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On the one hand, Cleveland Park already has a CVS and a Walgreens. On the other hand, the Target store going in to Sam’s Park & Shop Plaza at a yet-to-be determined date could keep the historic shopping plaza alive.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Uber driver Tuffa Riolo transforms his car into a karaoke club and dance party. [Washingtonian]

  • Meanwhile another ride-share driver is wanted for sexual assault. [Post, Fox5]

  • District homeowners pay skyrocketing water fees. [NBC4]

  • Area immigrants give DNA samples in hopes of finding missing relatives. [Post]

  • D.C. sees third daytime robbery of a phone store in 11 days. [Post]

  • Police release images of two people in connection with Monday Metro shooting. [WTOP]

  • University of Maryland reports 27 hate and racial bias incidents on campus this semester. [NBC4]

  • Archdiocese of Washington fights for their Christmas-themed Metro ad. [ABC7]

  • Following Monday’s attempted attack in NYC, D.C. police and Homeland Security representatives say no credible terrorism threat exists here. [ABC7]

  • These area homes are former power substations. [WTOP]

  • It’ll be warm-ish during your lunch break, but much colder after work. [ABC7]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Providence St. Joseph-Ascension merger could yield largest U.S. hospital chain. [WBJ]

  • Long-term Metro funding remains elusive as D.C. pushes for a regional tax. [WAMU]

  • OAG slams Dupont Circle ANC over censure of Nick Delledonne. [InTowner]

  • Photographer specializes in images of D.C. as a protest city. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Tune in to Kojo at noon to hear Arts Editor Matt Cohen discuss D.C.’s DIY arts scene, with Jamal Gray and Janel Leppin. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • DC Music Download announces 6th anniversary show at The Wharf’s Union Stage, with Nag Champa, SHAED, and others. [DC Music Download]

  • Teens tell you what it’s like to be a teen at the Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers. [WAMU]

  • ReCreative Spaces in Mount Rainier will close at the end of the year. [East City Art]

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

  • Nido calls it quits in Woodridge. [PoPville]

  • A breakdown of Isabella Eatery opening dates, plus a first look inside. [Washingtonian]

  • The first floor of DC9 is becoming a vodka soda pop-up bar on Dec. 18. [WCP]

  • A deep dive into Georgetown’s Italian culture-obsessed Via Umbria. [Edible]

  • Many are not surprised by the Mario Batali breaking news. [Eater]

  • Where to eat and drink in Prince William County. [DC Refined]

  • We don’t need Milk Bar clothing. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • D.C. landlord Lenkin Co. settles housing discrimination case brought by nonprofit. [WBJ]

  • November home sale prices in D.C. were flat compared with last year. [UrbanTurf]

  • On the planning history of Irving Street Expressway and its traffic cloverleaf. [GGW]

  • Why a District resident bought a Manor Park fixer-upper instead of a flip house. [GGW]

  • Agree or disagree: The Fannie Mae HQ’s landmark status was warranted. [Curbed DC]

  • One- and two-bedrooms you can rent in the District for $1,700 per month. [Curbed DC]

  • Three D.C. commercial landlords discuss attracting tech tenants. [Urban Land Institute]

  • Catch up on some of the new development happening near Nationals Park. [JDLand]

  • And some of the new development happening in Petworth. [Huffington Post]

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