT Ballston” for 14th & U in June, followed by 14th & R NW: More Condos Coming to Logan Circle in March, and Results on U Closing After 15 Years; VIDA Plans $13 Million Renovation in February; all three stories were by Tom Hay.
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- January: Local Business: What’s in Store for 2011? (Tom Hay)
- February: Results on U Closing After 15 Years; VIDA Plans $13 Million Renovation (Tom Hay)
- March: 14th & R NW: More Condos Coming to Logan Circle (Tom Hay)
- April: 14th & R Verizon Building Sold; Mixed Use Planned (Tom Hay)
- May: ANC 2B Votes to Protest “Post Office” Liquor License Application (Tom Hay)
- June: U Street Dirt: “NOT Ballston” for 14th & U (Matty Rhoades)
- July: Apartments for 15th & V, Tortilla Coast License Protest and More (Tom Hay)
- August: Business: Condos, Apartments, Pedicures, Pixie’s, The Pig (Tom Hay)
- September: 14th Street: PULP Gift Store to Close Doors in November (Matty Rhoades)
- October: PULP Finds Local Buyer: “Miracle on 14th Street” (Matty Rhoades)
- November: Developer Changes Course: Rentals Not Condos at 14th & S NW (Tom Hay); Think Outside the (Big) Box: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday (Ashley Lusk); and AYT Auto Service, Institute Leaving 14th Street at Year’s End (Matty Rhoades) Note: There was essentially a three-way tie in November for most popular business story.
- December: Decorate Your Tree Top to Bottom (No Travel Required) (Matty Rhoades)