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Events DC rolled out proposed site plans for a redeveloped RFK Stadium on Monday night and the results were very sports specific and contained no housing. The audience of a few hundred noticed the missing housing, but also had other concerns, like if the District could sell the National Zoo and move it to RFK instead. Steve Cavendish has four takeaways from the meeting.


  • Muriel Bowser facing criticism over cost and locations of D.C. General replacements. [WAMU]
  • D.C. police are looking for missing child Relisha Rudd at the National Arboretum. [Post]
  • Transportation secretary says he will support a partial Metro shutdown if necessary. [WAMU]


  • Jeff Thompson crony wants the same great deal he got. [LL]
  • D.C. Council changes its mind, bans pot clubs again. [City Desk]
  • The Little Red Fox owner will operate a coffeehouse and wine bar at Politics & Prose. [Young & Hungry]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Judge unseals Vince Gray investigation files. [LL]
  • Administrative law judge charged with attacking another [Post]
  • The District wins on CityCenterDC wage lawsuit. [WBJ]
  • Phil Mendelson clears the way for McMillan development. [City Desk]
  • Bad conditions at Eliot-Hine MS. [GGW]
  • Where’s the housing for the RFK site? [WAMU]
  • More on late Marion Barry aide Ivanhoe Donaldson. [Post]
  • After Jack Evans broaches major shutdowns, Metro general manager backs away from them. [Post]

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

  • Listen to a new Flasher track. [Spark Mag]
  • How The Hard Times—The Onion-esque punk satire news site—draws its influence from D.C. hardcore. [Bandwidth]
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac comes to its sad, bitter end. [Arts Desk]
  • In The Nomadic Horde, the little-known sport of broomball in D.C. takes center stage. [DCist]
  • The Hamilton fan’s guide to D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Pics of Den-Mate, BlessThe Obsessives, and more D.C.-area artists at MACrock. [Bandwidth]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The 25 best cocktails around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Ticketed restaurant and bar reservations arrive in D.C. [Post]
  • Trump camp rejects José Andrés claims in hotel restaurant lawsuit. [Politico]
  • Todd Gray no longer affiliated with Watershed in NoMa. [District Cuisine]
  • Third location of Chix coming to Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • The Whole Ox in Marshall, Va. debuts Butcher Bar, a meat-inspired small plates mini-restaurant. [NoVa Mag]
  • District Taco reopens on Lee Highway. [ARLnow]