From a press release:

“nailsaloon, D.C.’s leading purveyor of premium nail and beauty care service, is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of its fourth location in the historic Parks at Walter Reed. This milestone signifies an exciting chapter in the company’s growth story, revolutionizing the salon industry with a refreshing, client-centered approach. The newest location, spanning a generous 1695 square feet, encapsulates nailsaloon’s refined, parlor-esque brand identity, which is set to debut at the new Chevy Chase location (the company’s third outpost) launching next fall. This visionary reinterpretation enhances the immersive salon experience, creating an intimate space at the intersection of indulgence, relaxation, and camaraderie. Read More


“Rest in power Dzhoy” photo by Guarina Paloma Lopez

Mark Sussman writes last night: “Hey #bikeDC Dzhoy Zuckerman was shot and killed last night [Saturday, see police report below] while being robbed at gunpoint. There is a memorial ride for him tomorrow [Sunday] 5pm at Conte’s Navy Yard”

Ed. Note: “Dzhoy Zuckermans pronouns are they/them.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the 6100 block of 3rd Street, Northwest.

At approximately 12:08 am, Read More

Thanks to David, Keith and all who passed on the good word: “Update on the Whole Foods at the Walter Reed campus: Grand Opening Wednesday June 28.”

Full release from Whole Foods:

“Whole Foods Market will open a new 47,000-square-foot store, located at 7130 12th Street NW, on June 28 at 8 a.m. EDT. Part of the historic Walter Reed development, the store’s design embraces calming colors and reflective finishes, offering a nostalgic feel that blends with the architecture of the old army hospital. The new location’s product assortment features more than 800 local items from across the greater D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, Local Forager for Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Features of the Washington D.C. store include: Read More


Readers reported: “There was a very loud volley of automatic gun fire about 10-15 minutes ago (loud enough to scare my dog) and now there are a ton of cops at 14th and V. Emergency vehicles as well. Lit up like a Christmas tree and visible from my balcony 12th and V.”

Sounded like 20-30 shots.

“Lot of gunshots (as always when it gets warm) on 14 and V”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in the 1400 block of V Street, Northwest.

At approximately 9:28 pm, Third District officers responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male shooting victim. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the adult male victim was pronounced dead. A second victim, an adult female, sought treatment, at a local hospital, for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Marvin Johnson, Jr., of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Unrelated and earlier readers reported:

“I heard about 5-6 shots at 7:15pm. Apparently someone was shot. The corner of 8th & Underwood St NW is crawling with police, and the helicopter is overhead.”

“confirmed shooting tonight on Piney Branch and Underwood. Three shots fired around 7:55. Helicopter is out flying low and about 8 police cars have blocked off Underwood st between 8th and Piney. Neighbor said he saw a body covered in a sheet.

Gun violence up in Brightwood has really seemed to pick up in the last 6 months. Sucks.”

From MPD: “Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 800 block of Underwood Street NW. No lookout. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911

Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411″

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in the 6400 block of 8th Street, Northwest. Read More

via google maps

From Metro Transit Police (5:12pm):

“MTPD on scene w/ @DCPoliceDept at 14th & Sheridan NW. 2 children shot & transported to the hospital. They were shot after exiting the bus. Circumstances of how/where shooting occurred still being determined & whether MTPD or MPD will lead the investigation.”

From MPD: Read More

7130 12th Street, NW rendering via Hines

The liquor licenses for the Whole Foods say:

“New Class “B” Full-Service Grocery Store with a Tasting Permit.”


“New Class “D” Restaurant located inside of a Full-Service Grocery Store with a Seating Capacity of 42, and Total Occupancy Load of 439.”

Hours are listed as “Sunday through Saturday 7am – 10pm” Read More


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