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Photo courtesy Rhode Island Row (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro)

Is Bergami’s Pizza closed for good?

“Over the last week or so I’ve noticed that the Bergami’s Pizza at Rhode Island Row appears to be closed. I didn’t see any signs, and it appears that they’ve up and gone for good. Did the store go out of business? I loved their pizza, and it always seemed full of customers whenever I went in. Any insight about what’s going on there would be great.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast. On Monday, February 23, 2015, at approximately 12:16 am, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting and located a male suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced the victim dead on the scene. The decedent has been identified as 29 year-old Mr. Marcus J. McClam, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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 wanted 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.”

2261 13th Street Northeast

This house is located at 2261 13th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“A beautiful Cameron renovation. Everything new! 3 levels of open living space. Gleaming hardwood floors. Top of the line stainless steel appliances. Granite counter top. Espresso self-closing kitchen cabinets. Crown molding. Large entertainment area on lower level. New deck. Nice backyard w/parking. Close to subway and shopping center.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $439,900.

From MPD:

“On December 28, 2014, at 11:59am the Fifth District units received a call for a man with a gun walking towards Metro on 4th Street NE. The officers quickly arrived in the 800 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, and arrested an individual, and also recovered a weapon.

Great Job Fifth District day work officers!!!!”

Phenix Salon Suites
2300 Washington Place, NE

From a press release:

“Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development in Northeast DC, has announced Phenix Salon Suites is now open. Phenix brings a first-of-its-kind concept to Washington, DC, which features more than 35 independent business environments (salon suites), featuring hair stylists, professional makeup services, estheticians and more. Each suite is controlled by the salon professional, providing the local community with a diverse offering of dozens of services within one environment.

Phenix is located between next to TKO Burger at Rhode Island Row, and is easily accessible via the red line at the Rhode Island Avenue metro station.”

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From a press release:

“Rhode Island Row invites the community to attend its inaugural Neighborhood Tree Lighting and Open House holiday event, hosted by WPGC’s DJ Flexx. Guests will enjoy live performances, photos with Santa, festive entertainment and more. In addition to its holiday open house, Rhode Island Row is the new flagship location for the WPGC Coat Drive 95, in partnership with Salvation Army, a DC tradition more than 20 years in the making. WPGC will broadcast live from Rhode Island Row, collecting coats and winter accessories donations for the Salvation Army. When guests donate a coat or winter accessory they will receive one free ticket for photos with Santa to be redeemed during the Rhode Island Row holiday open house.

Event schedule is as follows:

10:00am to 7:00pm – WPGC Coat Drive 95, benefitting the Salvation Army
6:30pm to 9:00pm – Photos with Santa, free face painting, free balloon twisting, roaming festive entertainment and live performances
7:00pm – Tree lighting with a live special performance from the all-male choir from Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, located in front of Carolina Kitchen

Where: Rhode Island Row, 2300 Washington Place NE, Washington, DC 20018
When: November 22, 2014, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: This event is free and open to the public”

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From a press release:

“What: Bad Saint, the District’s only Filipino restaurant, is set to open in Columbia Heights this winter. The restaurant will be under the ownership and direction of Nick Pimentel of Room 11 and Genevieve Villamora. Chef Tom Cunanan (Ardeo/Bardeo, Tarsier Catering) will be heading up the kitchen. Curious diners won’t have to wait for winter to acquaint themselves with Bad Saint’s menu: The team will be bringing Filipino food’s greatest hits to Dolcezza in just a couple of weeks for a merienda pop-up: a snack-style meal served between lunch and dinner.

The merienda pop-up menu will feature items such as pancit sotanghon guisado – savory sautéed mung bean noodles; ukoy – sweet potato and shrimp fritters; and lumpiang shanghai – crispy spring rolls, also known as Filipino food’s gateway drug. Items will range from $5.00 to $8.00. During the pop-up, Dolcezza will be serving Filipino-inspired gelato and sorbetto behind the tasting room counter.

From the Bad Saint team:

Philippine cuisine is a crossroads cuisine. It layers Malay, Chinese, Spanish, Mexican and American influences. Bad Saint will pay homage to the deep roots of Filipino food using the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic.

Co-owners Genevieve Villamora and Nick Pimentel and Chef Tom Cunanan are the Filipino Americans behind Bad Saint. Together they bring over 25 years of local restaurant industry experience to the table, along with an evangelist’s zeal for Philippine cuisine.

When: Sunday, November 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002″

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From an email:

“Rhode Island Row, in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood, will be the first venue to screen the digitally remastered “Halloween (1978)” film on a 20-foot outdoor jumbo screen on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This version has never before been available to the public. The event will feature an outdoor beer garden and food by Bergami’s Pizza. This event is 21 and over.” (more…)