Sugar Factory’s website says:

“Our eighth Sugar Factory location will be in the historic city of Washington, D.C. as a fab café and goblet bar in Union Station! All of our sweet fans can grab our special treats on the go when they are traveling for work or pleasure. One-of-a-kind candy confections have been created for our new D.C. home that include a signature All-American Couture Pop and White House-inspired gummies. We can’t wait to see what you all think of our new Washington, D.C. location this fall!”

I still don’t get the beer part.


100 Florida Ave, NE

Thanks to Matthew Orbin for sending. It’s been a long time since we heard anything about Union Social. I had about given them up for dead – but they look real close to opening – even posted their taps on their facebook page:

“Sneak peek of our 20 Tap Beer Selection!”


“Union Social is a DC Metro inspired casual, fine dining restaurant featuring a scratch kitchen and craft bar.”

Standby for an opening date.

via Google maps

From a press release:

“What was once an old parking lot is now Lunch Box, Washington D.C.’s first and only lunchtime food truck pod.

Located in the heart of NoMa at First Street and N Street NE, Lunch Box is an outdoor venue where people can have lunch on orange picnic tables and play games amidst building-sized murals. Lunch Box is open to the public weekdays from 11AM – 2PM. Every Wednesday at noon, there will be free concerts, giveaways, and food trucks.

The Wednesday Concert Schedule is as follows:

September 30: Rew Smith (Rock)
October 7: Tony M (Acoustic/Rock)
October 14: Darcy Dawn (Pop/Rock)
October 21: Jason Masi (Acoustic/Soul)
October 28: Levi Stephens (R&B/Soul)

Lunch Box will operate through the end of the fall, shortly thereafter construction will begin on JBG and Brandywine Realty Trust’s N Street NoMa development. This phase of the mixed-use project will bring great new retail, including a 7-screen Landmark Theatre, as well as 220 residential units, 119,00 SF of loft office space, and an additional 250,000 SF of office space.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On today’s date at around 12:01AM, two citizens walking northbound in the 900 block of First Street, Northeast, were approached by (2) subjects, (1) of whom attempted to snatch the purse off the citizen’s shoulder. During a struggle for the purse, the citizen was sprayed in the face with mace. The (2) subjects then fled northbound in the block without obtaining the purse.

The responding officers obtained a lookout for the two subjects, and during a canvass, two subjects matching the description provided by the victim and the witness were located a short distance away. Those two subjects were positively identified by the victim, placed under arrest and charged accordingly.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user James Jackson

For those on the east side:

“Bidwell [1309 5th Street, NE] will be holding a viewing tomorrow for the Republican GOP debate from 6pm and 8pm with a large projector for spectators and specialty drinks to suit the occasion. They will be offering a special “Trumptini” cocktail, a spin on a martini made with Tito’s vodka and a lemon twist, for $7”

and those on the west:

“The Looking Glass Lounge
3634 Georgia Ave NW

Come to Looking Glass to play Republican Debate Bingo! A winning card gets you a free draft beer or rail drink.

We’ll be sure to print enough bingo cards for everyone this time around.”

This unit is located at 837 4th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING CONVERSION in booming H Street Corridor, 2BR/2BA “modern with character” renovation offers a 2 lvl unit, open flr plan, SS appliances, styled cabinets w/quartz & marble materials, premium HW floors, High ceilings, crown/ chair moldings, wd burning fpl & marble baths. Back & Roof decks. Living near it all -restaurants/retail, Giant, soon Whole Foods, Atlas PA, 2 Metros, 94 Walker Score”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $675,000 ($336 monthly fee.)


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced the suspect who was shot by a special police officer in Union Station has died. The adult male suspect was initially involved in the stabbing of an adult female on Friday, September 11, 2015 at approximately 12:47 pm inside a building in the 100 block of F Street, Northeast.

A nearby security officer witnessed the stabbing and took action to intervene, at which time the suspect fled on foot with the knife. Special Police Officers pursued the suspect onto the grounds of Union Station, in the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast, where in a public area of the building, the suspect engaged the officers with the knife. A Special Police Officer shot the suspect, who was then apprehended. The female victim and the suspect were transported to area hospitals for treatment where the suspect later died. The female victim is expected to survive. [The original offense appears to be domestic in nature.]

The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending confirmation of his identity and notification of the next of kin.”


A reader reports “People running like crazy”. More info as soon as it’s known.

No confirmation but possible shots fired.

Update from MPD:

NO Active Shooter at Union Station. Investigation underway. More to follow.”

Update from the comments:

“according to my office mate who was there getting lunch: guy with a knife started stabbing someone near the McDonalds, the SEC security guards shot him.”


“I was there eating lunch. Screams and everyone started running for the doors. From what I heard from law enforcement that it was domestic (between a couple) and security did the shooting.”

Update from Metro Transit Police:

“Union Station – Police activity inside Amtrak portion of station is not affecting Metro ops. Red Line service operating normally #wmata”

via google maps

From MPD:

“Robbery F/V; 100 block of K Street, NE 7:16 PM. First Police District Officer Zhang Cruiser 1021 reports that the complainant, an adult male, was riding his 8 speed Linus bicycle, blue in color, in the 100 block of K Street, NE when, without provocation, he was punched in the face by S-1. This punch caused our victim to fall from his bike to the pavement causing scrapes to both his arms. The suspect got on the victims bike and peddled away from the scene and made good his escape. The victim refused medical treatment on the scene.

The suspect was described as a Black male, 6’2” in height, med to large build, wearing red shorts and a white shirt.”

anxo sighting 3 graphic

From an email:

“What: ANXO, DC’s first cidery and pintxos bar opening in Truxton Circle in late 2015, is changing things up for its next event. Rather than a ticketed, seated dinner, ANXO Sighting number three will be a Basque seafood grilling experience with a demonstrative component by Chef Brad Walker and the District Fishwife herself, Fiona Lewis. The ideal scenario is for guests to enjoy grilled seafood with cider onsite, learn the proper technique from Chef Walker, and be able to replicate the meal at home.

Guests will be able to enjoy smaller portions such as grilled octopus or prawns for between $8 to $15, and whole fish such as Wild Spanish Mackerel for $20. Asturian ciders will be poured by Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast, and will be available by the glass or by large 750 mL bottles for only $10.

Basque grilling is ingredient driven– the focus is on simplicity and quality. For that reason, ANXO is proud to team up with The District Fishwife for this event, and excited to serve such pristine seafood.

ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar is the child of five founders: Managing Partners Sam Fitz and Rachel Fitz, Executive Chef Brad Walker, Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast and Cooper Sheehan. The team focuses on strong relationships with its cidermakers, both locally and internationally, yielding a highly curated selection of cider. Its also home to DC’s first recipients of the Certified Cicerone® title (Fitz and Prendergast), and the fermentation process of ANXO’s house-made cider will result in an incredibly unique Mid-Atlantic cider. Executive Chef Brad Walker (of Boundary Road) “will honor the Basque culinary traditions of honesty, simplicity, and quality by showcasing local producers’ best efforts.”

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Union Market
1309 5th Street NE”