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465 K Street, NW

From Kushi‘s facebook page:

“It is with great disappointment to announce that Kushi Izakaya & Sushi is closing. Our last day is this Sunday, September 28th.

There have been many new friends that have walked through the door since we opened four and a half years ago, and we leave with fond memories. We truly appreciate all of the loyal customers that have supported us all this time.

With one door closing, another door opens for us as we look forward to the future and new opportunities. Please stay connected to our Facebook page and website for news of our next project coming soon.

Thank you all and we hope to see you again.”

CityPaper’s Jessica Sidman reports:

“Norris is already moving on with another Japanese concept. He says he’s signing on a lease this week for the former Homemade Pizza Co. space at 1522 14th St. NW.”

HomeMade pizza closed back in June at the corner of 14th and Church St, NW. Updates when the new Japanese restaurant gets closer to opening:

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1522 14th Street, NW

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14th and R St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been so curious to see if these letters stay! Maybe an interesting Poll to post?”

Ed. Note: This building was formerly home to Central Union Mission and will soon be condos.

From Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence and Aggravated Assault, which occurred on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 41-year-old Garcia Pressley, of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence, and Aggravated Assault. Additionally, he will be charged in two robberies that occurred in March and August of this year, in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free ICED and HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, September 17th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”


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From MPD:

“On today’s date, during the very early morning hours, members of your 3-D Vice Unit conducted an street-level undercover “Anti-Prostitution Operation” within PSA307.

The operation focused on street level prostitution and targeted both street-level prostitutes and the customers of said illicit activity.

A total of 15 adult men and women were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution.”

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1227 11th Street, NW

Noise from El Sauce – Shaw/Logan:

“I am writing this post after having woken up twice by shouting from the crowd in front of El Sauce restaurant. Anyone know what the deal is with this place? I know there was a murder there a few years ago, but it seems strange to have a restaurant with tinted windows that consistently has people yelling in front of it, even on Tuesdays at like 2 am. On the weekends it is an absolute nightmare in terms of noise. Any suggestions on what to do would be helpful!”

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Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above:

Slipstream coffee shop had the doors open on the bottom level of Fathom Creative at 1333 14th street where Slipstream plans to go in. I snapped a picture while they were painting. It’s way bigger than I realized!”

Now hiring too – stay tuned for an opening date. For those not familiar with the plans – you can read about them here.

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1333 14th Street, NW

LCCA Sonata at Sunset

From an email:

“LCCA Sponsoring Free Performance on September 7 – Plan to join LCCA at our first fall community meeting on Sunday, September 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the rooftop terrace of the Solo Piazza at 1300 13th Street, N.W. (13th and N Streets). We will conduct a very short business meeting followed by a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin in A Minor” with Washington Sinfonietta concertmaster Gavin Fallow.”

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14th and S Street, NW

Over the years I’ve had tons of emails asking/applauding about the crosswalk at 14th and S St, NW. If memory serves (maybe textdoc can find it in the archives) this was an experimental crosswalk by DDOT that never got implemented any other streets. Folks def. love it though. So I was sad to see half of it had already been paved over. Enjoy the other half while it lasts!

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