From MPD:

“MPD Investigating Police Involved Shooting: 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue, NE

Although it is very early in the investigation, preliminary information indicates that on today’s date [Wed.] at 5:34 pm officers from the 5th district were attempting to affect an arrest of a male suspect in a motor vehicle, when the suspect placed the vehicle in reverse and struck the officer. The officer subsequently fired one round at the suspect. The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended a short distance away. Both the officer and the suspect have non-life threatening injuries. The investigation continues.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411″

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South Dakota Ave NE & 33rd St NE

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“It looks like they are breaking ground for the Lowe’s at The Shops at Dakota Crossing. They’ve actually made quite a bit of headway, as the ground has been completely leveled, and it was a bit bumpy and bushy a month ago. You can see the Costco in the background. There were lots of trucks and large crane type machines around, as well as about 20 hardhats on a lunch break. This will be the first Lowe’s in DC and the second big box home improvements store.”


Site plan courtesy CBRE

The CBRE website says:

Washington, DC’s long anticipated retail development, The Shops at Dakota Crossing, will offer destination retail shopping to the historically underserved District neighborhoods and the adjacent Maryland suburbs. Its strategic location on New York Avenue/Route 50 at South Dakota Avenue in the northeast area of Washington, DC, provides excellent visibility and easy access to an impressive 100,000 vehicles per day. The Shops at Dakota Crossing is known as “The Gateway to Washington.” Retailers will benefit from the enormous regional draw of industry leader Costco, as well as one of the area’s top grocers, Shoppers Food. A strategic mix of national, regional and local retailers and restaurants will be located in the walkable “main street” area of the center with easy access to the adjacent Fort Lincoln neighborhood – one of the most vibrant and successful residential communities in the area. The Shops at Dakota Crossing’s beautifully landscaped open spaces, public plazas and outdoor seating areas, as well as convenient surface parking, create the perfect blend of a highly desirable neighborhood environment with the strong regional draw of the country’s top retailers.

Dakota Crossing Site Plan (PDF)

We talked about Costco opening back in November.

WBJ’s Michael Neibauer breaks the news about Lowe’s:

Multiple sources familiar with the deal say Charlotte, N.C.-based Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE: LOW) will occupy a 130,000-square-foot building at 33rd Street and South Dakota Avenue NE. Target was, until late 2011, slated to occupy 136,000 square feet on the same parcel. But Target backed out, and it has taken some time to find a replacement anchor.

Anyone prefer Lowe’s to Home Depot?


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