by Andrew Ramonas February 19, 2016 at 8:45 am 1 Comment

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.


by Andrew Ramonas February 18, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

Mama Chuy

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.


by Andrew Ramonas February 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm 20 Comments

TG Cigar Lounge (Photo via Google Maps)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.


by December 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm 1,806 0

Yums, 14th Street NW, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

The top business story of the year was U Street Dirt: “NOT Ballston” for 14th & U in June. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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.

And remember: Think Local First by supporting locally owned independent businesses.










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