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A group called the Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future released a report last week based on almost three dozen interviews with CEOs and local business leaders, finding that D.C. risks losing Generation Y-ers due to high housing costs, hard-pressed public transit, and fewer job prospects resulting from federal budget cuts.


  • Police: A man shot early Monday morning in Ivy City has died. His identity has not been released. [Post]
  • Metro could learn a thing or two from D.C. Water, according to the latter’s director, George Hawkins. [GGW]
  • Ronald Mason, the president of the University of the District of Columbia, is the highest-paid D.C. public employee. DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson isn’t far behind him. [WBJ]
  • District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo: The streetcar is “on track” to open by the end of the year. (No pun intended, we hope.) [Post]
  • Community gathers to honor woman fatally struck by a drunk driver. [WTOP]
  • D.C. United sent the Chicago Fire back to the Windy City this weekend, in a 4-0 win. [MLS]


  • Downsizing for Dacha: The owners of the popular beer garden in Shaw may sell their business and half their staff owing to a capacity fight with the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Dacha has regularly been cited for admitting more beer drinkers onto its premises than the legal occupancy allows.
  • Mama’s Got Some New Security Cameras: A GoFundMe campaign for a pizzeria in Anacostia that’s been robbed five times this year successfully raised money to install security equipment on site.
  • Push Factors: City Paper reviews the Corcoran’s latest photography exhibit on Guatemalan migrants.

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

  • Post ed board: Muriel Bowser-affiliated PAC is “troubling.” [Post]
  • Should Eleanor Holmes Norton have weighed in on the next U.S. attorney? [LL]
  • Exelon-Pepco decision could be pushed into 2016. [WBJ]
  • More on the United House of Prayer bike lane fight. [WAMU]
  • Ex-Vince Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies no fan of prosecutors’ handling of the investigation. [NBC4]
  • More on the Green Team PAC. [Post]
  • THEARC plans a big expansion. [Post]

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

  • Inside the weird, competitive world of the U.S. Air Sex Championship. [DCist]
  • Songbyrd Music House and Record Café debuted its new performance space over the weekend. [Arts Desk]
  • Meet David Gleeson, the man tasked with creating a new aesthetic for the recently renovated Renwick Gallery. [Post]
  • The D.C. Public Library awards two $25,000 “Maker-in-Residence” grants to local artists Billy Friebele and Mike Iacovone. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to the new EP from Maryland R&B singer Reesa Renee. [Bandwidth]
  • After all was said and done, Landmark Fest only raised $570,000 for its cause. Was it worth it? [Arts Desk]

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

  • Australian restaurant Oz opens for dinner today in Clarendon. [Washingtonian]
  • Ten great spots for late-night pizza [Washingtonian]
  • ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar hosting a monthly cider club at Colony Club [PoPville]
  • Why you should get to know the people who import the wines you like [Post]
  • Old Ebbitt Grill brought in more than $28 million in sales last year. [Eater]
  • Guy Fieri hits up Bub and Pop’s. [Borderstan]
  • Neighbors at odds withGood Stuff Eatery‘s Spike Mendelsohn over rat problems. [Capitol Hill Corner]