2608 Georgia Avenue, NW

From the Pleasant Plains Workshop:

After 5 amazing years at our Georgia Avenue location, we will be consolidating our gallery and studio spaces at our workshop space in Brookland (703 Edgewood St NE #2). The Brookland space is where we’ve been working on our own artwork and teaching printmaking classes for a couple of years. We’ve decided to bring the gallery/shop over in an effort to focus on art making and streamline our business model. We’re pleased be joining the arts landscape that already exists here which includes Dance Place, The Monroe Arts Walk, and the Artspace Lofts. We’re also located above the new food incubator Mess Hall, around the corner from the new Dew Drop Inn, and conveniently situated between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Metro Stations.

After Labor Day, we’ll have Saturday hours at our Brookland Space, with a focus on exhibiting and selling prints. We’ll also be continuing to teach screen printing and other classes by appointment, and offering additional artistic services (stay tuned!).

We cherish the time we’ve spent as a part of the Georgia Avenue Community, and the relationships we formed there are everlasting. We will continue to work with Georgia Avenue businesses on our annual temporary arts project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk, and will host pop-up events (caroling!) along the corridor. Our roots on Georgia Avenue are deep, and the Pleasant Plains name follows us to Brookland…

Be on the lookout for another update in early Fall as we set up our new hours, classes, and exhibition schedule. We look forward to seeing you at our new space soon!”

via google maps

From MPD around midnight:

“Fifth District members are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Edgewood St. N.E. The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The suspects were described as three black males driving a tan sedan that was last seen fleeing eastbound on Edgewood St. N.E.

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.”

A few blocks away:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 8:35 p.m. in the 200 block of Cromwell Terrace N.E. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing blue pants and a blue shirt.”

Ed. Note: On July 18th Four Men Shot, including one who died on the 600 block of Edgewood St, NE.


From MPD:

“On Friday, July 17, 2015, at approximately 9pm officers from the Fifth District responded to Edgewood apartment complex for several sounds of gun shots. When the officers arrived they observed four adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. A few hours later one of the male victims succumb to his injuries.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“Shooting Investigation at 2100 hrs in the 600 Edgewood Street”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred on Friday, July 17, 2015 at approximately 9:10 pm.

Officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Bryan Perkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Three additional adult males sustained gunshot wounds in this offense and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

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 responsible 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.”


The eagerly awaited Dew Drop Inn from the owners of Wonderland in Columbia Heights (Rose Donna and Mathew McGovern plus Wonderland’s manager Matt Szymanski) finally opens on Wednesday. And it is awesome. It is awesome not only because of the team but because quite frankly the building is so freaking cool. It is an old industrial building, formerly home to Chocolate City Brewery on the first floor where Dew Drop Inn will eventually expand into. There’s just something about a cool old building that’s hard to explain but it just feels like the real deal. It actually feels like the bar has been around for decades. And part of that is of course because of the great eye of Matthew McGovern.

Some bars open up and while cool it kinda feels like they’re trying too hard. With Wonderland and now Dew Drop Inn – it’s authentic. It’s not forced. Mathew really does dig this shit.  He has an eye for awesome bric a brac. Not too mention the amazing bar salvaged (from I forget where.) You’ll see what I mean when you see all the photos:


Actually, you’ll see what I mean when you check it out in person. They open tomorrow starting at 4pm (will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for now.)  They’re located at 2801 8 Street, NE right near an entrance to the MBT and the CSX train tracks and around the corner from those who know Mess Hall.


Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

DC8637953 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 312 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“RENOVATED – Large open living w/beautiful hardwood floors, kitchen w/granite counters, soft close cabinetry and recess lighting. Master bedroom w/ on-suite & sunlight. The lower level has a bedroom with a full bath, kitchen & open area w/private entrance! Enjoy Private Parking for, convenient to downtown, Capital Hill, H Street corridor, VA, 295 & more! Minutes to subway and metro bus.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $649,900.

401 Evarts Street Northeast

This rental is located at 401 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful sun filled condo! Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and washer/dryer in the unit. Extra storage and bike room in the basement. Close to Catholic University, Monroe Market and the Red line metro.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

15 Evarts Street Northeast

This house is located at 15 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING & WELL APPOINTED OPEN FLOOR PLAN – Master w/ on-suite include pocket doors! Gorgeous hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, skylight, recessed lighting & sunny breakfast nook..perfect home to entertain. Lower level suite w/ full ba, marble floor w/sep. entrance. Enjoy private parking for 2. Beautiful finishes thru-out. Mins to subway, Capital Hill, Downtown & 395 to VA.”

15 Evarts Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $724,900.

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at approximately 7:00 pm, in the 1800 block of Bladensburg, Road, Northeast, members from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District Detectives Unit announced the arrest of two juvenile males in connection with a series of robberies which occurred along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast, Washington, DC.

Robberies occurred at the following locations on Sunday, March 22, 2015:

· 700 block of Edgewood Street Northeast at approximately 11:00 am

· 500 block of V Street Northeast at approximately 4:25 pm

· 600 block Rhode Island Avenue Northeast at approximately 6:50 pm

· 8th and Edgewood Streets Northeast at approximately 7:17 pm

Additionally, the two juvenile suspects were charged with a fifth robbery which occurred on Monday, March 23, 2015, at approximately 6:30 pm in the 700 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast.

In all five offenses, a knife was displayed during the commission of these robberies.”


“Multiple arrests were made today for the 7th street robberies.

Additionally, the suspect responsible for the 10th St robberies was also arrested this evening.

He will also be charged with multiple robberies that occurred in the Fifth Police District.”


Anyone go last time? That description of the Sushi Belly Tower was:

“Founded by Michael Stember, Sushi Belly Tower presents nontraditional, underground full-kit food experiences—creating and serving the best version of all things. Stember cultivated his passion while at Stanford training for the Olympic Games, (he eventually ran in the Sydney Olympics) so the food he designs is a careful combination of fuel and art.

A Sushi Belly Tower dinner serves anywhere from 40 to 75 guests in cocktail-style interactive dinner feasts featuring a live band. Our popular sushi dinners includes 10 to 20 courses of sashimi, root vegetables, fresh herbs with multiple salts and oils and an unlimited open bar throughout the event. We showcase a live food design experience, plating each course directly in front of our guests. For us, an interactive feast includes an accessible, transparent process of food, art, music, and drink.

Tickets cost $175 plus applicable sales tax. Our pricing reflects the quality of our ingredients: grass-fed lamb, ultra-premium sashimi-grade fish, fresh herbs, rare oils, Wagyu beef flown in from Japan, and our top-shelf custom cocktail program.”

703 Edgewood Street, NE