Downtowner DC Aug. 22, 2018

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Maydan on Bon Appetit’s ‘Hot Ten’ List
Maydan, at 1346 Florida Ave. NW, is the second-best restaurant in the country, according to Bon Appetit’s “Hot Ten” list for 2018. The Middle Eastern restaurant is the second concept from Rose Previte, who opened Compass Rose on T Street NW in 2014. This isn’t the only accolade for Maydan; in April, it was named one of the best restaurants of the year by Food & Wine.

New Hospital Coming to Ward 8
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for an acute-care community hospital and health services building on the St. Elizabeths East Campus in Ward 8. Managed by the George Washington University Hospital, the facility will represent the District’s first public-private partnership in the area of health care. The new hospital is expected to open in the next five years with 100 to 125 beds.

We’re Tops for Flood Warnings
The Baltimore-Washington region has seen far more flood warnings over the past month than anywhere else in the country. The Sterling, Virginia, office of the National Weather Service has issued more than 160 warnings for flash floods since mid-July. The alarming distinction appears to be connected with a record-setting July rainfall of 17 inches at BWI Airport.

Logan Filson Now in Shinola
Popular clothing line Filson has relocated to a bigger space in Logan Circle: inside the Shinola store at 1631 14th St. NW. The more than 1,300-square-foot shop — with space

Washington Harbour dockside on the Georgetown waterfront.

for additional merchandise, including camp supplies, home furnishings and luggage — features heavy cedar beams, reflecting the brand’s outdoorsy vibe and Pacific Northwest roots.

Filson has relocated to the Logan Circle Shinola.

Runoff Fees Close Churches
According to the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and the Rev. George C. Gilbert of Holy Trinity United Baptist Church, 30 D.C. churches of varying denominations have had to close due to high water-disposal fees. DC Water is now charging property owners a “Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge” — the more rainwater that runs off your property due to paved or concrete surfaces, the more you have to pay.

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