07/22/14 9:15am

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This battle is starting to get bloody.

From a press release:

“NoMa just got even more bike-friendly, with new air pumps and a free public repair station installed in the neighborhood. To serve cycling traffic from the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the beautiful new cycle track on First Street, NE, the NoMa BID has installed a bright orange FIXIT station, an outdoor, tamper-resistant repair station that includes all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. The FIXIT station is located right off the Metropolitan Branch Trail ramp on M Street, NE, under the underpass and across from the M Street entrance to the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station.

In addition, the NoMa BID has installed five new, tamper-resistant, bright orange bike air pumps throughout the neighborhood at the following locations:

· First and M Streets, NE, northwest corner of the intersection
· M Street, NE, right off the Met Branch Trail ramp next to the new Fixit Station
· Third and L Streets, NE, southeast corner of the intersection
· On First Street, NE, just south of K Street, NE, adjacent to the Burnham Wall
· On North Capitol at H Street, NE, adjacent to the University of the District of Columbia (more…)

07/21/14 10:22pm

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1513 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A couple liquor license placards just went up on Wisconsin Ave – first in front of the Violet Spa:

New restaurant serving Sushi. Seating is for 80 patrons. Total occupancy load is 110.”

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1515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

And right next door in front of the John Rosselli Antiques shop:

“New restaurant serving Japanese type Teriyaki grilled food. Seating is for 50 patrons. Total occupancy load is 99.”

Maybe they’ll be located on the second floor a la Toki Underground? Updates when more info is known.

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looking south on Wisconsin Ave towards M Street

07/21/14 4:50pm

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From an email:

“Life Out There: A Space Journey with the House Band of the Universe

Evening Seminar with performance

Friday, July 25 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., Wash, DC

What is life, really? How did it begin on Earth and where else might we find it in our solar system and beyond? David Grinspoon, an astrobiologist at the Library of Congress, and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, offer a mind-blowing trip through space and time—set to live funky jazz. See our home in space from a cosmic perspective and search for clues to life, from the infant Earth where life first arose to the mysterious, promising depths of Saturn’s strangely vibrant moons. The journey includes previously unseen state-of-the-art digital visuals and musical interpretation by the House Band of the Universe. Definitely not an ordinary planetarium show, this is an evening that’s guaranteed to be “psychoastrobiofunkiliscious.”

Smithsonian Associates Members $30, General Admission $42. www.smithsonianassociates.org 202-633-3030 for tickets.”

07/21/14 4:25pm

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3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Four years after founding Baked by Yael, lawyer-turned-baker Yael Krigman is taking her online bakery to the streets. Baked by Yael is opening Washington’s first cakepoppery across from the National Zoo at 3000 Connecticut Avenue. Washingtonians and visitors alike will be able to enjoy award-winning cakepops, bagels, and other preservative-free treats made from scratch at Baked by Yael’s first storefront when it opens later this year.

“I can’t think of a more perfect location,” said Krigman, adding that “not only will I be able to meet many of our customers who have been ordering through our website for years, but visitors to the zoo will be able to enjoy unique and delicious treats in an area that currently has limited options.”

The deal concludes Krigman’s two-year search for retail space. Last summer, Krigman ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising nearly $75,000 from 669 backers who pre-ordered cakepops to support Krigman’s dream of opening a brick and mortar store.

Krigman’s online cakepop business has been thriving with orders for birthdays, baby showers, corporate events, and even divorce parties. With a storefront, Baked by Yael’s cakepops and other baked goods will be more accessible to those people who don’t want to wait a day or two to satisfy their sweet tooth.

“When the cakepoppery opens, our customers will be able to have the full Baked by Yael experience,” Krigman said. “They’ll smell the cakes in the oven. They’ll watch us dip and decorate the cakepops. They’ll see our cakepops in different shapes and colors and the space will be available for children’s birthday parties.”

The company will also expand its special event and corporate catering business and will continue to sell other products, including its renowned hand-rolled bagels, black & white cookies, and rugelach.”

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07/21/14 3:55pm

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Riggs Road NE and South Dakota Avenue NE

Thanks to @lowbraudc for tweeting us the update:

“Blue panels are going up on a designed #walmart”

Walmart’s website says:

“Site Development Program Mixed-use residential and retail 400 rental housing units 118,000 SF Walmart Supercenter 8,700 SF other retail 740 underground parking spaces for residential and retail uses”

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Rendering via Walmart