sea catch
1054 31st Street, NW

Thanks to Andy for sending.

From a press release:

“The Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar announces the closing of their doors as of January 29, 2017. This comes after being in business for over 30 years and serving up some of the finest seafood and having the best raw oyster bar in the area.

“The restaurant was a big part of the community for over three decades. We thank all the diners who supported us over the years.”

There will be something new in the future. Plans of what that entails have not been released at this time. The restaurant was a favorite of locals and tourists alike, specializing in an extensive raw bar, seasonal menus, and offering a variety of locally sourced seafood. Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, was located at 1054 31st St. NW in Washington, D.C.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect and vehicle in connection with a kidnapping that occurred in the 3400 block of O Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, at approximately 3:20 pm, a suspect forced the victim into a vehicle and drove away. The suspect made several attempts to force the victim to withdraw money from an automated teller machines (ATM) and make large purchases at retail locations, both in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The suspect and victim are known to have been in the 4500 and 5400 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. (more…)

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Ed. Note: Via email I was told the victim was released unharmed.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a kidnapping that occurred in the 3400 block of O Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, January 26, 2016, at approximately 3:20 pm, a suspect forced the victim into a vehicle and drove away. The suspect made several attempts to force the victim to withdraw money from an automated teller machines (ATM) and make large purchases at retail locations, both in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The suspect and victim are known to have been in the 4500 and 5400 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest.

The suspect is described as white male in his late 30’s to 40’s, 5’9’’-6’0’’ tall, with a medium build, dark colored hair, dark colored mustache, and beard. He was last seen wearing a black suit, black shirt, gray neck tie, and black shoes.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light gray or silver colored sport-utility vehicle (SUV) or crossover style four door of an unknown make or model.

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.”

1525 29th St NW

This house is located at 1525 29th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Incredible entertaining house with terrific East Village location! 6 BR, 5.5 BA, 4-car parking. Living room opens out to lovely garden with outdoor kitchen, pool & seating areas. Master w very large closet, dressing room & BA, 2 more BRs on same level. 3 BRs, 2 sitting rooms & 2 BAs on top level. Lower level family room w large bar, exercise room, second kitchen, table space wine cellar & storage.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $5,600,000.

1671 34th St NW

This house is located at 1671 34th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Elegant & Classically inspired residence of noted Washington interior designer – photographed for numerous home & style periodicals,featuring a gracious Entrance Hall,warm Family Room w/rear wall of floor to ceiling plate glass & doors to formal Garden/Patio. Dramatic wide staircase to upper floors; superb Drawing room w/13′ ceilings,large Dining room,Study, 3 generous bedrooms,driveway & Garage.”

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You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500,000.

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A reader writes:

“Almost certainly not a machine gun. More likely AR-15. But even that seems prohibitively expensive (and overkill) for teenage robbers.”

The Washington Post reported:

“Two gunpoint robberies have been reported within the past two weeks in the Georgetown area near the entrance to the Capital Crescent Trail, a scenic recreational site and rail trail that runs from the District to Silver Spring.

Though stress and other factors sometimes impair the accuracy of descriptions given by crime victims, U.S. Park Police said Friday that they were told in both cases that the robbers had a “machine gun.”

3053-p-st-nw

This house is located at 3053 P Street, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Just listed – Georgetown! Magnificent East Village detached home on prominent & private corner lot. Nearly 9000 SF of exquisite detail & soaring ceiling heights of ~13′ w/ spacious 9 BR, 7 FBA, 4 HBA, formal LR, banquet size DR, parlor, kit, breakfast rm, fam rm, library & finished LL for staff w/ sep entrance. Also features prof. landscaped gardens, garage, sprawling terraces, pool & side driveway!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 9 bed/9.5 bath is going for $8,950,000.

crumbs-whiskers-popville
3211 O Street, NW

From Crumbs and Whiskers:

“Today, we’re announcing a change in our pricing. Our DC location will now cost $18 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Our LA location will continue at $22 on weekdays and $25 on weekends.

The price increase is a result of a lot of different things, but there are two main reasons. One: Our employees work really hard to make sure you have a great time when you visit us, and even harder to make sure every cat in our care is healthy and happy. So honestly, we’d like to pay them a little more. Two: Our rent is going up significantly this year.

To make things better, here’s what we are doing: (more…)