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“Dear PoPville,

I was just wondering if there was going to be a tree lighting again in CH plaza? It was nice last year and I thought it was planned to be a yearly event, am I correct?”

Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza is this Saturday at 14th and Park Rd, NW:

“The third annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza will be held at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza on Saturday, December 7th at 6:30pm. Join the Columbia Heights community for the lighting of our neighborhood tree complete with carols & hot beverages.”

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number7cloud writes:

“While it’s still under construction, this morning crews installed two large pieces at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Because the pieces are so large, continued construction of the building will be built around them.

Weighing 80 tons, a segregated railway train care made by the Pullman Company in 1922 was delivered to DC this morning as well as a prison guard tower from Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. It’s an item illustrating the incarceration of black people in the 20th century.”

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Thanks to a reader for sending. Energy kitchen opened only about a year ago at 19th and L St, NW next to Sweetgreen.

Their Web site says:

We take the guesswork out of eating healthy by offering a completely guilt-free, fail-proof menu. There are no hidden temptations, no hidden calories and, best of all, no regrets. Everything on our menu is grilled, baked or steamed, never fried, and always under 500 calories.

Our grass-fed beef is free range, 90% lean and all natural. All of our buns and wraps are made with whole wheat (not to mention a whole lotta love). Plus, all of our beverages are low calorie, our dressings fat-free and our meals as delicious as they are healthy. Go ahead, dig into a low-fat, high-protein meal that tastes great and that you can feel good about. Serves you right (really, it does!).

You can see their menus here.

Were there any fans? Updates when we learn who will take over the space.

This is the space formerly home to Asian Bistro – “Authentic Asian Cousin”:

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From @AmandaMichelle:

“Justin Rodriguez
Male
27
Black & Latino
In D.C. Area
About 5′ 10″

What I hear is he left a Suicide note at his last known. He is homeless and crashes with friends. Active in groups like Occupy Homes and Nothing for Us Without Us. If you know him, know people in DC area, or have any social media, please spread the word. Help people who love him find him.

If you have any info please contact MPD telephone tip line (202 727-9099) & an anonymous text number (50411) and/or @AmandaMichelle”

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