Kushi
465 K Street, NW formerly Kushi

From a press release:

“Award-winning chef Michael Schlow, owner and operator of TICO on DC’s 14th Street corridor, and The Riggsby in the Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle, will soon bring his popular Italian restaurant, Alta Strada to Mt. Vernon Square’s City Vista development at 465 K Street, NW. The 3,900 square foot space, designed by Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense, will also feature a separate crudo bar. Opening is slated for March 2016. (more…)

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655 K Street, NW

The placard for Shouk says:

“New fast, casual, quick-service restaurant serving Middle -Eastern and Mediterranean food. Total Occupancy Load of 30. Sidewalk Café seating 10 patrons. ”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 11am – 11pm.

I’m digging the coming soon signage too:

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Their twitter @Shoukfood says:

“Our flavor bombs destroy hunger.”

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Standby for an opening date this spring.

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Near the newly opened CVS

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Before New Years I noted that this development will be mind blowing when completed. Now a proper update on the construction that has been completed:

“Construction of Capitol Crossing is moving forward, we are quickly approaching the next phase of construction that will transform Washington’s central business district, and reconnect Capitol Hill and East End.

Over a year ago, Property Group Partners (PGP) began using its $200 million privately funded infrastructure investment to fulfill Mayor Bowser’s vision to revitalize city neighborhoods. To date, Capitol Crossing has delivered:

• Excavation and installation of new high voltage electrical line in Massachusetts Ave from 3rd to 4th Streets.

• Installation of new 30” water main on Massachusetts Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets.

• Installation of a new 8” water main along the east side of 3rd St. from F Street to E Street.

• Connecting the electrical grid between the Capitol Hill and East End neighborhoods will further stabilize the electricity supply on both locations.

• Refurbishment of the existing 3rd Street Tunnel; aligning with post-9/11 safety and security standards.

These upgrades mean better systems for current DC residents and the ability to expand and meet the needs of new businesses and residents in the future. Construction of Capitol Crossing is creating 4,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs.

Deep caissons were poured in November 2015. In the first quarter of this year, Capitol Crossing will truly go vertical with the first steel segments that will create the base of the new 3-block platform covering the I-395 center leg being placed. We are well on our way to delivering trophy office space in 2018, and 70,000 square feet of world class retail when completed.”

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This is going to be absolutely mind blowing when it’s completed:

“Capitol Crossing will be a multi-phase master-planned development located in Washington’s supply-constrained Central Business District that is bordered by Massachusetts Avenue to the north, E Street to the south, Third Street to the west and Second Street to the east.

The 247,000-square-foot site consists of a recessed portion of US I-395 that slices through the east side of the CBD, which is surrounded by a multitude of public transportation options.

The project will be built over the active highway utilizing a platform to support the development of an expected 2.2 million square-foot mixed-use project.

The development’s focus will be predominately office. It will also include a significant ground floor retail component, below-grade parking and a small component of residential use.”

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map
via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Armed Kidnapping (Knife), First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery that occurred in the 1500 block of 5th Street, Northwest on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 5:30 am.

The victim was walking in the 1100 block of 11th Street, Northwest, where she was ordered into a vehicle by the suspect. The suspect then drove to the 1500 block of 5th Street, Northwest, where he sexually assaulted her and robbed her of her personal items.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, in his early 30’s, with small eyes, bald head, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white minivan with an unknown tag.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”