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7th and Q St, NW

From an email:

“Leave the grilling to us this weekend. Dacha Beer Garden opens at noon Friday, July 3rd and will be open on the 4th of July for its normal hours of operation, 11am – midnight. We will be serving brunch till 3pm all weekend and are offering homemade ice cream sandwiches as a special treat for the holiday.

Additionally, a nod to one of the oldest American domestic beers this Independence weekend, Dacha will have Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap for the first time ever. For one day only, the 4th of July, Dacha will be offering $3 PBR’s to pair nicely with your brats and home fries!

Dacha’s Hours this Holiday Weekend:

Friday, July 3rd: Noon – Midnight
Saturday, July 4th: 11am – Midnight (Brunch served from 11am – 3pm)
Sunday, July 5th: 11am – 10:30pm (Brunch served from 11am – 3pm)”

and from El Chucho (11th and Lamont St, NW):

“Just a quick heads up that El Chucho WILL BE OPEN for brunch both Friday July 3rd, and Saturday July 4th. We will be closed at 4pm on the Fourth We’re also offering a delicious $5 cocktail featuring El Silencio mezcal and a house-made watermelon agua fresca all weekend. We also have a new soft shell crab taco featuring Maryland soft shell crab, avocado, a chipotle aioli, cilantro, and pickled cabbage.”

A reader reports:

“There was a drive by shooting at 7th and N Street NW at approximately 12:25am. Two cars drove by shooting. One silver and one black. The black one appeared to be a Chevy Malibu. Officers on scene now. At least one person has been shot.

What can we do to stop this madness in this great, up and coming neighborhood? It’s every other week now!”

MPD confirms:

“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of 7th St., Northwest, at approximately 12:10 AM.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

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Photos courtesy Town Danceboutique

“Town Danceboutique, Shaw’s iconic Gay super-club, at the corner of 8th and U, has opened a brand new stunning outdoor Patio this year. The expansive 4000 square foot outdoor space is a remarkably unique, comfortable, and an amazingly appointed outdoor full service bar serving drinks six days a week (closed Mondays). There are multiple draft beer selections, a fully stocked bar, (and, at times, an on premise food truck with it’s service window right on the Patio.) The Patio is open during the week (Tuesday-Thursday) at 6pm for happy hour and evening drinks, at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays for daytime fun in the sun, and of course, the Patio is open on Friday and Saturday nights to create an even more dynamic, multi-faceted experience at Town. Tuesdays are Yappy Hour – a special event for guests that want to bring their dogs and enjoy the happy hour specials.

The Patio’s extensive landscaping, misting system, and bar design provides relief on hotter days…and multiple heating units make it comfortable on cooler spring and fall nights. In addition to landscaping that includes Crepe Myrtle and Japanese Elm trees, the Patio was designed using re-purposed, 100 year old barn wood from the midwest and 100 year old ceiling beams that were salvaged from the newly renovated Chocolate Factory downtown.

In a city that loves it’s outdoor bar spaces, the Town Patio is a special place with a unique design, an easygoing staff, and a perfect location.”

From the photos it looks like it’s already become a moderately popular spot…

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711 S Street Northwest

This unit is located at 711 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning new construction located in the heart of DC-half block from Shaw Metro. Rare 3 level condo with open 1st floor which includes gourmet kitchen with Silestone counters & stainless steel appliances. Each 2nd floor bedrm has its own bath & walk-in closet. 3rd fl master bedrm has walkout balcony & glass enclosed bathroom.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $950,000 ($373 monthly fee.)

Ed. Note: Before construction this location was previously home to that awesome Marvin Gaye mural.