6230 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word about Wapa Cafe coming to 6230 Georgia Ave, NW. Wapa Cafe’s Facebook page says:
“Latin American flavors, Colombian coffee, Tea and Chocolate from Bolivia, Antojitos, Art, Music and more. Come join Us.”
Updates when they get closer to opening.
5413 Georgia Ave, NW
G Spot Lounge opened up in Sept. 2010 at 5413 Georgia Ave, NW. In Sept. 2012 we learned the space was for rent/sale – $2,500/Mo to rent or a purchase price of $150,000. A liquor license application reveals it will become Cafe Midar:
“New Lounge serving American cuisine with live entertainment, dancing and cover charge. Seating Capacity is 200, total occupancy load is 210.”
Not sure if that is a typo but that seems like an ambitious capacity for such a small spot. Anyway, with the retirement of the G Spot Lounge – Climax Sports Bar now has the honors for the worst/best name in town…
709 Kennedy Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending on this great news from Culture Coffee:
Our motto is Coffee, Culture and Conversation…we want to get more people offline and in person and start forming that sense of community across all cultures. We plan to share our culture (African American) with others and look forward to having others share their culture with us…the guys at the Ethophian Deli two doors down have promised to host a Ethiopian Tea Ceremony (that should be fun).
Of course, we’ll be offering delicious coffee and espresso drinks, free Wi-Fi and LOTS of culture (spoken word/poetry slams, book readings, chess tournaments, panel discussions with various speakers, featured Cultures of the Month).
Sounds like an amazing addition to Kennedy Street. Updates as they get closer to opening.
5830 Georgia Ave, NW
From a press release:
A new bakery and deli opened in the Brightwood neighborhood of DC on the corner of Georgia Ave. and Missouri Ave in late February, 2013. Owner and Chef, Robert Cabeca, used his love of and experience with chocolate to craft a unique menu of American classics infused with chocolate inspiration.
Chocolate Crust is the newest addition to the Brightwood neighborhood, and located at the corner of Georgia Ave NW and Missouri Ave. across from where the first Wal-Mart inside the District is slated to open later in 2013. The bakery is centrally located in this growing neighborhood and offers carryout and delivery services. Though there is no seated service, customers are welcome to sit and enjoy a beverage and snack on samples while their food is prepared.
Chocolate Crust’s signature dish is the Chocolate Pizza made with a crust that incorporates cacao nibs, small pieces of the roasted cocoa bean, and bits of dark chocolate. In explaining the concept of this dish Owner & Chef, Robert Cabeca explains “Chocolate is really a versatile and complex ingredient that many people sideline as a dessert or candy. The cocoa beans flavor profile enhances the natural flavors of fresh pizza.” Though customers might be uncertain when they first hear of the savory chocolate options, Robert and the staff say the feedback has been positive and encouraging.
For those remaining skeptics, Chocolate Crust will be doling out samples this upcoming weekend for their grand opening. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday for tastes of the pizza, skillet crusted cocoa mac & cheese, and assorted pastries as well as special offers – and free balloons!
Chef Cabeca states: “This is a really eclectic neighborhood with great potential. Our food has been a welcome addition for the local residents. I love watching our customers express skeptical curiosity towards our cocoa infused food and then watch their expressions of delight once they experience how good it really is. We already have dedicated regulars after just a few weeks!”
Other menu items include skillet seared Cocoa Macaroni & Cheese topped with bits of bacon and cacao nibs, ChoGrilled Cheese on Chocolate Bread, fresh made bagels and breads for sandwiches, and crisp salads. Along with the unique savory chocolate items, Chocolate Crust offers a wide variety of baked goods and pastries baked fresh daily on site. Chocolate chip cookies, scones, cupcakes, brioche cinnamon rolls, and brownies are just a few of the baked goods offerings. Custom and wedding cakes, catering and wholesale packages are also available for order.
Some metered parking is available along Georgia Ave in front of the Chocolate Crust, with other zoned parking available in nearby neighborhoods. In the coming weeks Chocolate Crust will also be offering delivery service in the adjacent neighborhoods.
Robert Cabeca has been working with chocolate for over 25 years. Owner of COCOVA in Adams Morgan, he decided to create a place where the experience of chocolate is infused into fresh, classic foods from hamburgers to pizza in a casual and fun atmosphere. Having no formal culinary training, apart from a few specialty classes like wedding cake design, Robert has proven himself a passionate expert in the field of chocolate, pastry, and cooking.
Chocolate Crust is open from 9AM-6PM every day of the week.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at approximately 9:10 pm, members of the Fourth District Vice unit received information that there was a man armed with a gun in the 700 block of Tewkesbury Place, NW. Upon arrival, officers attempted to stop an individual who ran and pointed a gun at an officer. That officer discharged their weapon but did not strike the suspect. The suspect was apprehended and a gun was recovered on the scene. There were no injuries to the officers or the suspect.
