art under stars

From an email:

Art Under the Stars is a collaboration between Monroe Street Market, Arts Walk at Monroe Street, Union Kitchen and Listen Local First. This evening of food, beer, music, art and theater is a celebration of all things DC and all things Fall.

Date: Saturday October 4th
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Monroe Street Market, 625 Monroe Street NE

FREE but reserve your drink tickets here.

Alcohol and food will be brought to you by Union Kitchen and Members. The vendors will include: B.LinCatering, Milk Cult, Motisola, Haute Saison Catering, Popcorn Queens, The Capital Candy Jar, and Timber Pizza Company.

Blind Pug Arts Collective,a DC based collective of theatre artists will host an afternoon of live outdoor theater. Plays will be written by Katherine Clair, Robert Montenegro, and Timothy Guillot, and directed by Linda Lombardi.

Following the theater performance Listen Local First will present an evening of Funk, Rock, Reggae and Afrobeat featuring the amazing Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band. Joe Keyes and his band will “takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred in the Fifth and Fourth District.

Following an investigation, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 18-year-old, Jonathan Stover of Northeast, Washington, DC, was charged in connection with these offenses.

· Sunday, June 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 1900 block of Bennett Place, NE (Fifth District)

Monday, September 1, 2104: Burglary I in the1200 block of Franklin Street, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 5, 2104: Burglary II in the 1800 block of H Place, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 12, 2104: Burglary II in the 6800 block of 6th Street, NW (Fourth District)
Saturday, September 13, 2104: Burglary II in the 5200 block of Chillum Place, NE (Fourth District)
Monday, September 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 500 block of 23rd Street, NE (Fifth District)
Sunday, September 21, 2104: Burglary I in the 1800 block of E Street, NE (Fifth District)
Thursday, September 25, 2104: Burglary II in the 800 block of 20th Street, NE (Fifth District)”

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901 Monroe St, NE

Folks write in about the former Colonel Brooks Tavern plans about once a month. Finally an update from the Washington Business Journal:

The appeals court ruling remands the PUD to the zoning panel for further review, to decide whether the project is too dense for the community, to address the policy that requires protection of existing homes on the site, and “to determine whether, in light of the commission’s conclusions on these issues, the commission should grant or deny approval of the project.”

WBJ notes that the project previously “was approved for more than 200 apartments and 13,000 square feet of retail.” You can read the full 901 Monroe D.C. Court of Appeals Decision here.

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Rendering via Halsa’s Facebook

Thanks to a reader for sending. Halsa’s website says:

“Opening Fall 2014
Brookland, Washington, DC

HÄLSA is a new “fast-slow food” restaurant.

Our chefs prepare NUTRIENT-DENSE dishes full of fresh ingredients that are sourced from LOCAL FARMERS and THOUGHTFULLY PLATED for you in a fast, casual setting.

Grab and go. Grab and sit. Take home for dinner.”

They also sleuthed this post from WeWork:

“This is where Emily Gaines comes in. A WeWork Wonder Bread member and a healthy-living extraordinaire, Emily firmly believes that “fast” and “nutritious” don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In an effort to prove this point, Emily is launching her first restaurant in September, an organic, locally sourced, fast food spot called hälsa. Although not of Swedish decent, Emily got this name from the Swedish word meaning “health,” both of mind and of body. “The Swedish are into eating locally and organically,” Emily explains. “They are also on the cutting edge when it comes to sustainability,” another key component of Emily’s concept.

hälsa will be located in a new development in the Brookland area of D.C. called the Monroe Street Market. This spot will house other restaurants like &pizza, Potbelly, and Busboys and Poets, as well as several subsidized art studios. Emily chose this location based on its proximity to students from Catholic University and a growing population of young families and young professionals, all groups likely to share her passion for healthy and sustainable eating.

hälsa will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner using 80% locally sourced ingredients from D.C.-based farms such as 3 Farmers, Tree and Leaf, Next Step Produce and Ecofriendly Foods. The remaining 20% of her products will be those not found locally such as avocados, cocoa, and several superfoods (She also plans to include coconut ice cream on the menu).”

And a job posting says:

“Hälsa is a revolutionary fast food start up opening this fall in Brookland, DC. Hälsa is dedicated to providing, healthy, fresh, and seasonal cuisine in a quick environment. We are currently seeking front of house team members on a full or part time basis.

We will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6 days a week. We are opening in mid-October but are seeking cashiers to join our team now to help with other startup activities before the opening.”

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This house is located at 1326 Hamlin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This charming Brookland bungalow features 3 bedrooms w/ large closets,an open living room & dining room,smart kitchen w/ generous cabinet space & a pantry,enclosed sun porch & easy off st. parking!The open basement offers endless space for storage&a laundry area.Brand new furnace/HVAC ,newer roofing,spacious back deck & a meticulously landscaped garden. Prime location just blocks to metro!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $450,000.