#InnerCityHues: Marvin Gaye Mural by Aniekan Udofia from 1st Impressions on Vimeo.

“On September 1st, 2013, we created 4 murals in Washington DC as a part of the Heineken Mural Project. Unfortunately, on September 1st, 2014, the original Marvin Gaye Mural @ 7th and S Street NW was covered by the construction of a new home. With the support of Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro, and donations from local residents and business owners, we were able to produce a NEW Marvin Gaye mural directly across the street from the OLD one just in time for Art All Night DC 2014.

Full Details @ innercityhues.com”

449 R Street Northwest

This rental is located at 449 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Light-filled south-facing English basement condo in modern, 12-unit building. Gorgeous Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, stainless/granite kitchen, in-unit full-sized stacking washer/dryer, recessed lighting. Building has keyless entry and rooftop terrace for entertaining. $1,775 (includes gas and water) + utilities. Available November 1. Truly a MUST SEE!!! 3 blocks to Metro & new Giant +.”

You can see a couple more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,775/Mo.

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11th and M St, NW

Ed. Note: The building home to the laundromat at 11th and M St, NW pictured above went for sale for $2,999,000 in 2012. Will update when we find the exact location for the future Phonation restaurant.

@catiecat tweets us the big news:

“@PoPville my fave food truck @DCphonation told me they are opening a real restaurant at 11&M, maybe by end of year! #Awesome #BahnMis”

Check out DC Phonation’s menu here.

Their website also says:

“Phonation was created with an innovated vision where Rachel hopes to unite people through the famous and authentic taste of Vietnamese cuisine: pho and banh-mi. The menu also features a Mexican and Vietnamese fusion cuisine called the Burrito-Banh-mi that was inspired by a former employee. All that tasty freshness originally found in the famous BBQ pork and chicken banh-mi can now be savored in a simple tortilla.”

Any other fans?

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Good afternoon, today, Third District members working in a covert capacity were able to apprehend and arrest two suspects for stealing packages at two different locations. In the first incident, officers observed a suspect in the vicinity of the 1200 block of S Street, N.W. This suspect was riding a bicycle and carrying a box believed to be stolen. An investigation revealed that the recovered items were, in fact, stolen and the suspect was arrested and the property recovered.

In the second instance, a suspect was observed in the vicinity of the 1600 block of Florida Avenue, N.W. carrying two large packages believed to be stolen. When approached by officers, the suspect admitted to stealing the packages and was placed under arrest.

In both of these incidents, officers were addressing increased reports of package thefts and they were knowledgeable of theft patterns and suspect descriptions previously provided by citizens. As always, the MPD appreciates the community’s support and we ask that you remain vigilant. Thank you.”

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1734 6th Street, NW

The Oslo’s website says:

“Oslo is a 9-unit apartment building in Shaw. There are 3- and 4-bedroom units. It’s the perfect home for friends, or maybe you just like a lot of space.

FEATURES:

It’s a brand new building.
Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Never again will you argue over whose turn it is to buy toilet paper.
Modern design, space efficient units, minimalist features.
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and large basin sink.
Large walk-in showers. No grimy tub.
A space-saving, stackable washer and dryer in every unit.
There are windows everywhere. We’re talking about a lot of light.
Roof deck where you’ll spend your summer.
A small community. You (should) know your neighbors. There’s only 33 of you.
Amazing location in Shaw. Great restaurants, bars with people you want to talk to, some of the best music venues in the city. And the building’s a block from the Shaw Metro station.
Currently under construction. Ready November move-in.”

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1334 9th Street, NW

Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant quietly opened in this small downstairs space back in 2012. Could be another “hidden” gem according to the Yelp reviews. And if that’s the case – good news – they’re expanding into the upstairs space! Updates when that section gets closer to opening. In the meantime anyone try them out yet?

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1240 9th Street, NW (just south of N Street)

Don’t let the outside deceive you. When we first learned of this new pub back in December I really didn’t know what to expect. As always the photos will do more than any words I can provide. I got an early look and spoke with one of the owners, Brian Leonard, and he tells me they are hoping for an October 20th opening.

A few other tidbits before the photos – there are two bars one up front and one in the back (back bar is made of an old bowling alley lane but more on that in a bit). While there will be two tvs and a projection screen for big events, this is much more of a neighborhood/beer bar rather than a sports bar. And speaking of beer there will be 14 draft beer lines in the front bar to start with plans to add more. As for food – they are working (with a partner many will recognize) on offering sandwiches.

But, as won’t be a surprise to followers of this blog, my favorite part of this bar is the details. And the great thing – they weren’t even finished yet and I was already blown away by how much cool stuff they found. Even at this pre-preview stage I feel very comfortable in saying this is going to be an awesome addition to lower 9th Street. Have an early look and of course we’ll revisit with final photos when they are closer to opening for real:

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Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)