3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

If you will it is no dream Vol. 820. Following a week we willed a Wawa and an indoor competitive Axe Throwing option to the District, I was sure we’d be talking about dog poop and doors this week. Boy was I wrong. (Well the week is young…) But last night around 10pm, while I was too engrossed in Netflix’s Who Murdered Sister Cathy? to post, WDCEP (Washington DC Economic Partnership) tweeted us:

“It’s true! @Wegmans is coming to #DC.”

“Old Fannie Mae HQ!!”

This confirms our first report of a Wegmans possibly coming to the future, former Fannie Mae site back in March.

The Washington Post reports:

“Fannie Mae is scheduled to move out of the complex late next year, clearing the way for Wegmans to open by 2022, according to Richard Lake, founding partner of Roadside Development. The grocery store, which is expected to take up about 80,000 square feet, will be located on the lower level, with an entrance at the back of the building, Lake said.”

And there was great joy in PoPville. STAY TUNED.

A reader reports just before 1pm:

“Flipped car on Wisconsin right outside Fannie Mae headquarters. They’re trying to get driver out through the sunroof now. Driver seemed lucid. But two cars are messed up and traffic is backed up down Wisconsin Ave. Virginia plates.”

Hope all are ok.

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Yuri writes last week:

“We were walking through Fort Reno park and the grass was alive with emerging cicada nymphs. Here are some photographs of one that emerged an hour or two ago. These appear to be a different species than the ones that typically emerge in June/July.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

More photos after the jump. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From the AU Police Department:

“Responding to & Preventing Cyber Harassment

An online post authored by a white supremacist was discovered on May 4, 2017, by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) targeting a student leader. American University Police is investigating the incident and encourages the community to follow these safety tips on cyber harassment.

Safety-Advisory-05-05-2017-Cyber-Harassment (PDF)

If you have information related to this incident, or witness suspicious activity online or in person, please call the American University Police at 202-885-3636 or 911 for the Metropolitan Police Department.

Make a Confidential Tip through the University Police Webpage.”

Ed. Note: Earlier this week in a different case the American University Police issued an alert and a “$1,000 reward regarding the recent racially motivated hate crime on campus.”

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3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washington Business Journal with the massive potential news:

“Roadside Development is in talks with the popular grocer [Wegmans] to anchor its planned redevelopment of Fannie Mae’s longtime home once it relocates for a new headquarters at Carr Properties’ Midtown Center, according to sources familiar with the situation.”

WBJ also quotes Roadside Development Principal Richard Lake as saying: “We would be very pleased if they became one of our tenants, but I cannot confirm that we have a deal because we just don’t. We’re in conversations with a number of folks.”

Ed. Note: So you’re saying I’ve got a chance?!?!? Good enough for me. Dear God please make this happen.

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The Tenleytown listserv getting, uh, active Sunday/today with:

“Your Dog Sh*t on my Lawn

and I caught you on video tape! Hey ***hole! Its not bad enough that your dog shit on my lawn you looked around to see if anybody was watching.

Enjoy and please let him know he is welcome to stop by and pick up his dog shit whenever he wants!”

Hopefully this voice of reason prevails:

“We’re all adults here…

Could the complaint have been raised more tactfully? Of course.

But the complaint is a valid one, and the owner of the dog should be chastised; it just could have been done in a more PG way. I have little kids that love to play on our lawn and I would be really pissed (no up intended) if some dog did its business on my lawn, much less if the owner left it there. There are laws for a reason.

Anyway, I’d love to propose that we not spend the next 24 hours each chastising the other or picking fights. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, so let’s all think happy thoughts.”

Ed. Note: But seriously, pick up the poop, man.

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4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Welp, I feel asleep at the wheel again! Tenleytown Main Street reports:

“Joining popular local chain District Taco, which brought casual Yucatan-inspired fare to Tenleytown last fall, are two other international-flavored, fast casual restaurants. SeoulSpice will introduce healthy Korean comfort food to the neighborhood, with a menu that includes classic rice bowls and Korean-style burritos. Next door, Muncheez will offer Lebanese street food ranging from shawarma to falafel to zaatar.”

And to work off those meals, TMS, reports an Orangetheory Fitness is coming too.