Former Suns Discount Store, 3174 Mount Pleasant Street, NW at corner to the left of Bestworld
Thanks to all who sent world last week via the Mt. Pleasant listserv:
“It seems that *Subway (sandwich chain)* may be coming to Mount Pleasant. It would be at 3174 Mount Pleasant Street in the old toy store (white brick facade) adjacent to the Best World. This space borders Kilbourne St. and has been vacant for the past two years. The franchise owners are going through the permitting process now.”
Ed. Note: We spoke about Botanica Boricua coming to former Lamont Video Store at 3171 Mt. Pleasant St, NW here.
Located off 16th Street on the Mt. Pleasant side in full golden glory is Guglielmo Marconi:
“Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy”. An entrepreneur, businessman, and founder in Britain in 1897 of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (which became the Marconi Company), Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.”
Botanica Boricua will be taking over the vacated space formerly filled by Lamont Street Video which closed back in March. They should be able to fill the void leftover when Botanica Yemaya & Chango closed in Adams Morgan after 15 years last April.
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit is investigating three sexual assaults in that occurred in the Fourth District that are similar in nature and possibly related.
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at approximately 2:03 am, a female was walking on Mt. Pleasant Street, when a male attempted to engage her in conversation. When the female turned onto the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, the suspect put his arms around the female and groped her under her clothing. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with long dark hair approximately 26 to 32 years old.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, a female was walking in the 1300 block of Oak Street, NW, when a male suspect armed with a knife approached her from behind, grabbed her around the neck, and groped her under her clothing. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed during the altercation. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in late 20s to early 30s, 5’4”, stocky build, cleaned shaven, short hair, wearing a blue, green and white polka dot button down collar shirt, and a red, black and white Chicago Bulls baseball cap.
On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:10 am, a female was walking in an alley in the rear of the 1700 block of Park Road, when she saw a male following her. The suspect placed his arms around the victim’s waist and groped her. The victim was able to flee. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in mid 20′s, 5’4″, black gelled back hair, and wearing a black short sleeve polo shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone who has information regarding these cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
This rental is located at 3060 16th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Lovely condo in Old World building! Spacious, bright and sunny one bedroom unit located on the 6th floor with beautiful views of DC from every window. Hardwood floors, generous closet space, renovated bathroom and Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances. One block from Columbia Heights metro and bus stop right outside the building.”
This house is located at 1753 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits high atop Harvard Hill but is walking distance to the Columbia Heights and Woodley Park metros. Adams Morgan is also steps away. The house is south facing with huge windows in the living room and the master bedroom. Open the windows to hear the roars of lions at the National Zoo… just steps away…Open Sat and Sun 8/23 and 8/24 1-4 PM.”
@MiamiUrbanist tweets us the photo above around 7:00 last night:
“@PoPville Smash & grab robbery in Mt. Pleasant in the last hour.”
Another reader emails us some more details:
“You may have already heard, but there was a robbery in Mt. Pleasant around 7 pm tonight (photo below). They threw a rock through the window of the jewelry store, grabbed some merchandise and apparently ran in the wrong direction, based on my viewpoint from the nail salon next door (I think some locals on the street apprehended one of the perps when they changed direction, but several others got away). Quite a mess. I hope they caught the a-holes who did this – one of the clerks was pretty shaken up.”
“In anticipation of their upcoming album release, DC indie-rock band, Grogan Social Scene is throwing a DIY party. For the event, Grogan Social Scene is collaborating with local artist, LA Johnson, as well as local craft brewer, Kyle Gildea. Johnson will be exhibiting pieces of art inspired by the songs on Grogan Social Scene’s upcoming album, Conceptual Arrangements, while Gildea will offer up several selections of his home-brewed beer in commemorative bottles designed by Johnson. The evening, which has been titled The Lamont Street Collective Summer Bash, takes place on Saturday, June 28th at the Lamont Street Collective (1822 Lamont Street, NW) beginning at 8pm. Opening for Grogan Social Scene is local band, Peyote Pilgrim.
Conceptual Arrangements is Grogan Social Scene’s second full-length album and is set for release in the fall. “We thought this would be a nice opportunity to preview songs from the upcoming album while spotlighting a great local brewer and an amazing artist,” says band founder, Thomas Grogan. Grogan Social Scene is a collective that changes and rotates its lineup on any given night. For this performance, Grogan will be joined by several members who also show up on the album including Erika Seberhagen, a former member of Once Okay Twice, whose violin is now an integral part of the band’s sound.
DC-based artist, LA Johnson, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She has lectured at George Washington University and Artisphere and has held exhibitions in Washington, DC at The Dunes, Hole in the Sky, Jojo’s and Mid City Café. Most recently she has become the Art Director at The Intentional.
Local Brewer, Kyle Gildea, has crafted several unique beers for the event including, Smokey Whiskey Barrel Stout, Belgian Caramel Wit and an English Brown.
Opening band, Peyote Pilgrim, is an indie-blues band from DC.
Lamont Street Collective, a community space that has been devoted to supporting art, activism, social justice and fun rock shows since 1975, will host the event.”