06/02/15 9:17am

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903 N Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Don’t know if you heard about this already, but I called 911 this a.m. because Table’s fire alarms were going off (on 9th and N St NW) and water was leaking through the windows.

Turns out someone left the tap running and the restaurant flooded. This was at 6:45 a.m. or so — the fire department showed up promptly and were super cooperative. Don’t know if they’re going to be closed for a while…”

06/02/15 7:01am

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Thanks to Mark for sending at 6:45am:

“old tree fell down last night at mass and 13th, firefighters on scene with chainsaws”

MPD warns of street closure:

“Traffic Advisory/Street Closure due to tree down on Mass Ave & 13th St NW. Use alternate route.”

From Alert DC:

“MPD reports street closure on Massachusetts Avenue NW between 12th Street and 13th Street NW is blocked in both directions due to a tree down in the roadway. Please use alternate routes.”

Update: a reader reports:

“Mass Ave is now open– only thing closed are the right hand NB lane of 13th and the westbound right turn lane of Massachusetts.”

06/01/15 10:22pm

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1120 19th Street, NW

The old Jonathan’s Gourmet then the G Street Food that abruptly closed back in January is set to become a new 24 hour diner called Olivia’s. Their liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant serving typical diner food during breakfast, lunch, dinner and late evening. Total Occupancy Load of 130 and Sidewalk Café with seating for 32. Sunday through Saturday 7am-7am (24-hour operations) – Sidewalk cafe hours Sunday through Saturday 10am-10pm”

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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06/01/15 4:30pm

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From a press release:

“The Our City Festival is a celebration of D.C. through film, music, art and literature. The weekend-long event, taking place Friday, June 5th to Sunday, June 7th will bring the diverse communities of Washington, D.C. together in effort to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of the city and its people through the arts. The festival is presented in partnership by the DC Public Library and DC-based communications firm, KRPR, and is backed by an advisory committee that includes such luminaries as writer, George Pelecanos (The Wire, Treme), musician Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Esther Kim (Fantom Comics), progressive hip-hop artist Chrystylez Bacon and many others.

The Our City Festival will be comprised of four events, co-curated by some of the city’s most prominent artists and, in addition, will feature a 2-day film festival showcasing films by and about the people of Washington, D.C. The curators include Kristina Bilonick (Pleasant Plains Workshop), Seshat Walker (The General Store Inc.), Michael O. Snyder (photographer, filmmaker), Courtney Sexton (The Inner Loop), Chris Ousley (Bumper Jacksons), Jess Lawson (Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop), Jim Thomson (Electric Cowbell Records, Gwar), and Clare Bennet (Writer, Story-teller). (more…)

06/01/15 4:10pm

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A reader reports:

“It looks like muleh is packing up their stuff, but I don’t see any sign posted. Wonder if the rent is too damn high? The old Vastu space is still sitting vacant. Did you see the article on the new urban blight in the New Yorker recently? I think this is happening a log in DC now, and there’s no incentive at all for landlords to rent their spaces rather than wait for that big-fish rental prospect.”

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