Archive for June, 2010
From recent police incident reports (all names are made up):
May 18, between 9:45 and 10:50 a.m.
2121 Wisconsin Avenue
Theft from auto
Fiona parked her 2005 Honda Pilot in front of the CW building. When she returned about an hour later, her passenger-side window had been smashed, and her driver’s license and three credit cards were gone.
May 20, between 11:30 a.m. and noon
June 21, between 9 and 10 a.m.
2323 Wisconsin Avenue
Midge left her purse in her shopping cart at Whole Foods at 2323 Wisconsin and later discovered her wallet missing. A month later, Raquel had the same experience. The victims were from Cleveland Park and Georgetown, respectively, which makes sense: regular readers of the Glover Park Gazette know to keep their purses zipped and within sight at Whole Foods.
June 12, 3 a.m.
2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue
Tony and Frank were walking south on Wisconsin below Calvert Street when they saw three men sitting on a bench. Tony said “What’s up” to the men, and they got up and punched him until he fell to the ground. Then they ran off, and Frank took Tony home. Tony “thought nothing of the assault,” according to a police report he filed the following week. Frank also told police he “saw no reason” to notify them of the incident at the time. (Photo via DESI Comments.)
June 14, between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
2233 Wisconsin Avenue
Natasha parked her 2009 Agility 125 scooter outside Georgetown Plaza, secured to a street sign with a U-style bike lock. When she went to retrieve it that evening, it was gone.
Tonight, Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin and Kitchen at 2404 Wisconsin—”adjoining hot spots in Washington’s trendy Glover Park neighborhood,” according to Politico—will host a big fundraiser for Mississippi Governor Hayley Barbour, a likely contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. The event “has been the talk of Washington GOP circles, boasting a host committee that reads like a next-generation GOP bundling and campaign dream team,” Politico reports. Fritz Brogan, co-owner of both establishments, is a former advance man for George W. Bush and a member of the dream team—we mean, the host committee.
Four Glover Park bars are allowed to open as early as 7 a.m. during the World Cup, which lasts through July 11.
We’ve already told you about the World Cup strategy of Blue Ridge at 2340 Wisconsin: all games shown live outdoors on the big screen, with food on offer.
Bourbon at 2348 Wisconsin will open at 9:30 a.m. for all USA games and serve the full brunch menu until 4 p.m., with special game-time drink specials, according to its website.
Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin and Kitchen at 2404 Wisconsin will open early for “select games,” says co-owner Fritz Brogan, with $3 draft beers and $4 rail drinks as well as daily food specials. Signs in the windows of both bars advertise the games on view there.
Meanwhile, Breadsoda at 2233 Wisconsin didn’t register for extended hours, but the basement pub—which usually opens at noon—is already permitted to open at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, 10 a.m. Sundays, and 11 a.m. weekdays, says rep Shawn Kelley. “We will most likely open for games that start one hour before those times,” he says—but anyone wondering whether the bar is open for a game can call 202-333-7445.
Any other Glover Park World Cup doings you’d like to publicize? Leave ‘em in the comments.
Reposted verbatim from Craigslist as a public service:
SAT\ACT Tutors Needed (Glover Park NW)
Are you energetic and ambitious? Do you want to make a difference in the future of a child? If so, please join our team of motivated individuals at our brand new Huntington Learning Center [at 2233 Wisconsin] located in the heart of Glover Park, Washington DC.
We are seeking qualified individuals to provide one-on-one SAT instruction
Must be willing to work 6-20 hours a week.
A few good reasons to teach at Huntington Learning Center:
-No lesson planning
-No homework to grade
-Year-round flexible hours (evening and weekend availability)
-State of the art facility
Come be part of our dynamic staff of professionals AND have the opportunity to provide EVERY child with the best education possible!
If you’re interested, here’s a link to the ad: Help Wanted.
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Balance Gym’s marketing annex at 2241 Wisconsin is up and running: running straight for members of Washington Sports Club next door at 2251 Wisconsin. Though Balance owner Graham King had told us the new storefront would be used to promote spa services—”(massages/facials/sauna/steam/etc)”—at SomaSpa, which shares Balance’s 2121 Wisconsin location, a Balance tout spent this morning handing out cards flogging the gym’s new membership deal: $59/month if you sign up by June 30. (There’s also a onetime initiation fee of $99, but it’s credited towards personal training or spa services.)
Meanwhile, a whiteboard in WSC’s lobby announces discounts that gym has negotiated for its members with local merchants. With your WSC member barcode, you’ll get the following deals:
- 15% off meals at Kavanagh’s at 2400 Wisconsin;
- 50% off games and 10% off food and drink at Breadsoda at 2233 Wisconsin;
- 15% off services at Hair Lounge at 2201 Wisconsin;
- 15% off hair services on your first visit to Elite for Hair at 2315 Wisconsin; and
- $6.45 games and free shoes on Tuesdays at Strike Bowling Alley at 5353 Westbard Avenue in Bethesda.
At about 1 a.m. on June 17 (i.e., late Wednesday night), a man was refused entry to Good Guys at 2311 Wisconsin “due to intoxication,” according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman. The would-be patron allegedly responded to the rebuff by kicking and punching the strip club’s front door, breaking it.
A passing police officer stopped and arrested the man, Rasheed Junaid of Falls Church, who later pled not-guilty to one charge of destruction of property. A status hearing in his case is scheduled for July 12. UPDATE: A status hearing is scheduled for September 10.
In honor of its 62nd anniversary, Old Europe at 2434 Wisconsin is soliciting patrons’ stories of memorable meals at the restaurant. Did you get engaged or married there? Spot a D.C. celeb? Was Old Europe where you first heard that Crystal Bowersox had lost American Idol? Email your reminiscence to proprietor Alex Herold at alexherold at old-europe.com. If yours is among the 10 “most intriguing” stories received, Old Europe will post it to their website.
A man ejected from Good Guys at 2311 Wisconsin in April still awaits trial for an assault outside the strip club, but the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has determined that the club itself should not be fined or shut because of the fracas.
On April 9, patrons Daron and Scott Childress were asked to leave Good Guys after one of them touched a waitress, according to police and Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration reports. Scott allegedly tried to force his way back in to collect his cell phone and coat, but he was refused. Two other patrons went outside to help defuse the situation, and a fight erupted between them and the Childresses, during which Daron allegedly displayed a knife. The Childresses were arrested and taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries; one of the other two patrons had a cut on his face but refused treatment.
On May 19, the ABC Board held a fact-finding hearing into the matter and determined that no action should be taken against the bar. An ABRA investigator found no violations of the club’s security procedures.
Daron Childress has pled not guilty to charges of simple assault and possession of a prohibited weapon. A status hearing in his case is scheduled for June 18. UPDATE: Childress’s trial has been scheduled for September 19.
Following a renovation and expansion of its rear garden—which now seats more than 100 people—Blue Ridge at 2340 Wisconsin is set to become a second home to soccer fans during this year’s World Cup tournament June 11-July 11.
“We are planning to host every World Cup game live, with the larger games being offered outside on a large projection screen,” writes owner Eli Hengst. The restaurant will offer coffee and breakfast during morning games and lunch for those at midday, he says. Blue Ridge resumes its Tues-Fri summer lunch service this Friday, to go with its year-round Sat/Sun brunch.
With the garden renovation complete, Hengst adds, “we’ve restarted our Stroller Happy Hour for parents with young kids who want the chance to socialize (and maybe have a drink) in an infant/young kid friendly environment.” The event runs from 5-7 pm on Thursdays.