06/30/16 4:15pm

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11th and Park Road, NW

From an email:

“Time flies! We can hardly believe it, but next Friday, July 1 marks six years of serving American craft beer to the thirsty masses here at Meridian Pint!

To celebrate, we’re tapping a special draft list. Included will be offerings from the local breweries we’ve grown alongside as well as a number of rare and limited release from near and far.

Chef Francisco Ferrufino is designing a retro food menu for the evening, complete with favorite dishes past and present! Including: fried pickled vegetables, double cut pork chop, porter-braised short ribs, curry deviled eggs, and eggplant lentil curry!

Included on the draft menu will be a list of iconic local offerings that our customers are surely familiar with: (more…)

06/30/16 3:45pm

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From an email:

“Located across the street from The Hecht Warehouse at 2002 Fenwick Street, Big Chief will have two bars downstairs, and one on the rooftop. There is also a 1970s Airstream on the rooftop that will soon be open and available to be rented out for small parties.

Doors open at 8 PM tonight with live music by Brass Connection and two DJs. Friday there will be a free crawfish boil and a DJ at night. Saturday there will be live music all day with a cookout at 12 PM on the rooftop. Every Monday at 8 PM Big Chief is going to host “Motown On Mondays”, where DJs will play Motown originals and remixes all night.

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2002 Fenwick Street, NE. courtesy Big Chief

06/30/16 3:25pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Wallis (8 week old cocker spaniel), Dupont Circle”

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“This is Kokomo from Mount Pleasant. He was scooped at the June Washington Human Society adoption event and he is settling in perfectly to his new home. A fun fact – he is partial to drinking water from a glass, like his human friends, but with his paws.”

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“Jackson enjoying summer with some of his basenji friends.”

06/30/16 3:00pm

SW Waterfront

From a press release:

“The following is an updated list of restaurant and retail offerings coming to The Wharf in 2017, as part of the development’s Phase I grand opening:

Social Restaurant Group’s 9,800-square-foot concept La Vie, their largest venture to-date, will feature French-Mediterranean cuisine that includes an extensive moules-frites menu, a wide selection of sweet and savory tartines and a variety of coastal-inspired beverages. Situated along The Wharf’s most expansive and stunning vistas, their space boasts a 1,100-square-foot waterfront terrace, and serves the resident pool deck above. La Vie also includes private access to a 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, poised to be Washington’s premier events space.

District Hardware and Bike, the nearly 50-year old family-owned hardware store, full-service bike shop and now café and water sport retailer, is expanding from its current location in Foggy Bottom. Their new 6,300-square-foot location will be designed by Natalie Park Design Studio and is the latest in a series of expansions for the store, which has been owned and run by the Conway family for three generations. To strengthen the concept, District Hardware and Bike has teamed up with local coffee roaster, Vigilante Coffee, to help design and launch the new café and coffee bar.

Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits by Eric Rohleder is expanding from its current operation in Union Market. His 525-square-foot location at The Wharf will feature a water view and products from independent importers and boutique distributors across the globe.

America’s largest pharmacy retailer CVS will occupy a 9,000-square-foot space at The Wharf.

Earlier this year, The Wharf announced the first round of restaurant concepts: (more…)

323 11th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 323 11th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA condo on the lower level & recently updated! Huge living room/Dining area! Shows very well! In convenient location within short commute to Gallaudet University, Union Station, Eastern Market & other iconic Washington landmarks! App Fee $40/Adult. Security Deposit & 1 Month Rent Certified Funds. Include Copies of 1 Month’s Pay Stubs & Drivers License per adult. Available NOW!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.

06/30/16 2:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user rockcreek

From Mayor Bowser:

“This morning, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson and I announced that she will be leaving her role on September 30, 2016. I am incredibly grateful to Kaya for her nine years of service to our students, our schools, and our city.

Without a doubt, DCPS is a very different place today than it was when Kaya joined our school system in 2007. DCPS is the fastest improving urban school district in the country. After decades of decline, DCPS has also seen consistent, annual enrollment growth since Kaya became Chancellor—growing from 45,000 students in 2010 to nearly 49,000 students this year. While we will miss Kaya, we can all be proud of her team and her tenure as the second longest-serving leader of DCPS. (more…)

06/30/16 1:50pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“My neighbor lives with her toddler grandson and others in the basement unit of a group home. Last night she called the fire department because her living room was flooded by a faulty heating system. When the firefighters left they said her landlord needed to fix the faulty system and address electrical issues in the unit. While I was talking to her she mentioned that loose bricks had also fallen from the ceiling and there was a tree (!!!) growing in her grandson’s room. She said that the unit has repeatedly flooded but the landlord has refused to address the problem. Today the maintenance company came but she said they did nothing to fix the faulty heating system–they just sucked up the water and cut out the wet carpet.

She said that she feels sick every time she walks into the unit and has been throwing up a lot. Sounds like mold.

I’m a landlord (with a C of O and an attorney-provided lease) and everything she describes seems like a major violation of DC tenants’ rights. She has repeatedly tried to get them to fix major problems with the unit and they ignore her or do something to cover the problem but don’t solve it and it reoccurs.

I suggested she call the DC tenant advocate and/or ask the city for an inspection and she called them and many others in the DC government, but all said they couldn’t help her because the unit wasn’t registered with them. But she and I agree that that doesn’t make sense because the trust that owns the house we think gets a major tax break from the city for making low-income housing available in Dupont Circle. My understanding is that even if a unit isn’t registered the city would still investigate violations–and would fine the owner for not registering the unit.

Any suggestions for advising her how to proceed? I’m happy to make calls for her, but she does not have the money to hire a lawyer or other advocate and she is unaware of her rights.”

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06/30/16 1:35pm

“Please be advised that Red Line train service is temporarily suspended between Rhode Island Avenue and Fort Totten stations due to a gas leak at a construction site near Brookland Station. Shuttle bus service will replace trains between Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland and Fort Totten stations to accommodate customers. Washington Gas is on site investigating at this time.”

Update:

06/30/16 12:55pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From WMATA:

“Metro will provide frequent rail service during the evening hours of Monday, July 4, to accommodate those attending the fireworks display on the National Mall.

Several hundred thousand passengers are expected to take Metrorail on Independence Day, with crowds primarily traveling to and from the 9:10 p.m. fireworks display on the Mall, as well as other events around the region. Metrorail service will operate from 7 a.m. until midnight, with near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect for the entire service day.

There will be no scheduled track work anywhere on the system on the holiday. Trains will operate on a regular service pattern. Rush Plus Yellow Line service (Yellow Line trains between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt) will not operate. (more…)