04/20/14 10:22pm

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Finally signage has gone up confirming the location for Shake Shack coming to Union Station. Back in September of 2013 we first learned a Shake Shack would be coming to Union Station. When the second Starbucks moved back in January, I assumed it was to make space for Shake Shack. However at that time rumors continued to persist that a Captiol City Brewery brewery would be taking over the former America restaurant space which closed in Oct. 2011.  Happy to finally put those rumors to rest.

And to those who don’t like Shake Shack – we get it, we get it – you don’t like Shake Shack. Ok. Noted.

For those of us who do like Shack Shake, stay tuned for updates as they get closer to opening. Oh yeah, they’ve also applied for a liquor license that says:

“Restaurant serving American cuisine, specializing in burgers and shakes with a seating capacity of 166, total occupancy load of 220 and Summer Garden with 52 seats.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 11am – 11 pm and Friday & Saturday 11 am – 12 am.

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Entrance in former America space next to new Starbucks location in West Hall

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Another reader sends an interesting sight also from Q Street in Logan:

“I somehow have never noticed these breezeways between the row houses on Q street before. You always seem to have the answers to odd architectural finds around town, any idea what the story is behind these?”

I always seem to have the questions not the answers :) I actually have posted this same question in the past but I have no idea what the answer was and can’t seem to find it in the archives. Anyone remember?

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04/19/14 6:59am

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A reader sends the photo above around 6:15am:

“Happening right now at the house on the northwest corner of 3rd and Varnum. I woke up to screams and within minutes had this view from my porch. There’s 4-5 fire trucks, several ambulances and a “mobile air unit.” Smoke is pouring out of the house and I could hear the firemen smashing windows.

Feeling incredibly helpless…. Please send good thoughts to our corner of Petworth.”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“House Fire – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – 2-story rowhouse, fire showing all floors, extending to exposures #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – FFs extinguishing fire in basement, 1st & 2nd fl, making good progress, searches in progress #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – all fire knocked down, checking for extension; residents self-evacuated, EMS evaluating #DCFD”

04/18/14 4:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From an email:

“Farmers market opening will feature ribbon cutting, raffle, and, of course, fresh, local food!

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace (The Marketplace) will open for its fifth season on April 19. Come celebrate the long anticipated return of spring at the Marketplace with a ribbon cutting, a raffle full of great prizes from local businesses, live music, and, most importantly, fresh, local food! [some great raffle prizes available from local businesses- Maple, Room 11,Meridian Pint, The Coupe, Sticky Fingers, Red Rocks, Acre 121, Yoga Heights, and more, as well as two Washington Nationals Baseball tickets.]

The Marketplace will also kick off a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 for the farmers market matching funds program. This program helps low-income market customers spend more money on healthy fruits and vegetables. Since 2010, we have provided over $55,000 to low-income customers who shop at the market using federal nutrition programs like food stamps.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19th
Farmers’ Market: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Ribbon Cutting: 10:00am
Raffle: 11:30am
Music: 10:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE: Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th Street and Park Rd, NW”