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4850 Massachusetts Avenue, NW photo by An-Phuong Ly

From an email:

“A new retail outpost of Cork Wine Bar & Market will open in partnership with Pizzeria Paradiso on Wednesday, October 13 in Washington D.C.’s Spring Valley neighborhood. Cork Spring Valley will offer its trademark collection of Old-World wines by the bottle in addition to grocery and to-go market items from local woman and minority-owned food businesses.

A grand opening event on Friday, October 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. will kick off a number of opening promotions and giveaways available throughout the weekend including: Read More


via DC Fire and EMS

From DC Fire and EMS:

“Final update military ordnance located 4700 block Quebec St NW. Military ordnance team has secured the item and will transport it for disposal. Incident has been mitigated and evacuation zone is no longer in place.”

“Unusual incident 4700 block Quebec St NW. what appears to be unexploded military style ordnance discovered during backyard excavation. #DCsBravest in unified command with @DCPoliceDept and military ordnance team. 450 foot evacuation zone established in all directions.”

“Update: The item was discovered as part of an ongoing operation by @USACEBaltimore to search for & mitigate discarded ordnance from WW I testing in what were then isolated open fields.”


4850 Massachusetts Avenue, NW via Pizzeria Paradiso Spring Valley

From a press release:

“The fifth location of Pizzeria Paradiso will open for business on Monday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC’s Spring Valley neighborhood at 4850 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Credited with introducing the Washington area to Neapolitan-style pizza more than 25 years ago, chef and owner Ruth Gresser’s latest outpost will boast a DC-centric beer and cider list from beverage director Drew McCormick. Eric Gronning of Gronning Architects designed the 179-seat restaurant including the largest outdoor space of all the pizzeria’s locations. Read More


The OG PP space soon to be ChiKo.

From an email:

“Pizzeria Paradiso’s fifth, and largest location will open in Spring Valley at 4850 Massachusetts Ave, NW in late November.  Guests can expect the same great menu of Neapolitan pizzas, salads and appetizers made with high quality ingredients from chef/owner Ruth Gresser that’s available at all the other locations, in addition to 14 draft lines with mostly DC and local beers selected by beverage director Drew McCormick. Read More


Christian Broder, via GoFundMe

Wendy sends a heartbreaking update about Millie’s General Manager Christian Broder. From the GoFundMe:

“We are heartbroken to share that last night Christian passed away. He was comfortable with Molly by his side and surrounded by loved ones. We are so grateful for your love and support over the last two weeks as Christian fought so hard.

Molly and the Broder family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical teams at Piedmont Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for their tireless efforts and guidance.”

WJLA reported:

“Broder’s brother, Nicholas, told an ABC affiliate in Atlanta that a car pulled up that they thought was their Uber, but instead a man jumped out with a gun and robbed them. Read More


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