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1322 9th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I saw this placard up on the 1300 block of 9th Street NW, in the empty overgrown lot next to Daryl Carter’s design studio and Thally. Hard to read, but the Nature of Operation states: Vibrant community gathering place serving kitchen-garden produce, District-made beers and spirits, grilled meats, hearth-baked breads and pastries. All cooking will be done using a handmade wood-burning oven and grills. Seating inside for 8, Sidewalk cafe seating for 16, Summer garden space for 323.Total Occupancy – 386.

Sounds awesome and will be a good use of this otherwise empty lot! Welcome to the neighborhood!”

City Paper reported it’s from:

“The LLC was registered by David Rosner, one of the co-owners of Etto and Garden District.”

Updates when more info is known.

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1015 7th Street, NW

“Acclaimed Washington D.C. Chef Eric Ziebold will bring two new restaurants to the city come Winter 2015. Designed by Darryl Carter, Kinship, will be located on the first floor of 1015 Seventh Street NW in an historic building dating back to 1907. In the bi-level space, Métier, a second restaurant, will offer an intimate dining experience with partial views of the kitchen. Both restaurants will commit themselves to offer creative and contemporary American cuisine with a continued dedication to hospitality.

Kinship will be Chef Ziebold’s vision of what the modern American restaurant can be and will offer an à la carte menu celebrating the rich diversity of influences that have come to shape American cuisine. The restaurant will offer 70 seats plus a 15 seat bar with lounge area. Ziebold has described Kinship as a more relaxed version of CityZen, with a new menu.

Kinship and Métier are the restaurants of Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent. From September 2004 to December 2014, Ziebold was the Chef at CityZen in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Throughout that time, the restaurant was awarded the coveted Washington Post Four Stars rating and was the only AAA Five-Diamond-rated restaurant in the city. In addition to being named one of the Best New Chefs in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine in 2005, Ziebold took home the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” in 2008.

Partner Célia Laurent has worked with many celebrated chefs and restaurateurs including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Stephen Starr. Involved in the art of the table from a very young age in her native France, Laurent holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management and has been following her passion for hospitality ever since: caring for guests, helping create memories and mentoring a team is what is important to her.

A Washington D.C. native, Darryl Carter is a leader in the design world, recognized for his restrained, distinguished, and livable environments. Known for seamlessly mixing the modern with the classical, his design feels effortless, current and lasting all at once. Darryl and his team have played a key role in defining the personality of the restaurants from day one, making design elements intimately woven with the experience Eric and Célia wish to provide to their guests.”

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“Acclaimed Washington D.C. Chef Eric Ziebold will bring two new restaurants to the city come Winter 2015. Designed by Darryl Carter, the restaurants will be located in the Mount Vernon – Shaw neighborhood at 1015 Seventh Street NW in an historic building dating back to 1907. Accessible by private elevator, Métier will offer a unique and emotional dining experience revolving around a seven-course tasting menu influenced by seasons, travel, culture and history. With partial views of the kitchen and a private salon, Métier will feel intimate with only 36 seats. The restaurant will be opened Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.

Métier and Kinship are the restaurants of Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent. From September 2004 to December 2014, Ziebold was the Chef at CityZen in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Throughout that time, the restaurant was awarded the coveted Washington Post Four Stars rating and was the only AAA Five-Diamond-rated restaurant in the city. In addition to being named one of the Best New Chefs in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine in 2005, Ziebold took home the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” in 2008.”

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7th Street looking north towards the former Passenger location

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to give my fellow bikers a head’s up that we aren’t completely immune to being mugged. I was recently biking around 9:15 pm near 5th and N St NW when I was pushed from behind and hit over the head with a gun (I was actually biking, not sitting at a red light). One of the guys was standing on the edge of the bike lane, looking like he was about to open a car door and was waiting for me to pass. As I went around him (I could only give him so much room as there was a car driving next to me), he pushed and hit me. After falling (and nearly being run over) three men were on me. After three more hits over the head, they took my phone and took off as cars arrived on 5th St. Fortunately I was wearing a helmet so the only injuries I received were from the bike fall. I hopped on my bike and took off. The MPD have been professional and helpful through the entire process.

