Washington, DC

Thanks to a reader for reporting Sunday night:

“This was a regular Sunday occurrence for a bit but had fallen off recently. This was the first showdown we’d seen with the police and the thrill seekers we’d seen. They managed to get one of the bikes when one of the riders lost his balance and had to bail. He headed off on foot with the police in pursuit. Read More

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716 Monroe Street, NE

From The Bike Rack’s Owner Chuck Harney:

“The Bike Rack and Fox Loves Taco in Brookland are both closed as of now. It is unfortunate and my hope was to be there for a very long time. However, when we first contacted Bozzuto about the space, we were told that there would be an anchor grocery store across the street and the metro busses would be dropping people at the top of the Arts Walk, basically at our front door. It is 5 years later and none of those promises have been fulfilled. Read More

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716 Monroe Street, NE

Thanks to Juan for sending:

“Bummer loved this place but not surprised given the closure of Bike Rack next door.”

Fox Loves Taco posted on Instagram:

“Dear Brookland & Edgewood friends, neighbors, and patrons: We’re very sad to announce the closure of Fox Loves Taco. Unfortunately, due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer. Read More

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Thanks to Matt for sharing this curious photo from Kee:

“Apparently DDOT replaced a section of sidewalk on Newton with a drive apron that leads to a driveway that hasn’t existed since before WWII

I’m coming up with nothing. You guys? Caption contest?

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2701 12th Street, NE

From a press release:

Calabash Tea & Tonic, Washington’s award-winning teahouse, opens its long-awaited second location in the Brookland neighborhood this Wednesday. The shop is located at 2701 12th Street NE and will have a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs. Calabash Brookland officially opens Wednesday, June 19 from 11am-7pm.


Photo courtesy Calabash

The 900-square foot corner building is slightly larger than the original Calabash and features large bay-windows and a stunning “Mid-century meets Marakesh” design courtesy of A Muse Creative & Design. Glittery jewel-toned walls are accented by Egyptian pendant lamps and a live-edge wood bar, while seating and other accents, like custom ottomans and pillows from Turkey, are as flavorful and intricately designed as Calabash’s tea menu. Read More

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