“I want to do a basement dig-out, including digging out under the porch. But I have two brick columns in the front of the porch. Once contractor said that if we wanted to keep the same bricks that it would be easier to take apart the columns and rebuild them. Another said it would be easier to keep the columns up, underpin them, and pour new foundations.
The cheapest thing to do would be to remove the columns completely and rebuild them with new bricks. But they’re the weird beige color bricks, which are hard to find and to match with the house.
So has anyone done a dig-out under the porch and kept the brick columns by underpinning them? Or by removing and rebuilding them?”
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“Lia Cafe opened today in #mtpdc @ 3103 Mt. Pleasant St. NW! Brazilian food/drinks/treats.”
Lia Cafe’s website says:
“The idea behind Lia Café Brazil was to bring a taste of Brazilian culture to the Washington, D.C. metro area. Nestled in the heart of Mount Pleasant’s bustling collection of shops and restaurants, Lia Café Brazil is a wonderful place to relax, and enjoy the company of friends while partaking of robust Brazilian coffee and delicious Brazilian foods.
Need a quick break from the hectic pace of your busy life? Then come inside and immerse yourself in the calming ambience of a traditional Brazilian loja (the Portuguese word for “emporium”), a place where customers are regarded as guests, and shopkeepers are regarded as hosts. Or, if you prefer to be in the open air while catching your breath, we also have outdoor seating for your pleasure.”
“Dynamite dramatic corner unit in Historic old school building. 2 BRs/1br plus den. Heavenly high ceilings 2 walls of terrifically tall school windows,wonderful wood floors, gourmet kitchen w/granite & center island, exposed brick walls, copious closets, washer/dryer, garage parking and extra storage. Multiple pet friendly bldg. Easy access to Metro”
Thanks to a reader for sending. Island Dyes Head Shop’s instagram post says:
“Washington DC watch out Island Dyes and Syn are comming April big grand opening be there!!!!!!! @islanddyeshstdc #syn #islanddyes #islanddyesheadshop #synglass #synovation #dc #dab #dablife #dabdaily #functionalart #glass #glassofig #glassthatlasts #headshop #headshoplife #boro #beach #710 #757 #804 #252″
“Our five retail locations have been serving the Outer Banks of NC and VA for the past 25 years. Here you can expect to see the best glass the market has to offer! From our in-house water pipe line SYN to our original tye dye shirts, there’s something here for everyone. So take a look and let us know what you’d like to see sold here.”
I am writing because I found what looks to be a man’s gold wedding band at the corning of Q St. and 16th St. NW this morning. Can you post with the hopes of finding its owner. There is an engraving on the ring. If the owner can tell me what it says, I will be happy to return it to him. [rlivingston33(at)gmail.com] I also will report it to the police.”
My good friend lost her cat, Minou, yesterday. She was doing some yard work when Minou got startled and managed to sprint out of a gate that had been left slightly ajar. It happened so fast and my friend is quite distraught. Minou is one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met, and we all adore her. She generally loves humans, but she must be so scared right now, I’m not sure she’d approach anyone. This happened in Trinidad near 15th and Neal St NE.
12 lbs female cat answers to Menew or Nunu.
Green eyes, black and orange patches with white belly.
Lost from 1500 block of Neal St NE on March 9th
Contact Katherine at (202) 417-6948
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