Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec April 15, 2015 at 10:25 am 0

Potomac Avenue

Local Ice Cream Company Criticized for ‘Bangkok Brothel’ Flavor — The Union Kitchen-based company Milk Cult apologized for naming a vegan coconut milk ice cream Bangkok Brothel. The advocacy group People Against Rape Culture shamed the company online for “praising” sex trafficking. Milk Cult won’t change the name but will donate a portion of proceeds to prostitution-related nonprofits. [Washington City Paper]

Union Station Development PlansThe New York Times delved into the future of Union Station, showing renderings for the 14-acre project with new retail, residential units, offices and hotel rooms. [New York Times]

Humane Society Coming to Near Southeast — The Washington Humane Society bought the vacant former Exxon site at 11th and M streets SE. [JDLand]

Capitol Building Gossip App — Congressional staffers can now use an anonymous gossip app called Cloakroam, which works only in the Capitol building. “Capitol Hill feels a lot like a college, with thousands of twenty-somethings all working on the same campus, eating in cafeterias and taking summer recesses,” TechCrunch wrote. [TechCrunch]


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