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1300 4th Street, SE courtesy La Famosa

From a press release:

“La Famosa, a tribute to the vibrant, flavorful cuisine of Puerto Rico, opens its doors on September 14. The highly anticipated restaurant, located at 1300 4th Street, SE in The Bower in Navy Yard, promises a fresh take on classic Puerto Rican cuisine. An all-day, “fast-fine” restaurant, La Famosa, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner while offering an extensive coffee program and full bar of tropical-inspired drinks. The brainchild of Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst, La Famosa is a nod to the Caribbean island where he was born. Meaning ‘The Famous One’, La Famosa is the name of the Puerto Rican canning food company which Parkhurst’s family founded in 1921.

Update: “Since opening on Monday, the overwhelming support for La Famosa has been truly amazing, and our team is so appreciative of the community! We are working tirelessly to keep up with demand and to ensure that our high standards for food and service are not compromised. To that end, we are making a few temporary adjustments to the menu and operating hours including:

Lunch service is temporarily suspended. Breakfast and dinner are available 7 days a week from 7-11AM and 5-9PM respectively. Coffee and pastries are available throughout the day.
A slightly abbreviated menu.
Takeout orders will be available for walk-ins only.

We will soon return to full service including lunch, online orders and delivery. Thanks to the DC community for your patience, understanding and support during our opening week.” Read More

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via Walters (10 N Street, SE)

From an email:

“Jeremy Gifford and Chef Ryan McGill go way back. 9 years ago Gifford recruited McGill to leave fine dinning and focus on the neighborhood bar (DC Reynolds) that was only known for its #BOGO happy hour. “I knew if we were going to make it we had to have great food”. McGill had cut his teeth at more fine dining establishment around town but was looking for a change of pace. Most important he lived in the neighborhood. “We had a great underrated food program for years” says Gifford, currently focused on his huge sports bar adjacent to Nationals Park.

“Walters kitchen is way bigger than we need right now with no sports” which triggered his idea to reach out to McGill for his help launching SouthEats Breakfast Shop. Launching Tuesday from 8am-11am Monday-Friday the Navy Yard restaurant will offer breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit parfait, tacos, and coffee to go (Gifford is looking for a local roaster to partner with). Read More

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From DDOT:

“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that construction of Car Free Lanes on 7th Street NW and M Street SE will begin on August 17, weather permitting. The work is part of a year-long project to improve bus performance and safety throughout the District.

“We are advancing the Bowser Administration’s commitment to bolstering bus service in our city,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “These Car Free Lanes will not only increase bus travel speeds and reliability but will also help reinvigorate business and commuter activity in the downtown area.”

Car Free Lanes are part of DDOT’s Bus Priority Program, the Bowser Administration’s initiative to enhance bus service across all eight wards of the District.

Beginning August 17, motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should expect the following traffic impacts: Read More

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300 block of Water Street, SE

“Dear PoPville,

Last night around 11 pm in Navy Yard in the parking lot next to District Winery there were a ton if Ambulance and about 50 plus people. Do you have any idea what happened?”

Another reader wrote: “Ya’ll something is on fire in Navy Yard. Street is full of smoke.”

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1201 Half Street, SE #120 courtesy Atlas Brew Works

From an email:

“Cheer on the World Champion Washington Nationals for their Home Opener from Atlas Brew Works Half Street Brewery & Tap Room, adjacent to the Center Field Gate. Today, July 23, join the Atlas team for its craft beer offerings like the Bullpen Pilsner, a craft lager brewed in partnership with the Nationals, menu offerings from Andy’s Pizza, and televisions broadcasting the game with sound. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On 6/16/20 at approximately 10:15 pm, First District officers responded to the 700 block of 7th Street NW for the sounds of gunshots. Once on the scene, officers found evidence that a gun had recently been fired and began searching for involved parties and witnesses. It is believed that a confrontation between unknown persons led to the gunshots. There are no reports of injuries at this time.

First District detectives are actively investigating this incident. If any member of the public has information or video of the incident, please contact the First District Detectives Office at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.”


via google maps

“On 6/16/20 at approximately 10:43 p.m., First District officers responded to the 1300 block of Half Street SW for a report of a shooting. On the scene, officers found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Read More

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