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CorePower YogaCorePower Yoga (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will teach a free yoga class for readers of Hyperlocal Glover Park on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. “Whether you’ve been to CPY or not, you are welcome to practice a 60 minute C1.5 Vinyasa Flow, suitable for beginner and intermediate yogis alike,” the studio’s invitation states. “This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your neighbors doing something smart and healthy and fun!” You can bring your own mat or rent one there, and the studio is offering discounts on items from their boutique both before and after class.
RSVP to Sandy, studio manager of Glover Park CPY at sandy.florian@corepoweryoga.com or simply show up on the 16th ready to flow! The studio asks drop-ins to come a little early so they can register before the class.

From the November 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

 On October 4, a female client of Massage Escape Spa (2352 Wisconsin Ave.) reported a sexual assault by her male masseur. She told police that the man had touched her inappropriately and invasively during a massage. The man was arrested, and an investigation of the case is ongoing.

From the November 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Last month, we told you that the former owner of JP’s Lounge (2412 Wisconsin Ave.) was suing the man he sold the strip club to. Michael Papanicolas claims that Paul Kadlick still owes him $375,000 on the sale. (Wisconsin Ventures LLC, a corporation with which Kadlick is affiliated, is a co-defendant in Papanicolas’s suit.) On October 17, Papanicolas appeared in court to say he hadn’t yet been able to find Kadlick to serve him papers in the lawsuit.

Too bad Papanicolas wasn’t at the courthouse the day before: Kadlick was there in person for sentencing in an assault case. That case sprang from an incident in March of 2013 when Kadlick and two of his business associates—including Phil Mathew, the managing partner of JP’s—broke into a rental house in Southeast and punched its resident in an attempt to get him to move out. According to court documents, they called the victim a “squatter,” though he told police he paid rent. (Ironically, JP’s was evicted from its building in July of this year for nonpayment of rent.)

Kadlick pled guilty to the assault and, on October 16, received a 45-day suspended sentence and was ordered to complete six months of probation. Mathew also pled guilty, but at press time had not been sentenced.

That’s the misdemeanor portion of this month’s JP’s news. In the felony portion: it turns out that one of the club’s financial backers, Lawrence Carl Nelson, was indicted in Maryland last year for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms of cocaine and for possessing two firearms as a former felon. The federal government identified the JP’s liquor license as one of Nelson’s assets. His indictment stated that, if he were convicted, the government would seize the license. In a restraining order, it forbade Kadlick, Mathew, and their associates from disposing of it.

On May 9 of this year, Nelson pled guilty to both of the charges against him. His sentencing hearing is set for Monday, January 5. Several parties, including Kadlick, Papanicolas, and the Alafoginis family—the stiffed landlords of 2412 Wisconsin Avenue—may try to lay claim to the license.

Surfside suffers hooch heist

From the November 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

On September 22, Surfside (2444 Wisconsin Ave.) was the site of a second-degree theft: someone stole one bottle of Grey Goose vodka and three bottles of Jose Cuervo tequila. Security video footage showed the culprit: a tall, thin man who looked to be in his 40s. Police printed out still shots of the thief and distributed them to other businesses on the commercial strip.

Wine shop changes hands

From the November 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Wide World of Wines (2201 Wisconsin Ave.) has a new owner—sort of. When longtime owner Elliott Staren decided to go into semi-retirement, he sold the fine-and-rare wine shop to Victor Hugo Linares, who has been working at the store for 25 years. The transfer of ownership is effective on November 1, we understand. Staren will continue to work at the store, though on a reduced schedule.

From the October 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

JP’s Lounge (2412 Wisconsin Ave.) may have closed, but its drama lives on. In July, the strip club’s former owner, Michael Papanicolas, sued the company he sold it to, Wisconsin Ventures LLC, for breach of contract. (Two months after the August, 2012 sale, Wisconsin Ventures turned the club over to The Vice Group, a different company with some of the same owners.)

Papanicolas’s complaint alleges that Wisconsin Ventures still owes him $375,000 from the deal. Paul Kadlick, a principal of Wisconsin Ventures and spokesman for The Vice Group, is named as a co-defendant in the suit. According to the complaint, the total purchase price for the club was $600,000, and Papanicolas received a hefty down payment, as well as scheduled monthly payments of $1,500 through last September. “Since October 1, 2013, and through the present, Plaintiff has not received any payments whatsoever,” the complaint states. Neither Kadlick nor Wisconsin Ventures has formally responded to the suit, according to court documents. JP’s has been closed since July, when its operators were evicted for nonpayment of rent.

From the October 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Holiday Inn Georgetown (2101 Wisconsin Ave.) is on the market, according to Bisnow. “Interested buyers have redevelopment in mind,” the real-estate news site reports. The hotel, which sits midway between Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Ave.) and Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.), could become home to “a mixed-use, grocery-anchored project,” the site states.
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