Washington, DC

Michael asks at 11:45pm: “Chopper looks like it’s circling SE of Eastern Market, spotlight out, anyone got a clue what’s going on?”

Thanks to Sawyer for sending the video (below): “from the 1350 Potomac Ave SE vehicle collision with guard rail outside of Harris Teeter. Police arrived quickly – no person is in the vehicle. Helicopter circling area Vehicle appears to have been stolen. EMS has not arrived – no injuries.”

Alert DC reports as of 7:46am Friday: “DDOT reports the westbound lanes in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, between 13th Street and Potomac Avenue have reopened while the 700-900 blocks of 13th Street, SE, between Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues remain closed until further notice.” Read More

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Photo by Thomas Dooley

From The Office of the Attorney General:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Instacart, a grocery delivery service, for charging District consumers millions of dollars in deceptive service fees and for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in District sales tax. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that for a span of 18 months, Instacart failed to clearly disclose to consumers that optional service fees were added on their bills and led them to believe these fees were tips for their delivery workers. In fact, the fees were an extra revenue source for the company and did not increase workers’ pay. Additionally, OAG alleges that Instacart violated District tax law and failed to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales taxes on delivery and service fees it collected. OAG is seeking restitution for consumers who paid deceptive fees, back taxes and interest on taxes owed to the District, civil penalties and costs. Read More

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via google maps

Back in January we learned about a Foxtrot coming to Georgetown. A new liquor license placard reveals a Foxtrot is also coming to Mount Vernon Square at 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW:

“New Class “C” Restaurant serving salads and brunch foods located inside of a Full-Service Grocery Store. Applicant is applying for a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 20 seats and a capacity of 29 patrons. Total Occupancy Load for the inside of the premises is 116 with seating for 44 patrons.”

Updates as we learn more

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415 14th Street, SE. Friday July 31

Ed. Note: The old Safeway closed here in 2018.

From a press release:

First brand-new Safeway to open in D.C. since Petworth store opened in 2014

Safeway will proudly open its striking new Capitol Hill store (at 415 14th Street SE in Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday, August 12 at 6 a.m. The new store, developed by Safeway and Foulger-Pratt, measures 60,236 square feet and serves as the anchor for the mixed-use project called Beckert’s Park, which includes additional retail space and 325 residential units. Read More

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