From the May 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Plans to remodel Blue Ridge (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) as a community coffeehouse and beer bar are still in place, says co-owner Eli Hengst, but the hoped-for June reopening date is looking unlikely. As part of the permitting process, the building’s Certificate of Occupancy has to be updated to accurately reflect the building’s capacity, and that application has been working its way through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory affairs “slowly—very slowly,” Hengst says.
The restaurant has been closed for renovations for months, but a private dance party there on Saturday, April 9 drew the attention of near neighbors, one of whom complained on the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup that “our whole neighborhood sounds like one giant, rowdy party.” Hengst says the event was a birthday party for the wife of restaurant co-owner Jared Rager. Most guests were in their 30s or 40s, with kids and babysitters at home, adds Hengst, who says the listserv post “grossly mischaracterized” the event: “The party wound down before midnight. In fact, it was probably the mellowest crowd that strip of Glover Park has seen in some time.”