I don’t think I could have done anything different as I wasn’t drunk, wasn’t wearing a backpack, and didn’t have my headphones on or phone out). As a biker (and a pretty big guy) I tend to feel safer than walkers. I think we are still safer, but not immune. Keep alert.”

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7th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“On my walk to the Shaw Metro south station, I passed by the Shaw library. Right in front of the library’s sign, a woman was laying on the ground, on her side, her back against the sign. I could not see her face but her head was on her hand. She appeared motionless. I did a double take, because at first I thought she was sleeping there, but then I saw she was in work clothes — a nice pink and black dress with sheer tights — and her purse was tipped over on the ground next to her and her shoes were off, like kicked off.

I looked around to see if anyone else was alarmed by this, and no one seemed to notice, until one man asked another man nearby “Did that lady fall out?” They both kind of took a look and then shrugged and went about their business. I did not stick around either, thinking if she was part of some violence that I did not want to be around there to get involved, especially with all the gang related issues in my neighborhood lately, but I did call 911. The police showed up because they called me back to get more information on where exactly she was, although I was gone by then. So I don’t know if she was there when they showed up or what the resolution was, but I’d be eager to hear if others witnessed this.

Obviously, the bystander effect, myself included, is very real and very disturbing. Perhaps she just felt sick and laid down — but if you’re feeling sick enough to lay on the ground motionless with your belongings scattered everywhere, I still think that’s worth an emergency call and would hope someone would call for me if I was in that position…”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at approximately 4:50 pm, in the 1800 block of Seventh Street, Northwest.

On Friday, August 21, 2015 at approximately 4:30 am pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 19 year-old Marcus King, of Northwest, DC was arrested. He was charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed, in the shooting death of 23 year-old Matthew Shlonsky, of Northeast, DC.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at approximately 4:50 pm, in the 1800 block of Seventh Street, Northwest.

The suspect, 19 year-old Marcus King, of Northwest, DC pictured above, is wanted pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of 23 year-old Matthew Shlonsky, of Northeast, DC.

If you see this suspect, call 911 for immediate police response. Anyone with information 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.”

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Third District Commander Jacob Kishter

In response to a series of email from a resident about crap games and crime outside the Kennedy Rec Center at 7th and P St, NW in Shaw:

“Thank you for your continued support.

No violence or crime in 3 days

No craps games reported or observed since August 3

Over 120 arrests for craps, drinking in public and synthetic marijuana in the past 90 days in Shaw.

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and get back to working together on the plethora of issues.

Contact Lt Pearce if you want to be part of the solution.

Thanks to the many citizens and government officials who have stepped up to assist.

Violent crime in PSA 308 down 11% and property crime down 16%.

Commander Jacob Kishter
Metropolitan Police Department
Third District”

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808 V Street, NW

The liquor license placard for Hazel, located directly across the street from the 9:30 Club in one of those new buildings, says:

“Restaurant serving modern American cuisine. Seating inside for 65, Total Occupancy Load of 99. Summer Garden with seating for 80.”

Hazel’s facebook page says:

“A restaurant from Chef Rob Rubba. Coming in 2015 to the DC area.”

An old eventbrite description says:

“Chef Rubba, who has worked in renowned kitchens such as Le Bec Fin, L20, and most recently at Azur & Tallula here in the DC area, will be opening a restaurant with the Neighborhood Restaurant Group later this year.

Chef Rubba’s food can best be classified as progressive American, harmoniously combining flavor palettes from around the world with traditional and contemporary techniques to create dishes that are refined, distinctive and satisfying – all while using ingredients that are grown, harvested, and foraged from the land that surrounds us in DC.”

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looking east to Georgia Ave

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