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Done Deal? Congress is so close to a budget deal, you can almost taste the end of the shutdown. +10
Diego Part Dos: A revamped Diego opened last night on 14th Street NW with a new menu and chef. Let’s hope it’s better this time around. +2
Drink Up: Yes, the reason D.C. was drinking is nothing to celebrate, but alcohol sales went up at bars during the shutdown, showing that D.C. residents know how to make the best of a not-so-great situation. +3
Caffeine Crash: Columbia Heights Coffee, the first place to really take a chance on the now trendy 11th Street, is closing its doors. -2
Friday’s Needle rating: 31 Today’s score: +13Still in a Shutdown Penalty: -1 Needle rating: 43