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From an email:
Due to the very high chance of inclement weather tomorrow, at this time, we are opting to use the Rain Date of Sunday May 12th, from 10am to 2pm.
We are very sorry to have to move the sale to Mother’s Day, but at this time, it is our best option.
Due to the last minute nature of the move, tables will NO LONGER be available for rent at St. Anthony’s or Guildfield Baptist Church.
This Sunday, over 60 houses in Greater Brookland will be hosting simultaneous yard sales from 8am to 2pm. There will be clusters of tables along 12th Street at Guildfield Baptist (12th & Otis St NE) and St. Anthony’s (12th & Lawrence St NE) that will host residents who would rather not sell on their own front lawns. In addition, Menomalé will be open at 12th & Franklin, as will Little Ricky’s (12th & Monroe) and San Antonio Bar & Grill (12th & Randolph) and the whole thing turns into a great spring day in Brookland. Also going on is the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s plant sale at 12th & Newton, for those who want locally grown seedlings!
From a press release:
Joint venture partners Federal Capital Partners® (FCP) and Self Storage Zone have announced the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of 645 Taylor Street, NE (formerly the Capital Area Food Bank) into a three story, 78,600 square foot, fully climate-controlled, self-storage facility. The redeveloped property will include 1,034 units ranging in size from 5’ x 5’ lockers to 10’ x 30’ units and is well-located in the Brookland submarket of Washington, DC, one block from Catholic University and six blocks from the Brookland/CUA Metro station. The facility is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014.
Ed. Note: The Capitol Area Food Bank moved to 4900 Puerto Rico Ave., NE in July, 2012. “The new facility is over twice the size of the former warehouse on Taylor Street, NE.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
On the Brookland listserve it was pretty much love it or hate it. I’m def. leaning towards the love it side. What do you guys think – a little too in your face or neighborhood pride at its best?
Ed. Note: Thanks to Brandon and others who also sent photos.
Monroe and Michigan Ave, NE
The company building some of the new developments at the Monroe Street Market posted a teaser on their Facebook page for what retail businesses are coming to their project. I think they’ve included clues in the teaser, but I’m not smart enough to figure them out. Like the bank with a “stagecoach” is obviously Wells-Fargo. Any idea on the others?
1- Our Brookland Works buildings MAY have a “white table cloth” type restaurant. It would be great if this place offered a wide range of cold beverage options, wouldn’t it???? One can only hope I guess!
2- Brookland Works MAY also include a bike shop with a coffee component to it. What a cool concept right on the Metropolitan Branch Bike Path!
3- Need some financial services? Maybe a Bank? Maybe a horse and stagecoach I mean car loan?
4- Several casual dining establishments, perfect for lunch on the go or a sit down meal? Let your mind run on that one! No really, let it run…
5- A large scale bookstore…When I say large, I don’t mean small.
6- Twenty Seven Art Studios…Artist Applicants, keep your fingers crossed!!! We are still selecting and you’ve made it very difficult for us! You are all so wonderful, but we only have 27 spaces
(big THANK YOU to CulturalDC for your help on this!)
7- And the big question we all keep hearing from everyone! “ARE WE GETTING A GROCERY STORE?!?!?!?!”…”WELL ARE WE??????”
This house is located at 3503 15th Street, NE:
The listing says:
“LARGE COLONIAL BRICK HOME SIX BLOCKS TO METRO. FEATURES SEVEN BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS. CUSTOM KITCHEN GRANITE AND NATURAL MAPLE CABINETS. FEATURES AS BI-FOLD FRENCH DOORS AND DOUBLE DECKER SIDE PORCHES. SELLER IS PROVIDING A HOME WARRANTY SINCE THE PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS”
You can see more photos here.
This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $729,750.
Speaking of development in Brookland…
A reader sends in a shot of Monroe Street Market rising at Monroe and Michigan Ave, NE. The reader titles the photo above: “Schwing”
For those not familiar with the project you can read more details here:
“When completed, the five-block, mixed-use project will consist of approximately 718 multi-family residential units, 45 townhouses and over 80,000 square feet of retail along with 14,000 square feet of artists’ space and a 3,000 square foot community arts center.”
Rendering via H&R Retail
12th and Jackson Street, NE
Back in June 2012 we learned that the owners of The Pug (H St, NE), Solly’s (U St, NW) and Sova (formerly of H St, NE) were bringing a new neighborhood bar, grill and coffee Lounge to Brookland. At that time they were hoping to open in the former Library space at 3514 12th Street, NE. Pug owner and Brookland resident Tony T explained their vision to us:
We are putting together a family friendly, neighborhood bar and grill. The coffee element that Frank brings is also an integral part of what we are doing.
