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2915 M Street, NW back in the day

From a press release:

“The newest addition to M Street in Georgetown is Maxime – Steak Frites and Mussel Bar. Maxime will fill a much needed niche in Georgetown as one of the only casual French steakhouses and mussel bars, with an emphasis on dining simplicity—courtesy of restaurateurs Ben Kirane, Moe Idrissi, and Joe Idrissi, who also bring you Bodega and Thunder Burger. The name Maxime, often associated with a variety of French personalities, was actually chosen after its Latin translation for “special.”

Maxime will open Thursday March 26th and will occupy the former Guards space, located at 2915 M Street. Maxime looks forward to providing the neighborhood with an authentic brasserie atmosphere complete with French hors d’oeuvres – such as quiche, charcuterie and fromage alongside classic french onion soup, rustic bread, and a Belgian inspired list of specialty beers and cocktails.

The highlight of the menu created by Executive Corporate Chef Ryan Fichter will be the Steak Frites. This Maxime signature meal will be served with a special Maxime secret sauce, salad, frites, and a baguette breadbasket. Another noteworthy option is the broiled marinated Portobello mushroom steak and the salmon filet. This Maxime signature meal, also known as “La Formule” will be priced at $19.95. (more…)

3512 P Street Northwest

This house is located at 3512 P Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spectacular renovation of this stately federal dating back to 1826 on nearly a 1/4 acre of formal private grounds. Contains 2 separate residences on independent lots. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms w/ custom finishes, 5 fireplaces, large rear garden and attached garage.”

3512 P Street Northwest living

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5 full bath/2 half bath is going for $6,995,000.

UPDATE from DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has instituted single-lane closures in each direction northbound and southbound on Rock Creek Parkway beginning at P Street, NW, because of recently fallen debris from the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge overpass today, March 24.

During the evening rush, starting at 4 pm, two lanes will be maintained northbound until 6:30 pm. Following the rush hour, DDOT will reinstitute single-lane closures until later in the evening.

This area was closed earlier this morning due to falling debris from the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge. DDOT’s engineers are continuing to inspect the bridge and take corrective actions as needed.

This closure will lead to moderate-to-heavy delays in the traffic in this area.

DDOT encourages all commuters to stay alert as they travel through this corridor.”

One reader writes:

“Did you see RCP was a hot mess this morning? Bricks fell from the underside of the P St bridge. Right 2 lanes were closed at 8:15 when I passed through. Scary infrastructure issues this week!”

Another says:

“I was driving south on Rock Creek Parkway this morning, and the police had the two right lanes closed under the bridge that connects Georgetown to West End. When I drove by, there were a couple guys on the phone looking at the bottom of the bridge, which appears to have lost some concrete and was showing exposed rebar.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“”Traffic Advisory Update/US Park Police:S/B Rock Crk Pkwy DIVERTED to P St due to Bridge Inspection/Use Connecticut Ave as an alternate route””

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West End location courtesy SoulCycle

Thanks to a reader for sending the permit they found:

“1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
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Alterations, rooftop HVAC, signs and back-lit sign – SoulCycle

This follows word of the still unconfirmed scuttlebutt that a SoulCycle could be coming to Chinatown/Mt.Vernon Square too.  SoulCycle‘s DC location opened at 2301 M Street, NW in July.

Update from a press release:

“SoulCycle, the country’s premier full-body indoor cycling studio, will open in Georgetown late Summer, 2015. Adding to its current D.C. and Bethesda locations, SoulCycle Georgetown will mark the brand’s third D.C. area studio.

SoulCycle Georgetown will feature a 56-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. SoulCycle Georgetown will be located at 1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.

SoulCycle has plans to open two additional studios in the D.C. area in 2015. SoulCycle classes in the D.C. area cost $30.”

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3211 O Street, NW

Yesterday we noted that Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Cafe had crushed their fundraising kickstarter. Here’s where they’re coming to in Georgetown. Thanks to a reader for sending:

“on O St NW between Wisconsin and Potomac Sts. It’s right across the street from the new vaping place in Georgetown (right next to Kitchen No. 1, the Chinese restaurant.)”

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3111 M Street, NW via urbanoutfitters.com

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“Passed by Georgetown store and windows covered over. Website listed hours each day as CLOSED.”

A call to the store only has an audio recording saying that the store is “temporarily closed” with no reason given. Updates when more info is known.

Update: As commenters have noted the store is closed due to some damage from the recent Steve Madden fire. I’m told they are taking this opportunity to renovate the store.

From Urban Outfitters’ website:

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1333 28th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1333 28th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Open Sun 3/8 2-3pm! Quintessential Georgetown – Charming Federal rowhouse on tree-lined street in desirable East Village. Renovated Granite/Stainless kitchen w/ gas cooking & easy access to brick courtyard – perfect for entertaining! Spacious living room w/built-ins & fireplace. Both bedrooms have closet organizers. LL with washer/dryer! Walk to Metro, every shop and restaurant you could want!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, an arrest was made in connection to two carjackings which occurred throughout the District of Columbia.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m. officers from the Second District received a call for two armed carjackings in progress. The first carjacking occurred in the 3100 block of P Street, NW. The second carjacking was in close proximity and occurred in the 2600 block of P, Street, NW. In both carjackings a suspect approached an operator of a vehicle, and demanded the keys while displaying a gun. The victim in the 3100 block of P Street, NW was able to drive off. The victim in the 2600 block of P Street, NW complied and the suspect drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

Members of the United States Park Police then observed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed. Park Police Officers continued to follow the suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended by members of the U.S. Park Police. After further investigation by MPDC detectives, 21 year-old Ronald E. Johnson, of Northwest, D.C was arrested and charged with two counts of Armed Carjacking and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”