harper macaw

From Harper Macaw, [a new chocolate factory up in NE]:

“we are putting together a very unique event for Valentine’s Day: a first of its kind Made in DC Sips and Bites – Pairing and Tasting. I promise it to be nothing short of outstanding!

We have brought together over 15 local DC makers in a 4 course fixed pairing menu. Local purveyors include Atlas Brew Works, Baku Beverage, Capital Kombucha, Compass Coffee, Dangerously Delicious Pies, DC Brau, Element Shrub, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Harper Macaw, Leonora Bakery (Northside Social), On Rye, Pie Sisters, True Tonics, Red Apron, Sona Creamery, and wines provided by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. Decorations will be idealized by Capitol Romance.

We created this event with the intention of doing something outside the box from the traditional Valentines event. Not only will it be something innovative and creative for couples, but it is an event that friends and singles will enjoy just as much.

We will hold the event at 3 different times. Tickets are $100, but for the first 20 of each slot we reserved an Early Bird special of $85.

Friday, February 12th at 7PM
Sunday, February 14th at 3PM
Sunday, February 14th at 7PM

Harper Macaw Chocolate Factory – 3160 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington, DC

Ticket information here.”

dakota crossing retail

From a press release:

“Trammell Crow Company (TCC), Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation and CSG Urban Partners announced that three additional national retailers have joined the tenant roster at Shops at Dakota Crossing, a 430,000-square-foot, Class A retail center currently anchored by Costco and Lowe’s. DICK’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), PetSmart, Inc. and a third national retailer signed long-term leases to occupy a combined square footage of 85,500.

Ed. Note: Washington Business Journal reports the third retail will be Marshalls.

In a continuing trend started by Costco and Lowe’s, the new DICK’s Sporting Goods will be the retailer’s first store in the District of Columbia. Construction on the final phase of the Project has started and will be complete in 4Q 2016. With these transactions, Shops at Dakota Crossing is over 87 percent occupied. (more…)

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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