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via google maps

From AlertDC:

“Alert: Shooting at 1104 hours in the 4000 block of Arkansas Ave, NW. Lookout for S1: H/M; S2: B/M, wearing a black and white Helly Henson jacket, black pants, and white tennis shoes last seen in a black sedan bearing Maryland tags.”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 10:58 A.M., the fourth district police officers responded to the 4000 Block of Arkansas Avenue, NW, DC, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a non-life threating gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled the scene in a Black vehicle (prior to the arrival of MPD) at a high rate of speed in an unknown directions.

Anyone with information related to this offense is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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4720 14th Street, NW

This is the former pizzeria and hookah bar near Highlands Cafe. Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“Excited to have some (hopefully) good Greek food in the neighborhood!”

They also send more details from Rob Pigott who runs the Community Alliance for Upper 14th Street:

“The 4700 block of 14th St NW will have a new restaurant opening it’s doors this coming weekend…..I stopped by last evening and met the owners of the ATHENA GRILL. The business owners are the same family who operates La Villa Pizzeria (located at 14th & Crittenden). I expect that they will open their doors no later than March.

Also, on that same block (two doors down), Las Placitas will be opening, hopefully BEFORE March.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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14th and Colorada Ave, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted word. A reader first reported earlier last week (and others have confirmed they were dark through the weekend):

“Swampoodle’s been closed up tight for at least two nights in a row. I wonder if this is the end for them?”

This one hurts given how long it took Swampoodle to get open.

Their last facebook post was written on Nov. 29th gives no indication that anything was amiss:

“#TACOTUESDAY has arrived! Get three tacos and a margarita for $12 #delicioso”

Updates when more is known.

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5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

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4722 14th Street, NW

From Tarek:

“Just in, news from ATTIC DC that Ruff & Ready Furnishings of Upper 14th St will be closing the doors on its brick and mortar location at the end of November. The store was previously located at 14th and T St, NW (now occupied by Taylor Gourmet). It’s the second vintage furniture store once located on bustling 14th to move to a new area and then close up. Hunted House went through a similar evolution. On the up side, Ruff & Ready plans to maintain on online business with well priced vintage, antique and used furniture. Read the full announcement from the store’s owner Bill Troy:

“Ruff & Ready Furnishings will close its location at 4722 14th Street NW, Washington DC on Sunday November 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (more…)

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via google maps

Thanks to all who tweeted info to @PoPville while events were unfolding last night.

From MPD:

“Around 7:15 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gun shots in the 1300 block of Hamilton Street, NW. Officers located the victim on the Hamilton Recreation Center who reported that while he was playing basketball he observed two people opening his backpack. He approached these two people and one of them displayed a handgun. The victim ran off and heard the sounds of gun shots. He also observed one of the people take his backpack and motorized bike. The victim was unharmed and no one reported injuries as a result of the gun shots. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating this case.

If anyone has information, please call the MPD at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411”

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Ed. Note: I couldn’t find a photo of Carter Barron in the flickr pool so please enjoy this awesome shot of Lynda Carter by Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

The Carter Barron schedule for 2016 has been released. Looks like the format has changed – no more all-free events, instead weekly concerts benefiting Carter Barron and Rock Creek Park trails. Given how underutilized the Amphitheater has been in recent years (was told by park rangers it was due to sequestration), it’s probably a change for the better.

Shows at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre:

7/30 Darryl Haley presents ROCK THE CITY, a benefit concert in support of Carter Barron Amphitheatre & Rock Creek Park trails (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/6 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/13 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/20 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.) (more…)