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Georgia Avenue Window Walk: Launch Party & Art Walk:

“Pleasant Plains Workshop
2608 Georgia Ave NW
Sunday 2pm

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project co-presented by Pleasant Plains Workshop and the Georgia Ave Community Development Task Force that engages residents and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.

This year’s Artists: Luke Atkinson, Elizabeth Graeber, Tsedaye Makonnen, Zsudayka Nzinga, and Jane Claire Remick

Participating Businesses: Mama Chuy DC, From the Core Studios, Morgan’s Seafood, Yoga Heights, and EatsPlace

Join us for a launch celebration and art walk, starting at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 2pm. Starting at 3, we will walk by each installation and hear from the artists and site owners. There will be a reception at our final stop.

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program”

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715 Euclid St, NW

The former J. Bell’s Wing House space on Euclid just west of Georgia Ave has reopened under new ownership as Wild Wings. Their website says:

“Wild Wings Started with the idea of serving the ultimate in chicken wings and providing an exceptional value, every day.

We’re the Wing Experts, and that means we keep the focus on wings. Our wings are cooked-to-order and served piping hot in your of choice flavors. Dedicated to a quality product, We treat the customer to the highest level of service while providing food that is always fresh and delicious !!!”

You can see their full menu here.

They opened a few weeks ago. Anyone happen to take a taste? I’m wondering how the wings compare to Kochix.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a hit and run that resulted in a traffic fatality which occurred in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at approximately 3:17 am, a pedestrian was crossing the street in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The striking vehicle was last seen fleeing westbound on Girard Street from Georgia Avenue, NW and is described as a dark colored four door vehicle, possibly a Chrysler product, with stock chrome wheels having noticeable damage on the driver’s side.

The decedent has been identified as 26 year-old Bareket Haile of Northeast, Washington, DC.

This crash is currently under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case 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.”

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2851 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader passes on some interesting scuttlebutt:

“Heard that there’s going to be a new ‘urban noodle bar’ on the southeast corner of georgia and harvard. He mentioned that he was opening it in a couple of months. But then he left before I could get much more info. But I think he said something about a mix of noodles and soul food? I feel he said, something like, oxtail ramen?”

Ed. Note: This is the former home to, very briefly, Zippin Chicken.

And just up the block we look to be getting much closer to a Tipsy Peacock:

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2911 Georgia Ave, NW

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3000 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“There’s a new structure going up at Bruce Monroe park. A large gazebo perhaps.”

Must be part of the $200,000 for Improvements we heard about in April 2013? Think a gazebo is a good addition for the park?

Still waiting to hear about the “NDC-developed mixed-use building on the eastern third of the site, comprising 88-175 apartments up to 1,000 square feet, 17,000-26,000 square feet of retail space”…

Also, Side Note: Found this old photo from the archives – what it used to look like – the old school back in 2008:

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