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A reader reports:

“I was walking to work yesterday and saw a sign for a new TCB in the Pillsbury building at 17, M and Rhode Island NW! I was sure that spot would be filled with the obligatory Starbucks, so I’m thrilled to see The Coffee Bar expanding. Yeah for locally-owned small businesses!”

Ed. Note: The Coffee Bar opened up their first location back in Dec. 2012 at 12th and S St, NW.

Casino Night 2015 Flyer

From an email:

“Lucky Dog’s third annual “Let’s Get Lucky” Casino Night is on September 19th from 7PM-10PM at the Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!

For three special hours, guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the money wheel. At the end of the night, winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes! The ticket price includes 1,000 Lucky Dog Dollars to start the fun. The attire for the event is cocktail attire. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event.

The event will also feature:

An open bar
Great food (Asian, Mediterranean, Anitpasto, etc)
Live band: Sunbathers Band
SIlent Auction
Raffle Prizes (Apple Watch, GoPro and much more!)

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run 501c3 working to save dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.

Advanced Tickets (ends Sept. 12): $85 (available here.)

Volunteer Tickets: As a show of appreciation to our volunteers, we are offering a discount ticket price of $65 to the first 50 Lucky Dog volunteers who purchase tickets online. Only one ticket per volunteer. You must have either fostered, attended 4 adoption events or conducted 4 home visits in 2015 to receive the volunteer rate.

After Sept 12/At the door: $95″

ubereats

From an email:

“Starting this Tuesday (8/25), Uber users in downtown DC can order lunch in 10 minutes or less from a curated menu through the Uber app. Skip the line at Bub & Pops or indulge in DGS right from your desk. Using the app, order local favorites Monday – Friday from 11am to 2pm at the tap of a button. To celebrate our launch, we’re offering free delivery for the first week!

HOW IT WORKS

It’s as easy as requesting a ride:

Open the Uber app and tap the EATS icon at the top menu bar (only visible when you’re in the coverage area)

Enter your address or move the pin to your location and tap VIEW MENU

Select the number of meals, tap PLACE ORDER, and your driver will be curbside in minutes

For more details about our DC launch visit http://ubereats.com/

Today’s options (and you can see the rest of the week here:

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1132 19th famous luigis
1132 19th Street, NW

Finally word on who’s coming to the former Famous Luigi’s Pizza that closed after 70 years at 19th and M St, NW back in December 2013 – Bonfire.

The liquor license placard says:

“New Restaurant with modern American cuisine and entertainment. Occupancy load is 136.”

Washington Business Journal reports it’s coming from the owners of Provision No. 14:

“Bonfire, a 5,500-square-foot restaurant and bar, aims to open by November

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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13th and K Street, NW

Ed. Note: We spoke about the difficulties in Franklin Square back in 2011.

From the National Parks Service:

“The National Park Service has cleared the way for the transformation of Franklin Park (also known as Franklin Square) into an active, flexible, sustainable and historic urban park, finding that this effort will not adversely impact the natural or cultural resources of the park, which dates to 1832. (more…)

rolando

“Dear PoPville,

Recently it was announced that my work building, 1667 K Street, will be contracting with a new parking management company beginning September 1. While it’s true that the only constant in Washington is change, progress doesn’t have to come at the expense of experience.

Rolando, the senior member of the parking team has been working with the tenants of this building for 31 years. Solomon who closes our garage every night has been here for 15, and Molla, who greets us all every morning with a smile and takes time to get to know each of his customers has been working here for 10 years. These men and the rest of their team have more than 55 years of combined experience in the foundation for our building, and you can’t put a price on that. For many of us, they’re the first faces we see each morning and the last ones we see before heading home each night. They don’t just park our cars, they take care of them, and most importantly, take the time to get to know everyone that parks there.

This courteous, talented and dedicated parking team shouldn’t be cast aside simply because a name on the sign over the garage is changing. They are a part of the fabric of the downtown DC community. They may not be high powered lobbyists, but they are good people and deserve to have their jobs stood up for. Please help us keep them a part of the community!