18 Jun 2019


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday, Capitol Hill and environs! It may be all ominous-skied and looking like rain, but we’re still having the best spring in recorded history– maybe. What’s going on around the neighborhood?

The more things change, the more they…. no, they’ve changed quite a bit. Look at Radici’s baby photo, y’all! Photo via @EasternMarketMS on Twitter

Dacha Navy Yard’s owners are being sued for apparent failure to pay many of their bills in excess of $270,000. In addition to their bills-related woes, “when the full beer garden menu launched, an automatic 18-percent “gratuity” (20-percent for parties of six or more) was added to all checks. Come payday, bartenders say they were shocked to see they weren’t receiving the tip amount… It all went to the house.” Unconscionable.  Washingtonian

After Jestin Hickman, 21, was charged with sex abuse for molesting a 13-year old, parents across the District are demanding better oversight – especially for contractors. How exactly are background checks run for contractors anyway? What kind of shoddy workarounds are happening with Springboard Education? To work at DCPS, you’re supposed to pee into a cup, get fingerprinted and get your TB test or a chest X-ray (thank you, BCG vaccine). The fingerprinting is done in-house; none of this is optional. If I were a parent at Capitol Hill Logan at Montessori, I would not rest until I got answers, both from DCPS and from Springboard. Fox5 DC

Craving Caribbean flavors? Qui Qui is popping up on Sundays and Mondays at Valor Brewpub through August! (And btw, Valor is popping up at Union Market and the sandwiches are a-m-a-z-i-n-g.) Eater

And btw, Bombay Street Food 2: Electric Boogaloo will open this Friday. Eater does a good job of whetting your appetite.

Eat_DC on Twitter shared this with us:

If you’ve never been to Dio, you’re missing out on one of the best spots in town to drink natural wine. Going Out Guide

Speaking of things generating a lot of buzz lately, read all about Opportunity Zones around the area– featuring Hill East, of course. Bisnow

A history lesson on Orleans Place and its most infamous resident, on the occasion of his seeking early release from jail. Washington Post, via the New Zealand Herald

MassageLuXe may be coming to the 600 block of H Street NE. I like the idea of massages, but why does that capital X make the whole thing look just a wee bit shifty? Washington Business Journal

JDLand has tidbits! SO MANY things are opening around the #SoCHill (Can we go with #SoCHill as the hashtag for the whole area pls?)

A double shooting inside Jenkins Row left one dead this past weekend:

Have you been personally victimized by 15th Street SE and Independence Avenue SE? You’re not alone. Capitol Hill Corner

Romeo Cole, 33, who’d apparently been going on a theft spree around several houses on the Hill, was arrested. Here’s the official communiqué from MPD, via Denise Krepp on Twitter:

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