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“The aptly-named Glover Park Beer Garden opens on Wednesday,” writes Anna Spiegel in Washingtonian. “The summer-long pop-up takes over the outdoor patio of the Savoy Suites Hotel at 2505 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, and will serve a range of brews and German-style eats.” To minimize noise complaints, the outdoor bar will close at 11 p.m., Spiegel writes.

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515e43e8e4b0daad6e7c6a5eBalance Gym co-founder Graham King has a new venture at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.): Roam Fitness, an indoor/outdoor training gym. “Our motto, Fitness Without Boundaries, stems from the belief that health and wellness should not be confined to the four walls of a gym,” King tells us. “Our signature program ‘OutRun’ gets people out of the gym and into DC’s open spaces like Rock Creek Park, the Tow Path, Roosevelt Island, etc. We never take the same route, and we incorporate the obstacles we find along the way into the workout. For example, in a 4-mile run we will stop along the way for pushups, pullups, squats…and stump jumping.” Inside the hotel, a new gym facility features free weights and cardio machines as well as functional fitness equipment such as sandbags, hurdles, kettlebells, and gymnastic rings, King says.

Monthly gym memberships start at $50, and individual classes cost $25 each. But Roam Fitness is currently offering free trial memberships that last through the end of May and include unlimited classes. To sign up, click here.

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From the April 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Twist at the Savoy Suites (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) offers a “bottomless buffet” brunch. “Unwind from your weekend with our famous unlimited pours of mimosas and tangy Bloody Marys,” an announcement urges. The brunch, which also features a variety of entrees, salads, and desserts, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Cost is $29.95 per person.

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On October 11, the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a cocktail reception and fundraiser for Friends of Guy Mason, the nonprofit group that helps maintain the Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.).

Although Guy Mason is a city-run facility, Friends of Guy Mason augments what the government’s stretched budget is able to provide. In the past, the group has maintained the center’s tree canopy and fragrance garden; installed new playground equipment; and led community cleanup days. “We promise to continue to be strong advocates for the interests of students, faculty, and guests inside the building as well as all the outdoor users,” writes FOGM president Dan Melman in a statement to Glover Parkers. “As we build upon our past successes, we ask you to support us in our efforts to steward and improve our local treasure. We cannot do it without you.”

The October 11 event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $60 each and can be purchased at the Friends of Guy Mason website.

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KGB Deals is selling three discount coupons for Hair Lounge Salon (2201 Wisconsin Ave.). Deals include a coupon for a one-hour deep exfoliating treatment for $49 (regular price: $130) and a coupon for a collagen-boosting facial plus brow shaping for $49 (regular price: $165).

Restaurant.com is selling a variety of discount coupons for Twist Georgetown (2505 Wisconsin Ave., in Savoy Suites). Deals include a coupon good for $25 off your bill that costs $10 and a coupon good for $75 off your bill that costs $30.

Reported by Laurie England

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From recent police incident reports (all names are made up):

July 10, between 9 and 10 p.m.
2348 Wisconsin
Pickpocket

Miriam left her purse hanging on the back of a chair at Bourbon. She later discovered that someone had stolen her wallet.



Between July 20, 10 p.m., and July 21, 7 p.m.
2101 Wisconsin
Theft from auto

Luigi parked his white 2005 Chevy van at the Holiday Inn. When he came back, his window had been smashed and his Dewalt drill was missing.


July 23, 7:40 p.m.
1855 Wisconsin
Shoplifting

Travis went to the Safeway, picked up 18 DVDs (or CDs, or videos—the police report isn’t clear), put them inside a bag, and put the bag under his shirt. A store employee stopped him and called police. Travis was arrested.


July 24, 2:30 p.m.
2505 Wisconsin
Theft

Bernard entered the Savoy Suites Hotel through the front door and walked through the bar and into an unlocked closet. He stole a silver Dolce and Gabbana bag and fled south on Wisconsin on a bicycle.


August 1, 8:30 p.m.
2323 Wisconsin
Shoplifting

Bertram went into Whole Foods and stole sex enhancement pills.

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From recent police incident reports (all names are made up):

Between June 26, 2 p.m., and June 30, 2 p.m.
2121 Wisconsin Avenue
Burglary

An unknown person broke into Lola’s locked office, stole a Dell laptop, and left behind a child’s Grasshopper sleeping bag.



