07/06/15 11:22am

From Montgomery County Police:

“Call received at approx. 10:48 a.m. for report of single shot heard on Walter Reed campus. Officers have not confirmed initial report.”

A reader writes:

“I just got a text from a friend that there is an active shooter at Walter reed hospital. She said that all entrance gates have been locked, and all employees have been told to shelter in place and lock themselves in.”

07/06/15 9:50am

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@HeidiObermeyer tweets us a look inside H Street’s Ben’s Chili Bowl – grand opening July 8th:

“Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street is ready to rumble! @PoPville”

And Justin sends an agenda item from the ANC6A meeting:

“Letter of support to DDOT for the Ben’s Chili Bowl public space application related to installation of panda statue in front of the store at the corner of 10th and H Streets, NE, with the condition that the owners consider moving the statue if the ANC receives complaints about it blocking pedestriantraffic/right-of-way.”

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10th and H St, NE

07/06/15 9:35am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

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.

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6th and H Street, NW

Last week a reader wrote in about Beef ‘N Bread coming to Chinatown. It’s now confirmed that it’s coming from the owners of the great Wiseguys pizza.

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I spoke with the owner who tells me he hopes to open in about two months if all goes well:

“Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians) I lived there like 4 years. It’s also inspired from NY and CA. Combined with our unique homemade sauces.”

Given how good the pizza is at Wiseguys – I can’t wait to see how the sandwiches turn out. Stay tuned.

Building freshly painted gray:

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07/05/15 10:05pm

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1530 14th Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned that Gallery Plan B had closed after 10 years in Logan Circle. Next up Gallery Neptune & Brown. From a press release:

“Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of gallery neptune & brown, located in the 14th Street Arts District of Washington, D.C.

The expansion of Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery to a satellite space on 14th Street provides the opportunity to exhibit more fine art to a different audience in the Washington, D.C. and tri-state area. This second location grants street level access, 13 foot ceilings and an additional 800 square feet – creating more space to broaden our offerings of modern and contemporary fine art. (more…)