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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.”


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: Each ticket comes with one complimentary cocktail from One Eight Distilling.”


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.”

1863 Corcoran Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1863 Corcoran Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Enjoy the best comfort & location of this new(1Yr) 1BR Ivy City/Trinidad Condo ~for lease!! Top-line construction, rebuilt from floorboards out. Hi ceilings, spac. design, tons natural light, w/all the modern style & convenience you expect & deserve. Charming outdoor areas, curb appeal & big private side deck Just off NYAve @ Gallaudet U & New Hecht Co. Dev. Mom’s Organics, Nike, Planet Fitness!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.

Inside Look - Distillery

From an email:

“What is Joseph A. Magnus & Co?

Joseph Magnus was one of the most successful pre-prohibition distillers of bourbon and other spirits. His great-grandson, Jimmy Turner, is in the final stages of bringing Joseph Magnus pre-prohibition heritage here to DC.

Joseph A. Magnus & Co will be DC’s first true bourbon distillery and the largest distillery in the District, the photo (above) is a sneak peek of the Magnus Distillery 3000L and 450L stills.

Why did you decide to start the distillery?

Jimmy Turner, Joseph Magnus’ great grandson, has been on a journey to restart the Magnus stills and bring back Joseph Magnus pre-prohibition heritage and the uniqueness and quality of his products.

To accomplish this goal, the great-grandson assembled a “Whiskey Dream Team” of business and spirits experts, including:

· Dave Scheurich, Woodford Reserve Distiller and Whiskey Advocate Lifetime 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 which has a number of great brands including Pappy Van Winkle
· Brett Thompson, CEO of Pork Barrel BBQ, a successful DC start-up, and Shark Tank participant.

Address is 2052 West Virginia Ave NE in Ivy City.

Republic Restoratives from Pia Carusone on Vimeo.

Thanks to a reader for sending their GoFundMe page:

“Republic restoratives is a small batch, women-owned distillery and craft cocktail bar in Washington, DC launching this summer.

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While we perfect our whiskey through maturation, we will first offer you a vodka of the highest purity. You can craft vodka from many different things, but we will use eastern sweet corn. This vodka will be clean, smooth and light, and will be the direct beneficiary of our proprietary charcoal-polish process.

We strive to make an exceedingly approachable bourbon. Not too sweet, not too hot. Aged for just long enough, and never over-oaked. Think delicious, distinctive bourbon. The classic bottle you search for first, the legendary shot you ask for by name at your favorite corner bar.

Stay tuned for upcoming updates on rye, cordials and more vodka releases.”

Read more about their plans here.

1135 Okie Street, NE via One Eight Distilling

From a press release:

“It’ll be peak bloom on Okie Street NE when “Toki on Okie” brings together One Eight Distilling and Toki Underground chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang for a dine-and-drink social at the distillery on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Guests can wander the newly-opened Ivy City distillery, enjoying popular favorites from Toki Underground’s menu paired with cherry blossom-inspired libations featuring One Eight Distilling’s District Made Vodka and Rock Creek White Whiskey.

Tickets ($20) include the first plate and first cocktail, and are available in advance at

“It’s inspiring to be distilling during cherry blossom season, and we’re delighted to pair up with the dynamite team at Toki Underground” said One Eight Distilling co-founder and CEO Sandy Wood. “We’re thrilled to showcase our spirits alongside Erik’s excellent food.”

WHAT: Toki on Okie: A Dine-and-Drink Cherry Blossom Social featuring Toki Underground at One Eight Distilling
WHEN: Thursday, April 9th, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WHERE: One Eight Distilling, 1135 Okie Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Tickets are available only until they are sold out, and admission is limited to guests ages 21 and over with valid I.D.

Visit here for more information.”