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As part of a multi-state tour, Greg Hoy of the Brooklyn NY band Twice as Bright will play a semi-acoustic (i.e., electrified, but quiet) set this Tuesday, February 16, at Gin & Tonic, 2408 Wisconsin.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Twice as Bright offers “a power-pop explosion fueled by hooks you’ll swear must grow on trees outside [Hoy's] Brooklyn window. Like Paul McCartney, only blonder.” And International Cork writes, “Muscular with brains, brainy with muscle, Greg Hoy writes the kind of left-of-the-dial rock that the repeat button on your cd player was designed for.”

Headlining for Hoy is Glover Park’s own The Drive-In, playing a rare acoustic set of their melodic alt-country compositions.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and there’s a $4 cover.

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From the February 2010 Glover Park Gazette:

Point, Mid-Atlantic. Three months after foreclosing on 2136 Wisconsin—the big tan box near Holy Rood Cemetery—Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union won a court order ending the possessory rights of its former owner and its former management company, GreenLight International LLC. On January 14, a judge ordered resident Tyrone Green, the CEO of GreenLight, to provide Mid-Atlantic with “all keys and passkeys and passcodes” necessary to enter the building.

But Green has filed a motion to assert his own personal right to possession of the building. Green—who hosted multiple paid, unlicensed, open-bar parties at the property last year—has said that Mid-Atlantic is holding $20,000 of his in consideration of buying the property. Steve Loewy, an attorney for Mid-Atlantic, says that neither Green nor any other potential buyer has given the credit union any amount of money in consideration of a purchase. Green also alleges that the credit union violated protocol—and his rights as a tenant—while foreclosing on the property. Stephen Hessler, another attorney for Mid-Atlantic, calls those allegations “groundless.” The case goes to trial on February 12.

In a separate matter, Green appeared in court on January 20 and pled not guilty to a charge of selling alcohol without a license during a $25-per-person party on September 19. (The building’s former owner, a bankrupt corporation owned by developer David Cameron, has yet to pay $4,000 in fines resulting from the same party, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.) Green faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail plus a $1,000 fine. A status hearing in the case is scheduled for February 19.

Meanwhile, Green and Cameron are defending themselves against accusations of misbehavior in the complex bankruptcy filing of a D.C. day care center. The center, Nation’s Capital Child and Family Development, alleges that with Green’s help, Cameron angled to unlawfully evict the center from its Northeast D.C. headquarters, after Cameron used a secret mortgage scheme to draw money out of that property for construction at 2136 Wisconsin. In legal pleadings, Cameron and Green deny these allegations. A pre-trial conference in the case is scheduled for February 23.

The property at 2136 Wisconsin first caught the neighborhood’s attention last April, when a bash there billed as “the grand opening of Wisconsin Overlook” drew hundreds of well-dressed revelers (at $10 to $25 each), as well as police responding to noise complaints.

By September, invitations were labeling the venue “The Vixen,” and now we know why: Green had set up part of the six-condo building’s interior as a private clothing showroom affiliated with The Vixen in Centreville, Virginia, a retail clothing store. [Below: the trademarked "Vixen" logo on a wall at 2136 Wisconsin.] Some of Green’s parties included fashion shows and clothing sales, according to invitations and attendees. The building has none of the permits required to function as any sort of business, a DCRA spokesman has said.

Green did not respond to an emailed request for comment.

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From the February 2010 Glover Park Gazette:

Is frozen yogurt coming to Glover Park? Could be. We hear that a locally owned fro-yo shop is seriously considering a new location in a vacant storefront on our commercial strip. More details as events warrant.

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From the February 2010 Glover Park Gazette:

Your pizza options are about to expand by 50 percent—if they haven’t already. Angelico Pizzeria owner Mustafa Misirci told us he hoped to open his new restaurant at 2313 Wisconsin during the first week of February. The local chain, which boasts of hearty meals at good value, joins neighbors Café Romeo’s at 2132 Wisconsin (offering lavash rolls and free delivery) and Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub at 2400 Wisconsin (with a full Italian menu and bar) in striving to meet your pizza needs.

An Angelico’s exec had told us previously that the restaurant—which also delivers—would serve beer and wine, but Misirci says he has no immediate plans to do so.

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From the February 2010 Glover Park Gazette:

You probably know about the late-night DJ dance scene at Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin. But did you know that Breadsoda at 2233 Wisconsin also has a dance floor? The sleek basement bar, known for its pool tables and multitude of draft beers, hosts DJs spinning platters (or whatever you kids call it nowadays) on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 10 p.m. No cover.

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