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by Prince Of Petworth October 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


1522 14th Street, NW

Word is out on who’s taking over the former Maki Shop space in Logan. Washington Business Journal reported:

“Smoothie King will open on 14th Street NW. The juice and smoothie-focused chain is finalizing a lease for 1522 14th St. NW, according to Chad Tramuta, franchise development manager for Smoothie King.”

I’m sorry but I can’t muster a single exclamation point for this news. I guess at least it’s not becoming a make your own pizza spot…

by Prince Of Petworth October 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Alison for sending:

“This one is off of New York Ave and 5th Street NE near Union Market. It’s been in the same spot but different position every day this week!

If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by PoP Sponsor October 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

dc real estate totten mews

City living just blocks from the Fort Totten Metro, luxury townhomes from $549,990, brought to you by Comstock.

From Totten Mews, a new townhome development, you’re just minutes from the Brookland Metro, and less than a mile away from the green, yellow, and red lines at Fort Totten Metro Station. In fact, it’s just 939 steps — we counted!

With the Metro station’s access to both downtown D.C. and Silver Spring, and nearby the Metropolitan Branch Trail — an eight mile paved stretch for cyclists and runners that connects D.C. with Maryland — Totten Mews is a model for transit-oriented development.

DC real estate totten mews

Located at 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, each home at Totten Mews has 2,100 square feet, features three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room. There are nine-foot ceilings on ground and second floors.

The kitchen features a side-by-side multi-cycle insulated dishwasher, microwave/hood combination with exterior venting, and gas range with convection oven–all from Whirlpool with Energy Star rating. There are granite countertops and designer cabinets with chrome knobs, pan drawers, and trash cabinet.

A one-car garage has direct access to the home — with garage door openers and two remotes — and a rear porch provides space for outdoor entertaining. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor October 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This column is written and sponsored by Alan Lescht & Associates, PC, an employment litigation firm in Washington, DC, that handles cases involving contract disputes, wage and hour issues, discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation and security clearances.

With cold weather right around the corner, people around the District are lining up to get their flu shots. But did you know that DC law has one of the most generous employee sick leave policies in the nation?

What is FMLA leave?

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act allows qualifying employees to take unpaid leave for medical reasons. Qualified employees may take leave because of their own illnesses or to take care of a sick family member. However, DC has its own FMLA that gives employees additional rights. The DC FMLA provides more weeks of leave to more people:

Do I qualify for DC FMLA leave?

You may be entitled to take DC FMLA leave if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You work for an employer in DC that has more than 20 employees.
  • You worked for your employer for at least one year with no break in service. Holidays and sick and personal leave don’t count as a break in service. You don’t have to work for a continuous one-period during the year immediately before FMLA leave. However, the continuous period must have occurred sometime within the past seven years.
  • You worked at least 1,000 hours during the past 12 months. Paid leave for holidays, illness and vacation, as well as military leave, count towards the hourly requirement.

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