08/03/15 10:15am

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3701 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Back in March we were saddened to learn that Sweet Mango Cafe had closed “until further notice” across from the Petworth Metro. Now they’re back – sorta – 3701 Jerk Station had a soft opening yesterday. I stopped in yesterday and the owner was so happy – he was giving away jerk chicken for free to celebrate. He told me the official opening is Tuesday and they hope to lease space here when the new development comes. On that front UrbanTurf reports a 21 unit building is coming:

“The 65-foot, five-story residential development will have one and two-bedroom residential units on floors two through five and there will be retail on the ground floor.”

The owner of 3701 Jerk Station (who wishes he named it DC Jerk Station but oh well) says he hopes to lease the retail space in the new development too. Stay tuned all around and in the meantime – enjoy some jerk chicken!

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And here’s a bit of awesomeness courtesy of Sweet Mango – here’s what the corner looked like in 1927:

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08/03/15 9:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

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.

08/03/15 8:50am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating multiple suspects in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed (Gun) that occurred in the area of 14th Street & Parkwood Place, Northwest.

On Friday, July 31, 2015, at approximately 8:00 pm, an adult male was approached by a suspect, forced into a white van at gun point, and sexually assaulted. One of the suspects is described as a Hispanic male, 6’1” to 6’2” in height, 22 to 27 years of age, slim build, with short black curly hair, and armed with a gun. He was observed wearing an orange shirt and grey sweat pants. Another suspect is described as an unknown male, heavy set, 17 to 19 years of age and light complexion. At least five other males of unknown descriptions were also involved.

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.”