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National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA – After © WWF / Mike Kulik. Photo courtesy Earth Hour

From an email:

“This Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m., The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will turn off their lights during Earth Hour to signal the need to protect our planet with strong climate action. Joined by thousands of landmarks and corporations, and millions of people from more than 172 countries, Earth Hour is a global celebration, using our collective voice to change the course of climate change.

In addition to the lights-out visual display at the National Cathedral, the people of D.C. are also invited to turn off their lights to participate in the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement.”

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This rental is located by Wisconsin Ave and the National Cathedral. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2BR/ 1BA apartment from $2495 only a half block off Wisconsin Avenue near the National Cathedral. Completely renovated unit with all new kitchen and all new Bathroom. Fixtures and hardwood flooring are all new. Just installed washer-dryer units. It will be as if you are the first to live in this apartment!

Building completed total transformation. New hall decor, new lobby, and secured key-less entry. Close by Metro bus lines, neighborhood (permit) parking, and just opening Cathedral Commons.

Also, Take advantage of our “Is It Finally Spring??!!” Special… $500 off ($250 each of the first two months).

Please call our offices weekdays at show contact info to make an appointment.One year lease only. $40 application fee per applicant, $1000 Security Deposit. You can visit our website for an application & virtual tour at www.bindeman.com. Open Weekends!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,495/Mo.

“Road Rage Attack on Cathedral Ave & New Mexico Ave NW – January 26th @ 8:35am

On my way to work, I was victim of road rage. Some psychotic asshole started honking at me frantically as I was pulling to the road (Mind you that I did look before I started pulling out, and saw him, but he was far behind so I felt comfortable pulling out. Obviously I didn’t realize he was coming down flying on a 25MPH road, and was pissed that he had to stop, he made such a big deal he also pissed me off and, YES I flipped my finger at him.

I moved on and kept on driving but had to stop at the light located on Cathedral Ave and New Mexico, this asshole got out of his car, and started pounding at my window so hard I thought he was going to break it… not once, not twice but 4 times and he also spit on my window. I just looked at him standing right on my face in disbelieve, with just a glass in between. When the light changed, I had no other reaction than to keep on driving. He made a left turn, as I did, and then the very first right after the turn.

When I got out of my shock, I pulled my phone and called 911, gave them the description of the car and the individual which is as follows:

Blue Ford Pick Up Truck with DC tags
White Male, on his mid 30’s, with light brown hair and a full beard, he was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.

As this was happening, there was a number of people standing at the bus stop (Cathedral & NM towards TenleyTown Metro), probably watching in disbelieve as I was… If you happened to see this, please reply to this message. Assholes like this can not be terrorizing people because they are having a bad day. If this is what you do for something as little and insignificant as this, you NEED HELP!!”

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@lyssjane tweets us just after 3pm:

“That time district 2 caught on fire @PoPville

we were in District 2 and I think it started in the kitchen”

From AlertDC just before 4pm:

“UPDATE: FEMS reports the fire in the 3200 block Wisconsin Ave NW has been put out. The street closures remain in effect. DOH Food Inspector was requested.”

Ed. Note: I hear District 2 may be out of commission until mid-March – stay tuned for a reopening date.

@robintngo tweets us a couple of powerful photos below of DCFD in action:

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3336 Wisconsin Ave, NW (just north of Macomb)

From the Bozzuto Group:

“The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, announced today that it has signed seven additional tenants for Cathedral Commons, a brand new mixed-use development on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The new retailers include Grilled Oyster Company, [solidcore], Wylie Wagg, Le Village Marche, Core 72, Pure Barre and Parks Fabricare.

Seafood and steak restaurant Grilled Oyster Company will open a 4,169 square foot space fronting the Newark Street plaza in Spring 2015.
[solidcore], a 2,100 square foot fitness facility offering Pilates-inspired total body workouts in a class or private setting, is now open for business.
In March 2015, Wylie Wagg will open its 2,817 square foot, family-run specialty pet supplies and food store.
Le Village Marche, a 1,515 square foot boutique-style store offering home furnishings, accessories, and a variety of specialty gifts inspired by French style, will open its second location in Spring 2015.
Core 72, a women’s active wear and lifestyle brand retailer, will open a 952 square foot store in Spring 2015, its second location.
In Spring 2015, Pure Barre, a specialty fitness studio focused on core strength, will open a 1,400 square foot space.
Parks Fabricare, a dry cleaning service and an original tenant of the prior development, will re-open a 1,656 square foot storefront in Spring 2015.

“We’re thrilled to add retail establishments to Cathedral Commons that will bring convenient services, wellness offerings and shopping destinations to residents and neighbors alike,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group. “These retailers will round out the community’s terrific line up of local and national health, retail, and dining options.”

In May 2014, Bozzuto announced seven Cathedral Common tenants: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Raku, iDoc Optical, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank, Starbucks and a recently-opened CVS Pharmacy. The retail offerings are anchored by a new, 56,000 square foot state of the art Giant Food that opened earlier this month. (more…)

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3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Last month we learned that Open City Coffeehouse (owners of Tryst etc.) was coming to the National Cathedral in December. Looks like they are on track to open mid-late next week and I took a quick peek to see the progress. First I had to orient myself – it is literally in the shadow of the Cathedral (if your back is to Wisconsin Ave – in the small little cottage to the right):

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But it’s not that small – there will be seating for 40-45 inside and when the weather turns nice, seating for 40-45 more outside.

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The inside has a huge open ceiling:

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And some sweet stained glass:

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In addition to all the traditional coffee options (espresso, etc.) there will be sandwiches, salads, waffles, eggs, milkshakes and more.

And free wifi of course. They will be open 7 days a week from 7am – 6pm.

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Owner, Constantine, taking a break and getting a first taste

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From the National Cathedral:

“We are welcoming the newest edition to our restaurant group on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral!

A neighborhood coffeehouse and cafe serving Tryst Coffee, homemade pastries and desserts, breakfast treats, sandwiches, salads, and more!

Opening in December 2014, 7am-6pm, 7 days a week.

We’ll see you soon!”

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3336 Wisconsin Ave, NW (just north of Macomb)

First I have to say – I love that they kept the old 1950s neon sign – awesome! Other memorable element of the store is that it has a ton of self check out stations – good beer and wine selection, they’ll steam lobsters for you, there’s a full service bank, a big starbucks cafe with awesome old map mural – but for me – it’s all about the sign.

Also if you live nearby and happen to see the ribbon cutting at 6pm tonight – they’ll let you in to shop afterwards. Regular store hours are 6am – midnight.

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Have a look inside the new 58,000 square foot store after the jump. (more…)

3601 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3601 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This One Bedroom Unit is Gleaming!! Beautiful hard wood floors, this unit is a great find! For the price of a studio you have a wonderful one BR unit with a DR! This apt is in perfect condition. The building is newly renovated with a modern flair. Awesome views from rooftop deck/have your own herb garden. FABULOUS LOCATION steps to metro, Cathedral Commons CTR New Giant, Restaurants+Cathedral”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,550/Mo.