08/21/14 11:45am

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3206 N Street, NW via Neyla’s facebook

Following news of the Chadwick’s Closure/Mr. Smith’s move comes word on Sunday from Neyla who posted on their facebook page:

“Today is our last day serving you in this location. Tell us your favorite memory, dish, event, date or experience. Let’s stay in touch!”

It’s reflected on their facebook page message and The Georgetowner also reported:

“Those involved with Neyla say they hope to find a new location.”

Updates if/when they find one.

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08/21/14 11:15am

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7th and O Street, NW

From a press release:

“Roadside Development, LLC (Roadside) is pleased to announce that the Giant Food at City Market at O won the Award for Best Overall Design for a grocery store from Progressive Grocer. The Award is part of Progressive Grocer’s annual design competition that recognizes store design, construction and store impact. Shalom Baranes Associates (SBA) was the architect for the overall project and JCA Architects was the project architect for the Giant interior. Progressive Grocer is a national publication centered on the grocery store and grocery distribution industry.

The state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot Giant Food Store, is located in the historic O Street Market at 7th and O streets, the cornerstone of this 1 million square foot development project. “It is rewarding to work with a talented team that produces such quality places,” said Richard Lake, founding Partner, Roadside Development, LLC, developer of City Market at O. “Our design team incorporated this new modern store with a National Historic Landmark building. Combining the charm of a 19th century marketplace with 21st century efficiency and innovation to create a very comfortable and compelling retail environment.” More than a quarter of the new store, including the produce section, resides under the historic O Street Market structure. (more…)

08/21/14 10:45am

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1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A reader forwards this disturbing allegation via Jezebel from Collective Action DC:

I was studying downstairs at the Panera in Dupont Circle when I looked to my right and a man had his pants fully down and was masturbating in my direction. I screamed and ran upstairs to get a manager. The man walked past me and the manager on the stairs and I pointed him out. The manager asked if I wanted a cookie or anything. I told him I wanted him to call the police. He asked which seat the man was in so he could clean it off. I was crying and shaking and not sure what to do, so I left the Panera. Later I had composed myself and decided I wanted to report it. I called the police, who came to the Panera and told me they couldn’t file an official report if the man was gone. They also told me I should have called them right away so they had a chance of finding the guy, and that I should have captured what he was doing in a photo or video so they could have evidence against him. I tried to contact Panera about training their employees to respond to such incidents and didn’t get a response – but they did quickly delete my yelp review when I described what happened on the site. I haven’t been back to the Panera.

UPDATE from @panera:

“We were disturbed by reported sexual misconduct by a guest at this location in March 2013. At that time, cafe management

immediately acted by speaking w/ the witness & offered to contact the authorities. The Panera team did speak w/ police that day.

We have zero tolerance for this type of activity. The safety & comfort of our associates and guests is always our first priority.”

08/21/14 10:15am

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827 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“Today Upshur Street Books launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the new neighborhood bookstore on Upshur Street in Petworth. This is a new project by the same team behind Petworth Citizen and Crane & Turtle. The bookstore will focus on literary fiction and poetry, art books, children’s books and local authors and will be the first stand-alone, independent bookstore selling new books to open in in DC in 20 years.

Upshur Street Books will complement the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen, home to a Free Book Library and a rotating list of literary events.

Find a link to the Kickstarter campaign here.”

08/21/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JamesCalder

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.

08/21/14 9:10am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection to a robbery which occurred in the 3300 block of 14th Street, NW, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35 am.

The subject is described as a black male, in his late 30’s to 40’s, approximately 5’8” in height, wearing dark sun­glasses, a blue and white hat, and a blue and white striped shirt. The subject can be seen above.

Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of this subject is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

Yesterday @bbarbot tweeted us:

“Another day, another robbery at the Wells Fargo in Tivoli. Oh CoHeights, just stop it.”