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From a press release:

MGM National Harbor – MGM Resorts International’s (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts”) luxury resort and casino located in the heart of the nation’s Capital Region – will reopen to the general public at 6:00am on Monday, June 29 following its closure earlier this year amidst the coronavirus crisis.  MGM National Harbor’s amenity offerings initially will be limited with plans to open additional venues in the coming weeks and months.

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Kim and others reported around 5:45am: “huge police response at corner of RIA and Eastern Ave in NE DC. Easily 40 emergency vehicles w helicopter circling overhead. Any idea what this is?”

Katie reports: “Carjacking in Fort Totten that ended up on a chase through DC and into MD. 3 out of the 4 suspects were caught in Mount Rainier. Apparently Rhode Island Avenue was/is closed for continued investigation (a DC police cruiser crashed during the chase)” Read More

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Thanks to William for sending this beauty listing from Zillow:

“Renovated treasure by a Frank Lloyd Wright devotee in the picturesque Village of Drummond. Superb location on one of Chevy Chase’s coveted streets with high ceilings, unique architectural details, windows abound, and exquisite views surrounded by lush landscaping, colorful flowering gardens, two patios, and great entertaining space.”

Check out all the photos here. It’s listed at $1,500,000.

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Tthe chief executives of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia held a joint call to discuss the coronavirus (COVID-19) response throughout the region. The call included a push for concerted effort on testing in the region, a regional framework on business impacts, and ongoing coordinated messaging to encourage residents to be good neighbors by staying at home. The Mayor and the Governors agreed to continue to advocate for more resources and leadership from the federal government to meet immediate needs like testing supplies and direct financial assistance to cities, counties and states.

They issued the following statement: Read More

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100 M Street, SE

Thanks to Raymond for sending. Looks like Rockville closed March 1st. Did Navy Yard also close March 1st? And I just confirmed over the phone – they closed permanently in Navy Yard on Sunday too. If you go to Gordon Biersch’s website there are no locations listed for D.C. (and the Rockville on is gone too.)

Gordon Biersch opened in Navy Yard back in March 2013. Read More

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Beautiful photo but sorry to hear about the loss of Dame Edna. John writes:

“I have three backyard chooks in a coop I built myself in Kensington, MD: Persephone, Dame Edna and Madge. They all have personalities and I regard them as pets. I let them out occasionally for a run around the back yard, but unfortunately Dame Edna got taken by a red tailed hawk. I decided to leave the carcass in the yard for the hawk to feed on as it is winter and it has its right to the kill despite my grieving. This is the hawk coming down the next morning for round two of her/his meal.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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via Pepe’s Pizza

On Monday we posted some scuttlebutt saying that Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana could be coming to D.C. We then learned form a source it would be in Montgomery County. Our good friends at WTOP have found out the location – “Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, of New Haven, Connecticut — plans to open a new location in Maryland at Westfield Montgomery Mall in 2020.”

*I’m only including one exclamation point because it will be in Westfield Montgomery Mall. Happy for folks that live nearby but that’s a bit out of my coverage area.

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