stop work
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.”

bicycle space robbed

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!”


You can see more photos here.

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

9th and L Street, NW



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.”


9_Farmers & Distillers_Courtesy of GrizForm Design Architects
Courtesy of GrizForm Design Architects

From a press release:

“Farmers Restaurant Group introduces the newest addition to their collection of farmer-owned restaurants, Farmers & Distillers, at 600 Massachusetts Avenue. The restaurant is targeted to open in November of 2016.

FRG is behind the success of the award-winning Founding Farmers DC, and the popular MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, and Farmers Fishers Bakers at the Georgetown Waterfront in DC. Farmers & Distillers is majority owned by the North Dakota Farmers Union, and has a variety of investors ranging from National Farmers Union, Wisconsin Farmers Union, and a number of private individuals that share a passion for supporting and promoting sustainable agriculture and green business practices.


Farmers & Distillers embodies the true enterprising spirit of the original founding father, George Washington. His collaborative nature and keen eye for opportunity brought together an entire country, and also made him an entrepreneur ahead of his time. He experimented with progressive farming techniques at his Mount Vernon estate, and established what became the largest distillery in America at the turn of the 18th century.

In celebration of George Washington and the nation’s capital both then and now, the Farmers & Distillers menu showcases cuisines from a variety of influences found all around DC. There is inspiration from neighboring Chinatown with hand-pulled noodles, shaobing (Chinese flatbread) and farmers-style dumplings. You’ll find crispy pork schnitzel recalling the original German immigrants working on DC’s east side; GW loved European cooking techniques, which are being utilized in dishes like Pot au Feu (slow cooked short rib) and Bouillabaisse. Every decision was pulled through the filter of “What would George do?” be it with flavor, plate ware, cooking technique, or design. (more…)

via google maps

From MPD:

“At about 1030 hours [Sunday], the MPD received a call for a Robbery/Force and Violence in the 1200 block of 10th Street, NW. It was subsequently determined that an adult female was walking south in the block when she was passed by two juvenile males. The juveniles males subsequently reversed direction and approached the victim from behind, punched her in the neck, snatched her cell phone, and fled the scene. Officers canvassing the area for the suspects were advised by a witness who had observed the crime and followed the suspects at a distance that they had entered the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station. Several officers entered the station, sighted the suspects, and engaged in a foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects was observed throwing the victim’s phone onto the Metro tracks. Both suspects were apprehended and later positively identified by the victim. The suspects were juvenile males, age 15 and 16, who reside in NE DC. The robbery victim did not require medical treatment.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Knife) incident which occurred in the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at approximately 8:49 pm.

The suspect demanded property from the victim, while brandishing a knife, and threw the victim to the ground. As the victim and the suspect were struggling, two witnesses came to the victim’s aide and one of them grabbed the knife from the suspect. The suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet, which was on the ground, and fled the scene.

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.”