89 H Street, NW
Where the Walmart is, in the neighborhood we’re always fighting about – NoMa seemed to be the consensus at the last discussion? Anyway, we heard they were closing but didn’t know when – Friday at 7pm:
I got lots of reports of a helicopter circling last night and it sounds like there may have been two incidents. Regarding the one around Mount Vernon Square/Triangle it appears related to a “critical missing person” report:
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating endangered 22-year-old Aaron Weatherly, who was last seen walking northbound in the 700 block of 5th St, NW on Monday, February 18, 2019.
Aaron Weatherly is described as a black male, with medium brown complexion, 5’1″ in height, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with a fade. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, a green polo shirt and brown boots in front of 715 7th St NW. He may be in need of medication, has a mindset of a 2-yr old.
MPD is asking that if you have any information about the whereabouts of Aaron Weatherly to please call 202.727.9099.”
Another reader responded to the queries with:
“Not likely related but ANOTHER Eckington shooting, 8:55 pm, 1700 Lincoln, choppers circling here for an hour afterward.”
Ed. Note: I have not found any police reports about that shooting so perhaps it was shots fired (nobody hit). Though I did find a report about a shooting around 12:30pm on Lincoln earlier in the day:
“Shooting in the 1600 block of Lincoln Road NE. Lookout for B/M, dark complexion, gray coat with black hood, armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. L/S E/B on Q street NE”
425 I Street, NW
Alba Osteria opened at the end of 2013. A trailblazer for the area. But I’m now hearing that they will be changing their concept to tacos. The tipster is one of the tipsters who accurately told us about Sixth Engine’s closure. I therefore give this an accuracy rating of 88%. Updates when/if we learn more.
8th and H Street, NW across the street from the Carnegie Library and the coming Apple Flagship store
Techworld!! I worked here way back in the day in my previous life and I feel like there used to be a gym here – anyone remember which gym that was or am I losing my mind? Ed. Note: I realize that is not mutually exclusive. Anyway, thanks to Bry for sending the news that an Equinox is coming!
438 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Scuttlebutt confirmed. I hear the new joint should open in 2-3 months. Standby for an exact opening date.
From a press release:
“After seven years with Sixth Engine in DC’s Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, the partners of Long Shot Hospitality [Long Shot] are selling the business [excluding the name] to the team behind The Pub and the People.
The space, which dates from 1855, and served as the oldest firehouse in the District until it was decommissioned in 1974, found new life with Long Shot. Since its restoration and renovation in 2011, it has been a vibrant dining and bar location, beloved for local craft brews, handcrafted cocktails, and imaginative American fare. (more…)
Thanks to Rachel for sending:
“I noticed at 506 K Street NW (Across from the Giant) in Mt. Vernon, there was new gym/training place opened called EPIC. I called and it is their grand opening this week and they’re offering $1 classes until 2/4/2019 when you register on their website (It’s the last option when you pick the class you want to attend)
Looks like a fun atmosphere for people who don’t enjoy regular gyms.”
From their website: (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…)
801 K Street, NW
The Apple flagship store can’t be far behind!!
From an email:
“In a few months, the Historical Society will open the new DC History Center at the Carnegie Library. The DC History Center is the permanent home to the Kiplinger Research Library, the DC History Center Store, and a host of public programs, workshops, and exhibits. It animates the local stories of Washington for students, teachers, and the public. Become a Member.”