5830 Georgia Ave, NW
6625 Georgia Avenue, NW
I’ve driven past this sight probably 100 times. I finally walked past and was able to check out this incredible history.
From Wikipedia on the Battle of Fort Stevens:
The Battle of Fort Stevens was an American Civil War battle fought July 11–12, 1864, in Northwest Washington, D.C., as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 between forces under Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early and Union Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook. Although Early caused consternation in the Union government, reinforcements under Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright and the strong defenses of Fort Stevens minimized the military threat and Early withdrew after two days of skirmishing without attempting any serious assaults. The battle is noted for the personal presence of President Abraham Lincoln observing the fighting.
From Wikipedia on the Battleground National Cemetery:
After the battle, Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs seized 1 acre (0.40 ha) of farm land to use for burying the dead. Under direction from President Abraham Lincoln and Meigs, forty were buried on the evening of July 12 on the battlefield site. That night, Lincoln came to the site to dedicate it as the Battleground National Cemetery.
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Tweet from MPD:
“4D Shooting //5th & Nicholson Street NW //Adult female shot in the head unconscious not breathing //6559″
Email from MPD:
Around 3:30 am, MPD units received a call for a person down at the corner of 5th and Nicholson Sts NW. Units responded and located an unconscious complainant suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The complainant is deceased. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. This area is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Siohban Nicole Lee which occurred at 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 3:24 am, units from the Fourth District responded to 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult female lying on the ground, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy. She was pronounced dead by a member of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The preliminary investigation has determined that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The decedent is identified as 18-year-old Siohban Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Maryland.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, members of the of the Homicide Branch arrested 21 year-old Alexander D. Buckley of Northwest, Washington, DC and charged him with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting death of Siohban Nicole Lee.
5422 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word about Masai Mara East African restaurant and lounge coming to Georgia and Kennedy St, NW.
5214 Georgia Avenue, NW
There is a new liquor and wine shop, Simple and Good (S&G), at 5214 Georgia Avenue, NW (Kennedy street). I wanted to pass on to let some more people around this area of petworth/brightwood know. I know it’s just another liquor store on Georgia ave but its so much cleaner than the others I have visited near here and the owners are very friendly! They also carry good wines and craft beers.
This rental is located at 433 Longfellow Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Fabulous top floor unit – on level all by itself. Only 3 units total. Appx. 1050 sq. ft. Lots of natural light and windows. Wood floors, facade fireplace, SS dishwasher and microwave, gas cooking, large kitchen w/pantry, formal LR and DR, sunroom – feels like a SF home. Pets considered on case-by-case basis. Laundry in basement. Rent includes heat/AC/water. Owner/agent.”
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,400/Mo.
From a press release:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced the formation of the Walter Reed Community Advisory Group and launched four Great Streets grant programs to assist revitalization of commercial corridors – two in the area of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and two in other parts of the District.
Building on the foundation created through years of planning by the citizen members of the Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority Committee, the Community Advisory Group will work with the District as it transitions into implementation of the Walter Reed Reuse Plan. After more than 100 years at its location, the Army moved Walter Reed’s operations to Bethesda last year.
“Launching the Walter Reed Community Advisory Group is an important milestone in the development of the site,” said Mayor Gray. “The group’s focus on Walter Reed and the new grant offerings are critical to my administration’s work to maintain the commercial vibrancy of the business and residential corridors near the Walter Reed campus as well as other parts of the District. The awards we are offering will provide small business owners with an opportunity to sustain their businesses and prepare for what is to come in the way of additional, competitive retail options for all residents to enjoy.”
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This house is located at 1221 Ingraham Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Desirable location, finest quality and unprecedented value just in time for the season! Enjoy dinner preparation in your deluxe kitchen with plenty of storage and granite counter top space. Gleaming hardwood floors, original moldings, freshly remodeled bathrooms on each level, and generous yard space with parking await you at this 16th Street Heights gem! Welcome home!”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $499,900.
I noticed some work going on at the commercial property located at 5505 5th St, near the corner of 5th and Kennedy. The old sign indicates it was the home of the National Association of Former Foster Care Children of America. Know what’s up?
5413 Georgia Ave, NW
“Rental contingent upon purchase of Business incl. Liquor License, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment. Purchase Price $150,000. Landlord is prepared to sign long-term lease with buyer cotemporaneously with the purchase.”
but the vets who died gave you the right to voice your opinion. God Bless themMemorial Day Weekend Road Closures for Rolling Thunder, National Memorial Day Parade and United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
i'm guessing they put in some good sound buffering windows? fl ave is LOUD.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
^yes. The only danger at this location is being run over by a motorist from Maryland.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
Faison's writeups make me crazy. And not in a good "I'm crazy for buying this house!" way.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
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