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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Town Hall (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) now hosts a trivia contest every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The game is free to enter, and prizes have included gift certificates to the restaurant, concert tickets, Nats tickets, bikes, and other desireable giveaways.

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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Holiday Inn (2101 Wisconsin Ave.) will close at the end of November, we understand. The property will have a new owner, though we’ve seen no announcement as to who that owner will be. We’d earlier heard that the site was being marketed for mixed-use development, potentially to be anchored by a grocery store.

 

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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Negotiations concerning a proposed rooftop deck at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) were ongoing at press time, but one knowledgeable observer believed that hotel management and near neighbors were close to a compromise that would allow the deck to go forward, while addressing concerns about increased noise and parking issues.

 

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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) that runs along Wisconsin Avenue is no longer making a ruckus, we hear. Residents of condos on the route had been noticing disruptive engine noise since the 16-vehicle fleet was replaced last spring. But shortly after the Gazette conveyed those concerns to the university’s veep of planning and facilities, the situation was investigated and rectified. Kudos to G.U.

 

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This just in:

We @Arcuri [2400 Wisconsin Ave.] want to inform our friends and neighbors that starting tomorrow October 14th – 4:00pm -10:00pm (Dine in Only) Wednesday – Is officially HALF PRICE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

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Say so long to Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Ave.). After October 17, the bar will close for an estimated 10 months of construction, according to the Washington Post.

Owner Bill Thomas “has wanted to renovate what he calls a ‘very disjointed’ building for years, but didn’t want to begin any major projects until he was able to purchase the real estate, which happened just over a year ago,” the Post reports. Plans include new plumbing and electrical systems, new bathrooms, a new roof, and step-free access to the front patio and main dining room, according to the paper. Thomas also plans to add 1,000 square feet of space to the rear of the building, which is expected to reopen—with a new name and a more ambitious menu—next fall.

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From the October 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Police are still investigating the June murder of homeless photographer Joel Johnson outside the St. Luke’s Mission Center (3655 Wisconsin Ave.), according to MPD spokesman Sean Conboy. Johnson was stabbed in the center’s portico by an unknown assailant. “We are still asking for people with information to contact us at 202-727-9099 or by text at 50411,” Conboy says. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for a homicide in the city.

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