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16th & P NW: Street Closure Was for Scientology Building Dedication


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The front of the new Church of Scientology building at 16th & P Streets NW around noon today.

The Church of Scientology dedicated its new facility at the northwest corner of 16th & P NW today, which is why 16th Street near P was blocked off. Dcist has more on the event.

October 31, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, on community, on events, on the blogs | , , | 4 Comments

We Got Photos: 17th Street High Heel Race


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Two of the many costumed Washingtonians who turned out in drag for the 2009 17th Street High Heel Race. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Is it the event of the year on the Dupont Circle side of Borderstan?

At his blog, One Photograph A Day… Luis got some great pics of the revelers in their Halloween costumes at tonight’s 17th Street High Heel Race and created a slide show. He also provides some background on the history of the race.

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October 27, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, on community, on events, on the blogs | , , , | Leave a comment

Did You Visit Any Mid City Artists?


Local artist Brian Petro in his studio on Sunday. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Artist Brian Petro in his studio on Sunday. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Once again I managed to miss the Mid City Artists Open Studios this past weekend. Luis made it, though, and has some nice pics of four local artists.

October 26, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on events, on the blogs | , , , | Leave a comment

Crepes Replacing Cupcakes as the New Trendy Food?


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14th & S NW: Crepes on the Corner will be a joint venture of Garden District owner Joe Carmack and a local chef. The eatery will open in the former Garden District store on the northeast corner of the intersection. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos)

Hat tip to the Prince of Petworth (and the Washington Business Journal for picking up his posting)…

I suppose this pretty much seals the deal: Crepes are replacing cupcakes as the new trendy thing to eat in Borderstan and surrounding environs.

Two creperies are coming to 14th and S Streets NW. The one at the northeastern corner, Crepes on the Corner, will be a joint venture between Garden District owner Joe Carmack and Chef Vincent Bradbury. This is the site of the original Garden District location, which is now at the southwest corner of the intersection.

Joe said Saturday that the cafe will be inside the former garden store (a pretty small space) with seating outside… and that they plan to use some of the outdoor space to grow ingredients. Continue reading

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC restaurants, local business, on the blogs | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Men’s Parties… Metropole Sales… 14th Street Restaurants


The Sexist at the Washington City Paper has the latest info on “Men’s Parties” at 1618 14th Street NW. You will find the sign amusing.

The Washington Business Journal reports that two-thirds of the units at the Metropole, 15th and P NW, are sold.

14th & You has two good postings on new 14th Street restaurants, including some great interior photos: Sneak Preview: Birch & Barley and ChurchKey and Masa 14 open for business.

October 23, 2009 Posted by | bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC restaurants, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on the blogs | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

City Paper Update on “Men’s Parties” Death; Report from ANC 2F Meeting


Amanda Hess, “The Sexist” blogger/reporter at the Washington City Paper, attended tonight’s ANC 2F/Logan Circle meeting and has an update on the goings-on at 1618-A 14th Street NW: “Men’s Party” Sex Club Victim May Have Broken Neck.” From her report:

At tonight’s ANC 2F meeting, 3rd District Lieutenant Vanessa Moore provided some details into the police investigation of Sunday’s sex club death at 1618 14th Street NW…. Moore says D.C. police are working with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to attempt to close the club. “I know he does not have any license at that location,” Moore said. “We’re looking for ways to shut him down.” Go to CP article

The Washington Blade posted a story online on Tuesday by reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr.

October 7, 2009 Posted by | bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. crime, Logan Circle, Media, MPD, on the blogs | , , , , | 1 Comment

Report: Metrobus Ran Yellow/Red Light Before Striking Mahnke


Dcist has more on the September 3 incident in which a Metrobus struck jogger Amanda Mahnke.

Earlier postings:

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, Metro, on the blogs | , | Leave a comment

What You Read Here


These are the most popular postings from the last 30 days.

  1. Saturday-Night Vigilante Justice: Victims Catch U Street Mugger
  2. Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident
  3. Me or the Dog? Both of Us?
  4. “Real World” at 2000 S St NW; a Halo Lounge Angle?
  5. RWDC: What Glamor and Excitement?
  6. The Rest of the Story: Report #09085657, “Robbery with Gun”
  7. Policy Restaurant & Bar Opens this Monday
  8. 12th & U NW: “Mama said there’ll be days like this”
  9. Garden District Closing 14th & Church Store
  10. 17th Street Dog Park is Open
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September 26, 2009 Posted by | arts, bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. crime, D.C. Government, D.C. museums, DC politics, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, Metro, MPD, on community, on events, on the blogs, U Street NW | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghana Cafe: Still a Work in Progress


Ghana Cafe at 14th St. (Photo:Luis Gomez)

Ghana Cafe at 14th St. (Photo:Luis Gomez)

Luis snapped this pic on Saturday of the storefront where Ghana Cafe will relocate from Adams Morgan. Looks like progress at 1336 14th Street NW is a bit slow right now; their Web site said the new site would open in mid-September.

14th & You has more details on Ghana Cafe’s planned move.

September 23, 2009 Posted by | bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, DC restaurants, local business, Logan Circle, on the blogs | , , | Leave a comment

Remembering Rosebud: 1992 – 2007


Rosebud: 1992 - 2007.

Rosebud: 1992 - 2007.

Rosebud died two years ago today. If you live in Borderstan near 15th Street NW you may remember seeing her. Continue reading

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, on the blogs | , , , | 6 Comments