I live just a few blocks away, so I’m looking to make a place where I can take the kids to dinner as well as a place the softball team can come for a few pitchers after a game. the neighborhood bar feel is very important, but with the chef we’re bringing on board, the menu is going to be much broader than hot dogs and 13th street meats off of the Pug’s grill. Although both may be included to keep the kids happy.
The long and short of it is, we want a place to eat and drink that caters to the families and folks who have been in Brookland for years, as well as a place for the newer folks.
The bad news is that the former Library space, obviously, didn’t work out – the good news is that they found an even better corner location – 12th and Jackson St, NE:
And I’m happy to say the vision of coffee/bar/restaurant remains. Last week I spoke with the future owner who told me the space will have room for around 55 seated inside and an awesome 25 person outdoor patio. For the outdoor patio think Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Cusbah that have the roll down window with their outdoor seating:
If all goes according to plan they hope to open sometime in September. Stay tuned.
After the jump – a taste of some of what you’ll see on the menu. (more…)
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast.
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at approximately 2:09 am, patrol units from the Fifth District responded to the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 33-year-old Irving Jones, Jr. of Northeast, Washington, DC.
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.
This morning, [March 30th] at approximately 3:35 AM, members of the First District were flagged down in reference to a shooting. Members responded to a residence in the 900 block of Delaware Avenue, SW, where they discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was conscious and breathing, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment after sustaining non-life threatening injuries while fleeing the scene. Lookout for (2) black males, slim builds. No further description at this time.
This rental is located at 1210 Perry Street, NE:
The listing says:
“FANTASTIC 2BD CONDO W/OFF-STREET PARKING, 2.5 BLOCKS FROM METRO STATION. WALKING DISTANCE FROM UNIVERSITIES, SHOPPING, SUPERMARKETS, DINING & MEDICAL FACILITIES. ASK ABOUT OUR MILITARY DISCOUNT, HCVP VOUCHERS ARE WELCOMED.”
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,550/Mo.
2711 12th Street, NE
This edition of Eating Around Town was written by Abbey Becker. Abbey previously wrote about Middle Eastern Cuisine and Market in Takoma Park and she lives near Eastern Market.
When I went to Toki Underground for the first time two years ago, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve been upwards of 15 times, and it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite DC restaurant.
Except Menomale is now jockeying for that top spot. Not only is it a contender as one of the area’s best Neapolitan pizzas, it’s one of the places I want to eat at each and every week.
You may remember reading about Menomale’s struggle to obtain a liquor license earlier last year. Visiting now, you’d never know they hit a bump in the road—their beer, wine, and cocktail offerings are eclectic, fairly priced, and creative.
If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’ll love co-owner (and homebrewer) Leland Estes’s choices for their 10 or so taps. When I went earlier this week, they had Old Rasputin, a high-percentage Russian imperial stout; Rodenbach, a Belgian oaked sour that’s one of my favorites; and Racer 5, an IPA that many of my beer nerd friends consider an excellent, if more “mainstream,” example of the style. Menomale also has a fridge stocked with several bottles, including Rodenbach Grand Cru and Mad Elf.
Sometimes I prefer a glass of wine, and if you’re looking for affordable, go for the Barbera. It’s $6 most times, but when I went on the later side on a weeknight, it ended up being $2 off! I don’t expect much out of the cheapest wine option on a menu, but this one is actually pretty good—not vinegary or too tannic like some cheaper reds end up tasting.
Let’s talk pizza, though.
Continues after the jump. (more…)
901 Monroe St, NE – Sept. 2012
Thanks to a reader for forwarding on an email from the Friends of 901 Monroe Street:
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that demolition activities associated with the 901 Monroe Street project will commence on Tuesday, February 19th. We have been busy working with the District and local utility providers to prepare the site for demolition and we are very excited to start turning some dirt.
I also wanted to inform you that the 901 Monroe Street Development Team will be presenting its Public Space Plan before ANC 5B at this month’s community meeting. The presentation will include detailed information regarding the landscape and streetscape elements associated with the project and how these design features interface with public space (some of you may have seen a similar presentation before ANC 5A on November 28, 2012). Public Space Plan presentation materials may be downloaded from the 901 Monroe Street website by clicking here. We would greatly your presence and support at the ANC 5B meeting on Wednesday, February 27th.
