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1534 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Shinola, known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles, journals, pet accessories, small leather goods and leather care is excited to announce the upcoming opening of its third nationwide flagship in Washington, D.C. The store will open September 2015 in the 14th Street Corridor at 1631 14th Street NW.

The 5,000-square-foot corner building was originally home to the Studebaker showroom in the 1920s. The store design will stay as true to the original build as possible, keeping the original black and white travertine floor, moulded ceiling and additional details from the era alongside traditional Shinola fixtures. In partnership with Washington Project for the Arts, Shinola will also showcase local artists during quarterly exhibitions in an in-store gallery.

The opening of the D.C. store will mark the brand’s tenth brick-and-mortar location. In addition to stores in Detroit and New York, Shinola has locations in Minneapolis, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Ann Arbor and Plano. The new D.C. location will replace the temporary shop that opened in November 2014. Filson, Shinola’s sister brand, will take over Shinola’s former space at 1534 14th Street NW.”

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11th and P Street, NW

Just noticed Veranda is looking to change their alcohol license from Restaurant to Tavern (which I think just means they need to sell less food every month.) But man I haven’t been to Veranda in ages. I used to love this place but to be honest that was before a million spots opened up. Anyone been recently? Anyone eaten there recently? You can see their menu here. Is it still a “hidden” gem?

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Photo courtesy Bike Rike

It’s that time of the month:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free HOT and ICED coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, July 22nd 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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UPDATE from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at approximately 1:43 am.

Officers from the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 33-year-old Charles Douglas of District Heights, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 1:45 AM, a male subject was sitting in his vehicle in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, NW, when another subject approached him and fired several shots into the vehicle. The driver was struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch on 202-645-9600.”

A reader reports:

“Officers are still out on the street this morning. According to one of them, the victim struck in the attack has died and the shooting followed an argument in a club.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating five persons of interest in reference to a Robbery–Force & Violence incident which occurred in the 1100 block of R Street, NW, on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM. The subjects were captured by a nearby camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN 15-105-375.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in connection with a Destruction of Property incident which occurred in the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, at approximately 5:15 AM on June 27, 2015. The subjects were captured by the store’s surveillance cameras.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN #15-096-719.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.”