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14th & You has an update on the proposed hotel on U Street. The hotel looks massive and would dominate the block: “Designed in a style meant to emulate ‘traditional’ DC architecture, the hotel will top out at ten stories and include something in the neighborhood of 250 guest rooms.” Ground floor would include retail (of course) which means the awesome Rite-Aid gets to stick around.

Bloomingdale (for now) has an update on the debate over the streetscape proposal around the Howard Theater.

The 42 reports that Park Road between 16th and Mount Pleasant Streets is getting its sidewalks back: “And they are much wider now than before. I’d say a good two feet wider. That formerly narrow stretch of sidewalk is much trafficked and was due for an upgrade any year now. Enjoy it.”

D.C. Foodies tries out pulled pork from their slow cooker.

Frozen Tropics has a hot environmental tip: “Is this Washington, DC AAMCO station (1001 Bladensburg Rd NE) dumping transmission fluid down the sewer? At the least, it’s spilled all over the ground. The fluid is still on the sidewalk…” The post includes pictures.

Our own Black Plastic Bag reports that Frodus is getting back together! The band is playing a show at Murky Coffee on Wednesday.