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801 K Street, NW

This is a multiple reader request (apologies for the delay). The Washington Post reported on Wednesday:

“Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square…

Its protected status, however, has made it difficult to re-use. A stint as local history museum lasted barely a year. A planned music museum there never opened. And the International Spy Museum initially planned to move in but opted instead for L’Enfant Plaza after its plans were turned away by the city’s historic preservation panel.”


The story also notes that current resident, the Historical Society of Washington D.C., will remain in the building too until at least 2098. Anyway, what do you think – good idea or bad idea? Regardless of how you feel, do you think it will really happen or at least has a chance? Or should we still hold out hope for somewhere in the U Street Corridor? The Wharf? Where do you think the next Apple store would fit best in the District?

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655 K Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on Pie360. Anyone happen to take a taste today? What’s the early word?

Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.

Check out their menu here.

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Robbery Force and Violence (CLOSED CASE) 400 K ST NW. Our complainant reported to First Police District Units that this morning at approximately 10:00 AM while walking in the 400 block of K ST NW she was passed by two individuals. As they passed the two turned abruptly and attacked her from the rear, punching her to the face and taking her bag. The complainant received facial injuries as a result and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Both suspects fled the scene on foot and witnesses flagged down a passing 3D Cruiser who immediately voiced a lookout for the two suspects running, both with backpacks. 1D Units quickly converged on the area and a full canvass was being performed when the two suspects were spotted that matched the description and both were stopped at the corner of 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 1D Detectives responded and coordinated investigative efforts and as a result both suspects were positively identified as those that Robbed and assaulted our victim. The suspects were identified as juvenile males who did not live in our 1D Community. (more…)

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From an email:

“The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is excited to announce Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence (CTAS) is back! CTAS not your average gala: the food is delicious – the attire is comfortable – the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October.

Featuring a selection of DC’s best chefs, mixologists, and craft brewers this event will mark the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

You can learn more here.”

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111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

A reader reports:

“The Douglas Development building on Mass between NJ and 2nd St NW had 4 large digital signs installed over the past 2 weeks. Noticed a stop work order on them today.”

Washington Business Journal reported in May:

“Douglas, the owner of 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW, has filed plans with the District to construct a 95,400-square-foot addition and undertake “significant renovations to the building in order to update and improve” its architecture and street presence.”

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Eileen reports:

“Break in at BicycleSPACE in Mt Vernon Square. Police on scene. Tape around area & A Baked Joint next door.”

MPD reports:

“The First Police District reports the Burglary of an Establishment this morning in the 400 block of K Street, NW at approximately 6:30 AM. The established was entered by person(s) who broke out the glass in the front door and took a number of bikes that were recovered by our officers and returned to the owner of the establishment.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First Police District are investigating this Burglary and should you have witnessed this break in or have knowledge of it, we urge you to contact the departments Command Information Center immediately on 202-727-9099 and reference CCN# 16-140-304.

Persons with information may also anonymously text via cell phone to 50411.”

412 1_2 M Street Northwest

This house is located at 412 1/2 M Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! This diamond in the rough is just 2 blocks to Mt Vernon Square Metro! The property offers 3 floors of living space, with 4 BR/2.5 BA! New appl in the kitchen – fridge, ss dishwasher and electric oven/range! New HVAC in 2015. Enormous private back yard w/parking spot. Sold as-is w/architectural plans already drawn. Zoned R-5-B, this home is awaiting your personal touch!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $849,900.

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9th and L Street, NW

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Columbia Place coming:

“Capstone, along with its partner Quadrangle Development, is currently developing a mixed use project on a site located at 9th Street NW and L Street NW. The $230 million project includes a 310-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, a 190-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, and 230 residential units. The project is located in the Shaw Historic district and includes the redevelopment of a number of historic buildings located along 9th Street NW. Capstone recently completed the PUD process and is currently overseeing the design and financing of the project, which is projected to break ground in 2015.”

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