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Around Town: Nearby News of Note

August 18, 2016


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).

Around Town: Nearby News of Note

August 12, 2016

Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing Near Children’s National Medical Center — 44-year-old Otis Byrd of Greenbelt, Maryland, was pronounced  dead after he was found by members of MPD’s Fourth District on Wednesday at 3:27 p.m. when they responded to a call for a stabbing in the 100 block of Michigan Avenue, NW. On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, pursuant to a D. C. Superior Court arrest warrant, the decadent’s son, 20-year-old Brandon Byrd of Northeast, D.C., was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.  MPD announced this case is domestic in nature. (Washington Post, MPD-4D Listserv)

IMG_0516Are the Best Days of Columbia Heights Behind Us? — Columbia Heights is safer today than is was a decade ago and offers a slew of new restaurants and shopping options. Yet the persistence of violent crime, homicides, drug dealing and basic quality of life issues has some questioning if Columbia Heights’ bright future has dimmed (Washington City Paper).

Adams Morgan Residents Fighting to Prevent Development of Sun Trust Plaza — PN Hoffman’s plans to redevelop the Sun Trust bank and plaza at 18th and Columbia Road has Adams Morgan residents actively fighting to maintain and save public access to the privately owned plaza area (Washington City Paper).

ANC4C Opposes Rock Creek East II Livability Study — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C voted to oppose DDOT’s Rock Creek East II Livability Study at their August 10th meeting based largely on concerns that the study would lead to reducing lanes and adding a protected cycle track on New Hampshire Avenue. Unfortunately, the study had not been released or distributed before the Commission considered their position (Petworth News).


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