705 6th Street, NW
Ouch. Thanks to Alex for sending last night.
If anyone works nearby, please let us know if they’ve reopened!
Update from Daikaya:
“On Thursday, February 14th we were notified regarding various issues at Daikaya by the DOH. We took immediate action investigating and correcting all issues brought to our attention the same day we received the report from the DOH but were not able to schedule the re-inspection the same day. We were able to schedule the re-inspection with the DOH this morning, Daikaya passed the re-inspection, and we were able to reopen for lunch today. The safety of our guests is our absolute priority, and to ensure their safety and trust, we have proactively put procedures in place to prevent any further issues moving forward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests, and look forward to providing the same enjoyable service and positive experiences our guests have grown to love at Daikaya.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Matt Calvert
A reader reports around 1:30pm:
“just left Gallery Place station – something on fire on the tracks, smoke everywhere
It was a classic scene – smoke filling the station, employee on platform yelling into a walkie talkie, guy on train says “oh no, i am not dying today” and runs off train, train conductor telling people to get on board then booking it out of the station.”
From ALERT DC:
“DC Fire reports the Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro station is closed due to fire activity. Metro shuttle buses are in service.”
“Metro reports the fire activity is clear from the Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro Station and normal service has been restored.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
Always a fun time! From MPD:
“On Sunday, February 10, 2019, 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 am to 3:00 pm:
I Street between 5th and 8th Street, NW
8th Street between I and G Street, NW
G Street between 8th and 7th Street, NW
7th Street between G and H Street, NW
H Street between 6th Street and 8th Street, NW
The following streets will be closed from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm: (more…)
77 H Street, NW
BREAKING News! Sixth Engine also closing on Mass and 4th. It’s a bloodbath! Apparently something is moving in, so it won’t be empty long. It’s a real bummer, it was a great after work spot.
Ed. Note: Update from another reader: “I can confirm Sixth’s Engine’s closing. I was at the closing party last night.”
438 Massachusetts Ave, NW
I’ve worked in Chinatown/Mount Vernon for about eight years now, and the recent spate of business closings is jarring! Just got word the Starbucks next to the Walmart is closing, which is hot on the heels of the Au Bon Pain and Capital One closing on the same block. (more…)
From the National Building Museum:
“July 4-September 2, 2019
The Museum is partnering with the LAB at Rockwell Group to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation. The Lawn will be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, and offer interactive experiences for all ages. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
From an email:
“Please join us on Jan. 31 from 5-8 pm to learn more about how you can design, permit, finance and build your accessory apartment.
This workshop is brought to you by Coalition for Smarter Growth, United Planning Organization and DC ADU Workgroup, and sponsored by Wall to Wall Construction.
DC homeowner workshop on how to plan and build your accessory apartment
January 31, 2019
District Architecture Center
421 7th St NW, Washington, DC (Gallery Place/Archives Metro)
5 pm – 6 pm – Open House – ask a professional about your ADU idea or plans
Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin
Last night around 9:30pm I was riding a northbound Yellow line train home and had a frightening experience. When our train came to a stop into Gallery Place we heard 15-20 loud gunshot-like bangs from the car in front of us. As the train doors opened everyone in the station and cars sprinted to an exit or dove under their seats– it was total chaos. (more…)
Thanks to Kristi for sending:
“Not sure if this counts for 2018 or 2019, but another place has closed, Hen Quarter (Penn Quarter location)” (more…)