The Washington City Paper reports that the Hilton brothers no longer have plans to open a restaurant at 1337 H Street. They have apparently sold the lease, and aren't saying who bought it. Plans change, but the other interesting bit here is something that I somehow missed the first time around. The house's occupants have held a series of arts events in the home, but one of those events got a little crazy. It started with a man named Adrian Parsons. You may have remember him from the coverage of Occupy DC hunger strikers. Parsons, who starved himself for DC voting rights, is no stranger to controversy. He once circumcised himself in public as part of a performance art piece on suicide bombers. Here's how the Washington City Paper described the ill fated festivities at 1337 H Street:
"Parsons arranged FairFairFair, a counter-counter-fair at a new art space at 1337 H Street NE. Kool Raunch staged a show in which ensemble members dressed in togas, threw red paint, and wrestled in the ensuing mess; skinned calves’ heads were also involved. A result of the chaos: Ally Behnke, the 1337 resident who invited Parsons (though she says she never agreed to hosting the performance) got evicted."This particular property has an interesting history. Five years ago the District took action against what it says was an illegal funeral home. The business owner responded by blaming the FUNERAL MAFIA.