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Welcome to a week of clouds, scattered thunderstorms, and breezy fall temperatures.


  • We now live in a Taylor Gourmet-less city. The hoagie chain shuttered this weekend after the private equity firm supporting it pulled out of the company. Taylor’s executives say it merely expanded too quickly, but sources told Washingtonian that the company’s bottom line began to falter after its chief executive met with Donald Trump in January 2017.

    • CAVAwill host job fairs on Tuesday to help out-of-work Taylor Gourmet employees find work, and other eateries are looking for staff.

  • Police chief Peter Newshamand Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last Friday that people caught smoking pot in public will now receive citations instead of being detained. (That was already an option for police, but it’s now mandatory.) “This policy will reduce the number of people who are taken into custody and allow us to better focus our efforts and resources on building a safer, stronger D.C.,” Bowser said.

  • Officials celebrated the opening this weekend of an approximately $70 million entertainment and sports arena––creatively dubbed the Entertainment and Sports Arena––that’ll hold 4,200 guests. The Congress Heights complex is the second major sporting arena to open in D.C. this summer.


  • Missed connection: “4th and G SE. Looks like you were leaving Sport & Health, we both glanced back after we crossed paths. What color hoodie were you wearing?”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Metro says it’s a good sign that recent rain storms didn’t cause its tracks to catch fire. [Post]

  • A new look for the D.C. Democratic State Committee with the departure of chair Anita Bonds, who is also At-Large Councilmember. [DC Line]

  • Bowser criticizes At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, endorses her opponent. [DCist]

  • Opinion: Bowser’s attacks on Silverman don’t quite land. [Post]

  • A man riding a scooter died last week after being hit with an SUV. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Michael Schlow brings sushi to Mount Vernon Triangle next month at Nama. [WCP]

  • Dorjee Momo’s permanent restaurant and Airbnb business is not moving forward. [WCP]

  • A look at the dishes at Chef Edward Lee’s Asian Market-inspired pop-up. [DC Refined]

  • Tracking a decade of wine trends. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Maryland native Mike Sacks‘ new novel is the most Montgomery County thing ever. [WCP]

  • The Glenstone expansion lives up to the hype. [Post]

  • Pepper, the Smithsonian’s robot, is turning art into music. [DCist]

  • Turn Me Loose teaches a new generation about Dick Gregory. [WCP]

  • Gianandrea Noseda will stick with The National Symphony Orchestra through the 2024-2025 season, at least. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A historic home for sale in Capitol Heights. [WCP]

  • An update on the fire that displaced dozens of seniors in Southeast. [Fox5]

  • D.C.’s multiple-bid neighborhoods. [Urban Turf]

  • More on the design specs of the Entertainment and Sports Arena. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Nationals are eliminated from the playoff contention. [USA Today]

  • The local NFL team treated the fans who trekked out to FedEx Field on a rainy Sunday to a 31-17 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. [AP]

  • Elena Delle Donne dominates on every stage. The Mystics superstar led the U.S. team with 19 points over Senegal in the FIBA Women’s World Cup. [ESPN]

  • It’s officially fall, which means the fall road race season is here. That includes the Navy Mile on Sept. 30, the Army Ten Miler on Oct. 7, and the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 28. [Running in the USA]

HAPPENING TODAY, byKayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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