798 Maine Ave, SW
Thanks to Daniel for sending: “There’s a new orange theory opening by the wharf near the cvs tat 798 Maine Avenue. Also, their Facebook page says opening in mid-November.”
From a press release:
“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates (formerly PN Hoffman) and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, along with joint venture partner, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), closed on the largest private construction loan in the city’s history in the amount of $847 million.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), led the nonrecourse transaction, along with syndicate members Starwood Capital Group, Mack Real Estate Group and Pentagon Federal Credit Union.
“We are excited to welcome Goldman Sachs to the second phase of this vibrant waterfront community,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Hoffman & Associates. “It’s been nearly two years since the delivery of Phase 1 of The Wharf and its success has led to continued confidence as we develop Phase 2.” Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
his morning, before 7am, I woke up to the sound of about 15 measured explosions (?), though I’m not sure what they were. It sounded like fireworks or maybe construction equipment that is used when laying a building’s foundation (there’s a lot of construction around here). The sound was so powerful that it caused my house to vibrate. It continued to happen every 10 minutes or so, with the last sequence sounding much more like fireworks, with an uneven distribution. Does anyone know what the heck it was? Not sure if it’s connected to Ft. McNair?”
Eric replied to a similar query on twitter:
“Fort Myer. Almost certainly practicing artilary/cannon fire. It did have a different pacing today but that’s what it was.”
On behalf of my organization, Friends of Lombardi, I am hosting a charity concert in on 9/26 at Union Stage in the Wharf, featuring White Ford Bronco. All proceeds go directly towards cancer research and treatment at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Here is the link for additional info and tickets.
Update from DC United above.
Disturbing report from a Seattle Sounders supporters group:
“Some of our brothers and sisters were attacked last night after the game. Some have been hospitalized. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. ECS has also put out the following statement: Read More
via google maps
“On September 18, 2019, at approximately 8:10 PM, First District members responded to the area of 200 P St SW for the sounds of gunshots. Responding officers located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers are still on the scene actively investigating. Roads are closed in the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the MPD Tip Line at 202-727-9099.”
Kwame Onwuachi courtesy Kith/Kin
From a press release:
“Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf, delicious food, eclectic sounds featuring live music entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums. Read More
via google maps
I was wondering if anyone wrote in about the reports of an active shooter or person with a gun on the green line last night. It took place between L’Enfant and Waterfront on a train heading towards Branch Ave around 10pm. Read More
via google maps
“On 9/9/19, at approximately 12:24 a.m., officers from the First District responded to the 1500 block of First Street SW for the sounds of gunshots. While searching the area, the officers found an unoccupied vehicle that had been struck several times. Additionally, two windows of a nearby building were also shattered. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the gunfire. There were no usable descriptions of suspects on the scene. Read More
Unfortunately I was out of town over the weekend and received many messages about crime reports over the weekend. While I try to tweet these out as I get them, I’m posting them here for posterity and our historical record. Thanks to all who messaged me and apologies for the late reply.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Burglary One and Second Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the 1300 block 30th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 1:30 AM, the suspect gained entry to a private residence. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted a female victim. The suspect then fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years in age, with bald or short hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727 9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”
From Saturday August 31st:
“The First District is currently conducting an investigation into shots being fired in the 1100 block of I St SE. At this time no one has been struck. A vehicle in the area was struck.
The suspects involved in this incident have been described as 2 black male juveniles riding a blue and black Revel Moped. Read More