04/23/14 10:22pm

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733 10th Street, NW

Back in January we learned a new Japanese restaurant from the owners of Cafe Asia would be coming downtown to the new building by the MLK Library. They’ve now applied for a liquor license which says:

“Restaurant with Lounge, featuring Asian Food, Live Entertainment, Sidewalk Café
With #20 Seats, Total Occupancy Load #350
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Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 8am-2am, Friday and Saturday: 8am-3am.

Grand opening anticipated for July 4, 2014.

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Looking north towards CityCenterDC:

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04/23/14 10:05pm

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Note Vol. 4′s George H. Thomas in the background

Conveniently located in McPherson Square – James Birdseye McPherson [Ed. Note: Greatest middle name, not a nickname, to date]:

“(November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.”

Interesting to note that by age 35 he was a Major General, also the age he was killed in battle.

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04/23/14 12:25pm

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From a press release:

“Long before Frank Underwood (“House of Cards”) and Olivia Pope (“Scandal”) came along, Hollywood film directors had discovered D.C. is a great backdrop for intrigue and drama.

Movie fans have a chance to decide which six films featuring D.C. they want to watch outdoors in the Golden Triangle as the business improvement district kicks off “It’s Golden Outside, Escape the Indoors.”

From now until April 25, fans can choose from 19 films that feature D.C. plots, characters and backdrops. Vote online at www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote. Choices include everything from “Night at the Museum” to “Annie.”

The six winners of the “Golden Cinema Series” will be shown at Farragut Square on Fridays, May 16–June 27. All films are free and open to the public. Preshow seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset. Farragut Square is located at the intersections of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, N.W., and across from Farragut North and Farragut West Metrorail stations.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and to make a night of the “Golden Cinema Movies.” The events will start with a short film courtesy of DC Shorts, pet adoptions conducted by the Washington Animal Rescue League, and “Dinner & Movie” special giveaways courtesy of Golden Triangle restaurants and retailers.”

04/22/14 12:25pm

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1103 19th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word. Back in Feb. we first about DC Pizza taking over the former Oh Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz which closed in July ’13. The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“Quick service pizzeria. No Entertainment. Total # of seats is 20 and the occupancy load is 45. Total # of sidewalk cafe seats is 24.”

And hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 10:30 am – 11:30 pm.

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Looking south toward L Street

04/18/14 3:00pm

1133 14th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1133 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“DO YOU WANT TO BE NEAR EVERYTHING? This is the place for you! 3 metro stops, Thomas & Logan Circles, Downtown, Chinatown, Whole Foods, all types of dining! It’s a 2BR, 2BA NYC loft like unit w/ imported polished stone floors, ceiling to floor windows, granite & SS KT & TWO GARAGE PARKING SPACES! Concierge, rooftop patio w/ stunning views! Pets considered on a case by case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,999/Mo.

04/15/14 4:55pm

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901 G Street, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday April 17th at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library the DC Public Library is proud to welcome author Corey Recko as he speaks about his new book “A Spy For the Union.” Join us as we learn the story of Timothy Webster and his life and careers as a New York City policeman and a military spy. In the mid-1850s, he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. It was as a Pinkerton detective that Webster helped uncover a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. For a time he was the Union’s top agent, but his career came to an abrupt end when he was betrayed and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

This program is free and open to the public [but requires a ticket]. Thank you, and we look forward to you joining us for this interesting presentation.”

04/11/14 3:15pm

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Street closure above via MPD.

Read more about the Sakura Matsuri festival here.

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And don’t forget the Cherry Blossom parade is Saturday too:

“Saturday, April 12, 10:00am-noon

One of the Festival’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW. Vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor set the atmosphere. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, fourteen marching bands from across the country, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival.

Friday, April 11 – At this time, the Parade grandstands are SOLD OUT and there are no additional tickets to be released.

To watch the Parade, please plan to find Free standing room along Consitution Avenue between 9th and 15th Streets, NW. Plan to arrive early, as beautiful weather will make this a popular event.