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The new bar, restaurant and hookah club Vivid Lounge opened in the U Street corridor in May. Owners Henok Melkie and Omar Yusuf chose the second and third floors of the building at 1334 U St. NW because of the...
When SUVs were first becoming part of the mainstream automotive marketplace, buyers loved their tough, heavy-duty image. The first crossovers offered the same truck-like looks, but were derived from popular passenger cars to offer superior on-road drivability and comfort. Today's...
Many of today's compact sedans no longer seem to warrant the label of “economy car.” Rapidly increasing standards for refinement, comfort and in-cabin technology have turned such models as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Cruze into small but...
We’re often advised not to judge a book by its cover. The same can be said of houses. A colonial is a colonial, right? Unless, of course, there’s a more intriguing design story to be told just behind its...
Most of today’s subcompact crossovers are brimming with personality. There are sporty models like the Fiat 500X, Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3. There are rugged ones like the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek. And there are those that make...
The last time The Current reviewed a Ford Focus, the tested vehicle came with one of the smallest engines available in the U.S.: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder. Yet even with so little power, this compact car delivered a respectable degree...
With its showcase of architectural styles — Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Prairie, Mission, Victorian — and varied decorative details such as turrets, towers, Adamesque swags, Palladian windows and pilasters, Newark Street is one of the prettiest in Cleveland Park. Its...
Plans for the Apple Store takeover of the Carnegie Library have sailed through numerous regulatory reviews in recent weeks with hardly any objection, culminating last Thursday in approval from city preservation officials. Apple plans to begin a year of construction...
Nora Pouillon, owner for nearly 40 years of Restaurant Nora in Dupont Circle, earned commendation from Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday, during her restaurant’s last night before permanently closing. Bowser teamed with Ellen Goldstein of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2D (Sheridan-Kalorama)...
Sushi Gakyu debuted its 1420 New York Ave. NW restaurant with a VIP opening last week. Now open to the public, the new eatery offers upscale traditional and modern sushi, sashimi and other Japanese fish dishes. It’s helmed by Chef...

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