09/23/16 9:10am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

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09/22/16 10:22pm

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801 K Street, NW

This is a multiple reader request (apologies for the delay). The Washington Post reported on Wednesday:

“Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square…

Its protected status, however, has made it difficult to re-use. A stint as local history museum lasted barely a year. A planned music museum there never opened. And the International Spy Museum initially planned to move in but opted instead for L’Enfant Plaza after its plans were turned away by the city’s historic preservation panel.”


The story also notes that current resident, the Historical Society of Washington D.C., will remain in the building too until at least 2098. Anyway, what do you think – good idea or bad idea? Regardless of how you feel, do you think it will really happen or at least has a chance? Or should we still hold out hope for somewhere in the U Street Corridor? The Wharf? Where do you think the next Apple store would fit best in the District?

09/22/16 10:02pm

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800 block of Florida Ave, NW

Aesop finally opened up on Sunday (been getting a lot of emails inquiring about them). Their website says:

“Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce our range and to guide your selections. Alongside our commercial activities, we explore and support the arts as an avenue through which to inspire, learn and communicate. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world, including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.”

A peek inside:

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09/22/16 10:01pm

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Very cool – thanks to a reader for sending:

“I found this car parked off an alley while jogging in Gateway – the *real* Gateway neighborhood, which is just south of Woodridge. The neighborhood was the original eastern gateway to DC, and even the post office serving the area is called Customs House.”

Ed. Note: Gateway or North Gateway that is one sweet ride!!

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09/22/16 4:15pm

record fair

From an email:

“The DC Record Fair returns to the historic The Howard Theatre on Sunday, September 25, 2016!

Thirty eight record dealers from up and down the East Coast will bring their finest LPs and 45s to Washington, DC’s only record fair. All genres—from dollar bin miracles to much sought after holy grail items—and everything in between. DJ’s and drinks too! Presented by Som Records, The Vinyl District, and DC Soul Recordings.

11AM-Noon $10 Early Bird Admission, $5 from Noon-5PM.

Cash only. Tickets for this event will be sold only at the doors on the day of show.”

09/22/16 3:45pm

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655 K Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on Pie360. Anyone happen to take a taste today? What’s the early word?

Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.

Check out their menu here.

09/22/16 3:15pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Newly adopted from the Washington Humane Society, meet Sophie and Audrey, who are definitely making themselves at home in their new digs
in Bloomingdale!”

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“Ollie – King of Petworth”

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“Bisou (almost 9!) from Logan Circle is very fashion forward with her monochromatic look. “When your fur matches the rug.”