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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From MPD last night:

“At approximately 10:55 pm, members of the First District responded to 401 M Street, SW, for a possible robbery of the Safeway store. Upon arrival, MPDC officers observed a suspicious male who they attempted to stop. The subject fled the scene on foot with the officers in pursuit. The subject dropped a bag containing US Currency and was subsequently stopped and placed under arrest on N Street, SW, where a pistol was also recovered. First District Detectives are continuing to investigate the crime.”

07/30/14 10:22pm

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3607 Georgia Avenue, NW courtesy Katy Chang

A reader asks:

“Any idea what’s going in across from the looking glass lounge on georgia ave?”

Coming-Soon-Signs

Owner Katy Chang sends us an update on EatsPlace via email:

“EatsPlace is on target for an opening at the end of summer. We’ll be announcing the first chef residencies in the next week or so and posting menus on the blog. We put up coming soon banners (pic above). EatsPlace is a neighborhood restaurant and pop-uppery that hosts chefs through its food incubator program.”

Can’t wait to see how this turns out! Stay tuned.

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07/30/14 10:01pm

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“Cantaloupe bounty from Parkview, Bruce Monroe community garden”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)

07/30/14 4:44pm

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1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday, July 31st, DGS will celebrate its fifth monthly installment of Delicatessen After Dark and host DC’s very own Three Stars Brewery for a special tap takeover. Try their Citra Lemon Saison, Samsquanch White IPA or Ebony & Ivory Brown Ale straight out of the cask. DGS will be offering a special Meat + Three for $19.95: 12 hour smoked brisket, beer can chicken, grilled corn and pastrami butter, schmaltz braised greens and more. The event kicks off at 5pm.

Make reservations for both events online at dgsdelicatessen.com or by calling 202.293.4400.”

07/30/14 4:25pm

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301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“Pret A Manger, the quick-serve restaurant and coffee shop known for preparing fresh, handmade food every day, is excited to open up its eighth shop in the nation’s capital this Friday, August 1st.

Situated on the corner of 3rd Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue, the new shop will be catering to the offices and residences of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The location will feature 4,300 square feet of space and offer two floors of indoor dining space, along with an outdoor seating area.

Following their continued commitment to helping the hungry, Pret will donate unsold food at the end of every day to Thrive DC.

To celebrate this new store opening, Pret A Manger will host a full day of fun at the new shop, traditionally known as Guinea Pig Day (the day before the official opening) on Thursday, July 31st. Starting at 8am, locals can enjoy an array of free drinks, goodies, and other giveaways! Be on the lookout for Pret’s team members, who will be giving out vouchers for a free lunch in the morning. Customers can stop by in the afternoon between 12-2pm to redeem their lunch. Available only while supplies last!”