Party Town: The D.C. government seized Stadium Club over unpaid taxes owed by TruOrleans, with which it shares an owner. So that means the D.C. government owns a strip club! +5

Gigantic Market: The gigantic Giant in O Street Market is opening today. It will be the biggest grocery store in the city, and Mayor Vince Gray is excited. +3

VP of Sandwiches: Vice President Joe Biden went to the Delaware-based sandwich shop Capriotti’s opening day in D.C. today and offered some very high praise of the sandwiches. +2

Bike Turf: A DDOT proposal would bring 70 miles of protected bike lanes to D.C. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 55 Today’s score: +13 Needle rating: 68