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1721 Kalorama Road, NW via Jubilee Housing

Thanks to Joan for passing on from Jubilee Housing:

“Jubilee Housing’s latest acquisition is unique in many ways.

King Emmanuel Baptist Church sits at 1721 Kalorama Road NW and has been part of the Adams Morgan community since 1907. The church has an active congregation, which includes Jubilee Housing residents and staff members. So, when Jubilee heard that the congregation was looking to sell the church, the Property Development team jumped at the chance to preserve a historic landmark in one of the organization’s core neighborhoods.

Jubilee offered the congregation a chance to stay and worship at King Emmanuel after renovations, but church members decided to relocate the congregation to Maryland. Read More

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1001 North Capitol Street, NE via Town Danceboutique

Town Danceboutique closed after 10 years in Shaw last August. By the by – this is how it looks today (on Saturday):


2000 block of 8th Street, NW

The liquor license placard for Town 2.0 says:

“New Class “C” Nightclub offering entertainment, DJ, and dancing with snack offerings. Sidewalk Cafe Endorsement with 125 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 524 with seating for 40 patrons inside premises. Entertainment will occur inside the premises only

HOURS OF OPERATION (INSIDE PREMISES AND FOR SIDEWALK CAFE) Sunday through Thursday 12pm – 4am Friday and Saturday 12pm – 5am”

Town tweeted last night: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From MPD:

“TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 2019 United House of Prayer Memorial Day Parade

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the United House of Prayer will be hosting their Memorial Day Parade in the District of Columbia.. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be closed and posted as Emergency No Parking for the parade assembly from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m:

• M Street, NW from 5th Street to 7th Street, NW

The following streets will be closed for the parade from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers

About Seeing Deeper:

“Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington. Inside the darkened Cathedral, moving lights illuminate the gothic architecture for a one-of-a-kind experience. The Cathedral would like to thank Atmosphere Lighting and Pike Productions for supporting or partnering with us on this annual week of events!”

Ed. Note: Tickets for the rest of the week here.


Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

More magical photos: Read More

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A reader reported at 9:50am:

“I live on the same block as the church and 20 min ago felt three explosions, rattle the windows of my apartment. I went outside and the street is blocked off to Oak NW, fire fighting at the Education building of he church. Hoping that everyone that was inside is alright.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Cause remains undetermined. Church services not in progress when fire occurred.” Read More

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11th and R Street, NW

From a press release:

Lincoln Congregational Temple, founded in 1868 and on the eve of its 150th Anniversary, voted on Sunday August 5th to dissolve, owing to dwindling finances, low membership, limited member resources and engagement, changes within the surrounding community, and an undetermined mission and ministry.

A letter form its Moderator to Lincoln Family Members is attached. Read More

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18th and Church St, NW before construction started

Ed. Note: CityPaper reported that the building’s ground floor footprint exceeds the 80% maximum lot occupancy and “The issue will now go back to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for further consideration.”

A reader passes on from St. Thomas’ Parish:

“Dear neighbors,

As you may have noticed the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has issued a stop work order (SWO) for 1772 Church Street as a result of the decision from the DC Supreme Court, which sent the decision back to the zoning the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). Our hope is to resolve this matter as quickly as possible and resume work. There is a great deal of construction fatigue in this area and I suspect we all would all want this project to resume and be completed as soon as possible. I don’t know anyone who wants a semi-built building in the neighborhood.

Vacated And Remanded decision from the DC Supreme Court (PDF)

In the mean time, you may notice workers on site performing certain tasks to ensure the site is safe, delivery of materials, and people performing administrative tasks. All of this is permissible under a SWO. DCRA officials have been on site this morning and clarified this issue. Below is an email from Garret Whitescarver (DCRA) which authorizes us to perform tasks to ensure the safety of the building and the public safety of this neighborhood. Read More

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