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…

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


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.”

van ness
via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District Detectives Office announced two arrests in two Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (BB Gun) offenses which occurred in the following locations:

  • 3000 block of Veazey Terrace, Northwest, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at approximately 9:42 pm. CCN: 16-146-541.
    • Three victims were walking, when they were all struck by pellets from a BB gun. The victims sustained minor injuries. One of the victims is a special police officer.
  • 3000 block of Van Ness Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at approximately 12:08 pm. CCN: 16-146-808.
    • The victim was walking, when he was struck by a pellet from a BB gun. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the pellets were fired from a residence located in the 3000 block of Van Ness Street, Northwest.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 19-year-old Hudson Edmund Taylor and 22-year-old Daniel Eduardo Hernandez,  both of Northwest, DC, were arrested and charged with two counts of  Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (BB Gun), Assault on a Police Officer, and Possession of a BB Gun.”

Mark Furstenberg, middle

The following apology was posted to numerous neighborhood listservs yesterday:

“I write to apologize to Ms. Rubin for telling her to leave my bakery, Bread Furst, because she had a dog. Although Ms. Rubin explained to me that her dog, who was small and well behaved, was a service dog, and she pointed out that her dog was wearing a service vest as well as service dog photo ID, I asked her to leave. I had a previous bad experience with a dog who was very disruptive to my customers, and I was reacting to that. It has always been a dream of mine to own a small, neighborhood bakery that people find welcoming. I failed to behave that way when Ms. Rubin and her service dog came to the bakery, so I apologize. At the bakery, we have placed signs on our door to make our policy clear that service dogs are welcome. I hope that Ms. Rubin will return.

Mark Furstenberg”


Serious progress at Sfoglina.

Sfoglina [sfoal-yee-nah] noun

a Fabio Trabocchi Restaurant, named for the female artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations.

Coming Fall 2016

Also stay tuned for the Soapstone Market too.

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