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Capitol Hemp, the Adams Morgan shop that was forced to shut down in 2011 after police raided it, will reopen. As the shop’s Twitter account noted, “People over 21 can lawfully speak using terms like #Bong and #Hashpipe in the new #CapitolHemp store,” in light of marijuana legalization.


  • The Dupont house where a fire killed two tenants had no rental license. [Post]
  • D.C. will hire a firm to oversee McMillan developers. [WBJ]
  • Another chef has left Shaw’s Table. [Young & Hungry]
  • …and Richard Sandoval has left Mango Tree. [Young & Hungry]


Metro’s Dead Body: A lawsuit claims that a man who died in a Metro station wasn’t found for four days.

Push to Stalk: Does your lover have a secret family? There’s an app for that, and it just launched in D.C.

Drug Problem: The mayor promised to crack down on synthetic drugs.

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

  • Muriel Bowser cuts a final stadium deal with D.C. United. [Times, WAMUPost]
  • Bowser wants crackdown on synthetic drug sales. [City Desk]
  • Zoning commission restricts pop-ups. [WAMU]
  • Bowser worried about homicide spike. [Post]
  • Post ed board: keep investigating DCPS food contract. [Post]
  • District wants firm to monitor McMillan developers. [WBJ]
  • Cab companies set to miss wheelchair deadline. [WAMU]
  • Why people move out of the District. [WBJ]
  • Site of fatal townhouse fire didn’t have a rental license. [Post]
  • Georgetown hospital accused of discrimination. [Blade]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Do jazz musicians need academia? Local saxophonist Braxton Cook reflects on a new EP. [Arts Desk]
  • A roundup of free outdoor concerts in the area this summer [D.C. Music Download]
  • Listen to a playlist composed for the vibes of D.C. rooftop parties. [Bandwidth]
  • Beauty Pill‘s “Steven and Tiwonge,” a beautiful tribute to a real-life Malawian queer couple jailed for their relationship, is an appropriate soundtrack for Pride week. [All Songs Considered]
  • This year’s adorable National Book Festival poster was designed by Peter de Sève, of A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo. [Post]

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

  • D.C.’s five hottest oyster bars [Zagat]
  • Five things to look for at barbecue and music joint Smokehouse Live [Washingtonian]
  • Two D.C. contestants debuted this week on Food Network Star. It did not go well. [Post]
  • D.C.’s first cat cafe, Crumbs & Whiskers, will open June 20. [Eater]
  • “Asian Restaurant” coming to Logan Circle. [PoPville]
  • D.C.’s 10 tastiest new restaurants and bars [Thrillist]