1914 14th Street, NW
Shade and water for the pups.
1914 14th Street, NW
Shade and water for the pups.
1345 Park Road, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Check out the new and expanded self check set up at the Columbia heights giant! I also noticed that they have a thing where you can build your own six pack from a small selection of beers and ciders. I know everyone hates that Giant, but it seems like they are trying to step it up a bit!”
A reader reports:
“Today at 6:30 walking into Harris Teeter on Potomac Ave & Pennsylvania SE, a few cops run by & grab this woman wearing a red mask who was being held by (I believe) the security guard. She put up a fight. Sounds like (from other patrons) she had been running around the store, I don’t know if she was causing damage or stealing or anything.
Right now (7:00) there are 10 cop cars & an ambulance on Pennsylvania at the bus stop half a block away from Harris Teeter. Not sure what’s happening or if these are even related incidents. Guess things go a little crazy when it’s hot outside.”
Thanks to a reader for sending word:
“Capitol Supermarket, is temporarily shuttered. Sign says storm damage.”
1231 11th Street, NW
Scuttlebutt confirmed! Back in January 2014 we learned that Glen’s Garden Market plans to open a second spot in Takoma had fallen through. The scuttlebutt at the time was “they have a new partnership with a developer in Shaw.” Yesterday the City Paper reported a lease being finalized in the new Shay building at 8th and U St, NW:
“The new market will be a smaller version of the Dupont original with 2,100-square feet of retail space versus 5,300. The Shaw location won’t have room for a pizza oven or a smoker, but other than that, it will offer the same things, just in tighter confines.”
Standby for a November opening according to the report.
965 Florida Ave, NW
From a press release:
“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate across the Washington metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group (Ellis), today announced that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for an approximately 40,000-square-foot store at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. No target opening date has been set.
“Whole Foods Market is a best-in-class grocer that matches well with our development,” said MRP principal Matt Robinson. “Their addition will not only be an asset to the project, but to the local community.”
“For years, residents this side of U Street and Shaw have been eagerly waiting for a high-quality natural and organic grocery store,” said Chip Ellis, president of Ellis Development Group. “We look forward to working with Whole Foods Market to create the best possible space for them and their customers.”
“With so much excitement surrounding a possible location in Shaw – a fun, vibrant and culturally significant neighborhood – we’re thrilled to make it official,” said Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region president Scott Allshouse. “We look forward to offering our customers – both longtime shoppers and those new to us – access to even more of the highest quality natural and organic products available and show why we’re called ‘America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.’”
Whole Foods Market currently has 417 stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., with 44 in its Mid-Atlantic Region. The company is a leading natural and organic grocer with a commitment to transparency and maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry. Its quality standards for food prohibit artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats.
Located at 965 Florida Avenue, 965 Florida Ave. is a District-owned parcel near Howard University. In July 2013, MRP won the District’s bid to redevelop the parcel in a joint venture with Ellis.
The 370,000-square-foot mixed-use building will feature approximately 400 residential units, 30 percent of which will be made available as affordable dwelling units. MRP and Ellis will begin processing the Planned Unit Development for the building this summer.”
3rd and F Street, NE
The placard for Union Kitchen’s Grocery says:
“New restaurant serving deli prepared foods which will be located within a full service grocery.
Seating capacity is 10. Total occupancy load is 60. Sidewalk Café with seating for 20.”
From the historical marker out front:
A reader passes on the response they got from Pasta Chips regarding yesterday’s Safeway Selling Bags of Pasta Chips Marked ‘Not for Resale’:
“Thank you for letting us know that this is occurring and taking the time to write in =)
What this bag is for – it comes in every case (at time of production) that arrives to store and is to be used for sampling at store level if that is worked into our agreement with that particular chain. So, it’s not really about being ‘allowed to do so’ but more of that we need to correct it so it’s utilized properly.
It’s a common error that happens at the store level simply because that is not relayed to those that put it on the shelf for some reason. When we first loaded into Wal-Mart they had it out as well as their ‘stocking crew’ did not know otherwise.
***If you could give me the location in which you’ve found this we can properly address the issue with the broker managing the account and rectify the issue….also to be sure it’s not at other locations as well.***
Again, Thanks for taking the time to let us know! Greatly Appreciate it!
Send me your address and we’ll have our customer service team send you some coupons.
A reader writes:
“The Petworth Safeway [3830 Georgia Ave, NW] is selling bags of chips identified as “Not for Resale.” Is this ok?”
Ed. Note: Also of concern – what the hell is a pasta chip?
1440 P Street, NW
A curious tweet sent to us yesterday:
“@PoPville has anyone inquired and/or figured out why the outside of whole foods on P st has smelled like human waste for a few weeks?”
Anyone else notice this?
Update from DC Water via twitter:
“There was clogged sewer line on that block which led to a backup which may have led to the smell.
We’ve since cleared the grease buildup and scheduled a crew to reinvestigate for a reoccurring odor issue.
Just checked out the comments. Probably unlikely that this would have led to a “smell” for the past few weeks #PEARnotPOOP”