by January 2, 2010 at 9:00 am 2,159 2 Comments

Halo at 1435 P Street NW is now Mova. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Halo Lounge on P Street changed its name to Mova on New Year’s Day. The new name is a take on owner Babak Movahedi‘s name and part of the lounge’s rebranding.

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:


by October 13, 2009 at 4:56 am 2,196 0


DC Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton delivered an impassioned plea for same-sex marriage to the crowd at Halo Lounge. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)


Mayor Adrian Fenty and wife, Michelle, outside Halo Lounge. He said he would sign a same-sex marriage bill expected from the Council. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

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…)

by September 4, 2009 at 5:00 am 2,810 3 Comments

Cast and cew on the sidewalk, 1400-block of P Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Cast and crew of “Real World: DC” on the sidewalk, 1400-block of P Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

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.

by June 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm 10,513 3 Comments

The setting for "The Real World: DC" will be this house at 2000 S Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez, Luis Gomez Photos.)

The setting for “The Real World: DC” will be this house at 2000 S Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez, Luis Gomez Photos.)

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.


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