Dew Drop Inn

From Dew Drop Inn:

“To Whom it may concern and those who would like clarification on our new sign:

For 21-23 year olds, the Dew Drop Inn has to be extra vigilant, because 21-23 yr olds are more likely to show up at the bar knowing that someone in their group has a fake ID. Our policy is not to “ban” 21-23 year olds, but to be extra vigilant regarding their ID’s.

This is a bigger issue for alcohol establishments in college neighborhoods, because only about 25% of “college students” are of the legal drinking age (the Senior class); so most undergraduates are not old enough to be in bars. For this reason, being a “college bar” is not a working business model, even near college campuses.

And with high-quality printers and graphics, there is currently no fool-proof way of determining whether ID’s are fake or legitimate. ABRA (DC’s alcohol regulating agency) acknowledges that there are no scanners on the market that can 100% detect fake ID’s. Instead, security staff is supposed to be able to identify fake ID’s by knowing more than 50 state’s ever-updated ID’s, plus the US territories’, as well as foreign passports.

To further complicate the issue, when there is a breach, the Bar is penalized, not the adult with the fake ID (assuming that the person is over 18 yrs old). If an under-aged patron is found inside the bar with a high quality fake ID, then often both the Bar and the bartender are fined, while the under-aged adult with the fake ID is often simply escorted out of the establishment and sent on their way. So naturally this adds to the allure of using a fake ID – the worst that is likely to happen is that your ID gets confiscated.

So, being in a college neighborhood, Dew Drop Inn’s sign “welcoming” 24 yr olds, is our way of saying that we will be scrutinizing all of our younger patron’s ID’s very closely, and that we hope to err on the side of caution.”

Dew Drop Inn

Update: Response from Dew Drop Inn here.

A reader reports:

“Was at Dew Drop Inn tonight [Saturday] and they were putting up lots of new signs saying they are only a 24+ establishment now. We asked security and bartenders what the change was about and everyone said they are “not authorized” to speak about what happened “last night.”

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2801 8th Street, NE

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, May 1, 2016 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Fifth District officers responded to the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located several shell casing. Three victims arrived at the hospital suffering from a gunshots to different parts of the upper body. The victims are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Detectives are investigating the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099, Fifth District Detectives at 202-698-0660, or the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Fifth District officers responded to the 2600 block of 22nd Street NE in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located an adult suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Detectives are currently investigating the case.”

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A reader reports:

“Another daytime shooting about two blocks from metro and Monroe st market. And steps from dew drop inn.”

From MPD (just after 4pm on Sunday):

“On 4-24-2016 an Assault with the Intent to Kill occurred in the 3000 Block of 8th Street NE. A tow truck driver was shot in the cab of his work vehicle.

There are no usable look outs at this time. Nothing further to provide to the public.

The case is being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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via Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Well this could be huge – Washington Business Journal reports:

“Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is close to a deal to bring its brand of movie theater and full-service restaurant to a new development in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast D.C.”

Considering Alamo Drafthouse DC retweeted the story – I’d take that as a very good sign. Alamo’s website says:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”

Stay tuned!!!

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ramen

From a press release:

“Mess Hall – Washington DC’s premiere food incubator based in Brookland, is pleased to present ‘Ramen World 2’, a collaborative and community-driven culinary event taking place on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 featuring some of the area’s most celebrated chefs, restaurants, live entertainers, artisans, and most importantly – ramen masters. Two timeslots will be offered this time around for the event, with the first round beginning at Noon and ending at 2:00PM. There will be a break for chefs to reset and restock, and the second round will begin promptly at 4:00PM and will end at 6:00PM.

Ramen World 2 will highlight the same local noodle powerhouses featured last year, with some new additions: Ramen World co-founder Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground is returning after a successful launch of his second H street restaurant, Maketto. Myo Htun of Chaplin’s is back as well, and will be joined by newcomers Jonah Kim & Mike Isabella’s shared Ballston eatery Yona. Patrice Cleary’s Purple Patch will also be included in this year’s line-up. (more…)

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rendering courtesy Dance Place

From a press release:

“Dance Place has been awarded a prestigious $500,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to support the creation of an Arts Park in the now vacant Kearny Street NE Alley between Dance Place and the adjacent Brookland Artspace Lofts. Funding will also support interactive programming for all ages as well as wayfinding efforts in our Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood.

SITE FOR THE ARTS PARK
The Park is located in the currently empty Kearny Street Alley between 3305 and 3225 8th Street, NE in Brookland/Edgewood. The space serves as an emergency route to the train tracks and is controlled by the District Department of Transportation’s Public Space Division, who have issued their support for the project. The site sits just off the Metropolitan Branch Trail and is two blocks away from the Brookland/CUA Metro station and bus stops.

DESIGN
The space will be converted into an artistic, playable green space. Design features include lighting and canopy overhead, entirely new colorful surfacing, a convertible outdoor stage, film screen and five public art commissions by local artists. (more…)