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Interesting to note from Wikipedia:

“Originally located at the foot of New Hampshire Avenue, NW in Rock Creek Park along the Potomac River, the monument was removed in 1966 to accommodate the Kennedy Center. The memorial was re-erected without ceremony in 1968 at its current location in Washington Channel Park at Fourth and P Streets, SW”

The anniversary was last Wednesday:

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Detective Unit and Narcotics and Special Investigations Division have announced that multiple arrests have been made in the robberies which occurred on Sunday, April 12, 2015, and Monday, April 13, 2015, in the 1100 block of 4th Street, Southwest, where multiple subjects entered the drug store [CVS] and stole a controlled substance.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, members of the Metropolitan Police Department executed a search warrant which resulted in the arrests of 19 year old Bertwone Copeland, 20 year old Bartholomew Copeland and 38 year old Keith Boykins who were charged with Robbery and Possession With Intent to Distribute while Armed. Also arrested were 24 year old Leroy Frye, 18 year old Cornelius Jones, 18 year old Arnay Chase, 22 year old Archie Coles, 18 year old Johnny Coles, and a juvenile male, who were all, charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute while Armed. The investigation resulted in the recovery of three semi-automatic handguns and narcotics.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in this investigation.”

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The Future

A couple weeks ago we heard about Cathal Armstrong opening a “a Filipino-Thai-Korean-Vietnamese” in SW Waterfront in 2018. Now Washington Business Journal gets another huge scoop:

“Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong said earlier this month that he has a preliminary agreement to open an Asian-focused restaurant there. Now, we’re hearing he could be joined by “Top Chef” alums Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio along with Robert Wiedmaier, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, Fiola phenom Fabio Trabocchi, Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Jamie Leeds, Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s and El Chucho, and the Hilton brothers.”

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From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer (led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette) of the 24-acre world-class, mixed-use, waterfront community The Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C., today announced the first residential condominium building, VIO, will open for pre-sales in spring.

VIO will be a 112-unit, 12-story luxury condominium building that features generously-sized residences, including a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse units. The homes, designed by Handel Architects in collaboration with WDG Architects, will feature wide-plank hardwood flooring, European cabinetry, granite and quartz counters, Thermador and Bosch appliances, natural stone and porcelain tile baths, custom closets, and 9’ ceilings.

“VIO will set the standard for luxurious waterfront living in the District,” said Monty Hoffman, founder and CEO of PN Hoffman. “Equipped with the highest-end finishes and luxury amenities, like a rooftop infinity edge pool with river views, VIO will be the perfect model for what to expect from The Wharf’s other residential, office and retail spaces.”

“VIO, with floor-to-ceiling glass, will offer stunning views of monuments and the Potomac River and unique and immediate access to what is sure to be a world-class waterfront experience,” said Amer Hammour, chairman and CEO of Madison Marquette. “We are very excited to be working with both Handel and WDG Architects to create an iconic waterfront building that will exceed the expectations of urban living.”

VIO, which derives from Latin for “I journey,” includes amenities such as a private lobby on The Wharf’s Yacht Club Piazza with covered drop-off, 24-hour front desk, concierge services, clubroom, fitness center with yoga studio, and an outdoor infinity edge pool overlooking the Potomac River. Secure underground parking is included with the purchase of most residences. Select VIO residences feature private-access elevators that include direct access to the Wharf promenade, which will include an impressive mix of restaurants, bars, cafes, and other retail. The majority of residences at VIO feature balconies with water views and several penthouses include private rooftop terraces.

VIO limited pre-sales begin Spring 2015.”

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600 Water St, SW

From a press release:

“Cantina Marina also announced a new complimentary shuttle service for patrons to and from Nationals Park on home game days. The shuttle will run from one hour before games through the 2nd inning, then resume from the 8th inning until 30 minutes after game. Anyone is welcome with proof of purchase at Cantina Marina. Please visit their website for details: www.cantinamarina.com.

Cantina Marina, located at 600 Water St. SW, is officially open for the 2015 season. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bar hours are usually 1-2 hours later depending on weather. Closed Mondays in March.”