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Archive - 2013

December 19th

ANC 6B Report

Cava Restaurant

Cava Restaurant

After a long conversation with the community, that Cava Restaurant reached an agreement with the commission, Commissioner Sara Loveland (6B07) announced. While largely standard, Commissioner Phil Peisch (6B03) noted two clauses: Cava is allowed the maximum outside hours for private events, midnight and 1:00 am; and, due to a storage issue, is committed to disposing all bottles and glass before 11:30 p.m.

407 Independence Avenue SE

ANC 6C Report

Tru Orleans and Ibiza Protests Update

Commissioner Mark Kazmierczak reported that before October's protest hearing against Tru Orleans, the restaurant entered into a settlement agreement with the Commission. The agreement granted the majority of the Commission's suggested restrictions including: no entertainment endorsement, an enclosed second floor, the removal of the H Street entrance, and a commitment to keep all doors and windows closed after 10 p.m.

For information on ANC 6C, visit their webpage.

VIDA Fitness to Open in The Yards This Summer

VIDA Fitness plans to open its sixth location in the The Yards project in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood this coming summer. Similar to its U Street progenitor, the new fitness complex will include a penthouse pool, a sauna and a Bang Salon. The pool will open in July followed by the club in August.

The club is currently offering very competative pre-opening packages.

Teen Parents Get Valuable Support

Programs Work to Decrease Teen Pregnancy Rates

Kiara L. is an insightful 16-year-old junior at IDEA Public Charter School in Deanwood. An average student who is enrolled in JROTC, she loves Doritos, juice, hanging with friends, and sleeping in. She aspires to study cosmetology or criminal justice post-graduation. Kiara admits that her attitude gets in her way sometimes. “I talk back sometimes but it’s not to be disrespectful.” In March 2014 Kiara will deliver her first child. She is counting on her family to support her as well as the father of her child.

Candace Y.A. Montague is the health reporter for East of the River magazine.

Elderly Deaf Resident Killed in Southwest Traffic Fatality

The Crime Blotter - December 18

An elderly deaf resident of Town Square Towers, 700 7th St. SW, was struck while walking her service dog yesterday. She was hit on the sidewalk at the northern entrance to the building's parking garage on G St. SW. The victim later died at the hospital of her injuries. Her dog survived and has been placed in the Washington Humane Society's New York Avenue Shelter.

Police have not formerly identified the victim as yet. No formal charges have been filed against the driver.

In Other News

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 19, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Are You Ready?

Housing market reports, financial reports, and ads for mortgage products – they all tell you when the time is right to buy or sell a home. I’ll tell you without question the exact time for you to buy or sell: When you’re ready.

Buying Takes Time

Heather Schoell is a realtor with The Smith Team, Prudential PenFed Realty. Contact her at or on Facebook search TheSmithTeam.DC.

Anacostia Playhouse presents holiday production

With its inaugural holiday production season, the Anacostia Playhouse is partnering with a close-knit group of local actors, recording artists and musicians to present a musical retelling of the story of the Nativity that they hope will become an annual tradition.

December 18th

Holiday House Tour Points to the Future of Logan Circle

The falling snow flakes during the 35th annual Holiday House Tour were a perfect metaphor. Touring the nine properties was like looking through a crystal ball at Logan Circle’s future.

In years past, this tour featured mostly the neighborhood’s renovated Victorians decorated full tilt for the Yuletide. These days, many properties show no sign of Christmas. Rather, they reflect their everyday look, or at least that is how the homeowners would have us think the beautiful spaces look every day.