Around Town: Nearby News of Note


Heat Da Spot Applies to Serve Alcohol – Heat Da Spot Cafe at 3213 Georgia Ave. NW has applied to add alcohol to the menu. According to the ABRA filing (listings here), the business has applied for a Class C license which permits the sale, service, and consumption of spirits, beer, and wine on the premises. Heat Da Spot currently serves sandwiches, coffee and pastries with a seating capacity for 17. The application includes a Summer Garden endorsement request with outdoor seating for 20 patrons (Borderstan).

One-Bedroom Rentals Take Biggest Bite From Salaries in Zip 20010 – According to a recent RadPad study, renters in zip code 20010 (Park View, Columbia Heights, & Mount Pleasant) pay the most for one-bedroom rentals as a percentage of their salary — 62% of their monthly income (UrbanTurf).

Bon Appétit Takes Notice of 11th Street’s Bad Saint, Names it the No. 2 best new restaurant in America – Earlier this week, several sources reported that Bon Appétit has given the Filipino eatery in Columbia Heights the No. 2 spot on its Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America. The magazine had previously released its 50 nominees, which included Bad Saint as well as local eateries the Dabney and Tail Up Goat (Washington Post).

Park View Man Threatened with Knife in Robbery Attempt – On Tuesday evening around 10:45 p.m., a person was walking in an alley on the 700 block of Kenyon Street, NW, when a thief held a knife to his throat in a robbery attempt. After finding the victim had no money, the robber fled. (Borderstan).

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One Comment on “Around Town: Nearby News of Note”

  1. J Says:

    The alley on the 700 block of Kenyon is trouble. On a number of occasions I’ve walked by I’ve seen EMS there attending to individuals who have OD’d, and there’s a homeless encampment blocking alley access and occupied by individuals who seem to drink all day and make excessive levels of noise well into the night.

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