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Archive for July, 2017

July 2017 Issue / August issue pdf to post on the 12th

Controversial Development Projects Continue in the News; Too Close to Resolution, but McMillan Far from Resolved

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the July 2017 issue pdf By William G. Schulz* As Washingtonians head into the dog days of late July and August, three high-profile real-estate development projects — all subjects of extensive coverage by the InTowner — have received either green lights from various boards and commissions, been […]

18th Annual Mid-City Dog Days 14th and U Streets Sale Event Set for Weekend of August 5th and 6th

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the July 2017 issue pdf By P.L. Wolff Mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend of local shopping, eating, sipping, listening, and people-watching, filled with special offers and promotions being offered by over 100 businesses  during what is DC’s largest ever sidewalk sale,  from P Street […]

Barbershops and Barbering in the District; DCRA Regulations Govern the Profession

Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the July 2017 issue pdf By Larry Ray* What man does not need a haircut, beard trimmed, mustache groomed monthly? What is the difference between a $13 cut and a $35 styled cut? Maybe, the barber shop. Except now one can pay $45 for razor cut plus […]

July 2017 Issue PDF

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Mayor’s Agent Hearing Reveals Never-Never Land Character of McMillan Park Reservoir Controversy

By William G. Schulz* It can sometimes seem as if McMillan Park Reservoir– a now-blighted and fenced-off 25-acre open space crossing the city’s Stronghold, Bloomingdale, and LeDroit Park neighborhoods — is at risk of becoming Never-Never Land.

Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty ~ Reporting Period: June 2017

The area covered by these listings includes the neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; West End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square.  SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [72] condo & co-op listings follow 1965 […]

“Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act

 To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  On May 16, 1930 Congress approved Public Law 231, “An Act to regulate the height, exterior design, and construction of private and semipublic buildings in certain areas of the National Capital” — now commonly referred to as the Shipstead-Luce […]

Restaurant Review ~ Char Bar / 2142 L St., NW

Not Just BBQ. Although the name does suggest that this Washington Circle / West End neighborhood eatery is a barbecue joint, that does not tell the tale of the kitchen’s cuisine, nor even about the type of food served here. According to the restaurant’s website, Char Bar is a totally kosher establishment (“Char Bar is […]

Metro Money Madness

When on July 10th we first read in the Washington Post that Metro, “strapped for cash,” was looking at a proposal to raise needed money by selling naming rights for stations, our immediate reaction was, “OMG!” — followed by dark thoughts of corporate interests looking for ways to offset the brakes being put on their […]