07/29/14 11:45am

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Photo via Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

For those not this successful, thanks to a reader for passing on the opportunity from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative:

“Now we’ve run into a situation where our farmers have LOTS and LOTS of Certified Organic Red Roma Tomatoes, and we need your help to find them all good homes! Starting now, we are offering bulk orders of these lovely reds in 25lb. case quantities for only $27, so put your order in today!

Orders can be placed now through the end of Thursday, July 31st.

Whether you are a current CSA shareholder, a former CSA shareholder, or a friend of the Coop, you will all have the opportunity to choose from many of our current Spring Summer CSA pickup locations for where you would like to have your order delivered. Please take special note to the address of your pickup location as you place your order, for it will not be included in your confirmation email.

Your tomatoes will arrive in brown tomato boxes with your confirmation receipt taped to the top and a label on the side of the box with your name. Please look carefully for your appropriate order, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions while picking up your order.

All deliveries will be sent out the week of August 4th, which is Week 12 of the CSA. Similarly to our last bulk orders, these deliveries will following our normal CSA delivery schedule. You must pick up at the location you choose, and it must happen between the provided pickup window at each unique location. Sorry, Folks, no exceptions here.

Order Your Bulk Romas Here!

07/29/14 10:50am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user NCinDC

From the MPD-2D Listserv:

“It would be great to see more of a police presence around Dupont Circle Park, just to patrol the area for public safety issues. Today [Sunday] alone I saw a group of people openly smoking pot, a man from that group later masturbated while watching my friends and I, and after we moved to another spot two men came over and loudly harassed and threatened us until we left the park. This was in the space of 2 hours and not at all out of the ordinary, frankly. I don’t feel safe in the park in broad daylight and I’m sure I’m not the only one.”

MPD responded:

“Thank you for sharing and we will assist. In instances as described please call 911 for an immediate police response. I will also pass this information along to the United States Park Police.”

07/29/14 10:20am

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705 8th Street, SE

More exciting new for Barracks Row – 705 8th St, SE had this exciting sign on the front door of the former Hello Cupcake space which closed back in March:

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I spoke to a worker on site who said it will be a second retail spot for The Sweet Lobby whose first spot is up the block at 404 8th Street, SE. He said this space will be a different concept and should open in mid-September or early October. Updates as they get closer.

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749 8th Street, SE

And in other sweet Barracks Row news, last week we learned District Doughnut was real close to opening – it sure looks it:

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07/29/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user kenudigit

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.

07/29/14 8:45am

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@Dewb tweets us:

“@PoPville Dog disappeared during day trip—untied near 950 Pennsylvania NW. Any tips greatly appreciated!”

Hello. I’m posting this on behalf of my friend Mary, who was visiting from Boston for the day. Any emails will go straight to her.

Now then, Mary has a lovely little Pomeranian female named Kaiju. My friend tied Kaiju to a post across from the Justice Dept. and left for about 20 min. When she came back, Kaiju was gone. Kaiju weighs about 4 lb. and was securely tied to the post. There’s no way she got loose and ran away. Somebody had to have taken her. We’re hoping somebody mistakenly thought Kaiju was abused and took her away. Mary has been calling around and trying to get information from people in the area. Nothing has come up yet, so we’re taking to the Internet.

If anybody has any information, please send Mary an email. Kaiju is a lovable little fluffball who needs to be reunited with Mary ASAP.

07/28/14 10:22pm

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1501 K Street, NW

Back in October 2013 we learned we’d have to find a new spot to purchase our travelers checks since the American Express store closed. We also noted it was a pretty prime location. The steakhouse explosion of ’14 continues with word of Claudia’s Steakhouse taking over this space. A liquor license placard posted out front says:

“New full service upper tier restaurant serving Latin infusion cuisine in a steakhouse environment. Entertainment to include live band performances and dancing during evening hours. Seating is for 300 patrons. Sidewalk café seating 45 patrons.”

It’s located on 15th Street between the Cosi and the new G Street Food. Updates as construction progresses.

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