The people’s strip club

November 22, 2013

The Stadium Club, alas, will not actually be operated by the city government. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Ah, the Stadium Club. High-end strip joint, haven for pro athletes and young professional women, alleged beneficiary of city HIV/AIDS funds, and now property of the District government. The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue seized the Northeast club Thursday after co-owner James Redding failed to pay taxes on another nightlife venture — the late, not-at-all-lamented TruOrleans restaurant on H Street NE. Unfortunately, the city won’t be collecting the more than $100,000 it is owed a dollar bill at a time. Rather, it will seek to make it rain by selling off the business’s assets should Redding fail to pay up post haste. More from WaTimesYoung & Hungry and WBJ.

In other news:

“Knockout game”? Or just senseless assaults? (PostWaTimes)

GWU Hospital owners are in talks with the city about United Medical Center (WBJ)

Bruce Bereano leads industry pushback on proposed e-cigarette restrictions (Post)

Why Vince Gray’s new streetcar deadline probably isn’t workable (Housing ComplexWashingtonian)

Here’s one reason: “The test vehicle needed almost an hour to travel five blocks” (WRC-TV)

Jack Evans would not have fired Bill White: ‘That was more of a reprimand offense’ (Loose Lips)

Adorable bloodhound is star witness at council hearing (WAMU-FMDCistWJLA-TV)

Meet some really awesome people, including two D.C. Council members (City Paper)

Boom? (National Journal)

Or bust? (WonkblogAtlantic)

John Hill, former control board director and Federal City Council CEO, tapped to manage Detroit’s finances (WBJAPDetroit News)

Food & Friends CEO Craig Shniderman now makes $430,000 a year (Petrelis Files)

John Boehner gets “internal server error” on D.C. health exchange web site — but eventually enrolls (Post PoliticsAP)

M Street cycletrack construction starts Monday, weather permitting (DCist)

Latest draft transportation plan envisions 70 miles of cycletracks (GGW)

Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers will step down next month (PostAP)

Jonetta Rose Barras should not expect a holiday card from Irv Nathan (Post column)

Minimum wage bill markup will indeed happen Monday (AP)

More from Ron Machen (Loose LipsWashingtonian)

Meet your Republican and Libertarian mayoral candidates (WAMU-FM)

Traffic signal changes could help Metrobuses move down lower 16th Street NW (WAMU-FM)

Arrest made in fatal stabbing outside Georgia Avenue club (WRC-TV)

Two Thursday night shootings east of the river (Post)

The case against renewing the Adams Morgan liquor license moratorium (Blade)

Wal-Mart foes will bring Black Friday protests to yet-to-open D.C. stores (WTOP)

The case for a higher minimum wage for tipped workers (DCFPI)

Randall School wins HPRB approval (UrbanTurf)

Can Dave Eggers’s 826 program really teach D.C. kids to write? (GGW)

A lot of kids hate paying for their Metro rides (WRC-TV)

Long-running dispute over Wesley Heights retaining wall may be over (WBJ)

The first-ever Gravy Bowl is tomorrow (Post)

Albrecht Muth will not, in fact, be subpoenaing David Petraeus (Homicide Watch)

D.C. is so hot right now. And pretty much always, relative to the suburbs (Capital Weather Gang)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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