shredding spill 1

A reader reports late yesterday afternoon:

“I couldn’t get a good shot of the guy shoveling shredded papers off the street, but here’s one next to MLK Library, at the corner of 9th and G St. NW. I was walking to get lunch and it looked like a parade had just gone through.”

Ed. Note: Good thing it was wet and the papers stuck so they were able to clean up a bit. And, yes it’s a slow news day today…

park at 14th
920 14th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Walked by The Park at 14th around lunch time and these signs were on their window. Hopefully you can read the letter! It says that their liquor license has been suspended because there was an assault in their bathrooms at 2:40am on the 31st. The employees tried to cover up the assault by escorting the victim out the back door, cleaning the bathroom and then failed to report the incident to 911 or the MPD officers that were assigned to the club.”

Unfortunately I couldn’t read the text of the letter but another reader confirms on twitter:

“long letter from MPD on the door saying they concealed a violent altercation and their liquor license is revoked”

1120 19th Street, NW

The old Jonathan’s Gourmet then the G Street Food that abruptly closed back in January is set to become a new 24 hour diner called Olivia’s. Their liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant serving typical diner food during breakfast, lunch, dinner and late evening. Total Occupancy Load of 130 and Sidewalk Café with seating for 32. Sunday through Saturday 7am-7am (24-hour operations) – Sidewalk cafe hours Sunday through Saturday 10am-10pm”

Updates when they get closer to opening.


1350 I Street, NW

This is the spot from the owners of City Tap House coming to former Tuscana West space across from Franklin Square park.

The liquor license placard for Pennsylvania 6 DC says:

“A restaurant serving American food, including a raw bar. Seating for 239 with Total Occupancy Load of 350 and Sidewalk Cafe.

You can see their New York menus here.

looking east towards Toro Toro


From MPD:

“Jamyra Gallmon, 21, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to a charge of second-degree murder while armed for the Feb. 9, 2015 murder of David Messerschmitt in a robbery at a downtown Washington hotel, announced Acting U.S. Attorney

Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Gallmon pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The plea, which is contingent upon the Court’s approval, calls for a sentence between 18 and 25 years.

Also today, a co-defendant, Dominique Johnson, 19, also of Washington, D.C., pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery for her role in events on the day of the crime. Johnson faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison.

The Honorable Michael Ryan scheduled sentencing for both defendants to take place on Aug. 14, 2015. (more…)

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”