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by Tim Regan — February 5, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Cupid bar crawlCupid’s Bar Crawl, an annual pub-hopping event previously scheduled to take place across Dupont Circle tomorrow, will no longer move forward as planned due to opposition from D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The ABC panel on Wednesday refused to reconsider its previous denial of a pub crawl application filed by Project D.C., the company behind Cupid’s Bar Crawl. (more…)

by Tim Regan — February 5, 2016 at 8:45 am 0

Employees of the new Pret A Manger at 18th and M streets NW doled out free croissants to voucher-holding patrons to celebrate the store’s first day in business today.

Signs advertising the coffee shop were first spotted in October. The business resides in the former Caribou Coffee space.

Pret A Manger currently has nine shops in D.C., including downtown and Capitol Hill. Most of them are within a few blocks of another Pret A Manger.

by Tim Regan — February 3, 2016 at 3:55 pm 6 Comments

Action against Roosh V

(UPDATE: This meetup has purportedly been cancelled. Read more about it here.)

Watch out, anti-feminists. The anti-anti-feminists are coming.

A counter protest is in the works for a planned “masculine” man meetup set to take place in or around Dupont Circle this Saturday.

Daryush Valizadeh, who also goes by the name Roosh V and runs the notorious “masculinity” blog Return of Kings, has called for a meeting outside the Starbucks at 1501 Connecticut Ave. NW Saturday from 8 to 8:20 p.m. as part of what he’s calling an “International Tribal Meetup Day.”

During the D.C. meetup — which Roosh himself is rumored to be attending — men who stop and ask, “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” and hear, “Yes, it’s right here,” from another man will receive directions to the site of a meeting for Return of Kings readers.

But people like Matt Kirkland, one of the counter protest’s organizers, hope to thwart the event they’re calling a “pro rape rally.” Kirkland’s plan is for about two or three dozen people to show up in front of the Starbucks on Saturday chanting slogans, holding signs and waving banners. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas — February 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

7-Eleven at 1700 17th St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man left at least $1,000 in damage at a Dupont Circle convenience store after he assaulted a shop employee with a display rack in a payment dispute early yesterday morning, police said.

The attack happened inside the 7-Eleven at 1700 17th St. NW about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The man refused to pay for something in the store in the lead-up to the assault, according to authorities. After he declined to pay, the man attacked the 7-Eleven employee with a display rack and hit the worker with several items.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 3, 2016 at 11:05 am 1 Comment

Police carPolice have taken in a 33-year-old man in connection with five burglaries in and around Dupont Circle this winter, authorities announced last night.

Thomas Mathew Collodel of Mclean was arrested Saturday and charged with the crimes, which happened in the early morning hours of December and January.

The burglary locations include buildings on:

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm 16 Comments

International Tribal Meetup Day (Photo via Return of Kings)

If a man asks you where to find a pet shop in Dupont Circle this weekend, you might have stumbled across a follower of a controversial men’s rights blog for “heterosexual, masculine” males.

Return of Kings is calling on its adherents to converge outside the Starbucks at 1501 Connecticut Ave. NW Saturday from 8 to 8:20 p.m. as part of the blog’s “International Tribal Meetup Day.”

Once at the D.C. location or 164 other spots around the world, men who ask, “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” and hear, “Yes, it’s right here,” from a man will receive directions to the site of a meeting for Return of Kings readers.

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by Tim Regan — February 2, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Warm weather — and more political gridlock — is on the way.

That’s the prediction Dupont Circle’s own Groundhog Day groundhog, Potomac Phil, made earlier this morning.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 1, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

Police carPolice have apprehended a 54-year-old man in connection with three burglaries in Dupont Circle and two other crimes in Northwest D.C., authorities announced Friday night.

Darryl Gomillion of Southeast D.C. was arrested and charged last week in burglaries on the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW on Nov. 3 and 9, as well as Dec. 24. He also was charged in an unlawful entry on the 1300 block of 18th Street NW on Jan. 18 and a theft on the 1000 block of 31st Street NW between Jan. 15 and 21.

In the Christmas Eve burglary, a surveillance camera in a business caught a man taking what appeared to be bottles of liquor from a storage room, as cardboard cutouts of Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” looked on.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 29, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

2100 block of O Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three thieves got into a Dupont Circle apartment and used a knife to threaten a man inside before they drove him into a bathroom last night, police said.

The armed burglary happened on the 2100 block of O Street NW about 10 p.m. Thursday. The apartment, which is about a block southwest of the Dupont Circle park, is on the same block as a home burglarized Jan. 6.

In last night’s incident, a 21-year-old man was in his apartment when three people entered, according to police. The three individuals then assaulted the man, flashed a knife and forced him into a bathroom.

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by Tim Regan — January 29, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Cupid bar crawlCupid’s Bar Crawl, an annual bar-hopping event scheduled to take place in Dupont Circle next weekend, may not go forward as planned thanks to a recent order from D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The panel on Wednesday denied a pub crawl application filed by Project D.C., the company behind Cupid’s Bar Crawl. The denial comes roughly two weeks after regulators issued new rules regarding bar crawl applications. (more…)

by Tim Regan — January 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that sushi burrito purveyor Buredo might be headed to Dupont Circle. Now, it’s official.

Buredo’s owners, Mike Haddad and Travis Elton, have signed a lease for a new location at the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to Washington City Paper. Haddad confirmed the news with us yesterday.

“Aiming for late spring [opening], with the same menu but a few surprises in store,” Haddad said in an e-mail.

According to the City Paper, the new location will likely serve new sushi rolls, ceviche and poke bowls, and may be open as late as 3 or 4 a.m.

Sushi burrito photo via Facebook / Buredo

by Tim Regan — January 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

Dupont dump trucks

A fleet of dump trucks enlisted to haul away snow astounded and annoyed some people driving near Dupont Circle earlier today.

The haulers, hired by the District to transport slush and snow out of city streets, caused some traffic backups as they lined up on 18th and 19th streets NW, Connecticut Avenue NW and the road surrounding Dupont Circle.

Naturally, some locals took to Twitter to talk about the traffic. Here’s a snippet of what they said throughout the day: (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas — January 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

(Updated at 4 p.m.) Hundreds of locals armed with snowballs converged at the Meridian Hill and Dupont Circle parks to wage war on each other this afternoon.

Under sunny, clear skies, the attackers hurled chunks of snow at one another, drawing screams and laughter. Some of the combatants were covered in snow, but appeared uninjured and in good spirits.

At the Meridian Hill skirmish, dubbed the “Snowzilla Snowball Sunday Showdown,” rows of fighters battled as “It’s All About the Benjamins” and other songs blasted in the background. Some of participants used trash can lids, sleds and unlucky friends as shields.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 20, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) A car was on its side after a collision in Dupont this morning.

The crash happened on S Street NW near 20th Street NW about 9:15 a.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez said.

One person was hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

by Andrew Ramonas — January 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

1600 block of Swann Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man fought off two men with stun guns who may have wanted to rob him in Dupont Circle just after midnight today.

The attack happened on the 1600 block of Swann Street NW about 12:30 a.m., police said. The block is in a residential area just east of the S Street Dog Park.

The victim was in the vicinity when two men came up to him from behind, according to authorities. They then pushed the man to the ground.

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