08/31/16 10:22pm

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207 Florida Avenue, NW

The placard posted out front says The Darkroom will be:

“A new retailer class ‘C’ Tavern with 90 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 144. Applicant has also requested an Entertainment Endorsement to include dancing.”

This is the former Aida sales and service store:

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Right next door to the new DCity Smokehouse space coming soon. Updates on both fronts as they get closer to opening.

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2nd and Florida Ave, NW

08/31/16 10:05pm

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“Tuesday haul – tomatillos, habaneros, bell peppers, marconi peppers, ichiban eggplant, banana peppers, and a lone tomato buried in there somewhere. Grown in pots on my Dupont roof.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it. Labor Day is the cut off to send yours in!

08/31/16 4:15pm

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From an email:

Appaloosa is DC’s (only) Roots Music Festival – now going in to our second year.

We host our festival in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Front Royal, VA on Labor Day Weekend (September 3-4), and have 42 bands on 5 stages, good food, beer, wine – and community. The adults have fun (our headliners include Scythian, The Black Lillies, Mipso, Humming House, Penny & Sparrow, and Socks in the Frying Pan) as do the kids, with children under 13 coming free, and workshops by headliners, camping, and horseback riding. Also – we have late-night jams, discounts for active duty military and veterans, and 10% goes to charity. As for sponsors – we have The Hamilton Live sponsoring our main stage, as well as Starr Hill Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and WAMU Bluegrass Country, among others. We like to consider the community we’re building, as “Music Among Friends.”

08/31/16 3:40pm

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Thanks to a couple of readers for passing on the First Street Tunnel Community Update from DC Water:

“DC Water is diligently working towards making the First Street Tunnel operational by late September 2016. Construction is behind schedule due to the excavation of the frozen ground taking longer than anticipated and delays in the delivery of some key custom fabricated equipment. Major remaining work includes the testing of the system, demolition of temporary works and street restoration. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience as we move to project completion.

Updates at Construction Staging Areas (CSAs)

Channing Street CSA: Finalizing construction of the shaft cover and ventilation control vault, backfilling and landscaping.

Adams Street CSA: Installing surface access on the shaft cover, demolition of temporary works, backfilling and site restoration is ongoing. Adams Street NW and Flagler Place NW are expected to reopen at the end of October 2016. The CSA on Flagler Place has been reduced, the street partially repaved and most of the sidewalk restored.

V Street CSA: Finalizing construction of the shaft cover, demolition of temporary works, utility relocations, backfilling and site restoration is ongoing. First Street NW is anticipated to open in mid-October 2016 and V Street NW by the end of October 2016.

Pumping Station CSA: Testing of the Pumping Station is underway, construction of permanent power, utility connections and site restoration ongoing. Thomas Street NW is anticipated to reopen at the end of September 2016.”

08/31/16 3:30pm

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an Assault With Intent to Kill offense that left two victims injured.

The offense occurred in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. At approximately 8:0010:00 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male and an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital. The male victim was admitted in critical condition. The female victim is in stable condition.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

08/31/16 3:20pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Bean, a Lionhead bun from Cleveland Park, would like more treats please.”

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“Brothers #1 Randy, #2 Jackson. These “twin” brothers are in Adams Morgan.”

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