Happy Tuesday! Here are some news about the Hill and beyond to catch you up!
First up, CONGRATULATIONS to Mayor Bowser on her happy news. The mayor just adopted a baby and, while no more details have been released, we wish her all the happiness. She shared her addition via Twitter:
It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you that late last year, I decided to begin the adoption journey. I was not sure how long it would take, and to my delight, it advanced much sooner than I expected. So today, I am proud to announce that I am a mom! pic.twitter.com/q9qoz587IL
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) May 22, 2018
Wondering why Exelon, Uber, the government of Qatar (?!) and other corporations have been paying for Metro to stay open an extra hour or so? WAMU sates your curiosity.
Watkins Alley is coming very soon to Hill East, at 1309 E Street SE. Urban Turf had the details back in January but there was a PR NewsWire item on it today, regarding the partnership of Ditto with Walker & Dunlop to restructure debt financing. Another luxury condo area in the books, I guess.
Eater has the early details on Orchid, the new gay bar on Barracks Row.
DC Streetcar hate doesn’t seem to get old for some folks. However, watching Rand Paul race the streetcar would be quality entertainment. Can we make this happen? Washington Examiner
Initiative 77 is very unpopular, especially in the DC council– although our own Charles Allen hasn’t taken a public stance on it yet. You should probably ask your server more about it next time you dine out. WAMU
Last Thursday’s fire in Rosedale injured a man. WTOP
The InTowner wonders about churches and their relationship with the neighborhoods they serve. Considering how many churches we have on the Hill, it’s food for thought.
Dangerously Delicious Pies expands and Kitty’s Saloon will become The Smoking Pig. Capitol Hill Corner
Sally’s Middle Name celebrates three years with a special dinner, coming June 3. Frozen Tropics