“The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Contract Services Unit responded to community requests to repair the broken equipment. It had been reported to DGS that children were being injured due to a broken plank on the fire truck. After evaluating the equipment, it was determined that the fire truck could not be repaired. In effort to err on the side of safety, the fire truck was disposed of by DGS to ensure there would be no further injury to children.
The decision to remove and dispose of the fire truck to protect children should have been communicated to community members who purchased the apparatus and to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
DGS regrets both the lack of communication to the community – specifically to those who worked together to purchase the fire truck – and DPR of the removal and disposal of the play equipment.
DGS apologizes for the communication oversight and will replace the equipment with a new fire truck in the next six to eight weeks.”
“Taylor Gourmet tried to remodel their restaurant based on a simple post card permit and without structural drawings. The store is still closed with the stop work order issued and will likely not open for another six months.”
“I’m looking for a company to install, in DC, three recently re-furbished radiators — specifically, “single-pipe steam radiators” (and apparently original to the 100-year-old building in question in Adams Morgan).
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“We had to turn off the fountain over the weekend while we worked to repair a water main pipe that burst last week.
We also discovered an electronic issue is causing the fountain not to function properly – it isn’t regulating the incoming water quite right, and the automatic mechanism that shuts the pump down isn’t working, so if we let the fountain run unattended, there’s a chance it could pump itself dry.
The good news is, the pump is running properly, and we can separate the upper section from the lower cascades, so we’ve turned off the upper section and are running the lower section during the day while we work on fixing the issue. You will probably see National Park Service staff and the fountain specialists we’ve brought in working on the fountain if you’re in the park. We hope to get the cascades up and running this week.“
This house is located at 3128 Birch Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“STUNNING 7BD, 6.5BA in HAWTHRONE! UNIQUE ECO Driveway! Amazing Gourmet Kitchen w/ OODLES of Storage, SS Appl & Granite Counter-tops. Spacious Family Rm w/ FP & Gleaming HW thruout Main & Upper Lvl. Spectacular Master w/ FP, Sitting Rm & SPA BA! & LL Au-pair/In-Law Suite. Expansive Multi-tiered Backyard, Perfect for a Pool or English Garden! Capital Title et al for Settlement.”
1301 U Street, NW, former U Street Cafe (and Mocha Hut, remember Mocha Hut?) next door to the recently opened upper crust pizzeria
From a press release:
“TaKorean, known for its combination of Korean inspired flavors with a Latin American twist, will open its fourth location in the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC in the early spring of 2017.
Located at 1301 U Street NW, TaKorean will be situated in the heart of the historic U Street District. “The 14th and U Street area is home to so many of our customers,” says Mike Lenard, Founder and CEO. “We couldn’t have found a better place to continue growing the TaKorean brand.” (more…)