12/18/14 11:11am

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641 Indiana Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for the heads up about Grand Trunk now hiring. I was optimistic last month and even more so when I spotted the new signage above and the reader saw the posting for jobs:

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Lots of details from craigslist:

JOIN OUR FAMILY

Hospitality has always been a core value for South Asian civilizations and our corporate culture is rooted in centuries of tradition. At Grand Trunk, our staff works together as a family unit, and we treat every guest as an extension of this family. Providing impeccable, world class service and raising the bar at every level is required of all our employees as we are committed to setting new standards in the industry. We seek charismatic, always positive individuals to join our team. Please understand that our application process is rigorous, and that we are only able to accept a small percentage of applicants. Extensive past experience is not always required, as we offer training in order to maintain the best team in the city for our respective positions. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of the GT family then we encourage you to apply today!

As a company with significant expansion plans, Grand Trunk accepts applications for all employee positions year round.

Grand Trunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrating diversity is at the core of our corporate culture. (more…)

12/18/14 10:31am

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Photo via WMATA

From WMATA:

“Metro is in the process of installing real-time customer information displays at four bus stops in preparation for a wider rollout next year.

The signs show bus riders how many minutes before their bus arrives, using GPS technology, and also have the capability to show emergency messages, detour information and travel tips.

“This project is a centerpiece of our ongoing effort to give bus customers the tools they need for an easy, convenient travel experience,” said James Hamre, Director of Metrobus Planning, Scheduling and Customer Facilities. “Just by looking up, the new signs quickly and clearly answer the question, ‘Where’s my bus?'”

The new signs are located at:

District of Columbia: Eastbound H St NW at 7th St
Montgomery County: Southbound Viers Mill Rd at Randolph Rd
Virginia: Pentagon Transit Center (installation scheduled for today)
Prince George’s County: Silver Hill Rd at Pennsylvania Ave

The installation and testing of the four initial signs is being performed in cooperation with Metro’s jurisdictional partners and was funded through a federal TIGER grant.

If the testing is successful, Metro and its partners plan to install nearly 150 additional signs across the region in the spring.”

12/18/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  JRichkus

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.

12/17/14 10:22pm

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10th and H Street, NW

A tipster with a very good track record sends word that a Dolcezza is coming to CityCenter. A nice compliment to RareSweets? Update: Thanks to the kind souls who pointed out that Dolcezza is listed on the coming soon section on CityCenter’s website. Ok then! Here’s that full coming soon list for others who’ve been sleeping:

Caudalie Boutique Spa
Coming Soon

Centrolina
Coming Soon

CH Carolina Herrera
Coming Soon

David Yurman
Coming Soon

Dior
Coming Soon

Dolcezza
Coming Soon

FIG & OLIVE
Coming Soon

Louis Vuitton
Coming Soon

mango tree
Coming Soon

milk bar
Coming 2015

momofuku
Coming 2015

Paul Stuart
Coming Soon”

Dolcezza’s latest expansion was to Logan Circle (after opening their factory by Union Market) at 14th and P St, NW in June.

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