5420 3rd Street, NW at Kennedy

A reader reports:

“Looks like real progress at 5424 3rd Street, NW! Do we have any idea what’s coming here? All I got is a tavern and what looks like condos.”

Recently a liquor license placard was posted for Library Tavern that says:

“New Class “C” Tavern with 85 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 85. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement.”

Anyone happen to hear other details/plans? Updates when more is known.


This rental is located at 5302 Illinois Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Totally renovated 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse in Petworth. Wood floors throughout. Living room with gas fireplace, dining room, kitchen with stainless steel and granite, 1/2 bath, rear deck on main floor. 3 bedrooms (1 small) on 2nd floor with 1 full bath. Enclosed rear paved patio Alarm system. Available December 5th. No smokers and no pets.”


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This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,850/Mo.


A reader reported Monday night:

“This happened today at the corner of Georgia Ave and Hamilton St. (approximately Georgia Ave., NW) There were also children in the car, but no one was seriously injured (according to the store clerk).”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Car into store 5200 block Georgia Ave NW. Checking for injuries and assessing structural damage. Also have odor of gas. PIO enroute.”


“Ga. Ave update. Both Pts tx. Gas Co. on scene dealing with leak. 3 evacuees from store and adj. apt remain outside until gas leak secured.”


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From a press release:

“WHAT: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar begins its wholesale program with four DC-area Whole Foods locations beginning Thursday, October 27th. As the district’s first licensed winery (since prohibition), we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s best cider-makers and fermenters both prior to and following our opening at 300 Florida Avenue. Production and wholesale will continue to expand as we open our Cidery and Tasting Room in Brightwood Park in early 2017.

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“The 1,300 square foot Cidery and Tasting Room at 711 Kennedy Street NW will be the center of all ANXO cider production upon opening. The tasting room includes a bar that seats 30, and will function as a neighborhood bar three days a week. In addition, we look forward to hosting events that celebrate cider and DC’s growing community.” (more…)


From a press release:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, District Department of Transportation Director (DDOT) Leif Dormsjo and DC Water Clean Rivers Project Director Carlton Ray to kick off a multimillion dollar revitalization project in a historic section of Kennedy Street, NW. The revitalization is a collaborative project that will improve traffic and pedestrian safety and increase green infrastructure. The project will span Kennedy Street from Georgia Avenue to North Capitol Street in the Ward 4 neighborhoods of Brightwood and South Manor Park.

“When this project is complete, residents and businesses along the Kennedy Street corridor in Ward 4 will have all new infrastructure,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “This is a project that I have cared about for a long time, and my Administration pledged to get the work done. The revitalization of Kennedy Street represents another significant investment in our neighborhoods.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017 and represents a total investment of $10 million. Additional elements of the planned revitalization include: (more…)

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From MPD on Sunday:

“Shortly after 2 AM this morning, MPD received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the vicinity of 8th & Kennedy Streets, NW. Additionally, MPD’s Shotspotter detected the sounds of gunshots at multiple locations. Fourth District units were in the area and also heard the gunshots. The area was canvassed but no victims were located. However, we received an additional call from the 5500 block of 9th Street, NW, stating that a bullet had broken an apartment window in the block. A unit responded and recovered the bullet from the apartment.

Anyone with information regarding these sounds of gunshots is urged to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Ed. Note: earlier we reported four houses had been hit by gunfire on the 800 block of Crittenden St, NW that same night.

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“I found a man’s watch and wedding band in a Car2Go on the morning of October 7th at the 800 block of Marietta Place NW. The folks at Car2Go have not been helpful in getting these items back their owner, despite having the information about who used the car before I did. If this could be yours, please provide your contact information. If you can describe the watch accurately, I will arrange to get the items back to you. Thanks!”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

At approximately 2:13 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for shots fired. Upon arrival, members located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and determined one of the victims had no signs consistant with life and his body remained on scene. The second victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital where he’s listed in critical condition.

The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Saul Flores-Canales, of Northeast, 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.”

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From MPD:

“Around 7:15 PM, MPD responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the 5700 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The victim was located suffering from gun shot wounds and taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. The victim is in serious condition.

Anyone with information regarding this offense should call the MPD’s CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411”

Update from MPD:

The victim did not survive his injuries. Homicide detectives are investigating this case.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411″

700 Longfellow Street Northwest

This house is located at 700 Longfellow Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous renovation*Bright, sunny end unit*New roof, plumbing, electrical*No carpeting anywhere; wood main & upper, tile lower*Open main level*Stainless, marble kitchen*Deck*Sep dining area*Powder room*4 bed up w/awesome master bath*LL in-law suite*2 car off street parking*Fenced backyard*1 block to Kennedy St. renaissance*Convenient to Petworth groceries, restaurants, metro*Geo Ave Walmart*More!”


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This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $869,000.