Washington, DC

Photo by Tim Brown

Thanks to Todd for the tip: “The JoS. A. Bank, Downtown-Penn Chinatown ( 555 11th St NW (F St NW), Washington, D.C ). I stopped in yesterday and there was one employee there boxing stuff up and he said that it was the stores last day of operation.”

Photo by Mark Lyon

The New York Times reports this morning:

“The owner of Men’s Wearhouse and JoS. A. Bank, which once dominated the market for affordable men’s suits, filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday, as demand plummeted for its corporate clothing with the coronavirus pandemic keeping America’s office workers at home.” Read More


915 F Street, NW

SUCCOTASH opened to great acclaim back in September 2017.

Thanks to G. for passing on:

“Dear SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter Guests,

We have made the decision to close our SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter restaurant for the summer, effective this Monday, July 6th.

Unfortunately, the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington DC has become a ghost town. Storefronts remain boarded up, tourism is negligible, the Capital One Arena is without games or concerts, theaters are without shows, hotels without occupancy and officeworkers remain at home…all for the foreseeable future. With little traffic, there is insufficient business to sustain our team. We will return in the Fall and are optimistic that our neighborhood vibrancy returns with us. Read More


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


480 7th Street, NW. Photos by Mark Lyon

Over the weekend we learned from Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup:

“We will operate “Bodegas” out of our Beefsteak locations in Foggy Bottom and Dupont, adding an additional one at Jaleo DC on Monday.

These markets are intended to connect the community to staple items such as eggs, milk and flour along with household goods like cleaning solutions, paper towels and hand sanitizer, all of which have become scarce during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Beefsteak Bodega items, which will also include produce and fresh-cut vegetables, will be available for pick-up and delivery through our delivery partners from 11am to 5pm daily. Jaleo DC Bodega items will be available on the Jaleo website, for pick-up and through our delivery partners from 12pm to 8pm daily, beginning on Monday.

Thanks to Mark for sharing: “The Jaleo bodega.” Read More


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