18th Street, NW and Wyoming Avenue, NW
“We’ve had one scheduling change that I wanted to share. Unfortunately, John Harkes is no longer able to attend, but we’ll have three players from DC United joining the field dedication – Conor Shanosky, Ethan White, and Jared Jeffrey.”
From an email:
“NOVEMBER 7 [10:00 AM event starts]: ADAMS MORGAN COMMUNITY SCORES BIG WITH NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SOCCER FIELD AT MARIE REED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MAYOR VINCENT GRAY AND 250 LOCAL KIDS TO DEDICATE THE FIELD, A GIFT FROM THE UAE EMBASSY AND CITY SOCCER IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAM
FORMER US MENS NATIONAL TEAM SOCCER CAPTAIN JOHN HARKES AND LOCAL SOCCER PARTNERS TO PROVIDE KIDS CLINIC
Dedication and opening event for kids of Marie Reed Elementary School and the Adams Morgan community who will receive a brand new, all-season state-of-the-art soccer field and other site amenities.
Local children and members of the Washington, DC community, along with senior diplomats from the UAE and key DC government officials, will celebrate the opening of the new approximately $1.5 million field located in the heart of the Adams Morgan.
Following the dedication ceremony, students will participate in a soccer clinic led by coaches from City Soccer in the Community and players and coaches from area soccer programs, including both youth clubs and local universities.
Washington, DC will be the fifth US city to receive the gift of a soccer field and coaching from the UAE Embassy and City Soccer in the Community. Fields have also been built in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Hass Park neighborhood of Chicago, East Los Angeles and Miami. An ongoing youth coaching program at the new field will also be provided.
· His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US
· Vincent C. Gray, Mayor, District of Columbia
Principal Eugene Pinkard, Marie Reed Elementary School
John Harkes, Former US Men’s National Soccer Team Captain
Brian Hanlon, Director of Department of General Services
· 250+ Students of Marie Reed
· Players and coaches from Georgetown University, American University, U-DC Men’s Soccer programs
· Washington, DC area kids and parents”
Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
“At approximately 2 PM today in the 2800 block of Ontario Pl., Northwest, a member of the Third District while on patrol observed a subject lying on the porch of a home in the block as to not be seen by the home owners.
The subject was observed reaching out and stealing a package and walk west in the block.
The subject was stopped immediately and placed under arrest. The adult male of Northwest DC will be questioned about other similar cases in the district.”
1805 Columbia Road, NW
The Medstar health clinic is now open in the former Blockbuster space on Columbia Road.
2102 18th Street, NW
I’ve noticed that work has finally begun on the inside of the old Duchess and Queen building on 18th St. I remember seeing a story a while back that someone wanted to turn it into a new restaurant, so perhaps they are finally getting started. Do you have any updates?”
I spoke with the owner who says they are still a year away from opening. There is a major renovation of the entire building required. They had a slowdown due to some permitting issues but they’ve got that straightened out now. For those that don’t recall – Duchess and the Queen will be:
“The new restaurant will be a Belgium bistro, with a sidewalk Café with 12 seats, the establishment will have a seating capacity of 160, and a total occupancy load of 280. There is an entertainment endorsement. This will also include a Brew Pub.”
2438 18th Street, NW
Unfortunately Donburi’s planned opening in Adams Morgan got delayed due to the government shutdown. But they are hopeful they can get all their permits in order in around 10 days. Let’s hope so because Donburi sounds like it could be delicious:
“a Japanese “rice bowl dish” consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in reference to an armed robbery which occurred at 18th Street and Ontario Road, NW, on Monday, September 16, 2013, between 10:35 pm and 10:41 pm. The subjects were later captured by surveillance video as they attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a nearby 7-11 convenience store. They are described as follows:
Suspect 1: Black male wearing glasses, a light colored short sleeve shirt and black pants with a white stripe on the side.
Suspect 2: Black male wearing a black hat, black shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of these subjects is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”
I hear the owners of Ripple are opening up a new spot in Adams Morgan. Ripple is located at 3417 Connecticut Ave, NW. Ripple is delicious. This is very good news for Adams Morgan. The Reef closed for good back in late August.
While the owners of Ripple haven’t confirmed the exact location, I am told that it will be a new concept, different from Ripple. More info on plans for the new space as they become available.
Update from Ripple:
“The team behind ripple – including Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley – is planning to open another restaurant in the next 6 months and is currently looking at several locations.
“There are no finalized plans yet, we will have an announcement when we can be more specific.” Roger Marmet
1802 Adams Mill Road, NW
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2006 18th Street, NW
Construction has now started on ‘Sugar Daddy’s Bakery’ coming to the former Bobby Lew’s Saloon space at 2006 18th Street, NW. According to a permit posted out front they will have 13 seats. I spoke to a worker who said buildout should take a couple months. Updates when they get closer to opening.
From the Adams Morgan Listserv:
“Someone must have lost there rather large, well fed, and very tame pet rat, found on Belmont near Columbia RD. It has a much bigger face then the pet rats I have seen before, but also has the identifying tail. If this is yours pleas give a description of color for its return. Our kitties have been inquisitive but not to interested, since it is not a sewer rat it is not a good kill for them. Still pretty sure it’s a rat.”