Coming in August: a bro-fest atop Blue Ridge at 2340 Wisconsin, to judge from this website. The second floor of the newly beer-happy restaurant is being christened “Hero Bar.” Enter via the side alley and then, apparently, say “HELL yeah” to $2 PBRs.
Archive for July, 2010
We hear Shade & Shutter Shack moved out of its longtime home at 2352 Wisconsin—a building with mysteriously crappy shutters—last month, leaving the whole property vacant. Painters spent today spiffing up the exterior.
Mr. Yogato, a local frozen-yogurt chain, had expressed interest in the building’s ground floor this spring, but as far as we’ve heard, no lease has been signed.
A misdemeanor case involving 2136 Wisconsin Avenue—a/k/a The Vixen and Wisconsin Overlook—was dismissed last week, but prosecutors intend to revive it. Tyrone Green, the former party house’s former tenant, had pled not-guilty to one charge of selling alcohol without a license during a networking event at the property last year. The day before Green’s July 13 trial, prosecutors moved to postpone the trial, because their lead lawyer and a key witness were not available. Judge Frederick Sullivan denied the motion and dismissed the case “for want of prosecution.”
Because the case was not dismissed “with prejudice,” the District government is free to try again—and will, according to Alicia Washington, assistant deputy attorney general. Green will be summoned to appear for a new arraignment on September 22, she says. The maximum penalty for selling alcohol without a license is one year in jail plus a $1,000 fine. UPDATE: A judicial summons mailed to Green on July 26 was returned as undeliverable. On September 22, Judge Richard Ringell ordered a new summons to be issued for an arraignment on November 3.
Meanwhile, the troubled tan edifice—now owned by its former mortgagee after a foreclosure—is vacant and for sale. A sealed-bid auction on the property has been extended by one month; it now ends on July 30.
From recent police incident reports (all names are made up):
Between July 4, 7 p.m., and July 5, noon
2444 Wisconsin (rear)
Rufus parked a white 2005 Buick LaCrosse with Georgia tags behind Surfside. When he came back the next day, the car was gone.
July 5, 5:45 p.m.
Maura was shopping at Safeway. A man distracted her with trivial conversation while a woman stole her purse.
Between July 7, 8 p.m., and July 8, 5:45 p.m.
Theft from auto
Rick parked a white 2009 Ford truck at the Holiday Inn. When he returned, his window had been smashed and his GPS was missing.
July 8, around 1:40 p.m.
Nigel left his cell phone on a table at the Safeway and saw a man swipe it. Nigel tried to get the phone back, but the man fled the store and ran south on Wisconsin.
On Saturday, Gin & Tonic will host Charm Aid 2010, an annual rock-and-roll benefit for St. Luke’s Shelter at 3655 Calvert (in the basement of St. Luke’s UMC). The show features Dirty Bomb; Yell County; and Glover Park rockers The Charm Offensive. July 10, 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10.