03/24/14 12:54pm

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UPDATE: Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above:

“Terrible sign telling people. Just saw someone taking out the register / computer.”

@39Candles tweets us:

“Anyone know why Yo Sushi in Union Station is closed? Sign says closed for the weekend …”

They are closed permanently. I put in a call to Union Station and they say they are closed for good. Yo! Sushi opened up in Union Station over the summer of 2012. They were also supposed to open a second location at 7th and H St, NW in Chinatown but that deal fell through a while ago. I guess conveyor belt sushi just isn’t our thing.

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Union Station location at 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE

03/18/14 1:19pm

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at approximately 0617 hrs., members of a joint area task force responsible for the apprehension of fugitives, attempted to locate an individual wanted on a Homicide Warrant in the Unit block of K Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. As the officers attempted to make contact, the suspect emerged from the dwelling and fired a weapon at law enforcement officers. The officers returned fire striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There were no injuries sustained to the officers during this incident.

This Law Enforcement Shooting is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.”

03/02/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

I recently noticed the awesome old liquor sign and North – East Clock had been taken down at Union Market:

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I’m not saying I’m against all the development, quite the contrary. I just happen to also love these signs so I’m gonna take this opportunity to show you some of my other favorites before they inevitably vanish too:

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Lots more after the jump. (more…)

1177 3rd Street Northeast

This house is located at 1177 3rd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Not Just Enhanced but HIGHTENED! A NoMa connection w/a Capitol View.10ft hgh ceilings soar over an open 1st lvl w/antique whiskey stained flrs, fully equipped grmet Kitchen, pwder rm, laundry & storage closets. Fenced rear w/private PARKING +auto Garage Door. Front MBR w/full BA & 2nd full BA is shared by 2 rear BRs. Spiral stairs to Roof Top Deck for a City Vista. 1blk METRO,2blks shopping & more”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $639,000.

02/23/14 8:50am

@DCPoliceDept first tweeted:

“Shooting, 0348 hours, 5th & K Street NE, LOF newer model Altima of Impala traveling east on L Street NE. Occupied 3 to 4 times”

MPD writes via email:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, NE.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099.”

NBC Washington reports:

“A man shot in the back in northeast D.C. Sunday morning has died.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, at approximately 3:30 am, members of the First District responded to the area of the 5th and K Streets, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred in the Fifth District, in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Daniel Calvin Short of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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100 Florida Ave, NE looking east toward Union Market

Lots of progress since we we took a quick peek back in August. The building is located where Florida Ave and New York Ave intersect near the NoMa metro. Pretty dramatic changes from less than a year ago.

Their website says these rentals will have:

“Dramatic views of DC
Modern kitchen design with quartz countertops and European-style cabinetry
ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliance package
Wood flooring throughout kitchen and living areas
9-foot ceilings
Floor-to-ceiling windows*
Full-size washer and dryer
Balconies and patios*

*Available in many units”

and the amenities are listed as:

“Grand lobby with lounging areas, grand staircase and mixed media art wall
Urban plaza featuring a central fountain
Rooftop lounge with private pool and sundeck, stunning Capitol views, cabana-style trellis and grilling stations
Expansive, 24-hour fitness center with cardio, strength training and yoga/multi-purpose studio
2nd floor terrace with additional grilling stations
Multimedia club room with billiards, shuffleboard and more
One block to the Metro
Direct access to Metropolitan Branch Bike Trail
Zipcar® in building”

You can see the floor plans here.

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02/19/14 11:30am

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1309 5th Street, NE

The District Fishwife is now open in Union Market. For those not familiar – from their Facebook page:

” We will offer fresh and sustainably caught and raised seafood and prepared seafood for take-away, notably our own take on the classic Fish and Chips.

Fiona Lewis is The Fishwife. She brings a passion for seafood and the health of the world’s oceans, and a desire to educate customers to make more sustainable and healthy choices when they bring home seafood. Fiona grew up in Melbourne, Australia near the ocean and spent her childhood fishing with her grandfather in Port Phillip Bay and watching her Dad breed and release endangered fish to rebuild local populations. Fiona studied marine biology during university and quickly understood the extent to which the world’s oceans were being stressed by over-fishing, pollution, and illegal fishing practices. She has 25 years of international experience in hospitality, retail sales, and education, and has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 18. She’s been searching for the chance to bring together her two passions in life, and this shop is the culmination of that dream.

We are committed to offering the best quality sustainable seafood available from Day One and in order to make sure we have the best fish we can find, we’ve brought on a local seafood expert as our fish buyer, Vernon Lingonfelter. Vernon knows good fish when he sees it, and we’re excited to have him on our team.”

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On Sunday they posted they following menu on their twitter feed:

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They also tweet:

“We’ll have our fish and chips and beer on the menu by Friday as well……..”

For the rest of the week hours are 11am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 8am-6pm Sat. and Sun.

01/23/14 11:00am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with a robbery force and violence which occurred at approximately in the 600 block of 3rd Street, NE.

On Thursday, January 9, 2014 at approximately 3:00 pm, an adult female was walking in the 600 block of 3rd Street, NE when she was approached from behind by two suspects. One of the suspects assaulted the complainant and took her iPhone and head phones. The suspects then fled eastbound in an alley towards 4th Street, NE.

One of the persons of interest is shown below:

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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.”