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1420 K Street, NW

Back in January US Marshals were spotted at Lotus Lounge. Next up is Soundcheck. Their new liquor license placard says:

“Late night lounge with DJ, dancing and cover charge. Small plates/appetizers to be served during hours of sales and service with a total occupancy load of 239.”

Hours of operation are listed as:

“Sunday through Saturday 11am – 5 am”

Live entertainment hours are listed as:

“Sunday through Thursday 8 pm – 2 am and Friday & Saturday 8 pm – 3am”

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Rendering via Ivy and Coney (1537 7th Street, NW)

From a Shaw listserv:

“My name is Josh Saltzman and I’m one of the owners of Ivy and Coney. We are excited to present to the neighborhood our planned roof deck expansion. This will entail us adding a full kitchen (because we know everyone is tired of eating just hot dogs), an outside bar and more seating. Additionally, the roof deck will have 12 foot walls and a retractable roof that will allow the deck to be enjoyed in all seasons and provide a large measure of noise reduction. We would love to here from all of you, our neighbors (and hopefully our customers), regarding what you think of our plans. We welcome all critiques, good and bad. We will be hosting a meeting at the Kennedy Rec Center this coming Tuesday, May 26th at 7 PM to answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to pass our information along to any fellow residents that are less technologically inclined. A small slide set with more details: Expansion-Overview (PDF)

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1635 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Custom Fuel pizza location and Potbelly before that.

From a press release:

“After much anticipation, and as a result of the popularity of its shops in Georgetown and Bethesda, Drybar will open its third and fourth DC area locations this summer. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients across the country. Now Drybar is heading to one of the most historic neighborhoods in our nation’s capitol (Dupont Circle) and is also settling into the hub of downtown (Penn Quarter). With additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Chicago, LA, and Denver, Drybar is on track to have over 50 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.”

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1376 Park Road, NW

Back in April we saw a permit for a fast food restaurant in the former oxxo drycleaners space next to Sticky Fingers. Turns out it will be Shanghai Tokyo Cafe:

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Their website says:

“Opened in 2011, Shanghai Tokyo is the brainchild of Joe Chen, a life-long restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. The family-friendly environment is a choice Joe made because he wants everyone that visits Shanghai Tokyo to feel as comfortable dining with their family, as he does with his.

Every detail is well thought out, from every meal’s ingredients, to the atmosphere provided for his patrons. Joe wants Shanghai Tokyo to be your first choice for College Park restaurants, and will always make the effort to gain your trust and satisfaction.”

Check out their College Park menu here: ShanghaiTokyo_menu (PDF)

Coming this summer. Stay tuned.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in connection with the quadruple homicide, which occurred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, Northwest.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:00 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 34 year-old Daron Dylon Wint, of Lanham, Maryland in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, in Northeast Washington. Wint is charged with First Degree Felony Murder – While Armed.”

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Scuttlebutt confirmed! Back in January 2014 we learned that Glen’s Garden Market plans to open a second spot in Takoma had fallen through. The scuttlebutt at the time was “they have a new partnership with a developer in Shaw.” Yesterday the City Paper reported a lease being finalized in the new Shay building at 8th and U St, NW:

“The new market will be a smaller version of the Dupont original with 2,100-square feet of retail space versus 5,300. The Shaw location won’t have room for a pizza oven or a smoker, but other than that, it will offer the same things, just in tighter confines.”

Standby for a November opening according to the report.