From a press release:

“nailsaloon, D.C.’s leading purveyor of premium nail and beauty care service, is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of its fourth location in the historic Parks at Walter Reed. This milestone signifies an exciting chapter in the company’s growth story, revolutionizing the salon industry with a refreshing, client-centered approach. The newest location, spanning a generous 1695 square feet, encapsulates nailsaloon’s refined, parlor-esque brand identity, which is set to debut at the new Chevy Chase location (the company’s third outpost) launching next fall. This visionary reinterpretation enhances the immersive salon experience, creating an intimate space at the intersection of indulgence, relaxation, and camaraderie. Read More


Thanks to David, Keith and all who passed on the good word: “Update on the Whole Foods at the Walter Reed campus: Grand Opening Wednesday June 28.”

Full release from Whole Foods:

“Whole Foods Market will open a new 47,000-square-foot store, located at 7130 12th Street NW, on June 28 at 8 a.m. EDT. Part of the historic Walter Reed development, the store’s design embraces calming colors and reflective finishes, offering a nostalgic feel that blends with the architecture of the old army hospital. The new location’s product assortment features more than 800 local items from across the greater D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, Local Forager for Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Features of the Washington D.C. store include: Read More


7130 12th Street, NW rendering via Hines

The liquor licenses for the Whole Foods say:

“New Class “B” Full-Service Grocery Store with a Tasting Permit.”


“New Class “D” Restaurant located inside of a Full-Service Grocery Store with a Seating Capacity of 42, and Total Occupancy Load of 439.”

Hours are listed as “Sunday through Saturday 7am – 10pm” Read More


“Down in the Reeds is a day-long Fall celebration and Music Festival. Our 2022 Festival is happening on Saturday October 8th from 11am – 7pm at The Parks at Walter Reed.”

From a press release:

The Down in the Reeds Festival is 2 weeks away! This whole day fall music festival at The Parks at Walter Reed will feature two stages of live music and workshops, an interactive art and music collaboration space, interactive art for the family, lawn games, a live art and murals, a historical scavenger hunt, local art vendors and amazing local food and beverage.
The Festival is FREE but RSVPs are required here.


via The Parks

From a press release:

“Hines, Urban Atlantic and Triden Development Group announced today they have closed on one acre at The Parks at Walter Reed to develop Kite House, a 109-unit luxury condominium property. Grosvenor Americas provided financing through its Structured Development Finance program. Bank OZK is providing the construction financing. Construction on Kite House is planned to begin in October with completion of the project in early 2023.

Kite House will offer contemporary and stylish one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes elevated by concierge service, convenient coworking space, a modern fitness center, and an inspiring indoor-outdoor lounge. Designed with 109 for-sale units, including nine affordable units, and 11,000 rentable square feet of retail, Read More


From MPD:

“On May 9, 2021, at approximately 02:35 AM Officers responded to the 400 block of Emerson Street NW for sounds of Gunshots. Once on the scene officers located multiple shell casing. No report of any injuries or property damage. The incident is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

and Read More

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

Before moving to its current location in Bethesda, Maryland, Walter Reed Army Medical Center occupied this massive 113 acre campus from 1909 to 2011. During its 102 years, it grew from 80 beds to 5500 rooms while serving tens of thousands of wounded troops and veterans from WWI to Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Many presidents were treated at this hospital including President Eisenhower who died here. Read More


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