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From MPD:

“On Sunday, January 26, 2020, The Chinese New Year Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the event from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Read More

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901 New York Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Capitol Hill readers may remember our beloved breakfast haunt, Bagels & Baguettes, on the corner of 3rd and Mass NE.

Helen, the owner, is really struggling in her new location (901 New York Ave NW), and if things don’t go well, she’ll be gone within the year. The windows are dark, and the landlord/zoning won’t let her do sidewalk signage. She’s also right next to a Starbucks (which cannot compare to her fresh baked bagels and croissants!).

Anything readers can do to help get the word out to her new City Center neighborhood would be appreciated. Helen is the mom of two young teens and really needs the boost!”

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1918 18th Street, NW

Whoa, thanks to a reader for sending this upsetting Jolt n Bolt listing:

“Well established coffee and tea house runs like a well oiled machine with almost absentee owner. Fantastic location drawing not only the office workers and tourists but avid regular resident customers. Adjoined outdoor terrace with extra tables and chairs with European ambiance, Turn key business you have been waiting for.

Asking Price: $310,000″

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1300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

This weekend I noticed the Georgetown store was having store closing sales. Didn’t realize it was the whole chain. Oof, I’d say I buy 75% of my cards here :(

CNN reports this morning: “Schurman Fine Paper, which owns the brand, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday in a Delaware court. The company is closing all 254 of its US and Canada stores. More than 1,000 employees will lose their jobs.”

I think they have a Union Station location too. So where to buy card now?

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843 Upshur Street NW

From a press release:

“Loyalty Bookstores (827 Upshur Street NW) and Willow (843 Upshur Street NW) are excited to announce their latest partnership: a Kid’s Room Pop-Up inside Willow! 

The Loyalty + Willow Kid’s Room will open on Saturday, February 1 inside of the currently unused space in the back of Willow’s shop, and will be fully decked out for children and families. The Kid’s Room will feature children’s toys, books, and games for sale, space for youth to read and play while parents shop, and ongoing children’s programming–including Loyalty Bookstores’ ever-popular Storytime and Singalong with Bearsong. In addition to the Kid’s Room Pop-Up, Loyalty Bookstores will have books for adults in the front of Willow and will also be supplying books to Willow’s Navy Yard location (1331 4th Street SE). Read More

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3428 O Street, NW

Big news from the Georgetown BID:

“Oh, Bagelgate. What a time to be alive! After a few delays, Call Your Mother is expected to open in Georgetown by the end of this month. Everyone BE COOL! The ‘Jew-ish’ deli will serve toasted bagels and sell its bagel sandwiches inside the bright pink former flower shop at 3428 O St NW. Follow them on Instagram for the official opening announcement.”

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904 H Street, NE

Thanks to Elizabeth and all who sent word about the Southeastern Roastery collaboration at Dio Wine Bar on H Street. From Dio:

“January, 2020: We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Southeastern Roastery! Local coffee roaster, Southeastern Roastery, is permanently taking over the Dio Wine Bar space during the day-time on Fridays, Saturdays, and the third Wednesday of every month. Owner Candy Schibli will pour her fresh, high quality, and seasonal coffees from 7am-1pm along with a small selection of tea and freshly fried donuts. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1900 block of 9th Street NW. An adult female has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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