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2703 12th Street, NE

Well this is awesome – Salumeria:

“An authentic Italian deli in the heart of Brookland, specializing in handmade Fior di Latte mozzarella, ricotta, pasta, bread and much more”

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“Thank you to all who supported us throughout our soft opening. We will now be closed for the next few weeks to prepare for our grand opening, stay tuned for updates!”

Anyone attend the soft opening?

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looking toward Menomale (red awning)

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Turkey Thicket Recreation Center located at 1000 N Michigan Ave, NE

Update from MPD:

At approximately 3:00 pm today officers received a call for an incident involving a bag that had been dropped on the ground and a gun had discharged from inside of the bag. Units where provided a lookout for the subjects. As officers canvassed the area a bag was recovered with a weapon. There were no injuries involved in this incident.

The Fifth District Detectives office is currently investigation this incident.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. CCN:16112865″

Around 3:45pm DPR Tweeted:

“Turkey Thicket Rec. Center/Pool is currently on lockdown due to an incident. MPD is on the scene investigating. All campers are safe.”

A reader passes on an email to camper parents:

“There has been an incident at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, but all children are accounted for and safe. The building is on lock-down.

MPD is currently on the scene. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Because the building is on lock-down, children will not be released until the lock down is lifted. Again, all participants are accounted for and safe.”

The parent hears that a gunshot accidentally went off in the pool area from someone who brought a gun in their bag.

Updates when more is known. Thank God all are safe.

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655 Michigan Ave, NE

Back in April we learned that Halsa had closed and rumors were of a new Starbucks. Turns out to be true though the Starbucks might be located next door to the old Halsa space – I couldn’t tell if it was taking over both spaces – the liquor license placard (another Starbucks with beer and wine) posted next door says:

“A coffee shop that offers breakfast all day, along with savory small plates, and desserts paired with wine and beer selections. Sidewalk Cafe with a Total Occupancy Load of 30 seats.”

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“Please be advised that Red Line train service is temporarily suspended between Rhode Island Avenue and Fort Totten stations due to a gas leak at a construction site near Brookland Station. Shuttle bus service will replace trains between Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland and Fort Totten stations to accommodate customers. Washington Gas is on site investigating at this time.”

Update:

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From an email:

This event takes place from 12 – 9:30 PM on Saturday, July 16th.

Join 3 Stars Brewing Company and the Pint for The Brookland Crab Fest! If you have been in the DMV long enough, you know that summer is never truly here until you have crushed some crabs! We will be opening our patio all day for an amazing event filled with great local craft beer and locally sourced Maryland Blue Crab! $55 gets you all the crab that you can eat in a 2 1/2-hour window, and a 3 Stars tallboy can! The details: (more…)

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716 Monroe Street, NE

From Drew Swift, General Manager of Brookland Pint (on Sunday):

“Due to an unfortunate incident today, effective immediately, Brookland Pint has a new pet policy:

Pets are no longer allowed on the property under any circumstance. As always, and in compliance with ADA requirements*, service dogs and their handlers will continue to be welcome.

We understand and are sympathetic to the pet-owning portion of the Brookland community who relied on our patio as a welcome space for themselves and their pets.  We have always tried to be as lenient as possible with regards to DC Health Codes** to accommodate everyone and regret that due to the events of today, we can no longer risk exposing our guests and staff to the potential hazards of substandard or inexperienced pet ownership.

Our purpose of writing is to explain this shift in policy and notify as much of the community as we can to prevent turning people away as a result of this shift.

This evening a 6-year old boy was bitten on the leg by a dog on our patio. A family was finishing their meal inside when the boy’s uncle went over to Filter for a coffee. On the patio, two women were sitting near the planters with their dog. Our pet policy up to this point has allowed guests with pets to sit around the edges of the patio, with the understanding that the pet needed to be outside the perimeter of the patio, marked by large planters. Inevitably, especially when food hits the table, some dogs creep past the planters and end up under the tables. This evening, two women had ordered their food, along with a hamburger to go that was brought out with the rest of the meal. They had cut up the burger and were feeding it to the dog under the table. The 6-year-old boy walked across the patio to meet his uncle at Filter, when the dog quickly became territorial, darted away from the table, and bit the boy on the leg. (more…)

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Thanks to a reader for going the extra yard for this one:

“UPDATE – attached is more photographic evidence of Brookland’s White Whale. Observed on South Dakota Ave. on 6/16. Email me if you have any additional questions. My charming girlfriend spotted him from our moving car and we parked and got as close as we could for this amazing footage.”