side of 520 8th Street, SE
Thanks to Jade and all who passed on word from Orchid Bar last night:
“It has been a great year and we would like to thank all our patrons and supporters. Orchid bar is now closed as of today.”
Their website says: Read More
1001 North Capitol Street, NE via Town Danceboutique
Town Danceboutique closed after 10 years in Shaw last August. By the by – this is how it looks today (on Saturday):
2000 block of 8th Street, NW
The liquor license placard for Town 2.0 says:
“New Class “C” Nightclub offering entertainment, DJ, and dancing with snack offerings. Sidewalk Cafe Endorsement with 125 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 524 with seating for 40 patrons inside premises. Entertainment will occur inside the premises only
HOURS OF OPERATION (INSIDE PREMISES AND FOR SIDEWALK CAFE) Sunday through Thursday 12pm – 4am Friday and Saturday 12pm – 5am”
Town tweeted last night: Read More
. @PoPville @CMCharlesAllen @MayorBowser @DCPoliceDept This happened in broad daylight at our house on Independence at 17th St SE this morning while my wife was walking our dog. People like this should not be on our streets. pic.twitter.com/L6DEIrrbEp
— No One (@mjasonrhoades) July 2, 2019
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Bicycle) offense that occurred on Monday, June 24, 2019, in the 1100 block of 19th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 2:20 pm, the suspect and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation at the listed location. During the altercation, the suspect threatened the victim, struck the victim with a bicycle and made homophobic slurs towards the victim. Read More
Update from the Attorney General’s Office:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement about the alleged hate crime and robbery that took place against a gay couple on U Street NW on Sunday, June 16, 2019:
“As Attorney General, my top priority is keeping District residents safe. My office works to break cycles of violence and crime, hold offenders accountable when they cause harm, and give victims a voice. We take violent crimes, especially hate crimes, extremely seriously. We are fully committed to the safety of our LGBTQ community and all the District’s communities that may be targeted by hate or discrimination. Read More
Can you please share this story of an anti-gay hate crime on U Street? It reminds us DURING pride month why it’s so important to HAVE pride month. These despicable acts are still happening in our own backyard.”
“UPDATE: DC Police LGBT Liaison Unit just visited us to see how we are doing. They confirmed 3 juveniles and 1 adult were arrested.
My boyfriend and I were assaulted last night [Sunday] a few blocks from Nellie’s for just talking closely on the sidewalk. It started with homophobic slurs and eventually there was a mob of 15 guys on him. I was powerless and all I could do was try to protect him. His phone is stolen, they knocked out a good part of his front tooth, and he had to get stitches for his lip. He doesn’t have insurance and we’re not sure how he’s going pay for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
“My boyfriend, Braden, and I were walking from Hawthorne’s to Nellie’s on U St (in DC) last night and we stopped to talk for a few minutes. He was leaning against me and a few guys started yelling ‘faggot’ at him and started to swing at him. Read More
1639 R Street, NW
There had been a lot of chatter on social media but now Cobalt confirms their closure on 17th Street:
“It’s no secret that the building that housed Cobalt (1639 R St NW) and the adjacent property recently sold.
With the combination of the sale of the buildings, the start of demolition, costly infrastructure repairs and upgrades that we would need to shoulder to remain open for the short remainder of our lease (without an opportunity to extend the lease) along with a slow decline in sales we decided it was the right time to close the business to focus on our other businesses and some personal family needs. Read More
From Benjamin Carver:
“Town danceboutique closed its doors after 10 years as a hub for the Washington DC LGBT community. More than a place to dance, it was a social and event space for expansive community interests, a refuge where gay people embraced and developed their identities and a laboratory for creative expression. It is where we came out, had our first kiss, lamented our heartbreaks, celebrated our successes, and felt less alone, all under the disco ball. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
Following yesterday’s apology by Trea Turner are a series of tweets from a true class act – Sean Doolittle:
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.”
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 30, 2018
Continues. Read More
From an email:
“Walters, formerly on Georgia ave is popping up at the All Star game at 1221 Van St SE. The pop-up gathering will include a beer garden and full bar in a space at a building at the corner of South Capital and N Streets, S.E. that next spring will be the future home of Walters Sports Bar. The location is directly across the street from Nationals Stadium.
“Among the events scheduled to take place during that five-day period will be a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ Pride Baseball Pop-Up bar hosted by the Washington Blade, which this year became the first LGBT publication to serve as an official sponsor of MLB All-Star Week.
Aimed at serving as a safe space for LGBTQ attendees 21 and older, the pop-up will be open: Read More