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UPDATE from MPD:

“A call was placed from a building inside of the Washington Navy yard for possible sounds of gun shots around 0729 AM – a subsequent request was made to partner law enforcement agencies for assistance. At this time we have completed our search of the building and have found no evidence of a shooting or injured personnel.

The scene has been turned back over to Vice Admiral Hilarides of the NavSea Command.”

UPDATE from AlertDC:

MPD reports that the police activity is clear and all associated streets have reopened.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Advisory/Street Closures/M St SE from S. Capitol to 11th St SE/11th St from M St to Virginia/ Street Closures//South Capitol St from M to I St SE. Please avoid the area.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports police activity in the area of the Navy Yard. Please avoid the area. Go indoors and shelter in place.”

Updates when more is known. Thanks to all who’ve emailed and tweeted. In Sept. 2013 there was a shooting in the Navy Yard facilities.

Update from WMATA:

“MTPD K9 and EOD units have completed multiple precautionary sweeps of Navy Yard. Navy Yard station is open w/no impact to service. #wmata”

Update from Council Member Charles Allen ‏@CharlesAllenW6

“All #NavyYard staff accounted for according to authorities. Interviews taking place. Response & lock-down still being maintained for now.”

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‏@_TheHMS tweets us last night:

“@PoPville What’s the huge balloon looming in #navyyard? It seems to have landed on #mcdonalds on #southcapitol”

This is very likely the balloon from Air Photos Live, a “Digital Design & Imaging Service” last spotted in March. You can read some background on them after previous sightings here.

Of course it could just be a promotion for Jurassic World/hamburglar water glasses that deflated…

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From a press release:

“DC’s monstrous craft beer festival touches down on The Yards on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Now in its fourth year, Snallygaster, named for the fearsome and toothy mythical beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, has cemented itself as the largest, highly curated beer festival in the area. A benefit for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Snallygaster is once again setting new heights tapping no fewer than 300 unique craft beers, featuring more than 10 of DC’s finest food trucks & vendors, multiple musical acts, entertainment, games, family fun and more.

Beer Director Greg Engert, the man behind the beer programs at Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, GBD, Rustico and more, will be curating the beer list. True to form, Greg will once again go above and beyond last year’s list with no fewer than 300 brews all handpicked from the finest brewers around the world. Guests can expect to find a number of DC debuts, beers rarely–if ever–available in the District; an array of autumnal releases; German-styled and German-inspired beers; a collection of cask ales, barrel-aged brews; Franconian gravity-poured/rubber-clad kegs; a slew of craft cans; brand-new Bluejacket small batch releases, and an artisanal cider garden.

On the food side, a collection of DC’s most popular food trucks and vendors will be dishing up delicious eats for festival attendees. Participants include Red Apron Butcher, GBD, Big Cheese, DC Empanadas, DC Slices, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Lemongrass Truck, Tasty Kabob, Cajunators, Pork Barrel BBQ, Mess Hall​, ​Rappahannock Oyster Co. and more. (more…)

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From a press release:

“The Washington, D.C. stop kicks off the 2015 season of Tour de Fat and will feature eclectic entertainment, yo-yo performances and even vaudeville acts. Everyone 21 and older is invited to sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, New Belgium’s latest year-round offering, Slow Ride Session IPA, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds from the Washington, D.C. stop will go to:
Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Black Women Bike DC
Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts
Phoenix Bikes

Last year, the Washington, D.C. Tour de Fat stop had approximately 7,000 attendees and raised more than $57,000 for local non-profits.

Tour de Fat – Washington, D.C. Details
Date:
Saturday, May 30

Location:
Yards Park

Main Stage: (more…)

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Yesterday we learned “Hill Country Backyard BBQ not coming back to the Building Museum but They’re Gonna do Something in Navy Yard”. A commenter with the scoop on the new location for Navy Yard:

“They’re setting up shop at the corner of N St. SE and South Capitol where the gas station used to be. They have string lights, picnic tables, bathrooms and a ‘Hill Country’ bar set up already.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about Hill Country doing their Backyard BBQ at the Building Museum again this year? Last year it started at the beginning of May, but I haven’t heard anything, and can’t find any updates online.”

Folks from Hill Country tell me:

“We will not be at the Building Museum this year, but will have happenings at the Navy Yard. We should have more info soon!”

In 2013 Hill Country had plans for:

“Seasonal Outdoor Tavern at Tingey Plaza South East Federal Center serving barbecue food and beverages with Live Entertainment.”

Stay tuned to see if that’s back on track.

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Last week we learned that District Winery had applied for a liquor license at 385 Water Street, SE:

“Multi-Purpose Facility with 450 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 750. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include dancing, wine pub and summer garden with 100 seats.”

I just saw where that actually is – holy smokes this has some pretty amazing potential.

Right by the Lumber Shed:

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