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District officials and D.C. United executives have nearly finalized an agreement to build a 20,000-seat soccer stadium on Buzzard Point. The basic framework of the deal is still the same, but under the almost-official agreement, one of the provisions says that the city will replace sharing profits with the team with a combination of sales tax payments and a future $2 surcharge on tickets.


  • The search for Relisha Rudd continues with a woman who says she can speak to the dead. [Post]
  • D.C. Public Schools have announced a tentative agreement with the union that represents principals, business managers, and other non-teachers in schools. The four-year contract would give most of the 600 union members an annual 3 percent raise. [Post]
  • A look at streetcars in D.C. and the many, many delays of the H Street streetcar line. [WAMU]
  • Three men and two women were shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries outside of Stadium Club in northeast D.C. early Saturday morning. [Post]


Summer Entertainment Guide: It’s hot, it’s muggy, summer is near—-and that means the 2014 Summer Entertainment Guide has arrived. Pick it up or read it online to discover all the music, theater, sports, food, books, museum, and film happenings this summer in the District.

Claustrophobic D.C.: The Height Act was ever so slightly amended Friday to allow penthouses formerly limited to mechanical functions to be opened to human uses.

Four Ways of the Condo: The four types of ridiculous apartment complex names in D.C.

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

  • David Catania‘s mayoral campaign woos Democrats. [PostPost]
  • DCPS strikes possible deal with principals union. [Post]
  • U.S. Attorney Ron Machen and AG Irv Nathan trade letters over Jeff Thompson evidence. [LL, LL]
  • Mystery Brianne Nadeau hater fliers about the presumptive Ward 1 councilmember [LL]
  • Jack Evans proposes tripling Destination D.C. budget. [WBJ]
  • What’s holding up the streetcar? [WAMU]
  • District students study Marion Barry book Dream City. [Post]
  • Judge upholds District gun law. [Times]
  • Minor Height Act change becomes law. [WAMU, Housing Complex]
  • Behold the new MLK library, maybe. [Housing Complex]
  • Fatal shooting near Suitland Parkway Saturday night [Post]
  • District party affiliations, mapped. [Housing Complex]
  • No home for megaclubs in changing D.C. [Times]
  • Howard University Hospital nurse layoffs could be on hold. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)’

  • City, D.C. United near deal for Buzzard Point soccer stadium. [Post]
  • What’s behind the delays on the H Street streetcar? [WAMU]
  • Changing D.C., through photos. [CityLab]
  • As marginal neighborhoods become less “crappy,” warehouse nightclubs are disappearing. [Washington Times]
  • Bikers shouldn’t have to wear helmets. Discuss. [Vox]
  • But without helmets, where would they mount their cameras? [DCist]
  • Streetcars: mainly for tourists? [CityLab]
  • Struggling ultra-luxury hotel tries catering to ultra-luxury-seeking locals. [Post]
  • New York apartment buildings begin excluding rent-regulated tenants from amenities. [NYT]
  • Today on the market: Capitol Hill two-level condo—$775,000

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

  • Can we quit it with the holograms of late musicians, already? [Post]
  • Mini-reviews of all the big films playing locally [BYT]
  • After 60 years in radio, Carl Kasell retires. [Post]
  • D.C.’s warehouse nightclubs are going extinct. [Washington Times]
  • A video interview with the cast and creatives of Side Show, which runs at the Kennedy Center this summer [YouTube]
  • The GI Film Festival, which bills itself as “Sundance for the troops,” kicks off today in Alexandria. [Washingtonian]
  • Local investors get behind Reed Krakoff‘s burgeoning fashion line, and the result is all business, little glamour. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bayou Bakery opening a second location in Capitol Hill. [Post]
  • The President and VP hit up Shake Shack. [Washingtonian]
  • Texas de Brazil taking over former Buddha Bar space. [WBJ]
  • Modern Moroccan restaurant Mazagan opens on Columbia Pike in Arlington. [Eater]
  • Five summer crawfish boils to check out this summer [Zagat]
  • Taste test of Blue Duck Tavern‘s new spring menu [BYT]