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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.

Glover Park Hardware will open in its new ground-floor location (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) in mid-September, according to the Georgetown Current. The company rented the vacant storefront shortly after its lease at the prior location (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) expired in January. The owners have been working ever since to renovate the space and install a needed freight elevator. “Glover Park Hardware’s new space is smaller in square footage than the old store,” the Current states, “but [owner Gina] Schaefer said the store benefits from a friendlier relationship with the landlord, cheaper operating costs, and a nicer appearance than the unrenovated old space.”

The store’s old space underneath Washington Sports Club is slated to become a Rite Aid.

On the morning of July 16, a grey Scott hybrid bike was stolen from outside the Salvadoran Consulate (2232 Wisconsin Ave.), according to a police report. The owner had locked her bike to a rack on the sidwalk; when she returned, both bike and lock were missing.

POI Homicide 3600 Calvert St NWOn June 19, 53-year-old Joel Johnson Jr. was killed in the portico of St. Luke’s Mission Center (3655 Calvert St.), the victim of a stabbing by an unknown assailant. The Metropolitan Police Department has released the above photo of a person of interest in the case. The person can be seen in the middle of the frame, behind the archway.

Johnson, who studied fine arts in college, was known by local friends as “the Quiet Guy,” according to a profile in the Washington Post. After his employer, a film processing company, closed three or four years ago, Johnson became homeless, though he always told family that he was staying with friends, the Post states. Johnson had planned to sleep under the St. Luke’s portico the night of the attack.

“He was a photographer by profession, with a portfolio that included shots of parades and rallies, of the famous and ordinary, of moments centered on civil rights and social justice causes,” the Post states. “He wrote on his LinkedIn page that he wanted to tell a story ‘that others did not have a chance to witness first hand.’”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

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

On June 11, Margaret Ruth “Miss Peggy” Dickie, 79, a resident of Carillon House (2500 Wisconsin Ave.), died after being hit by a Peapod grocery delivery truck at Calvert Street and 37th Street. The truck was stopped at a red light on 37th Street, then turned right onto Calvert, where it hit Miss Peggy, who was in the crosswalk heading north, according to the Washington Post.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating the case, according to Lieutenant Ronald Wilkins. “As of yet, there have been no charges filed against the driver of the truck,” Wilkins writes in an email. Charges could be filed in the future “if the investigation reveals negligence or impairment on the behalf of the driver,” he adds. The driver is cooperating fully in the investigation, according to Wilkins.

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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