Between July 4, 7 p.m., and July 5, noon
2444 Wisconsin (rear)
Stolen auto

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.
1855 Wisconsin
Pickpocket

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.
2101 Wisconsin
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.
1855 Wisconsin
Theft

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.

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From recent police incident reports (all names are made up):

April 5, 4:30 p.m.
2323 Wisconsin Avenue
Pickpocket

Sally was shopping in Whole Foods, wearing her shoulder bag. She later discovered that her wallet was missing.


April 10, 11:50 p.m.
Near 2505 Wisconsin Avenue
Assault with intent to rob

Rachel, a guest of the Savoy Suites Hotel, was approached by Bob, who tugged on her purse, grabbed her left arm, and said, “Give me your pocketbook.”

Rachel responded, “Fuck you,” at which point Bob punched her in the jaw, where she’d recently had surgery, dislocating it. He then fled the scene without her purse.

Rachel returned to her hotel room, called her daughter, and passed out.


April 11, 2 p.m.
Wisconsin Avenue and Calvert Street
Assault on a police officer

Bill was walking south on Wisconsin Avenue when Jim walked up to him, said, “Get out of the way, faggot,” and kicked him in the back of his right leg.

Jim then approached Sue, who was accompanied by Sam, and asked, “Do you want some of this?” Sue got into the passenger side of her vehicle and closed the door.

Jim then approached Sam, who had gotten into the driver’s side of the vehicle, and asked, “Do you want some of this?” Sam identified himself as a police officer and showed Jim his badge.

Jim balled up his fists and took a fighting stance, and Sam told him to back down. Sam called for backup and held Jim until reinforcements arrived.

Sam suffered lacerations and abrasions but refused medical assistance at the scene. Jim suffered abrasions and was taken to Sibley Hospital for treatment, then transported to the Second District. He was charged with assaulting a police officer.


April 21, 1:30 p.m.
2450 Wisconsin Avenue
Robbery by fear

Ralph entered the gas station wearing a black ski mask, placed his hand in his pocket, and told Fritz, the cashier, “Give me the money.” Fritz, who feared Ralph had a weapon, backed away.

Ralph then opened the cash drawers for two registers and stole $300. He also stole $150 and a cell phone from Fritz.

Ralph then fled, heading west on Calvert Street. Fritz chased him. He didn’t catch Ralph, but he saw Ralph drop cash on the ground. Fritz picked up the cash and put it in his pocket. Ralph was last seen headed northbound on Tunlaw.


April 21, 8:00 p.m.
2323 Wisconsin Avenue
Pickpocket

Gretchen was shopping at Whole Foods, with her open purse in her shopping cart. She turned away from the cart. When she later went to pay, her wallet was missing.

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From the January 2010 Glover Park Gazette:

If you’re in the mood for free live music, look no further than your own commercial strip. Twist Georgetown Lounge at 2505 Wisconsin in the Savoy Suites Hotel hosts jazz band The Full Consensus every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin recently started a Tuesday night music series called “Tavern Sessions,” featuring both electric and acoustic pop bands starting at 8:30 p.m. And next door at Kitchen at 2404 Wisconsin, guitarist John Stone is a regular fixture on Wednesday nights, and he plays some Thursdays as well.

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From the December 2009 Glover Park Gazette:

More than two years after restaurateur Bo Blair’s The Deck, an outdoor hotspot at the Savoy Suites Hotel at 2505 Wisconsin, was abruptly shut due to noise complaints, the bar’s original manager/partner, Bo Blair, announced the return of The Deck atop Surfside at 2444 Wisconsin, which he co-owns. (The Savoy did have an outdoor bar eatery this past summer, but without the rowdy prepsters who had been drawn to the old Deck by then-promoter then-manager/partner Fritz Brogan, who is now a partner in Kitchen at 2404 Wisconsin and Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin.)

Advertised as “The Deck at Surfside,” the rooftop bar is open Thursday through Saturday from 5:30 pm until closing, and is fully tented and heated. We wanted to ask Blair how he intends to keep the noise down at Deck 2.0, but he did not return our calls for comment.

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