I had my bike stolen the other night right from outside of the shaw metro. The thieves cut my lock and took the bike. Sure enough I see an ad for the same bike on craigslist a day later offering it at a very low price – it was clear they were trying to get rid of it quickly. The photo was not actually of my bike, so I was only 90% sure it was the same one. When I met them to confirm it was mine and “purchase” it, my plan was to just take it. But I was met by two people who came in a car and the bike didn’t have the wheels on it so a getaway didn’t seem likely. I reluctantly paid them $100 for my bike back, but told them I knew they stole it or at least they know it was stolen. Naturally, they claimed to have “bought it off some guy on the street” the previous day.
I filed a police report once I noticed it was gone and I know what the person who sold it to me looks like and their phone # – is there any way to get these people in trouble?
I wanted to go for the sting type of operation, but I didn’t see any police nearby and I don’t have any documentation that I even own the bike.”
Originally a Safeway store in the 60′s and early 70′s, the store became Capitol Supermarket in April 1976. We are a hard working Korean-American family with 3 decades of experience in the grocery business. We started by selling mainly mainstream everyday items at a low price, but as time passed our grocery store changed with the times. Because our nation and our city is such a melting pot, we began selling international foods including a full line of Latino, Asian, and African products. In 2006, we added a full line of fresh seafood including fresh whole fish, fresh clams and mussels and live blue crabs in the summer. In 2008, we updated our beer and wine department to add more fine and imported wines and a wider selection of micro-brew and craft beers. Also in 2008 we upgraded our produce case to hold a wider selection of fresh fruits and vegetables for healthy eating. More recently we began selling more all natural and organic food items and for those on the go, we partnered with the Culinary Circle brand and added a full line of gourmet ready-to-heat and eat entrees.
We are not finished upgrading!
We are planning even more exciting changes in the upcoming years including adding more hard to find products to our store. Although our store has changed over time, we have not forgotten our original vision of providing savings to our loyal customers. So please keep checking in and see what’s new at Capitol Supermarket!
This rental is located at 978 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Rare opportunity to rent an AIA award winning row house just blocks away from buzzing U street corridor. This home’s unique floating staircase is complimented by exposed brick and bamboo floors. Light pours through skylight and impressive three-story wall of windows. Kitchen and baths have poured concrete counters & espresso maple cabinets, topped off with desirable Liebherr and Miele appliances.”
“Parked a few spots down, didn’t see vendor sign. Happened 2 another guy 2. Lesson learned I guess! $30 ticket on top of having to pay $120 to get his car from the towing company.”
I did not realize until Sunday morning that drivers wanting to park along streets that have Sunday-only back-in parking near churches in Shaw were required to park that way during those times. I just figured it was permissible but not required. I was wrong. In other words, residents must move or adjust how their cars are parked by 7am on Sundays along many streets in Shaw. When I walked by 7th St NW Sunday morning two MPD officers were ticketing cars that were not properly parked (backed in, protruding into one lane of traffic).
What’s more, I understand that MPD will not ticket vehicles that remain backed in and blocking one lane of roadway after 3pm unless a complaint is called in.
By the way, the churches have petitioned the city to extend back-in parking on 6th St NW until 9pm Sundays. The city extended the hours while doing a study earlier this year. The study found that extended hours parking was unsafe but the Universal House of Prayer has hired an attorney to petition the city to allow the extended parking to remain. This extended parking makes it more challenging to find a place to park for residents as, even if they find a spot along that road, they need to move their car/adjust how its parked at 9pm…”
945 Florida Ave, NW formerly home to District Flea
Following last year’s wildly successful BRGR Battle in Ballston, the newly rebranded D.C. BRGR Bash will take place in the heart of Shaw at 945 Florida Ave, NW— just steps away from the U Street/Cardozo Metro stop. The event, which brings together 10 of the DMV’s best burger chefs for a friendly competition amidst live music, games, and a craft beer garden, will happen rain or shine on JULY 19 from 1 to 6 pm.
Willow Restaurant – Arlington
Burger Tap & Shake – Foggy Bottom
Cafe Saint-Ex – 14th Street
GUGS – Georgetown
Big Buns – Arlington
Granville Moore’s – H Street
Boundary Stone – Bloomingdale
1905 – Shaw
Old Ebbitt Grill – Downtown
Fainting Goat – U Street
CRAFT BEER AND ENTERTAINMENT
D.C. BRGR Bash has partnered with DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works — two of D.C.’s top craft breweries — to offer a selection of 16 oz. drafts on sale for $5 at the event. On tap will be three beers from each brewery — DC Brau’s The Public, The Corruption, and The Tradition. Atlas Brew Works will pour District Common, Rowdy Rye and Home Rule.
D.C. BRGR Bash will feature live music for the entirety of the event from the following local acts: DJ John Bowen, house-infused funk group House of Soul, and the nine-piece soul and R&B powerhouse The Original Moonlighters.
Do you have information about the parking lot right in front of Howard Theatre that it currently used as “Premium Valet” parking? To whom does this land belong and who is managing it? Are there plans to develop this lot into a public space that respects and celebrates the heritage of the Howard Theatre? Currently, it is an eyesore, which hides the theater from Florida behind rows of parked utility trucks during the week, in a section of the U Street Heritage Trail that it increasingly nice between the Theatre itself, the Duke Ellington Sculpture and plaza and Right Proper Brewing Company. The city provided an $8 million grant and $4 million in Great Streets Tax Increment Financing (TIF) toward the restoration of the historic Theatre and it is sad that 2 years later – the space in front of remains a dilapidated parking lot.
The Theatre does not actually need this lot as it already has a Self Parking lot A which they describe as “a safe, secure and well lit parking lot located less than 1 block away from the Theatre on the corner of 7th and T Streets, NW”.
The site would be much more valued by being a park or a plaza. In fact, this was the original plan in the 2004 Development Framework for a cultural destination district within Washington DC’s greater Shaw/U street: it intended to “Relocate the car dealership and create a restaurant / cafe use with an open space / outdoor cafe component”.