This rental is located at 701 Florida Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:
“4 Blocks from NoMA MetroClose to Downtown, Union Market and the shops, galleries and restaurants of H Street.Two-bedroom, 2 bath. HVAC and Washer/Dryer. Duplex apt.Hardwood floors, W&D, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer in unit, quartz counters, custom kitchen & tiled baths.”
“On February 12, 2015, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will revoke the business licenses associated with a convenience store located at 814 Bladensburg Road NE because they sold illegal synthetic drugs.
The District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings upheld DCRA’s decision to the revoke the licenses in an order issued last week; the order was the first of its kind covering DCRA’s synthetic drug regulations.
“Synthetic drugs have been linked to severe adverse health effects and, with names like Scooby Snax, appear to be marketed to children,” said DCRA Interim Director Melinda Bolling. “This action sends a powerful message: if you sell synthetic drugs in the District of Columbia, you will lose your business license.”
Synthetic drugs are manufactured substances intended to mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. Often, they are manufactured from substances that were not included on controlled substances lists. The substances usually hit the marketplace without being tested and health experts report that use of synthetic drugs can be life threatening.
To stay ahead of law enforcement, manufacturers frequently change the composition of synthetic drugs so that the products continue to be free of controlled substances at the time of manufacture.
However, DCRA has adopted regulations targeting the packaging and price of synthetic drugs rather than simply focusing on the contents. Under the regulations, government officials can treat products that are exorbitantly expensive and contain unusual warnings as synthetic drugs. For example, regulators could deduce that one gram of glass cleaner selling for $20 and containing a warning “not for sale to minors” is a synthetic drug. If a business has any questions about a product that they are selling, they can seek clarification from DCRA about whether the product qualifies as a synthetic drug.
This is the District’s first licensure action against a business for selling synthetic drugs, and the agency continues to build cases against other businesses that may be selling synthetic drugs.”
This house is located at 927 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“NEW PRICING….BEST DEAL IN THE CITY! 5-LEVELS AND NEARLY 4000 SQ/FT OF LIVING SPACE IN THE HOT H STREET CORRIDOR. FEATURES INCLUDE 5 BR, 5BA, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE & ELECTROLUX, HUGE FINISHED BASEMENT, SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM, PARKING, GREEN ROOF WITH PATIO AND SPECTACULAR CAPITOL VIEWS & MUCH, MUCH MORE. KVS TITLE IS PREFERRED ($500 BUYER CREDIT FOR USING KVS)..”
Thanks to a reader for sending: “Not sure if you had already seen this but if the allegations are true it’s pretty crazy.” The allegations are absolutely terrifying – just a sample:
“35. Despite immediately finding upon entry the Plaintiff’s pedigreed dog to be in good health and temperament, and without any evident injury or mistreatment, Defendant Kyle seized the Plaintiff’s dog as “evidence”.
36. After finding no evidence of animal cruelty, Defendant Kyle began opening closed containers within the Plaintiff’s residence, and began “field testing” capsules he found therein for illegal drugs.
37. Such searches by Defendant Kyle exceeded the limited scope of the defective animal cruelty warrant authorized by the Superior Court.
38. After claiming one such capsule he found inside a closed container to have tested positive for amphetamines, Defendant Kyle sought an additional search warrant from the Superior Court for the capsules he had already obtained through his initial illegal search of the Plaintiff’s residence.
39. The Plaintiff was arrested and charged by Defendant Kyle with animal cruelty and possession of illegal drugs.
40. Such charges lacked any factual basis of lawfully obtained evidence supporting probable cause.
41. The cash receipts of the Plaintiff’s two nightclub businesses found in his residence were seized by Defendant Kyle without explanation and have not been returned.
42. Such cash was seized without any lawful authority.
43. The Plaintiff’s dog has been seized by the Washington Humane Society without any kind of hearing or recourse and the Washington Humane Society refuses to release the dog to anyone including the Plaintiff.”
Full lawsuit from the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA below:
“Phase one’s tentative plan is to build a black box theatre on the first floor and one rehearsal space on the second floor (with 24-hour access). We plan to start theatre and musical performances, along with a bar, come January and to operate through the 2015 Festival. Plans for a larger Phase two build-out are in the works, but will not materialize until the necessary funds are in place to break ground.”
Looking forward to the next Fringe Festival – their liquor license transfer says:
“Seating capacity of 350 and total occupancy load of 350. Summer Garden with 100 seats.”
A little over a couple months old – I finally checked out W.S. Jenks & Son’s new Trinidad location near H Street, NE. The folks were super nice and the place is stocked with all your hardware needs:
“Established in 1866, W.S. Jenks is Washington’s most complete source for Tools, Hardware, and Machinery”
And the space is huge – was on old car showroom. And W.S. Jenks is super old with some great history:
“2014 – W.S. JENKS & SON moves to a new 20,000 sf location with a new emphisis on the local hardware experience. In addition to our government and commerical sales, our new retail showroom is a unique shopping experience. Visit us and see why we are not just another hardware store.
After 146 Years WS JENKS & SON has earned the reputation as “Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store” and is the finest in Industrial, Woodworking, Contractor and Electronic Assembly Tool sales. Whether the order was placed by Mr. Morse’s telegraph or Mr. Bell’s telephone or today’s E-mail, we look forward to continued growth in the future, while giving our customers prompt, personal service and attention.”
Check out tons of photos after the jump including some sweet old history (botanic gardens ledger from early 1900s and tons more) – oh yeah there are plans for an eventual partnership with a restaurant (nobody in particular yet) to lease the space for a roof top restaurant and bar – but that’s way down the road – but when it comes… (more…)
A reader writes about the 1300 block of Queen Street, NE:
“It hit that silver car on the lower right hard enough to flip!! That car seems to be the only parked car that took a hit. Not sure if the driver was drunk or not. But that area of the hill was pretty slick with ice when I came in last night.”
This house is located at 1326 Trinidad Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:
“ATEL Development did it again! Taste and Quality speaks, No Detail left out. Get all you wish for: Large Modern Kitchen w/SS, quartz countertops; Sleek Baths w/porcelain tile; New Systems. Hardwood, Tray ceilings, Crown molding. Legal heights in the Basmt + 2nd Kitchen and Bdr/Bath suite. Think extra income! Deck & secured parking. Walk to trendy H street, New Whole Foods and Giant. Must See!”