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via Other Half Brewing DC (1401 Okie Street, NE)

Thanks to G for passing on from Other Half Brewing DC via DC Beer, Other Half DC writes:

“It’s finally happening, folks! Other Half DC is set to open THIS Saturday. We have been working towards this day from the first time we visited DC, and we are beyond thrilled that it’s finally here. We’re coming in hot with some of our old favorites and new DC renditions of collabs, along with a few brand new beers. ⁠⠀
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Order [Friday], 10/16, starting at noon, for PICKUP on Saturday, 10/17. Read More

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1402 Okie Street, NE Photo by John

From a press release:

“Today, chef Matt Baker announces the opening of Baker’s Daughter, his all-day storefront offering prepared foods, coffee, gourmet grocery items, and gifts. Baker’s Daughter is located at 1402 Okie St. NE in Washington, D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood, right across from Gravitas, the chef’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Though primarily focused on carryout and delivery, the cozy shop also offers a handful of well-spaced seats and free Wi-Fi to café guests. Read More

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via google maps

From a press release:

“Other Half Brewing co-founders Andrew Burman, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson are thrilled to announce the October 2020 opening of the brewery’s Ivy City taproom & production facility at 1401 Okie Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002, in the former Pappas Tomato Factory building.

Other Half Brewing will help anchor the new Ivy City retail center neighboring the Hecht Warehouse with a 22,000-square foot production facility and taproom, including a 7,500-square foot outdoor patio with covered pavilion and roof deck and 5,000-square foot indoor tasting and taproom.

Other Half is scheduled to start brewing beer on-site in late September, with initial plans to offer curbside pick-up and delivery. Read More

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From City Winery (1350 Okie Street, NE):

“In light of current challenging conditions and in the interest of public safety, we have temporarily paused our operations at City Winery Washington DC.

The length of the temporary closure is unclear at this time, but we are optimistic that it will only last a short while. Ultimately, that timing will be dictated by uncontrollable factors that we are hopeful will work in our favor sooner than later.

This decision is not one that we took lightly, and one that has been made in order to preserve the continued existence of City Winery. I believe we will return stronger than ever to serving you, our incredible guests, putting on concerts, hosting private parties, and supporting our amazing team members, but for now, we are truly in survival mode.

Although this process has been more painful to endure than we initially thought, we will get through this.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves and your communities, and if you are able, please consider supporting City Winery by: Read More

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1417 New York Ave, NE photo by Dennis Jansen

Dennis writes: “Looks like its run is over. They removed the plywood from the windows and emptied the store.”

Julia writes: “Walked by yesterday and it looked like the whole first floor was cleared out :( any word on if it’s permanently closed?”

TJ Maxx opened in Ivy City at the Hecht Warehouse in late 2017. TJ Maxx’s website lists the store as “currently closed” though 3254 M Street, NW and 601 13th Street, NW appear to be open.

Stay tuned.

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inside 1401 Okie Street, NE via Gravitas

Ed. Note: Spring lasts until Saturday, June 20th, 2020

From Gravitas:

This Sunday will be our last day of carryout and delivery service for the time being. We’re incredibly proud of how our team has come together and tackled the unprecedented challenge of the lockdown. With the anticipation of opening our dining room later this spring, we are taking a break to recharge and get ready to serve you again. Read More

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Photo by Dennis Jansen

Thanks to Dennis for sending. To be honest I still haven’t figured out how to cover non coronavirus stuff. At first I was thinking humor, like that’s gonna be a lot of hand sanitizer. But then I remember all the folks who used to work there who are now out of work and it didn’t it seemed flat. So I don’t really know what to say except I hope this is a sign of resilience. Read More

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SO ABOUT THAT

Thanks to Jason for sending: “Power substation at the Amtrak yard in NE just let go.”

@IAFF36 also reported: “A Box Alarm for a reported fire has been sounded at 1401 New York Ave NE. Please use caution in the area to allow our members to work safely.”

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4pm Sunday Okie at Fenwick Street, NE

From Council Member McDuffie’s office: “Shooting in Ivy City: Okie Street NE is blocked off between the 1300 & 1500 block. Multiple victims appear to have non life threatening injuries. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”

“Update: Unfortunately, one of the victims has succumbed to their wounds and has been pronounced dead. We will provide additional updates as MPD makes them available to the public. Anyone with information is asked to call @dcpolicedept at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District and Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery that occurred on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in the 1300 block of Okie Street, Northeast.

At approximately 2:22 pm, the suspects, who were in a vehicle, approached the victim at the listed location. The suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victim in an effort to take the victim’s property. One of the suspects brandished a handgun. A struggle ensued in which the victim took the handgun and shot both suspects. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the suspects to an area hospital, where one suspect succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second suspect was treated for non-life threatening injuries and placed under arrest. A third victim was also treated at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Daniel Jackson, of Southeast, DC.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, 21 year-old Dominique Davis, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery. Read More

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