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From a press release:

Van Ness Main Street will host their first MADE IN DC Pop Up Shop Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW.  This indoor marketplace will feature a rotating list of over 20 local makers featuring art, jewelry and accessories, fiber, home decor and packaged food.  

The pop up is a collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia and the Van Ness Main Street. 

Van Ness is home to many artist and local makers. This is a pilot activation  highlights local makers and drives traffic to the neighborhood. “Van Ness Main Street is working to increase retail options for our many residents and students by supporting our local creative class right here in Van Ness.” explains Theresa Cameron, Executive Director of Van Ness Main Street.

Pop-Up Vendors include:

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Sfoglina inside the Park Van Ness building at 4465 Connecticut Ave, NW (at Yuma)

Finally!! Sfoglina is the pasta house from Fiola’s (et al) owner and Chef Fabio Trabocchi:

“Food binds us to each other. From the hands that prepare it to the friends you share it with, we cannot wait to spread the love in Van Ness!

Reservations are live! Find your table beginning Tuesday, 12/13″

Check out their menus here.

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WAMU at 4401 Connecticut Ave., NW

From a press release:

“WAMU is thrilled to announce a new show for a changing America. 1A is a live two-hour daily national radio program hosted by Joshua Johnson, who brings to the airwaves a smart fresh voice with curiosity and empathy, convening a daily conversation about the most important issues of our time.

Distributed by NPR, 1A launches live on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. Designed to succeed the iconic The Diane Rehm Show, and maintain the core values that made Diane’s show treasured by millions, 1A will provide deep conversation about the thorniest issues of our times delivered with insight, intimacy, and personality. 1A builds on Diane’s legacy of civil dialogue and analysis, while engaging with audiences when and where they choose, on the radio and in a daily podcast.

The show will take a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. Johnson says, “My professional passions have always centered on creativity, exploration and service. This moment in history demands these attributes of us. It’s a chance to tell stories more creatively, to explore ideas beyond our own, and to refocus on serving others.” (more…)

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4434 Connecticut Ave, NW

From an email:

“This week’s pop up at Bread Furst (tomorrow, Wednesday, 11 am – 2 pm) is:

Pastrami, rye, mustard
Pastrami, gruyere, mustard, rye
Pastrami Reuben
Brisket, bread and butter zucchini pickles, rye, horseradish”

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Photo by Jai Williams

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4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

Nice progress at Soapstone Market:

“an urban grocery and bar with indoor and outdoor cafe seating, will feature prepared foods, grab and go items, baked goods, butcher, seafood and deli counters, an espresso and coffee bar, a beer and wine bar and a fast casual concept where customers can pick from daily offerings to dine in or take away”

There has been this much anticipation in Van Ness since Elvis Presley stopped by the WMAL studios…

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looking south towards Sfoglina (from the Fiola folks) also hiring and opening soon

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If you recognize this guy, please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP thanks!

“Very sweet and I’m sure someone is looking hard. We’ll keep it for the night and take it to the humane society tomorrow morning.”