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1331 4th St, SE courtesy Forest City

From a press release:

“Forest City Washington is pleased to announce The Juice Laundry, founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be joining the line-up at The Yards this spring—the all- organic, vegan and gluten-free juice bar and raw-food kitchen’s first location outside its home market.
The Juice Laundry owners Mike and Sarah Keenan have signed for an 1,800-square-foot space on the ground level of Arris, Forest City’s newest apartment community at 1331 Fourth St. SE. Launched as a juice delivery service in 2013, The Juice Laundry opened its first brick-and-mortar location near University of Virginia last year and now operates a satellite location at a cycling studio.

“Expanding into in Washington, D.C., provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with a new community of people interested in exploring a holistic approach to wellness and healthy living,” the Keenans said.

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The Juice Laundry menu features cold-pressed juices, nut milks, smoothies, acai smoothie bowls and soups, using only whole foods.

To celebrate its upcoming location at The Yards and introduce the Washington market to its organic, vegan and gluten-free experience, The Juice Laundry will open a pop-up shop this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at Steadfast Supply, a collective retail space at the Arris that supports the local creative community in D.C. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“I have no idea how it happened, but someone managed to flip their car on a narrow street in the Navy Yard neighborhood around 10:30pm tonight. The block has stop signs on either end, so this is quite a feat.

As you can see in the attached photo, the roof was cut off; there was apparently a person trapped inside. The street was closed for about an hour and after the car was towed away, the broken glass and scattered possessions were swept into a pile by the curb. Since this block doesn’t have street sweeping, I wonder how long it will stay there.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Accident with entrap 3rd & K St. SE. 1 trapped. Does not appear seriously injured.”

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via google maps

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced the arrests of two suspects involved in separate homicide incidents that occurred on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

“When tragedy strikes there is no more necessary and effective way to bring justice than to find, arrest, convict, and imprison those who do not value human life,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I want to thank the public who came forward with information and the members of the Metropolitan Police Department who worked on these cases. We, as a city, will not let criminals get away with senselessly taking innocent lives, nor will we ever accept this type of violence as normal.”

600 block of L Street, Southeast on Sunday, November 27, 2016:

At approximately 12:44 pm, members of the First District heard the Sounds of Gunshots in the area of the listed location. Upon arrival, members located an adult male and an adult female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male victim was transported to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Anthony Young, of Southeast, DC.

On Monday, November 28, 2016, 31-year-old Babajide Pittman was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun). (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Anyone try the new Zagsters out? Where else have you seen them around town?

Zagster’s website says about the bikes:

“Comfortable, safe and easy to ride.

Zagster’s cruiser bicycles feature eight gears, automatic lights, a bell and a handy front basket.

Lightweight
Our standard cruiser is 30% lighter than the typical bike-share bike.

Heavy-duty
Every Zagster bike is custom-built with components that last long and are easy to replace.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

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79 Potomac Avenue, SE, courtesy Dock 79

Well this is pretty great – from a press release:

“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Washington Metropolitan region, and FRP Development Corporation announced today the opening of an interactive public plaza at Dock 79 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Nearly 30 tons of steel were used to create the space’s eight-foot wide, 100-foot long ribbon-like archway that is both above and under the plaza. The plaza also includes four wooden chess tables, four steel umpire chairs, concrete ping pong tables and a playful water feature. It is located on the eastside of the development adjacent to restaurant tenants The Salt Line and All-Purpose Pizzeria. (more…)

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Praying we see this tonight

From a press release:

“Due to the decision by WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to keep Metro closed at its regular time tonight, the District of Columbia is stepping up to provide alternative transit options in preparation for game five of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers and encouraging creative, resilient Nationals fans* to plan ahead for their return trips.

Below are transportation options from Nationals Park. (more…)

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The petition says:

“Metro SafeTrack maintenance is an extremely important initiative that will hopefully improve the safety of the Washington DC public rail system which has been in disrepair for years. The residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia; as well as millions of visitors to the area have dealt with the disruption that systematic closures to rail lines have incurred. These closures are a necessary inconvenience to reduce the number of, and impact of accidents surrounding the Metro system. However in the coming weeks, the Washington Nationals will be entering the playoffs for the third time in their brief history. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

5777 proving to be a very good year already for folks who live or work in Navy Yard. You’re getting a Bethesda Bagels early next year!

The owners tell me the lease was just signed but they are “Planning on opening sometime in the first quarter of 2017.”

Bethesda Bagels opened their first District location in Dupont Circle back in 2011 and it is never not crowded. (RIP Johnny Rockets, anyone remember Johnny Rockets?)

It’ll be in the new building right outside the metro station at M and New Jersey Ave, SE:

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WNO Opera in the Outfield - September 24 at Nats Park - photo Scott Suchman
Photo credit: Scott Suchman

From a press release:

“Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates the return of free opera simulcasts to Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart’s classic romantic comedy The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive ballpark atmosphere. Beginning at 5 p.m., the special pre-show entertainment will include: (more…)

chix frong
1210 Half Street, SE right next to metro

From an email:

“A few other specific features of this location:
– We are open 7 days a week

– We will be offering delivery to the Navy Yard, SW Waterfront and Capitol Hill areas

– There will be outdoor seating

– We will be serving beer and wine

– In line with our “people, planet, profit” mantra, our interior dining room wall is made of reclaimed/repurposed wood, specifically we used the wood from all of the crates that transported our equipment. We also built all of our dining tables out of old doors.”

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Courtesy Chix

Check out the full menu here: Chix3 (Navy Yard) Menu (PDF)

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looking toward Nats Park