08/21/13 4:30pm

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A reader sends an updated grand opening for Firelake Grill coming to the former Ruby Tuesday space at Van Ness and Wisconsin Ave, NW. The owner tells him “Aug. 28. 29, 30th”.

Another reader sends Firelake Grill’s website:

“Firelake Grill, a new contemporary American restaurant by Fired Up Grills Restaurant Group, offers guests a comfortable, upper casual dining experience in the heart of Tenleytown. Most of our handcrafted cuisine at Firelake is prepared using a live hickory wood grill. Our mission is to create pleasurable and memorable moments, in a warm and friendly environment for our guests, our staff and our partners.”

07/25/13 4:30pm

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Firelake Grill will be located in the former Ruby Tuesday space at Van Ness and Wisconsin Ave, NW. A reader writes:

Here’s the latest on FIRELAKE GRILL from its owner:

“We expect to open sometime around Aug. 12th. We appreciate your interest and look forward to serving your hospitality needs and hopefully spend time together enjoying excellent classic American food.”

07/20/13 9:30am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault in the area of the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at approximately 11:45 pm, the victim was walking in the area, when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and forced her behind a building, and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 6’0”- 6’2” in height, approximately 200-250 pounds, 30-40 years of age, muscular build, with tattoos on both arms. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt with writing on the back, possibly in Spanish.

Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

07/18/13 9:30am

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault in the area of the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at approximately 11:45 pm, the victim was walking in the area, when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and forced her behind a building, and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 6’0”- 6’2” in height, approximately 200-250 pounds, 30-40 years of age, muscular build, with tattoos on both arms. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt with writing on the back, possibly in Spanish.

Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

07/12/13 3:45pm

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A few weeks ago reader wondered if Firelake Grill was still coming to the former Ruby Tuesday space at Van Ness and Wisconsin Ave, NW?

Thanks to another reader for the update:

“Fire Lake Grill (Corner of wisconsin NW and Van Ness NW in Tenleytown) has new signage up so it seems like they are closer to opening. The name in red lights and the logos on the windows and doors are new (within the last 24 hours since I walk by every day)”

06/30/13 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

Last week I wrote the 2013 Fort Reno Music Schedule would soon be posted. Here it is starting July 8th:

Monday, July 8th
The Evens

Thursday, July 11th
Feed the Bird, Typefighter, Blockhead

Monday, July 15th
Thundermilk, The Obsessives, Joy Buttons

Thursday, July 18th
Bearshark, Washington Bach Consort

Monday, July 22nd
The Mauls, Southern Problems

Thursday, July 25th
Capital Ghost, The Buzz

Monday, July 29th
Humble Fire, The Accidentals, Priests

Thursday, August 1st
Nervous Impulse, Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Sniffs

Monday, August 5th
Sunwolf, Mary Christ

Thursday, August 8th
Quivered, Paint Branch

All shows begin promptly at 7:15pm and are over by 9:30pm. Fort Reno is located across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School.

06/19/13 10:05pm

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any more word on Firelake Grill? The sign has disappeared. We’ve been waiting in anticipation for it’s opening.”

Very strange. I looked in the window and it seems ready to open. A few weeks ago I saw them interviewing folks so I thought it’d just be a matter of days before they opened. Anyone hear what’s going on?

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05/23/13 4:00pm

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From Douglas Development:

Located at the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, the new building will include a modern, mid-rise atop the former Babe’s Billiards building. The property will feature over 19,000 square feet of retail on the lower two levels and five levels of apartment units. This project was the first new construction residential development in the District of Columbia to receive approval to be built without any parking at all.

68,500 rentable square feet (18,260 sf retail; 50,240 sf residential)
Historic building built 1949; Acquired 2009; Redevelopment 2013-2014
Seven-story building
60 rental apartment units

You can see more info and renderings here.

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