Mova’s Facebook page explains the lounge’s evolution from Halo to Mova as well as planned design changes and a plan to become more environmentally friendly:
Luis and I headed over to Halo Lounge around 6:30 on Friday evening for Mayor Fenty’s “big announcement.” We got there a few minutes late, but Luis did get a photo of the mayor with wife, Michelle, as they left Halo. He was there to announce (not surprisingly) that he would sign the same-sex marriage bill that is expected to be passed by the DC Council later this fall.
There were many political poobahs (yes, it’s a word I love) on hand; I spotted Councilmembers Jim Graham (Ward 1), Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and [I think I saw] Phil Mendelson (At-Large). At-Large Council candidate Clark Ray was there as was DC’s delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton. (more…)
Luis and I went for a late supper last evening and ran into crew and cast from MTV’s “Real World: DC” on the sidewalk in front of Stoney’s and Halo Lounge. My only impression was that these were a bunch of kids who looked tired and bored. People around them seemed nonplussed. So much for the glamor and excitement of reality TV.
An update from this morning’s posting… Luis and I wandered over to 20th and S NW late this morning to get a photo of the rumored house-to-be for the DC version of “The Real World: DC.” We heard sounds of workmen inside and, just by chance, saw a couple of guys outside (not workmen). One had a camera and the other one was taking notes. Without identifying their affiliation, I will say that they confirmed that 2000 S Street NW will be the house for The Real World.
Moreover, at least one of the cast members will be a gay man and apparently one of the local venues for the drama-to-come will be Halo Lounge at 1435 P Street NW–across from Whole Foods and located right here in Borderstan. We will try to have more details for you later.
As noted before, I think DC needs some vapid drama with pretty kids doing faux-dramatic stuff in an unreal world setting. Way too many people here who want to save the world (but God bless them). We need some silly balance.