Across the street from Room 11 at 3301 11th Street, NW at Lamont
Thanks to a tipster for sending word, and other very reliable sources confirm, a new market with wine and beer (and lots more) is coming to the old Arthur’s space from some of the owners of Room 11. Lots more info when more details are known. But given that it’s coming from folks affiliated with Room 11 – I’m gonna mark this as very, very promising. Stay tuned.
@beckawall tweets us the photo above and word that Meridian Pint also got their front window smashed – but as the sign says it’s only wounded not broken. Now I gotta give props to 11th Street businesses – they’ve taken a few on the chin and they always react with good humor and spirit. Yesterday we saw the fantastic spirit and creativity that Bloombars showed after getting their front window smashed. Though my favorite remains Room 11’s reaction to a brick thrown through their front window back in 2011. There are a few shitty people out there – the reaction from 11th Street businesses puts it all in perspective. Props to 11th Street – you are the heart and soul of Columbia Heights.
This rental is located at 2535 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Welcome to Columbia Heights! Enjoy all the fun U Street, Columbia Heights, & 14th Street have to offer. Minutes away from the nightlife of DC and Meridian Hill Park. Take a walk around the neighborhood and fall in love with the scenery. The unit has been equipped with granite counter tops and stainless steal appliances. Sleek hardwood floors throughout accompanied with a working fire place.”
“My husband found this juvenile common snapping turtle under the steps of our house leading to the basement on Friday. We’re in the middle on Columbia Heights so there isn’t water anywhere nearby–we have no idea how he/she made it to our front yard. After some research by me and some fascinated viewed by the kids, we took a trip to Rock Creek near Pierce Mill to give it a new home. It settled into the water immediately and seemed very relieved.”
“I think this part of Council Member Nadeau’s email from yesterday may have gone relatively unnoticed:
I have recently been asked to weigh in on proposals to temporarily bring back the MPD Vice Squad, also known as “jump out squads.” The practices employed by them, which involves officers pulling up to a location and arresting a group of people, have been retired by MPD, and have been widely criticized. I cannot support these proposals, and I do not think they help us achieve the long term, sustained outcome we truly want for the District. When violence and drug activity were at their worst, what made the biggest difference was residents partnering with MPD, taking back their blocks and being part of the solution.
“There was a break in at BloomBars. It took a while to process why anyone would rob a non-profit arts organization serving the community…and make out with our donation boxes and contents of our curse jar no less…which is kind of comical…(“$1 for naughty, $2 for nasty” it says…maybe he preferred soap mouthwash). So how did I respond? I told our own redemption song with the surveillance video and made an art instillation from the rock he threw through the window and the broken glass. It was cathartic and healing. The lesson: beauty can come from broken glass and a little forgiveness. Have a look..”