07/30/15 1:25pm

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A reader asks:

“Does it seem ridiculous that the power will be cut this weekend when the temps are forecasted to be in the 90s? Definitely a first world problem to be worried about no AC for a few hours! I suppose I can sacrifice for the greater good by going to brunch each day.”

Ed. Note: Respect for the good brunch attitude – have fun and stay cool!

07/30/15 12:45pm

DC8689651 - Exterior (General)

This unit is located at 539 Randolph St, NW. The listing says:

“Visit 539Randolph.com for hosted video tour, pics and floorplans! This beautifully executed 2-story penthouse unit features spacious living areas, 2 master bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, private roofdeck and an outdoor shower on the rear balcony. 10’+ ceilings in the master suite. Pet-friendly building shares a large fenced-in backyard. Off-street parking included with unit.”

DC8689651 - Exterior (Rear)

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $799,999 ($255 monthly fee.)

07/30/15 12:15pm

fishnet
1819 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Going Fishin’ til the Fall;

Fishnet will be closing its doors on Sunday August 2, 2015.(with the last service being on Saturday evening) We’ll be back in the Fall with a new accessible, approachable vacation-inspired brand that we’re excited to unveil to our loyal followed and new guests alike. Join us to toast Fishnet and our future on Friday and Saturday.

Our entire menu including beer/wine will be half off, both on Friday and Saturday.(this also means when we run out, we are out of food or beer).”

Fishnet opened their Shaw location back in May 2014.

07/30/15 11:45am

Vote now!Hash Browns or Home Fries?

Posted by Slim's Diner on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Slim’s Diner can not open soon enough!! The District has been craving a real diner ever since the failed attempt by Capital City Diner which, hard to believe, shuttered way back in January 2012.

Please join me in supporting team hash browns.

slims
Rendering of signage at Georgia and Upshur St, NW

07/30/15 11:15am

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I went to bed Tuesday night with my dog upstairs with me and all doors locked [12th and T St, NW]. By the time I woke up Wednesday morning someone had forced open the back doors, ran through the house grabbing what they could, and left out the front door. Neither my dog nor I woke up. They stole a bike, laptop, Ipad, Ipod, purses, and dug through drawings I assume in search of cash. The purses they dug through and tossed in the alley and along 12th Street taking cash, sunglasses, and strangely headphones (who wants someone else’s headphone, ew). Be vigilant of locking your doors and setting your alarms!

07/30/15 10:50am

hellers
3221 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

Big, big, big news for Mount Pleasant. I hear that a lease has finally been signed at the former Heller’s Bakery space in Mount Pleasant. Heller’s closed after 86 years back in December. I’m hearing that moving in will be a restaurant. I’m also hearing it is possibly a big name – multiple sources confirm that it will definitely be a restaurant and that we should be “very excited” about the plans. Update when details emerge. Any guesses?

Heller sign

07/30/15 10:46am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are conducting a death investigation following the shooting of a young child in the 600 block of 46thPlace, Southeast, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm.

Members of the Sixth District responded to a shooting call that occurred inside of a residence, and upon arrival located a toddler suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The toddler was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 3 year-old Ms. Dalis Cox, of Southeast.

Investigation into this death is continuing. Preliminary information shows the shooting may have been the result of another child having found and been playing with a firearm that discharged, striking the decedent.”

07/30/15 10:15am

quiznos_placitas
8th and M Street, SE

Last night Capitol Hill Corner broke the big news for Las Placitas fans:

“Capitol Hill Corner has confirmed that Las Placitas, the popular Barracks Row Restaurant, will relocate to lower 8th Street, SE, opposite the Navy Yard by year’s end.”

The former Quiznos space has been vacant since Dec. 2012. In May we learned that the current Las Placitas location at 517 8th Street, SE will close and be taken over by neighboring Matchbox in October. And back in May we also learned that Las Placitas had started work on their 16th Street Heights location. Updates all around when openings happen.