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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Leonardo

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in the robbery force and violence offense that occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm.

Several bike riders were in the 1100 block of R Street, Northwest near the Shaw Skate Park exit when they were approached by a large group of individuals who assaulted and robbed them of their property.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 members of the Third District Warrant Squad arrested a juvenile male and charged him with Robbery Force and Violence.

The investigation is continuing to identify and locate the other suspects. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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1819 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Going Fishin’ til the Fall;

Fishnet will be closing its doors on Sunday August 2, 2015.(with the last service being on Saturday evening) We’ll be back in the Fall with a new accessible, approachable vacation-inspired brand that we’re excited to unveil to our loyal followed and new guests alike. Join us to toast Fishnet and our future on Friday and Saturday.

Our entire menu including beer/wine will be half off, both on Friday and Saturday.(this also means when we run out, we are out of food or beer).”

Fishnet opened their Shaw location back in May 2014.

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520 Florida Ave, NW

Back in April we learned about the new ownership at Shaw’s Tavern. Now they’re moving forward with their expansion plans:

“Requesting an expansion of existing licensed premises to include 38 seats (Total Occupancy
Load of 43) on the 2nd floor. Current Approved Occupancy Load is 105 on the first floor.”

So have folks noticed a difference since the ownership change?

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courtesy DCPL

From an email:

“It’s a lecture about Harry Potter! Wednesday, July 29, 7pm at the Shaw Library [1630 7th St. NW]. (It also coincides with his birthday, which is the 31st!)

Description:
Birthdays have a special significance in the world J.K. Rowling has created. Hagrid doesn’t reveal that Harry is a wizard on just any day of the year, and every witch and wizard looks forward coming of age on their 17th birthday if for no other reason than that they are finally allowed to do magic outside school. Join us for a conversation about the significance of birthdays, especially Harry’s, in the wizarding world. Birthday cake and butterbeer will be served!

ASL interpreters will be present.

Tolonda Henderson is a librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and disability studies.”

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1539 7th Street, NW

Ed. Note: To properly share how excited folks are about this one – I’d say I got about fifty emails from folks forwarding this news. Normally when folks are excited I’ll get five. This could easily be the most eagerly anticipated (re)opening of 2016.

Also from the Washington Post (and also from Tom Brown, see previous post):

“Brown has signed a lease on a two-story building at 1539 Seventh St. NW, next to Ivy and Coney, and he plans to reopen the Passenger in February 2016.”

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Previously:

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1021 7th Street, NW

1511 A 6th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1511 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great location 2 blocks from convention center and shaw Metro, free street parking close to I-395. Walking distance to Giant, Rec Center, Park, and Library in Logan circle; U-street and Chinatown area restaurants, shops, and bars are also a short walk away. Spacious bedrooms with hardwood floor, new Washer/Dryer. TV conveys.”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

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“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to pass along a pretty disappointing photo. The Carter G. Woodson Park was recently completed in Shaw at a cost of over $1 million. It is a beautiful space and a great addition to the neighborhood. However, after every storm, a sizable portion of the park floods due to poor drainage. Many of the new plants are already showing damage. It is a shame that the landscapers didn’t anticipate this problem. Hopefully, it can be fixed soon and the park can live on for many years as it was intended.”

Ed. Note: When I first saw one of these giant puddles in Petworth years ago, I was confused too but was told it was perfectly normal that it was just a rain garden intended to collect water like this. Isn’t this same thing?

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P Street, NW between 7th and 9th

I keep forgetting to post this awesome new sculpture at City Market at O – “Symphony in DC Major”:

“Symphony in DC Major” is a newly commissioned landmark public artwork honoring three historic figures that have made an enormous impact on the Shaw neighborhood, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Duke Ellington
Colonel Shaw
ALMA THOMAS”

More on the artist here.

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