01/29/15 1:18pm

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1401 New York Avenue, NE

If you had any doubts about Ivy City blowing up – you can officially drop them. Big news from the Washington Business Journal:

“The next retailer to open at the Hecht Warehouse in Northeast D.C. will be a Nike Factory store, as the athletic apparel retailer will plant its flag there by late April.

Jemal also had some more Hecht restaurant news to share: Bar magnate Geoff Dawson — of Buffalo Billiards, Jackpot and others — has signed a lease to open there with Peter Bayne, his partner in Lost & Found, Iron Horse and Rocket Bar. The bar from Dawson and Leonard will be located at 2002 Fenwick St. NE.”

01/29/15 12:50pm

3913 Windom Place Northwest

This house is located at 3913 Windom Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“4 BR, 2.5 Bath 1911 home located just 3 blocks from the metro in Tenleytown. Spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, granite counters, high ceilings, large living room, 2 wood burning fireplaces. The LL was recently renovated creating a BDR, full BA, and family room. Ext has front porch and large rear brick patio. Convenient to shops, playgrounds, restaurants and dwntwn DC.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $890,000.

01/29/15 11:40am

Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen
5111 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“Thank you for the amazing three years we have been able to share with you! We have enjoyed building lasting relationships, as well as preparing high quality cured meats for you to enjoy.

We have decided to change our name to Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen. This change will be in effect on January 31, 2015. The change in our name will allow us to develop a more well-rounded brand, and to introduce new products and services so that we can continue to grow and evolve into a better shop with even better food and services for our loyal customers.

We will be the same company, at the same location, with the same ownership, same phone number, and the same business practices and we couldn’t be more excited to take this next step forward with you! It is going to be awesome.”

Washington City Paper previously reported:

“New York charcuterie shop Les Trois Petits Cochons filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against D.C.’s Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi last October.”

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 any 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.”