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1331 4th Street, SE

A reader reports:

“New coffee shop, Philz, coming soon [this spring] in the Arris Apartment building which is still under construction.

FYI – the alley next to the building is pretty sweet too. Check out the industrial lighting and rusty, steel sculptures that have been installed. They tie in pretty nicely to the feel of the neighborhood I think.”

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via go fund me’s Help Jin Recover- CQ Carjacking

From an email:

“Neighbors,

I have set up a GoFundMe page for Jin, who was the victim in the Carjacking on 18 Dec. 2015. This crime was a horrendous crime and very serious as this crime and the recent robberies have made many in our community concerned for there safety. While this GoFundMe page will not stop crime, it will show the support of our community to one of our neighbors, Jin, who is currently recovering from the aggravated assault from being carjacked which caused serious bodily harm and required surgery. Jin is currently at home recovering.

She suffered one broken nose bone, few broken jaw bones, broken left lips and 2 broken teeth, which required oral surgery and 12 stitches on my lips and still have severe headaches. She also suffered a big blow to her head.

I have received overwhelming support for this GoFundMe page and know that our community is more than neighbors, friends and people. We are a support structure that provides to the needs of others to help them build, grow, and overcome what life throws at them.”

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8th and L Street, SE (just south of Barracks Row)

Checking in on The Brig – it’s gotta be ready by the Spring. Other beer gardens in the works are:

The Midlands (Park View)

TAKODA, sorta, (Shaw)

Boulder/Bolder Beer Garden (Trinidad)

Bardo Riverfront (also Navy Yard – closer to the ballpark)

Possibly one at the former Lux Lounge (in the Squangle)

And beer gardens that we already have:

Dacha (Shaw)

Garden District (U Street)

Wunder Garten (when it warms up again, NoMa)

Sauf Haus Bier Hall (Dupont)

Biergarten Haus (H Street, NE)

Bardo (Trinidad)

Wonderland (Columbia Heights)

DC Reynolds (Petworth)

Bier Baron (Dupont)

Bluejacket (Navy Yard)

Not too mention the other hybrids – overall not too shabby!!

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Bossi

From a press release:

“The Washington Nationals and Live Nation Entertainment are proud to announce that by overwhelming demand, Legendary Musician Billy Joel will return to Washington, DC to perform at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

This performance will make Billy Joel the first artist in history to play Nationals Park in a record-setting third appearance. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 29 at 10:00 AM at Nationals.com/BillyJoel. (more…)

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From an email:

“ICE YARDS
AT THE YARDS

Saturday, January 23
2-6 PM

$10 Admission!
21+ & Over

Featuring
Ice Bars + Cocktails * Boozy Snow Cones * Frosty Beer Garden
Apés Ski Lounge * Outdoor Fire Pits * Ice Graffiti Wall
Ice Shuffleboard & Cornhole * Indoor Snowfall * Food Vendors

Musical Performances by
Jeff From Accounting
Party Like It’s…
DJ Jerome Baker

Beer Garden by
Due South

Tickets on sale now:
IceYards2016.eventbrite.com

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“Nationals Host 2016 Racing Presidents Auditions on January 17

WHAT: Washington Nationals fans will have a chance to run for office when they try out to become one of the Racing Presidents on Sunday, January 17 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill have been invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and participate in two races from center field to first base. In addition, each applicant will be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals entertainment staff members.

Racing hopefuls were pre-selected from a pool of applicants who submitted their cover letter and resume. Participation in the tryout is by invitation only and not open to the public. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Out with the old, in with the new…dismantling the old trapeze school and putting the finishing touches on their new location at New Jersey and N St. SE…directly across from the US Dept of Transportation. (former NGA site).”

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“Also, a new pier being built directly off the boardwalk at Yards Park.”

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