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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B has filed a protest against a planned roof deck at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.). The ANC will withdraw its protest if the hotel reaches a compromise agreement with neighbors, according to commissioner Jackie Blumenthal.
The planned deck, which would have a seating capacity of 136, is part of an ongoing renovation that will end with the hotel being renamed “The Glover Park Hotel.” Near neighbors have raised concerns about the deck’s potential to create late-night noise and parking problems. The Savoy has been negotiating with neighbors to establish rules for the deck that would address their concerns, but at press time, no compromise had been reached.

The rooftop deck at Surfside (2444 Wisconsin Ave.) operates under a voluntary agreement that stipulates it must be closed by midnight, and any music must be recorded, unamplified, and inaudible outside of the premises. The ANC argues that any new rooftop deck in the neighborhood should not be allowed to stay open later or play louder music. (Two other establishments, Mason Inn at 2408 Wisconsin Ave. and Mad Fox Tap Room at 2218 Wisconsin Ave., are allowed to serve alcohol on rooftop decks, but neither of those decks has been built.)

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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

After two years of renovations, Mad Fox Tap Room opened August 17 at 2218 Wisconsin Ave., the former home of Mayfair & Pine. “We’re very happy to be here,” says Bill Madden, who owns the business along with wife Beth and two partners. “The more research we did on Glover Park, the more we knew that this was a good place for us.” The neighborhood’s family-friendly vibe is very similar to that of Falls Church, site of Mad Fox’s original brewpub, Beth adds.

The restaurant’s interior feels airier than it did before the renovation. Ceilings are higher, and a bulky climate-control unit that was housed near the staircase has been replaced by one on the roof. The relocation of that unit allowed builders to create a small mezzanine using an interior window that had been hidden behind wallboard for more than 50 years.

Along with a selection of Mad Fox beers on tap, the pub’s menu features kohlrabi hummous; green-tomato gazpacho; a “hifalutin” turkey burger; and entrees such as grilled ribeye steak with horseshoe fries. Chef Brandon Moser has worked previously in Orvieto, Italy, and at D.C.’s Bistro Bis.

In keeping with its family-friendly locale, Mad Fox offers a kids’ menu and has root beer on tap, made by the brewery with real cane sugar. The pub opens at 4 pm Monday through Friday and at noon on weekends.

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Slate Wine Bar & Bistro (2404 Wisconsin Ave.) will participate in DC’s Restaurant Week with special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from August 17 through 30. The promotional event features a three-course lunch menu ($22) with choices including fish tacos and beef Milanese sandwich, or a three-course dinner menu ($35) with choices including the bistro filet and jumbo lump crab cake. For reservations or more information, email@slatewinebar.com or call 202-333-4304.

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The long-awaited opening date of Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) has been revealed in a Craigslist help wanted ad. The full ad is pasted below as a community service:

***Mad Fox Tap Room Opening August 17 *** (Glover Park)

Now Hiring All Positions

Looking for friendly and energetic, people to join our New Opening Tap Room Team! We look for comparable experience in high-volume polished casual. Candidates must come with a GREAT attitude, Team Focused and ready to exceed guests expectations in service.

Passion for Craft Beer & Brewing greatly desired for our bartenders and server teams.

25-40 hrs/wk

The right candidates will have spectacular personalities, good volume experience in similar restaurants and a proven history of exceptional guest service.

We work well with school or 2nd job schedules as well as strive to provide a friendly, easy going work environment. In return we require strict punctuality, attendance, honesty and a genuine desire to please the guest.

Accepting applications on site Mon.-Friday 3p-7p
Mad Fox Tap Room
2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Plans for a rooftop deck featuring drinks and lite fare at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) has some near neighbors worried about  late-night noise and parking problems, according to the Northwest Current. The deck is part of an ongoing renovation that will end with the hotel being renamed “The Glover Park Hotel.”

“The hotel is now working with its residential neighbors who worry about noise and parking impacts,” the Current states. “The Glover Park neighborhood commission voted unanimously to oppose the roof deck’s alcohol license if no agreement is reached with neighbors by the city’s Aug. 10 deadline.”

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Mad Fox Taproom (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) is planning an early-August opening, its owner tells the Washington Business Journal. The newspaper story offers a slideshow of interior shots of the fully renovated restaurant, formerly home to Mayfair & Pine.

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From the May 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) will not be moving into the vacant JP’s Lounge building (2412 Wisconsin Ave.) after all, we hear. Talks between the Mason Inn’s owners and their landlords—who own both properties—about the potential move have ended without a deal.

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