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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Mount Olivet Road, Northeast on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

At approximately 1:47 am, members of the Fifth District heard the sound of a single gunshot in the area of Mount Olivet Road and New York Avenue, Northeast and responded to the rear of the location. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim exhibited no signs consistent with life and remained on the scene. (more…)

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From an email:

“Located across the street from The Hecht Warehouse at 2002 Fenwick Street, Big Chief will have two bars downstairs, and one on the rooftop. There is also a 1970s Airstream on the rooftop that will soon be open and available to be rented out for small parties.

Doors open at 8 PM tonight with live music by Brass Connection and two DJs. Friday there will be a free crawfish boil and a DJ at night. Saturday there will be live music all day with a cookout at 12 PM on the rooftop. Every Monday at 8 PM Big Chief is going to host “Motown On Mondays”, where DJs will play Motown originals and remixes all night.

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2002 Fenwick Street, NE. courtesy Big Chief

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1356 Okie Street, NE

From Charity Off the Hook:

“Charity Off The Hook (COTH) is pleased to announce its sixth annual fundraiser will be held at the new ‘The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse’ on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6-10 p.m. The seafood-centric celebration raises money for several noteworthy charities in the region for a night of incredible seafood and drink prepared by top chefs in the Washington, D.C. area.

Buy Tickets Here.

This year’s participating chefs include: (more…)

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Photo courtesy Magnus

From an email:

“In addition to the launch of our newest bourbon bottle (picture above), distilleries and breweries were recently approved for later hours. The mayor’s decision is recent, and (we believe) Magnus is the first to take advantage of the new rule and offer the later hours. We will be extending our hours starting this weekend. The new hours are as follows:

Friday: 4:30pm-Midnight
Saturday: Noon-Midnight
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Previously, we were open 5-9 Fri, 1-9 Sat and 1-5 Sunday.

2052 West Virginia Ave NE #202″

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New York Ave and Fenwick Street, NE

Trust me. Also Ivy City would definitely benefit from a Streetcar line here…seriously!

Anyway two new restaurants coming to the beautiful Hecht’s Warehouse – Ari’s Diner and La Puerta Verde. Their liquor license placards say:

Ari’s Diner

New Restaurant serving American food while training individuals to work within the restaurant industry. Total Occupancy Load is 115. Sidewalk Café for 15 patrons.

La Puerta Verde

New Restaurant serving Mexican food. Total Occupancy Load is 120. Sidewalk Café for 15 patrons.”

Stay tuned for many, many more developments coming here.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From an email:

“If you have ever dreamed of investing in a nude dancing club, now is the time. A DC nude dancing license in conjunction with a pre-approved 30,000 SF site in the recently redeveloped Hecht warehouse district [2046 West Virginia Ave, NE] is just waiting for someone to step in and open the newest club in DC.

The moratorium on nude dancing licenses in DC makes the opportunity to open a club like this few and far between. The license combined with the huge pre-approved location, redevelopment of the area surrounding the site on West Virginia Ave in NE, and the impending opening of the casino at the National Harbor provides the perfect storm of opportunity for someone to step in and become DC’s newest club mogul.

Since the closing of Nexus Gold Club in 2006 there has been a gap in the market for a large, upscale nude dancing club that caters to the conventioneers, tourists, and heavy hitters in the DMV.

Someone is going to seize this opportunity, but who? Rasmus is doing a private treaty sale for the combined license and location.”

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Jos. A. Magnus & Co. is located at 2052 West Virginia Ave NE #202, Washington DC 20002, above Atlas Brew Works.

From a press release:

“Joseph Magnus was a famous pre-prohibition bourbon and gin distiller, blender and rectifier who founded his company in 1892, and his great grandson, Jimmy Turner, is reopening the distillery in Washington DC. Magnus’ great-grandson assembled a whiskey and gin “dream team” to help bring this pre-prohibition heritage to DC, including Dave Scheurich, former Woodford Reserve Distiller and Whiskey Advocate Life Time Achievement Award Winner, Nancy “The Nose” Fraley, Director of Research for American Distilling Institute and the nation’s top whiskey blender, Richard Wolf, former Chairman of the Kentucky Distillers Association and VP General Manager at Buffalo Trace, DC’s own Brett Thompson, former Shark Tank contestant and CEO of Pork Barrel BBQ, and Nicole Hassoun, 2014 Washington Post Bartender of the Year, owner of custom tonic company Chronic Tonic and former head of the DC’s Gin Joint.

The Jos. A. Magnus & Co. cocktail lounge, is named for one of Joseph Magnus’ most famous bourbons, Murray Hill Club, and will be run by DC’s bartender of the year in 2014, Nicole Hassoun. Nicole is known for her experimental flare in crafting cocktails.

“The Murray Hill Club is for people who want to experience a cocktail journey and I’m looking forward to bringing that experimental approach to cocktails here to DC,” said Hassoun. “I’m so excited to be part of such an impressive group of experts who’ve come together to honor Magnus’ legacy and create a space for Washingtonians to relax and enjoy delicious pre-prohibition heritage cocktails.”

The cocktail lounge will be featuring gin cocktails until the grand opening September 12th and then will offer both bourbon and gin cocktails to guests. Doors to the Magnus tasting room and cocktail lounge open on Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm.”

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From an email:

DC Loud, in collaboration with DC Central Kitchen, present “In Good Spirits: From the Kitchen to the Community,” a fundraiser featuring live music and a silent auction at DC’s brand new distillery One Eight Distilling on August 13, 2015 from 6pm-9pm.

DC Loud is honored to partner with DC Central Kitchen volunteers, students, and staff and commit to a $10,000 fundraising goal to fully finance a student’s enrollment in the Culinary Job Training Program.

In support of DC Loud’s belief that music is an essential ingredient in the recipe for a unified city, local R&B artist Lamont Bagfeel & Hippie Control, and folk group, Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides will perform in the boiler room and tasting halls of one of DC’s first distilleries. With their locally sourced ingredients and commitment to the traditions and history of DC, One Eight Distilling provides the perfect stage for a creative collaboration between local musicians and these thriving nonprofits.

Food and beverages will be provided by One Eight Distilling and Fresh Start Catering.

Purchase a ticket ($20) in advance at: http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/ingoodspirits/. Each ticket comes with one complimentary cocktail from One Eight Distilling.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Nia Brinkley, who was last seen in the 1600 block of New York Avenue, Northeast on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nia Brinkley is described as a 11-year-old black female, 4’09” tall, 90 pounds, dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. She was last seen wearing a light green shirt, light blue jeans with patches, and blue high top Converse sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nia Brinkley is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099, the Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”