The robbery happened on the 3300 block of Mount Pleasant St. NW around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night.
According to a police report, two men were walking along the street when a man approached them from behind and asked, “what’s in your pockets?” while pulling out a closed switchblade knife. One of the men responded, “are you serious?” to which the robber said, “I’m dead-ass.”
The robber then went through the victims’ pockets and stole some money and an iPhone, police said. The robber also took a backpack from one of the men.
The thief was last seen headed south on Mt. Pleasant Street, according to authorities.
From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Email her at alejan[email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @frijolita.
Tortilla Coast announced this week they’ll be open for happy hour – margaritas, sangria, two kinds of micheladas, beer and wine are all on special.
- 3:30-6:30 pm
- at the bar only
I know, you’re asking: what in the world is a michelada? Our dear fashion friend Khelan is in love with these things, and they are pretty darn tasty, I must admit! A michelada is a Mexican beverage made with beer, lime juice, tomato juice (or Clamato), and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. Basically, it’s a beer bloody mary. Entiendes? Go get one, it’ll definitely make your day better.
According to Katie Tyson, managing director of Clover Restaurant Group, the menu at the Logan Circle location embraces the unique ingredients and culinary styles of the Yucatan, Puebla, Veracruz, and Baja regions.
The Logan Circle Tortilla Coast will be open for lunch, dinner as well as offering a weekend brunch. It will seat 152 people and have a 48-seat patio area opening in the spring.
A look at recent developments related to business and politics in the Borderstan area…
Senior Housing Preserved; New Residential Tower at 15th & V
Jair Lynch Development Partners, headquartered at 1508 U Street, has been busy working on deals right in their own front yard. The company has been working with the residents association of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments — formerly known as Campbell Heights Apartments — at 2001 15th Street NW to recapitalize and renovate the 171 unit building. The deal preserves its status as affordable housing for senior citizens under a covenant which will last for 30 years.
At a recent meeting of the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association Jair Lynch presented a proposal for a 95-unit residential building at the southeast corner of 15th and V Streets NW on property that is currently parking for the Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments. The new building will not have the affordable housing requirements of the Dunbar Apartments. According to the book Best Addresses, the site was once the location of the Portner Flats apartment which opened in 1897. At the time the building was referred to as Portner’s Folly because of its remote location from downtown.
Tortilla Coast Protest
With construction of the planned Tortilla Coast restaurant at 15th and P Streets NW in full swing, neighbors are mobilizing to protest the restaurant’s hours for serving alcohol on their outdoor patio and sidewalk cafe. Borderstan was contacted by a neighbor of Tortilla Coast who says he received a letter from another nearby resident who is trying to rally opposition to Tortilla Coast’s liquor license application.
The July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F is Wednesday, July 6. Time is 7 pm and location is the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.
One particular item of interest on the agenda is the liquor license application for Tortilla Coast at the southeast corner of 15th and P Streets NW. It will be interesting to see if ANC 2F decides to protest the application and call for a Voluntary Agreement. The hearing date for the license with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is Monday, July 25.
The Tortilla Coast application calls for up to 60 outdoor seats on the 15th Street side (former parking lot), which is causing some consternation among residents of the adjacent residential building to the south. The local chain has four other restaurants in the metro area. The site used to house a McCormick Paint store, which moved to Mount Pleasant Street NW.