Washington, DC

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


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.


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


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



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.”


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


1408 Okie Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Any word on what this is gonna be? It’s in ivy city in front of the Hecht apartment building and planet fitness.”

I’ve been getting a lot of queries about this spot. Back in October we reported: “The Lane will redefine leisure time for urban parents.” If you have kids, this could be a game changer.

Thanks to Zach for sending more photos: Read More


Photo credit: Kick Axe Throwing®

From a press release:

“Get axe-cited!​ ​A new breed of social games concepts (hello iceless curling!) are coming to DC when ​THRōW SocialTM DC a​nd ​Kick Axe Throwing®​ open in Ivy City on​ February 6 ​at ​1401 Okie Street NE​. The venue will soft open to the public on ​January 31​.

Ginger Flesher-Sonnier​, the force behind innovative experiences in D.C., Philadelphia and Brooklyn, like Escape Room LiveTM​, is now giving locals a new way to sip and socialize with her two-level interactive space.

Spanning 22,000 square feet, the joint venue boasts a dozen axe-throwing ranges on the first floor (Kick Axe Throwing®), and five curling rinks and six FootBowl (football + bowling) ranges on the upper level (THRōW SocialTM DC). Read More


“Bar-b-q carbecue”

Jerold reports at 1:22pm: “The Carolina Chopped BBQ food truck was being dealt with by fire department personnel on NY Avenue NE near Ivy City a few minutes ago.”

AlertDC reported:

“DDOT reports the inbound left travel lane in the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE is blocked due to a food truck fire. Traffic gets by on the right. Please use caution in the area.”


Thanks to Dennis and Michael for sending the opening date for Ivy City’s Target:

“Take all my money”

From Target: “The stores will celebrate their grand openings to the public on Nov. 10.”

New York Ave. Target – 67,000-square-foot
1515 New York Ave., NE

“The two stores will offer a curated selection of apparel and accessories for the whole family, home décor and essentials, an assortment of health, personal care and beauty products, grab-and-go groceries, fresh produce and more. Services at both locations will include a CVS Pharmacy and Order Pickup – which allows guests to order items online and pick up in store in as soon as an hour. The New York Ave. store will include a Starbucks.”

Tenleytown Target – 46,000-square-foot
4500 Wisconsin Ave.


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