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Sherman and Lamont St, NW

A reader reports:

“Police have been on the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue for a deceased female stabbing victim since it was reported at 8am. They have been canvassing the houses on the block for witnesses.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating and incident that occurred in the 3300 block of Sherman Ave., NW.

If anyone has any information please contact the police department on 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue NW. On Sunday, March 8, 2015, at approximately 8:11 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the report of an unconscious person lying in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an unidentified adult female suffering from apparent stab wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and observed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene. The decedent’s identity is being withheld at this time, pending positive identification.

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 wanted 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.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue NW. On Sunday, March 8, 2015, at approximately 8:11 am, members of the Third District responded to the report of an unconscious person lying in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an unidentified adult female suffering from apparent stab wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and observed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene.

The decedent has been identified as 37 year-old Alejandra Coronado-Cardona of Northwest, Washington, DC.”

Ed. Note: We used to feature these renovations from PoPville back in the day but it’s been a while since I’ve found folks willing to share. A good time for me to say, which I sadly realize I have to say, if you have negative comments about the reno please consider keeping it to yourself. Critiquing the renovations is not the point of these posts. It’s simply to show what some folks have done. If you like it, obviously, feel free to let them know but again – well let me be clear – don’t be a jerk. Thanks. Sorry to have to preface with that. I really do love these features and am fortunate that 2 or 3 three more folks have also agreed to share their renovations. These renovations can be extensive – like a whole house gut or simply a 1/2 bath added, floor refinished or even smaller. It can be a whole series of posts or just one. If you’d like to share one of your projects please email princeofpetworth(at)gmail thanks and thanks for understanding!

You can read episode two from this series here.

windows

“I knew we would replace the windows in our house eventually, but I did not think we would do it in the first year let alone the first five months! However, after doing some research I found it was more cost effective to do all 15 windows at once rather than replace a few at time. Plus many companies have a four (or more) window minimum. I hope no one reading this has to replace windows soon because the initial consultation some of these window companies make you suffer through are terrible. Also, both spouses have to be home for the consultation, which is really annoying if you both work. Our windows were twenty years old and I don’t think they were even nice windows the day they were installed. They were so drafty and some of them could not even be unlocked, or it felt like they would break if you forced it! One window also had a small break in the glass.

First we met with Home Depot for a quick estimate on getting one window fixed since the lock on it was broken and that is not too safe. He was prompt and provided us with a quote for $671 Simonton window. He never mentioned lead paint or any of that and I know our house has lead paint in it since it’s 100+ years old. If you’re dealing with lead paint there is a special process for removing/disposing of the old windows. I also read mixed reviews on buying windows from Home Depot. Furthermore, $671 for a window and installation isn’t that cheap. (more…)

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3322 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: In April 2014 the owner of Rita’s Carryout passed away.

Esencias Panameñas website says:

“Esencias Panameñas, LLC, unlike a typical Latin cuisine restaurant, will provide a unique combination of authentic Panamanian food at value pricing with a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Chef Yadira is a native from Panama and she pays tribute to her place of birth through traditional dishes made with staple food products, such as corn, coconut, culantro (not cilantro) and rice.

Each quarter we will feature a historic event, a holiday observed, or a tradition upheld in Panama. In addition, we will also feature a fruit, dish, or bake good in season during that quarter.”

You can see their menu here.

Updates when they get closer to opening in May.

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@dcfireems tweeted at 2:30:

“Mass Casualty Incident – 700blk of Kenyon St. NW – Units on scene. 16pts being transported with minor injuries to local hospitals.”

Update from the Washington Post:

“At least 16 people, most of them students at Caesar Chavez Public Charter School in Northwest Washington, were taken to hospitals Tuesday afternoon after someone sprayed pepper spray into a classroom, according to D.C. police.”

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3301 Georgia Avenue, NW

From Nekisha Durrett:

“Thanks to generous funding from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, my mural The Wait can now be viewed on the facade of Mothership Diner in DC. Please join me at Mothership Diner on Thursday, February 19th from 6-7PM to properly celebrate the mural. I will also screen a short documentary film that explores my piece, my creative process, and the ever changing neighborhood of Park View. I collaborated with the very talented and inspired local filmmaker, Lorie Shaull, to document the production of the mural and its community impact. She captured a splendid snapshot of Park View and my foray into public art. AND also on view will be several photographs by two of my photography students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Museum Studies program, Kenyssa Evans and Tayvon Taylor who signed on to further document the project.

Late notice, I know – but REALLY hope to see you THIS Thursday. It will also be one of the last times to enjoy this warm neighborhood haunt as, sadly, it will be closing its doors on Sunday, February 22nd.”

3422 Georgia Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3422 Georgia Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“BOUTIQUE BUILDING in COL. HEIGHTS NEAR Petworth METRO; featuring LIGHT FILLED, ONE BEDROOM/1BATH APARTMENT in 4 FL Elevator Bldg with all the bells and whistles, incl. Granite Counters/Wash-Dryer/Central AC/Heat and MORE. $1425/month w/1st Month FREE on a 13 Month Lease. AVAILABLE NOW. PETS CASE-BY-CASE; PARKING (Extra, if Available). Vouchers Welcome.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,425/Mo.

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2928 Georgia Ave, NW – Originally Everlasting Life before becoming Woodland’s

Flying high off their visit from Kanye and Kim – Woodland’s Vegan tweets us:

“@PoPville Woodlands Vegan Bistro Changes Name to NuVegan Café, Franchises and Open Second Location!”

Their press release says:

“Yes, it is true. One might ask; “Why another name change?” Change often equals progress and elevation for a much bigger and greater cause. Woodland’s Vegan Bistro will immediately introduce their new, second location as NuVegan Café while their Washington, D.C., location will gradually make the new name transition over the next few months. The change is the result of their exciting and historical venture of becoming one of the very first vegan restaurants of its caliber to franchise. Franchising will be finalized by the end of this second quarter. With respect to animals, the environment and good health, NuVegan Café uses the freshest plant derived foods to carefully create and invent vegan cuisine full of comfort and satisfaction.

While they have a new name, slogan and logo the great aspects about the restaurant that many have grown to love will remain unchanged. They are still committed to providing exceptional and nutritious meal options for everyone. This is still your home away from home where you can come and enjoy exceptional service and a delicious meal with family, friends and co-workers. The food truck still travels throughout the DMV area conveniently catering to the needs of local residents. The menu still includes their award-winning macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cornbread, crab cake sandwich with desserts like sweet potato cheesecake and specialty drinks including their famous Tropical Delight Smoothie. (more…)