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1522 14th Street, NW

I asked the folks at Maki Shop for an opening date update and they tweet us:

“@PoPville hard to say, but we are at the very last part of the process passing permits. It should be very soon.”

The Washington Post writes:

“When his place opens in late March or early April, Norris plans to roll out a concise menu (see below) of more than 10 maki rolls divided into meat, seafood and vegetable categories.”

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1300 block of R Street, NW

From DDOT:

“As part of the District’s Potholepalooza campaign, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close R Street, NW, in Ward 2, between 13th and 14th Streets, today, Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Extensive pothole filling is needed along this block to ensure the roadway is safe for the public. Commuters are asked to use alternative routes.”

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1409 14th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I noticed a couple of days ago that the former 1409 Play bill Cafe had been tagged a vacant property. Wonder if we’ll still see the Chinese Sushi Wine bar.”

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Vacant property classification has been on a tear lately. I also noted the former Carry Out Deli space across the street too had one:

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1313 R Street Northwest

It’s bonus house porn this week with 1313 and 1309 R Street, Northwest. First 1313 R Street’s listing says:

“Immaculately restored Victorian row house in one of the most desirable locations in Washington. Just steps from 14th Street, U Street, and Logan Circle, this stunning three story property features five bedrooms, three and a half baths, plus a one-bedroom English basement suite, secluded outdoor space, and private parking for four vehicles. The adjacent property, 1309 R Street, is available as well”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $3,500,000.

1309 R Street

1309 R Street’s listing says:

“Immaculately restored Victorian row house in one of the most desirable locations in Washington. Just steps from 14th Street, U Street, and Logan Circle, this stunning three story property features five bedrooms, three and a half baths, plus a one-bedroom English basement suite, secluded outdoor space, and private parking for two vehicles. The adjacent property, 1313 R Street, is available as well.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $2,500,000.

A reader shares the letter she sent to her friends:

“I know some of you walk over around this area to work, or else just live by here, so I wanted to let you know that this am when I was walking to work down 10th street, there were a number of police officers and am ambulance, around 9:20 am, because a woman our age [mid 20s] was cut on the forehead by a man with a knife on her walk to the metro. It happened right outside of the church on 10th and N, and apparently he approached another man first, but the other man screamed and ran, then he approached the woman and cut her before another neighborhood man with a dog came running after him. The man with a knife apparently got away, I don’t know his status. Very scary!!”

Ed. Note: No mention of a knife but DCAlerts tweeted just before this incident at the same location:

“Robbery at 0907 hours in the 1300 block of 10th St NW Lookout for B/M, 18-20 years of age, 5’9”, 170lbs., wearing tan pants and a grey hoode…”


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More anit prostitution stings from MPD:

“On 03/17/2015, during the early morning hours, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit conducted a covert “Anti Prostitution” Operation along the borders of PSA 307 & PSA 308. During the course of this initiative, members arrested two (2) male “Johns” who were seeking the services of street level prostitutes and one (1) “Pimp” who solicited an undercover officer to work for him and provide prostitution services on his behalf. Human Trafficking is real and a danger for everyone involved. Please remember “If You See Something…Say Something!”