by Tim Regan August 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

Taylor Gourmet near Farragut Square

A popular local sandwich shop has plans to open a new location downtown.

Taylor Gourmet is slated to move into the former Crumbs Bake Shop location at 888 17th St. NW later this year. Signs advertising a new sandwich eatery went up last week.

A walk through Taylor Gourmet’s seasonal menu reveals subs stuffed with ingredients such as turkey, feta and salami alongside slightly offbeat sandwich fillings like strawberries and cantaloupe and cucumber slaw.

This isn’t the only eatery with its eyes on the area. Sweetgreen also plans to open a new location down the block, as we reported last week.

A Taylor Gourmet representative declined to comment on the opening.

by Tim Regan November 5, 2015 at 9:30 am 1 Comment

City Sports downtown

Bad news: Athletic retailer City Sports will soon be no more.

Good news: Going-out-of-business sales are coming.

The Boston Globe reported yesterday that the troubled Boston-based company planned to close all 26 of its locations because of its inability to find a buyer that would keep the stores open.

The company, which filed for bankruptcy in October, closed its Georgetown store last week, reported the Washington Business Journal.

City Sports currently operates two locations in D.C. Employees at the downtown (1111 19th St. NW) and Gallery Place (715 7th St. NW) stores confirmed this morning that the locations would soon close, but did not say when.

Customers looking to stock up on athletic wear, take note: The company told the Boston Globe it plans to discount much of its merchandise starting tomorrow.

by Tim Regan October 13, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 Comment

Number Nine crowd at GOP debate on August 6.

The Democratic presidential debates are finally upon us, which means it’s also time for our obligatory “here’s where to see those dang debates” post.

But who’s debating, anyway? Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, of course, but also Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and some guy named Lincoln Chafee.

Here are some options of where you can go to eat/drink during the debates:

U Street or Nearby

  • DC Young Democrats will host a watch party at Local 16 (1602 U St. NW).
  • Martin O’Malley’s team will watch the debate in the blue sky room at Stetson’s (1610 U St. NW)
  • Duffy’s (2106 Vermont Ave. NW) will “invite folks to yell at each other tonight” with drink specials until close.
  • The bartenders at Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW) will sling a “debate special” tonight: 16 ounces of Angry Orchard cider and a Fireball shot for $8.

Dupont Circle

  • Mad Hatter (1319 Connecticut Ave. NW) will host debate bingo.

Logan Circle/Shaw

  • Number Nine (1435 P St. NW) will host its own watch party. Hecklers, here’s your spot.
  • Does Bernie strike you as a Veranda (1100 P St. NW) guy? That’s where his watch party will be.

Adams Morgan

  • Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW) will show the debates on 40 screens.
  • Mellow Mushroom (2436 18th St. NW) will screen the debates with sound via an HD projector.

Downtown 

  • Hillary For America will cheer on the candidate at Blackfinn (1620 I St. NW).
  • Claudia’s Steakhouse (1501 K St. NW) will “smell like freedom” during its watch party tonight.

Park View and Petworth

  • Looking Glass Lounge (3634 Georgia Ave. NW) will screen the debates after its normal trivia night.

Know of another place showing the debates? Let us know and we’ll add it to this post.

by Tim Regan October 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm 0

(Updated at 4:18 p.m.) A D.C. Police officer driving an SUV struck and injured a person near the intersection of Connecticut and L streets NW.

Several witnesses reported seeing the police car hit a person on the crosswalk around 1:44 p.m.

“I was actually walking with a buddy of mine and we heard the sirens, we saw the car zooming, it was like a half a block ahead of us,” said John Slaughter from Portland Oregon. “He swerved, and he couldn’t swerve in time to miss the bystander who had a walking sign and hit them.”

Both the police officer and the person they struck were transported to the hospital, said Police spokeswoman Alice Kim.

The intersection was blocked off shortly after the collision occurred.

by Tim Regan September 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

D.C. Police are on the lookout for a man they say beat a driver and stole his car near Farragut Square earlier this month.

In a video released by police today, a man wanted in connection with the crime can be seen peering into a camera and darting into traffic near an intersection.

According to police, a driver was stopped at a red light on the 1500 block of K Street NW on Sept. 9 around 9:10 p.m. While stopped, the driver was approached by a man who yanked open the front passenger-side door and demanded property, said police. The assailant then allegedly punched the driver in the face, causing him to jump out of the car and run away. Police said the suspect took the wheel and drove to the 1600 block of K street NW before running into another car. The car then lost power due to its distance from the driver’s keyless entry fob.

The suspect climbed out of the vehicle and chased after the victim to retrieve the keys, said police. After giving chase, the alleged assailant overtook his victim, knocked him unconscious and stole his car keys.

The suspected carjacker was last seen driving north on the 1000 block of 17th Street NW.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim sustained any injuries in the attack. Police said that although the victim was knocked unconscious during the assault, he refused medical treatment at the scene. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Oscar Mendez said that one person was taken from the scene to the hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition, but could not say if it was the victim.

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