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From Boundary Stone (and don’t forget their 5 year anniversary bash tonight!):

“5 PM – 8 PM

Four of the top breweries in DC have been barrel aging an ale for a minimum of one month. On Tuesday the 27th, these breweries will unveil their concoction at the Boundary Stone. There will be judges and a popular vote to calculate who will take home the trophy, as well as win a dedicated line for a year on our back bar. Admission is $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door, which will get you a 5oz tasting from each brewery, and a pint of “5-Spot”!

The breweries battling will be DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and defending champs Port City Brewing Company.”

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116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

pub-people
1648 North Capitol Street, NW at R Street

From an email:

“The Pub & The People has just hired rising star sous chef Ben Schramm from one of DC’s top restaurants, Proof!

Schramm studied culinary arts at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD, and launched his culinary career at Proof, rising from salad station worker to executive sous in that time, working closely under executive chef Haidar Karoum. Schramm is thrilled to join the P&P team, and has big plans for the Pub’s menu, adding inventive food while still continuing the inclusive, neighborhood atmosphere. Schramm is excited to pair his love for his own local watering hole with his passion for creativity in cooking.”

Check out the new menu that just launched Friday: dinner-menu (PDF)

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From Boundary Stone:

“It has been an amazing 5 years for our Boundary Stone family! We have had such a great time growing with our surrounding communities! Thank you to all friends new and old who have supported us along the way!

We decided this landmark birthday deserved something special, so we asked our friends at DC Brau Brewing Company to brew us a celebratory ale! With 5 varietals of hops chosen by the Boundary Stone team, “5 Spot” was born!

This crushable session IPA will be exclusive to Boundary Stone and as a thank you to you will be sold for $5 per pint while supplies last!

We also decided such an occasion deserved some seriously funky tunes! Our good friends AZTEC SUN obliged and will be bringing the FUNK to the party!

So please come on by, grab a “5 Spot,” share some memories and talk about the next 5 years!”

boundary-stone
116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

boundary-stone
116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Boundary Stone:

“Wicked Weed DC Launch
September 16 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (beers on tap until they kick)

Wicked Weed is a small family run brewery out of Asheville North Carolina. Its brewery puts out some of the most sought after beers in the US. Up until this month they have not distributed to DC, that changed last week though and we are pumped to have them on! We will be pouring 10 of their rarest brews and funked sours on Friday starting at 1pm. We will also have one of the Brewmasters in house to answer any questions you may have.”

Check out what’s on tap here: WICKED WEED Menu (PDF)

fla park
via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Hi everyone, not sure what my goal is in posting this, except to maybe warn other families. Today [Friday] I was at the Florida Ave park [1st and R and Florida Ave, NW] with my daughter. Right around 6:30pm the park cleared out and my daughter and I were the only family left. As we were just sitting on the green having a mini picnic three teenage girls (~16-19) approached us while we were eating, first just asking for food, then money. I felt mildly uncomfortable and respectfully said no. They proceeded to ask if the sand buckets next to us were ours, then stomped on them and said “Oops, someone broke them!” I replied, “Not someone, you.” I packed up my things and my daughter got on her bike to leave when they started asking me if my wedding ring was real. At this point I was feeling threatened, and quickly left this park as my husband was just arriving, right outside the entrance.

As we walked adjacent to the park, by the gate on Florida Ave, I explained to him what happened and why I decided to leave. The girls must have sensed that I was talking about the incident, and came up to the gate, yelling about how this is their “hood.” My husband who almost never loses his cool, started yelling at them for breaking his daughter’s toys and for their inappropriate behavior. They called my husband a “bitch” said “f*** you” and threatened to “go get the guy we are with” and reiterated that this is THEIR park. And then they threw two fist-sized rocks AT my daughter, which my husband was able to swat away. My daughter started hysterically crying and was yelling “those bad people throw rocks at my knee!” We had a separate witness who stayed as we walked away to make sure they weren’t actually going to get the “guy they were with.” But in any case, we are all a bit shaken up. This is NOT ok in a park for kids. Or anywhere. I am still in shock that anyone would throw a pretty good sized rock at a less than 3 year old.”

56 Adams Street Northwest

This rental is located at 56 Adams Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“1bedroom, 1 bath basement unit in rowhouse in Bloomingdale neighborhood. Natural lighting, wood flooring, renovated kitchen, oversized closet, window blinds, w/d in unit, back and front entrance, backyard to entertain, street parking. NO SMOKING. Owner pays water bill.”

You can see some more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

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Thanks to a couple of readers for passing on the First Street Tunnel Community Update from DC Water:

“DC Water is diligently working towards making the First Street Tunnel operational by late September 2016. Construction is behind schedule due to the excavation of the frozen ground taking longer than anticipated and delays in the delivery of some key custom fabricated equipment. Major remaining work includes the testing of the system, demolition of temporary works and street restoration. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience as we move to project completion.

Updates at Construction Staging Areas (CSAs)

Channing Street CSA: Finalizing construction of the shaft cover and ventilation control vault, backfilling and landscaping.

Adams Street CSA: Installing surface access on the shaft cover, demolition of temporary works, backfilling and site restoration is ongoing. Adams Street NW and Flagler Place NW are expected to reopen at the end of October 2016. The CSA on Flagler Place has been reduced, the street partially repaved and most of the sidewalk restored.

V Street CSA: Finalizing construction of the shaft cover, demolition of temporary works, utility relocations, backfilling and site restoration is ongoing. First Street NW is anticipated to open in mid-October 2016 and V Street NW by the end of October 2016.

Pumping Station CSA: Testing of the Pumping Station is underway, construction of permanent power, utility connections and site restoration ongoing. Thomas Street NW is anticipated to reopen at the end of September 2016.”

2216 North Capitol Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2216 North Capitol Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Outstanding rental opportunity! Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath rowhouse in Bloomingdale! Main level open floor plan, includes updated kitchen, breakfast bar, gas fireplace, and powder room. Master suite has finished loft space above, perfect for office or guests, with additional storage. Over 1800 sqft, 2 parking spaces, large rear deck, and pets OK! Walk to restaurants and metro! MUST SEE”

inside rental

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.

tree down pub
1648 North Capitol St, NW

Remember that tree that went down in front of Pub and the People last week? You gotta see the video! Thanks to P&P for sending:

“Our server Walter nearly being decapitated by the tree last week. We’re updating training to tell all employees umbrellas aren’t worth risking their lives.”

Walt v. Tree (Bar Front)

Two more videos after the jump. (more…)

17 Quincy Place Northwest

This rental is located at 17 Quincy Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“COZY 2 BEDROOM BASEMENT UNIT WITH 1 BATH! ONE BEDROOM HAS IT’S OWN ENTRANCE, PET FRIENDLY, WALL CAC & HEAT, VERY CLOSE TO METRO AND BUS, JUST MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN! NEAR A MARID OF SHOPPES AND RESTAURANTS/BARS!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 770 square foot 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,695/Mo.