ANC 5B Monthly Meeting
The 901 Monroe Street Development Team will be presenting its Public Space Plan
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Office of ANC 5B (Demountable Trailer)
1322 Irving Street NE
At 2127 hours [Sunday], officers of the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1000 block of Bladensburg Road,NE for a shooting. 3 victims were sitting in a car when the suspect shot at them in the vehicle. Two of the victims were struck with non-life threating injuries. Suspect was described as a black male, with long black hair and dreads, about 5’8″ tall slim build. Last seen fleeing the scene on foot. This is currently under investigation, if anyone has seen or has any information in reference to this incident please call 911.
Police say the victim was on his way to Little Ricky’s restaurant on 12th Street just after 6 p.m. When he parked his car on Otis and 10th streets and got out, one of the suspects approached him from the front; the other came from behind. Without warning or provocation, one suspect stabbed the victim in the chest.
With the knife still lodged in his upper chest, the victim continued to the restaurant, where his friends called 911.
From a press release:
Chocolate City Beer, Washington, DC’s very own craft brewery, announces the public release of its oak barrel-aged Imperial Stout, named “Mister Mayor,” for sale to the public this Saturday, February 2nd at its facility located at 2801 8th Street, N.E., in Washington, DC, from 12:30 – 4:30PM.
Brewed with Marion berries from Marion County, Oregon, Mister Mayor was aged for seven months in whiskey barrels from Copper Fox Distillery, located in Sperryville, VA. At 11.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), this medium bodied and roasted stout packs a tart, fruity taste. The barrel aging has also infused the beer with coconut and vanilla flavors for a round, mellow taste.
“We are excited about the release of this beer,” says co-Managing Member and Head Brewer Ben Matz of Chocolate City Beer. “This beer was the product of an idea that I have been developing for several years and seeing it come to fruition has been nothing short of amazing. The taste, flavors and smoothness of this offering should resonate with a lot of different types of beer drinkers. We look forward to its public release.”
A bottling session was held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the brewery, staffed by employees and volunteers who assisted with the labeling, cleaning and packaging of over 1,000 bottles of this limited release brew. Rick Wasmund, CEO and Master Distiller at the Copper Fox Distillery, paid a visit to the brewery and spoke with staff and Head Brewer Matz, lauding the release of Mister Mayor and the small part his distillery played in its development. “Although Chocolate City Beer is not the first brewery to use our whiskey barrels in their operations, we are nonetheless pleased with their effort and the end result will be a success with beer drinkers all over,” said Wasmund. The beer will be sold in 22 ounce bottles (650 ml) at a price of $12 each.
Founded in 2009, Chocolate City Beer is located in the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast, Washington, DC. Along with its flagship Cornerstone Copper Ale, Chocolate City Beer also produces Cerveza Nacional de la Capital Dark Vienna Lager, 1814 ESB, First Coast Bohemian Pilsner, and a number of other seasonal and limited releases. Every Saturday the brewery is open to the public for free tours and tastings, as well as 64 ounce growler and other merchandise sales.
This rental is located at 2219 Kearney Street, NE:
The listing says:
“Beautifully renovated property located in the rapidly developing Woodridge section of NE. Close to the new Costco, public transportation and more. Great value. Housing vouchers accepted.”
This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $2,300/Mo.
This rental is located at 1st place NE at Webster St NE:
The listing says:
I am renting a 1 bedroom/1 bath fully renovated apartment in a quiet area of the Brookland Neighborhood.
Please view the video of this unit.
Apartment details (see below)
• Wonderful one-bedroom, one bath apartment in a garden condo community is available for rent immediately
• Located few blocks from Catholic University and H8 bus stop which takes you to Brookland-CUA Metro & Rhode Island Metro (RED LINE)
• Near the Brookland(RED LINE) and Fort Totten Metro( RED/GREEN/YELLOW LINE) Stations
• Completely renovated new appliances including: stainless steel refrigerator, central a/c, dish washer, microwave oven, secure key less entry system, and hardwood floors
* Hardwood floors in the living/dining/bedroom / slate tile in the bathroom and kitchen
• Great access to natural light
* On site laundry facilities
• In a very quiet and residential neighborhood
* Plenty of off-street parking
Convenient to all the places you need (see below)
- Less than 5 minutes to Providence Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Catholic, Trinity, and Howard University
- 5-10 minutes to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, H street, and U street neighborhoods
- Safeway, Giant and YES! Organic Market are very close as well.
-Equidistant to the Brookland and Fort Totten metro station.
LOCATION — Walk, Metro, or Drive
* 8 min walk to Catholic University
* 3 min bike ride to Metropolitan Branch Bike Trail
* 7 min bike ride (1.3 miles) to Yes! Organic Market or Safeway
* 13 min bike ride to Columbia Heights bars & restaurants
* 11 min drive to Union Station or H ST
All times provided by Google Maps
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1295 per Month.
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