01/29/15 11:11am

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1413 H Street, NE

Back in January 2012 we first learned about DC Conscious Cafe Coming to 1413 H Street, NE in the former Buka Restaurant space:

“New Restaurant. World Fusion menu. Social gatherings, book reading and speakers from the community. Entertainment will be provided. Occupancy load is 40.”

The facade has been completely transformed and they look ready to open minute. Anyone hear anything?

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Remember Obama Chicken lunch special?

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from Jan. 2012

01/29/15 10:40am

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Another awesome photo from the folks at Slim’s Diner coming to Upshur and Georgia Ave, NW this summer. Ach so freaking cool – Slim’s Diner shares this super cool find:

“During demolition we found this old bottle from Petworth Pharmacy – a previous resident of our building.”

I love the phone number – TA 9-3855.

01/29/15 10:05am

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Rendering of 1146 3rd Street, NE courtesy Douglas Development Corporation

From a press release:

“Today, lovers of the outdoors learned that the country’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), will open its fifth flagship store in late 2016 at the site chosen by President Eisenhower for his inaugural ball and by the Beatles for their first concert in the U.S. The REI flagship will serve the fast growing outdoor community in the region, including more than 281,000 REI members who live in and around Washington, D.C. already.

The new REI will be a place to inspire, educate and outfit people who want to live more of their lives outside no matter their skill level or outdoor interest. It is being designed collaboratively. Representatives from the outdoor community are spending time together Wednesday evening to preview and discuss emerging plans including the store design, educational outdoor classes and partnerships with local non-profits, which are the foundation of all REI stores because they help REI members gain access to great places to play. (more…)

01/29/15 9:40am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Beau Finley

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

01/29/15 9:15am

From MPD:

“The complainant reports that his Ipad was stolen from his place of business. Several days later he was contacted by the defendant who stated that he would return his property in exchange for cash. The complainant agreed and when he met the defendant and another suspect at the location, the complainant refused to pay the money at which time the defendant produced a machete and threatened to assault the complainant. This case was closed with 2 arrests.”

01/28/15 10:22pm

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New Jersey and K St, SE via Google street view

From an email:

“Same partnership group as Southern Hospitality (SoHo) in Adams Morgan will be opening Scarlet Oak. We have hired a new Exec. Chef for both SoHo and Scarlet Oak he previously worked at Red Hen and Proof – there will be some carry-over from the new SoHo menu. We will have specialty cocktails, a large wine and beer selection. We are located on the corner of New Jersey Ave. & K Street SE (Capital Yards). Planning on having 100 seats in the dining room and 75 on large outdoor patio. We should be opening by mid-May.”

01/28/15 10:05pm

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1328 14th Street, NW

The Bentley has been completed on 14th Street and units are now for lease.

You can see the floor plans and prices here.

Their website also says:

“Ultra-modern one and two bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Modern living at its finest.

Building amenities include a fitness center, private pet grooming salon, a high-tech controlled access entry system, and in-building parking.”