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Editor's Notebook: Trapeze Rats, New Business Updates, and Muth, Cunning or Crazy?

A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.

Rats have infested the backyards of residents of the 1500 block of 3200 Street, NW and Marvelous Market's trash cans appear to be the main culprit. According to Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Tom Birch, a tree with low-hanging branches near the dumpsters gave the rats a "trapeze point of entry" to a regular source of food. Read more about the rats and what's being done about them.

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Good Stuff Eatery is hoping for a December opening and ShopHouse has an ambitious goal of opening by the new year.

Good Stuff, Chef Spike Mendelsohn's burger joint, will call 3291 M St. home. The original location is on Capitol Hill and the chef recently expanded to Crystal City. Read more about their plans for Georgetown .

ShopHouse, a "fast casual" Asian restaurant with a location already in Dupont Circle, will take over the former Furin's space at 2805 M St., NW.

And if you're trying to decide where to eat in Georgetown until then, you can check out some recent restaurant inspections .

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Doctors from St. Elizabeths in which they agree with in the Viola Drath murder case: Albrecht Muth is competent to stand trial.

Muth is with aggravating circumstances in the .

The defendant's attorneys have requested a hearing to contest the competency findings. The court did not make an official ruling of competency Thursday.

Meanwhile, Muth has , which the prosecution and his doctors note began the day after he learned he would be deemed competent to stand trial.

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