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Ted's Bulletin supervisor Born Lancaster shovels snow outside the Barracks Row restaurant.

Light Snow Causes Traffic Nightmares, Chaos — Many people spent hours stuck in traffic last night after about 1 1/2 inches of snow fell in D.C., and some say local government agencies seemed unprepared. [Washington Post]

Metro Shifts Bus Service to ‘Light Snow’ Plan — Metrobus is operating on its “light snow” plan today, with all buses running and some planned detours. [WMATA]

Matchbox Begins Expansion on Barracks Row — Barracks Row eatery Matchbox has posted a liquor license placard announcing plans to expand into the former Las Placitas location next door, adding 45 dining seat, 14 bar seats and six patio seats. [PoPville]

More Details on D.C. United Buzzard Point Stadium Plans — D.C. United submitted more detailed plans for its new stadium on Buzzard Point, noting that the stadium will have a “contemporary-industrial” design and 233 bike parking spaces. [SWTLQTC]


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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

New York City Pizza Chain Two Boots Planning H Street Corridor Location — Two Boots, a cajun pizza chain in New York City is planning to open its first D.C. location in May at 1025 H St. NE. [Washington Business Journal]

ANC Approves of Mixed-Use Development Near Potomac Avenue Metro Station — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B voted to support a new development at 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE that will have 19,000 square feet of retail space and 174 residential units. [Capitol Hill Corner]

D.C. United Release Renderings of Buzzard Point Stadium — D.C. United released three new renderings of its new stadium planned for Buzzard Point. [Washingtonian]

Uni Bistro on H Street NE Introduces New Menu — Uni Bistro at 403 H St. NE introduced a new menu that includes beer and wine. The eatery formerly known as Batter Bowl Bakery is also developing a cocktail menu. [District Cuisine]

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People sitting outside restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue

Capitol Hill Starbucks Vows to Fix Trash, Rat Problems — The Starbucks on Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street SE vowed to take steps to improve their trash management, which neighbors complained was bringing rats to the area. The efforts were enough for the location to secure ANC approval for a liquor license to sell beer and wine. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Activists Question Link Between Mayor’s Support of Pepco-Exelon Merger, Pepco Funding for Soccer Stadium — Opponents of the Pepco-Exelon merger met at the site of the future D.C. United stadium on Buzzard Point to question whether there was a connection between Mayor Muriel Bowser’s support of the energy company merger and Pepco’s agreement to pay $25 million for naming rights of the new stadium. [WTOP]

Gay Rights Pioneer, World War II Veteran Honored With Headstone at Congressional Cemetery — Members of the military and local gay and lesbian activists gathered at Congressional Cemetery on Veterans Day for the unveiling of a new headstone honoring Frank Kameny, a WWII veteran that many consider the father of the gay rights movement. [NBC Washington]

Uptick in Robberies Has Changed Daily Routines for Capitol Hill Residents — The Washington Post looks at how Capitol Hill residents have had to change their routines and lifestyles in response to a recent uptick in robberies. [Washington Post]


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Rumsey Aquatic Center mural

D.C. Still Hasn’t Made Deal With Lone D.C. United Stadium Land Holdout — The District still has not reached an agreement to purchase two acres at the site of the forthcoming D.C. United Stadium on Buzzard Point, making the District’s use of its eminent domain authority likely. Today is the last day for D.C. to secure all of the land under an agreement with the soccer team. [Washington Business Journal]

Developers Planning Four-Story, 150-Unit Apartment Building on Capitol Hill — A development group is in the early planning stages of building a new residential building at the site of Bowie’s Trash Facility and the Collision Body Shop on the 1300 block of E Street SE. [Urban Turf]

11th Street Bridge Park Gets $1.2 Million Grant — The non-profit developing a park along the unused 11th Street Bridge across the Anacostia River received its largest donation yet in the form of a $1.2 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. [Washington Business Journal]

Navy Yard Resident Discusses Leaving Congress to Join D.C. Council Staff — Keenan Austin, a Navy Yard resident who recently left her job as a congressional aide to become At-Large Councilman David Grosso’s chief of staff, said she looks forward to less gridlock and more hands-on policy work. [Roll Call]

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Buzzard Point D.C. United Stadium rendering (Photo via D.C. United)Residents and business owners in and around Southwest have a chance to voice their opinions about a forthcoming stadium in their community.

The D.C. United soccer team earlier this week released a survey seeking feedback from residents and businesses owners near where their new stadium at Buzzard Point.

The survey asks participants about their interest in attending D.C. United games, as well as what they think about ticket prices and public transportation. Survey takers also are asked about potential stadium features such as local craft beer, mobile phone ticketing systems and an in-house Spanish simulcast.

“As we continue preparations for the new stadium, we are constantly seeking ways to engage our fans and the local community,” said Lindsay Simpson, a representative of D.C. United. “The survey was simply the next step in that strategy so that the input we receive will help us construct a world-class facility that reflects the world-class city we represent.”

The survey contains over 140 questions, but participants only answer select questions based on their answers. The whole survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

“So far we’ve received great responses and we are working with our stadium partners to best implement the feedback we’ve received,” Simpson said.

Photo via D.C. United


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