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717 8th Street, SE

Washington Post breaks the big news about Rose’s Luxury:

“Silverman has signed a lease for the ground-floor space of the Homebody store, located next to his debut restaurant on Eighth Street SE, where he will open an evening-only fine-dining establishment that will take the Rose’s Luxury experience to the next level. During daylight hours, the space will double as a coffee shop and cafe.”

Ed. Note: Sadly owner chef Aaron Silverman is of no relation to your truly.

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705 8th Street, SE

Back in July we we first learned that Souk from the owners of nearby Sweet Lobby, would be opening up a new concept in the former Hello Cupcake space on Barracks Row. I peeked my head in over the weekend and was told to stay tuned for the soft opening Wed. While it wasn’t quite photo ready, the space really looks great and will be a nice addition to the row. I’ll update later this week.

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From a press release:

“Get ready for Valentine’s Day by shopping for your loved ones and giving back! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, visit gourmet kitchenware store Hill’s Kitchen for the District’s second “Sip & Shop,” a night of stylish shopping, food and drink to benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America. (more…)

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Yesterday we heard about an armed carjacking on the 1200 block of F Street, NE. Well, believe it or not, another family was carjacked on F Street and it gets even worse. From a conversation I had with @HStreetDC_

“another one stolen at 6th/F NE, 9:20am. Guy started car, turned to get kid and car seat, boom! Car snatched. no mention of weapon. 2 guys in a car pulled up, one jumped in vehicle, took off. Crime of opportunity.”

then this morning:

“Hoodlums jack your car midday. Since they have your keys, why not steal car #2 that night? Gone! With baby seats, strollers. #CapitolHill Poor folks were asking on listserv to borrow car seat for kid until their new one arrives.”

1421 F Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1421 F Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“A great size townhome. Half bath on first floor. Renovated kitchen. All floors freshly painted. Screened in sun porch. Carpets cleaned. A few city blocks to street cars once they begin service. Close to Gallaudet University.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

233 10th Street Southeast

This rental is located at 233 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Great renovation of a attached row house in a great location. Beautiful kitchen with great cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. Two parking spaces, Private back yard. Open , light filled and great layout. Lots of skylight, storage. Master has great closet, bath and a private deck. Gas fireplace in living room. Location is two blocks from Eastern Market and Metro.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

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“Dear PoPville,

This morning I had an incident that I thought should be shared with anyone in DC who uses Waste Management (WM) as their private trash pick-up service. The apartment complex next to ours uses it, so it wasn’t a surprise that the truck was pulling in to our back alley this morning as I was about to leave. To get to the neighbor’s driveway requires blocking ours (with a few others) so I hung around the back door to stay warm while they did their thing. After several minutes, I realized no one had gotten out and the truck was still in the same stationary spot.

My over-active imagination got the best of me. I started to wonder if at some point I just didn’t notice the driver get out and he had slipped and fallen on the other side of the truck or had a heart attack before he could get out. I woke up my boyfriend (he has a bit of medical training) but as we both walked all around the truck and noticed there were no footprints, we discovered the answer was much more simple (it usually is, isn’t it?) – the driver had slouched down and fallen asleep.

My boyfriend asked him to move it elsewhere which I guess offended the driver because he moved to the alley driveway and sat for several minutes. Finally, he very slowly made his way down to take a no-less-than-60 point turn to get onto the street. We’re in Capitol Hill NE so it’s not an easy area, but I encounter either the DC or private trash pick-up trucks 3 mornings per week and it’s never taken nearly that long, so he was either overdoing it or extremely unexperienced. The snow on the streets had melted by then and there was no ice, so no excuse there.

The kicker? At no point did he collect any trash (or leave his vehicle to check capacity of the container). I know many DC residents, including those with private pick-up service, have had pick-up issues that have been blamed on the bad weather, but if your trash hasn’t been collected in a while I’d suggest calling. The company might be under the impression it was indeed picked up.”