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1819 Columbia Road, NW

In no particular recent order – Millie & Al’s, Mixtec, Pasta Mia, Meskerem, Pharmacy Bar, Toledo Lounge, Crumbs & Coffee, Napoleon Bistro, Locolat and now add Cashion’s Eat Place to the mix. The big news comes via Politico with the lede buried:

“Johnny’s Half Shell is moving to Adams Morgan

The iconic oyster bar and seafood restaurant will close on May 26 and reopen next month at 1819 Columbia Road NW, the current site of Cashion’s Eat Place, owner Ann Cashion told POLITICO.”

Johnny’s Half Shell is located at 400 North Capitol Street, NW near the Capitol and Union Station.

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Suntrust/plaza redevelopment update from PN Hoffman:

“Dear Neighbor,

PN Hoffman is excited to create a mixed-use development and thoughtfully enhance the plaza area to activate the corner at 18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW. I’d like to share with you the key aspects of this development, explain our collaborative approach, and invite you to provide us with your feedback and support. The community benefits offered by the redevelopment plan for 1800 Columbia are numerous, and a few are highlighted below:

PN-Hoffman-letter-regarding-1800-Columbia (PDF)

Upcoming ANC Meeting:
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Mary’s Center
2355 Ontario Road NW

Washington DC 20009″

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“Dear PoPville,

There was a man standing in our walkway when I went to take the dog out this morning, and when I opened the door I discovered he had a 2-3 year old little boy with him. Neither had on shoes. I know it was a boy because the child had no pants on. They were “exploring the garden.”

Neighbors, is there a hippie family new to the street? Or parents, is this how some people teach body positivity now? The dad had no backpack or bag, so if it was a diaper malfunction he had thrown away everything the kid was wearing from the waist down.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2500 block of 17th Street, Northwest on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

At approximately 3:11 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim exhibited no signs consistent with life, and remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A second adult male victim was transported to an area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 35-year-old Jayvon Marshman, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case 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.”