On The Look Out

DC Taxis Seeing Red

February 13, 2013

If the city adopts a recommendation from a DC Taxicab commission committee, all taxis in the District of Columbiawill be red by 2018, reports Greater Greater Washington.

The four-member panel explained that the color is already emblamatic of the city as evidenced by its use on the District flag, on Circulator buses and Capital Bikeshare cycles, and in the uniforms of local sports teams, such as the Washington Capitals and D.C. United.

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UPDATE: Dean & Deluca Closed for Health Violations

February 7, 2013

Dean & Deluca issued the following statement regarding their Wednesday closing:

"The Georgetown store was temporarily closed, primarily due to issues in our open-air cafe that arose from major construction next door. We have been working closely with the health department today to immediately address all areas of concern, and are pleased to report that the market has re-opened.  

The cafe outside remains closed for service, but only because there are birds that have flown into the open air space. While we are unable to serve food and beverages at the cafe, guests are still welcome to sit there and enjoy food bought inside the market.  Additionally, we are in the process of temporarily moving the espresso bar inside, until the outdoor cafe issues are resolved. We hope to re-open with full service as soon as possible. 

As always, DEAN & DELUCA is committed to offering our team and guests the cleanest and most hygienic environment, and we will continue to work tirelessly to achieve the highest standards."

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Jack's Boat House in Lease Dispute with National Park Service

December 26, 2012

The Christmas week lease eviction of Jack's Boathouse is on “hold” for now, reports Carol Ross Joynt in The Washingtonian.

Following stalled lease renewal negotiations, boathouse owner Paul Simkin received a letter from his landlord, the National Park Service(NPS) last week informing him of the eviction of the boat rental operation that opened in 1945.
"After the Wednesday afternoon meeting with NPS, Simkin described the nearly one hour discussion as “not productive.” He said, “I told them I was trying to find a win-win solution. They said they were meeting with me only at my request and they had nothing to add or to say.” Simkin said he would be contacting a lawyer as soon as possible and would proceed based on legal advice. “It will cost the Park Service a lot of money if I pursue legal action,” he said.
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