04/23/14 12:25pm

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From a press release:

“Long before Frank Underwood (“House of Cards”) and Olivia Pope (“Scandal”) came along, Hollywood film directors had discovered D.C. is a great backdrop for intrigue and drama.

Movie fans have a chance to decide which six films featuring D.C. they want to watch outdoors in the Golden Triangle as the business improvement district kicks off “It’s Golden Outside, Escape the Indoors.”

From now until April 25, fans can choose from 19 films that feature D.C. plots, characters and backdrops. Vote online at www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote. Choices include everything from “Night at the Museum” to “Annie.”

The six winners of the “Golden Cinema Series” will be shown at Farragut Square on Fridays, May 16–June 27. All films are free and open to the public. Preshow seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset. Farragut Square is located at the intersections of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, N.W., and across from Farragut North and Farragut West Metrorail stations.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and to make a night of the “Golden Cinema Movies.” The events will start with a short film courtesy of DC Shorts, pet adoptions conducted by the Washington Animal Rescue League, and “Dinner & Movie” special giveaways courtesy of Golden Triangle restaurants and retailers.”

04/23/14 11:55am

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1537 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Wednesday 4/23 we are celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Wrigley Field at Ivy and Coney by showing the game (2:20 est) and giving away a Free Chicago Dog & Old Style Beer to everyone who comes by between Noon – 7pm and shows an Illinois Drivers License! We want to give a little something back to our homesick Cub’s fans in DC!”

Ed. Note: Much love to my Chicago cousins but – go Nats!!! and Wizards too!

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Rendering via Property Group Partners

Earlier this month we were psyched to learn of a potential home for Eataly in DC. Here’s lots more info from PGP’s website:

“Capitol Crossing will be a multi-phase master-planned development located in Washington’s supply-constrained Central Business District that is bordered by Massachusetts Avenue to the north, E Street to the south, Third Street to the west and Second Street to the east.

The 247,000-square-foot site consists of a recessed portion of US I-395 that slices through the east side of the CBD, which is surrounded by a multitude of public transportation options.

The project will be built over the active highway utilizing a platform to support the development of an expected 2.2 million square-foot mixed-use project.

The development’s focus will be predominately office. It will also include a significant ground floor retail component, below-grade parking and a small component of residential use.

Washington has encouraged the development of a platform over I-395 since the initial approval in 1990, with the expectation that it would re-connect F and G Streets between Second and Third Streets as originally conceived in L’Enfant’s master plan for the city. Restoring the site to grade level and filling in the highway overpass will result in a dramatic transformation of the area into a true destination.

This is the largest continuous undeveloped site remaining in Downtown Washington. Its size will offer tremendous opportunity for private firms to lease large blocks of contiguous space for current needs as well as future expansion space.”

Check out many more renderings here.

And how the site looks today:

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW looking east

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looking south

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looking west

04/23/14 10:55am

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Photo from previous bike ticketing on 11th Street, NW

For the folks who were upset about word of stepped up enforcement with drivers getting ticketed. A reader reports:

“Saw bike ticketing in Foggy Bottom this morning. 23rd & H St. NW. Strict enforcement! Don’t start before light turns green and apparently don’t stop too far over the crosswalk box. As usual $25 tickets. Cops said they will be ticketing all summer, both bikes as well as vehicles for driving recklessly due to high accident rates.”

04/23/14 10:25am

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1212 4th St, NW at the corner of 4th and M St, SE

Takorean’s liquor license placard has gone up at the new twelve12 building across from Bluejacket – it says:

“Quick service restaurant that will serve a variety of Asian inspired taco combinations and menu items. Occupancy Load#60, Sidewalk Café Seats #14.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 7am – 2am, Friday and Saturday: 7am-3am.

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Also coming soon – Harris Teeter:

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Next to Takorean will be the Sweetgreen and above the Vida Gym and Penthouse Pool:

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View facing north:

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04/22/14 10:22pm

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1140 19th Street, NW

Back in Feb. we learned that a new Greek restaurant, GRK Fresh Greek, from NYC was coming to 19th and L St, NW next to the recently opened Noodles and Co. They’ve now posted coming soon signage and a liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant serving Greek cuisine with a sidewalk café seating 36 patrons. No entertainment. Total occupancy load is 150.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7am-2am, Friday and Saturday 7am-3am.

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Located between Noodles and Co and Science Club on 19th