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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

From a press release:

“The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) released the Initial District of Columbia Report on the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12, 2015. Click below to view the report.”

HSEMA Initial Reporton WMATA Incident (PDF)

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1901 L Street, NW

“Best damn sandwich on the planet” and a place to get a beer too.

Melt Shop’s liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant specializing in quick-service, casual, artisanal sandwiches. Seating for 30 inside the premises and total occupancy load of 90. Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 15 patrons. No entertainment.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 11am – 9pm.

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looking east towards 19th Street

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1201 K Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I walked past the Twelve & K Hotel last night (formerly the Four Points by Sheraton) and saw they were closed. The main lobby entrance has a sign about who to call for deliveries, and another door has security company contact information. It’s a little bit strange to look inside the lobby and see nobody inside. District Grill is also shuttered, and the hotel website is gone too (http://www.twelveandkhotel.com/). I know the property was sold over the summer to the company that also owns the Langham Hotel chain so perhaps something else is on the way?”

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Awesome even in adversity, from the 2008 show.

Some very good scuttlebutt for Artomatic fans – I hear they are coming back to DC possibly this summer. I also hear it will be in a sweet downtown location. Knocking wood, knocking wood! Updates when more is known. For those not famililar with Artomatic:

“Artomatic is a month-long art festival in the DC area that is “by artists, for everyone.” Anyone can show art or perform, and it is absolutely free to attend. Often located in a former office building that’s slated for demolition, we’re currently looking for a site for 2014. In addition to floor after floor of art and performance stages, workshops, tours, seminars and other events are held all month long.

No matter what kind of creative events you like, you will find something for you at Artomatic.”

And it is awesome.

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Big crowd in front of our office building this morning. Six U.S. Marshals are here to close Lotus Lounge.”

Washington Business Journal previously reported:

“K Street nightclub Lotus Lounge has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, due in large part to a large debt owed to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a court filing.”

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From DC.gov:

“Today, the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department released an initial report on Monday’s WMATA incident.”

Initial_Report_on_the_LEnfant_Plaza_Metro_Incident_January-12-2015 (PDF)

“The FEMS operation concluded with the evacuation of more than 200 passengers from a six-car
Metro train, the transport of 84 patients to District hospitals, and the death of one person.
Approximately 110 FEMS personnel and 31 FEMS vehicles responded to the incident.”