Doug has crossed the River! I run a restaurant in the Courthouse area of Arlington and my host told me some Doctor asked to speak with me. Almost immediately I felt I recognized him, and it took about 30 seconds into his story about being a neighbor and a former “regular” of ours, that his assistant had his car and he left his wallet, phone and keys in there and was having trouble getting in touch with him. He said the host was nice enough to let him use the phone but he had no luck. My first response was to just say “Doug?”, to which he said, “huh?”. I asked how I could help him and he asked for some free beer, to which my response was, “that’s not going to happen, Doug”. (more…)
deer on tracks at Crystal City, man on cell phone. From June, just feels right.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser released the following statement on Amazon HQ2:
“Amazon in Arlington is a win for DC. We will continue preparing residents with the skills and knowledge they need for the jobs of the future, including at Amazon.
“We know that this opportunity will push us to work together on our biggest challenges like improving our transportation and infrastructure. We must continue our investment in safety, reliability, and capacity at Metro and find ways to enhance service, including late night service.
“We call on elected leaders in the region to come together and agree to a concrete goal for affordable and workforce housing. DC has been leading the way on affordable housing with unprecedented investment in preservation and production. In four years, we have invested $471 million with just one of our locally funded tools, the Housing Production Trust Fund.
“We offer our congratulations to Arlington and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have always said that we would put our region and its people up against any other in the world. And as the federal government slows its growth, today’s announcement demonstrates that the technology sector will continue to flourish in our region as our economy diversifies.”
“Amazon today announced that we have selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for our new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new locations will join Seattle as the company’s three headquarters in North America. In addition, Amazon announced that it has selected Nashville for a new Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and other similar activities. The Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville will create more than 5,000 jobs.
The new Washington, D.C. metro headquarters in Arlington will be located in National Landing, and the New York City headquarters will be located in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer
Thanks to all for messaging me this Washington Post article:
“Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be made to the public, according to people close to the process.”
“Final Update: Police Activity / Street Closure / 17th Street and Newton Street, NW
MPD reports incident clear and all associated road closures are now open to traffic.”
Details from Arlington County PD:
“UPDATE: Police identified the suspect as Salodus Zeloter Hicks, 60, of Washington D.C. and obtained warrants for forcible rape and strangulation. At approximately 9:15 p.m. on September 26, Arlington County Police, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, attempted to execute a search and arrest warrants on the suspect at a residence in the 3300 block of Mt. Pleasant Street NW in Washington, D.C. Upon making contact with the suspect, he refused to exit the residence. Following a 16-hour barricade, he was safely taken into police custody with assistance by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Metropolitan Police Department.”
Last night around 9pm nonutsnicki wrote us: (more…)
Big, big news for our cousins across the river – you’re getting a Pint! For those not familiar, you really need to get out more : )
Meridian Pint was founded on the premise of environmental sustainability. Our strict focus on American craft beer allows us to eliminate the impact of transatlantic shipping as well as maintain a locally based revenue stream. In addition, we serve mostly draft beer enabling us to reduce our impact on recycling resources. A large percentage of our chef-driven, seasonal menu is sourced from local and regional farms. Pairing great beer with unique dinners, cheeses or appetizers enables us to elevate the growing culture of craft beer here in Washington, DC.
Composting the bulk of our waste helps us reduce our impact on landfills to less than 10%. Furthermore, much of the equipment, furniture, construction materials and design elements have been recycled or reclaimed. Our energy source comes from wind mill farms in the way of green energy credits. Finally, 95% of our staff lives within walking distance helping to minimize parking problems, traffic flow and overall reduce our carbon foot print.
It is our hope to be environmental stewards to the community and hopefully convey a better way of doing business through the spirit of American craft beer. We hope you enjoy your experience.
–John Andrade, Owner
Until all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed an exact location is not yet known but it’ll be somewhere in North Arlington (Not in Clarendon or Ballston.) Very good news for NoVa – updates in a few weeks when the ink should be dry! (Do people still use these expressions?) You can see Meridian Pint’s menus here. STAY TUNED.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From Alert DC:
“The Aerial Control Team (ACT) will control a flyover of the National Capitol Region at Arlington National Cemetery at 1145 hours today. It will consist of four (4) A-10 Thunderbolts. The aircraft will depart and return to Martin State Air National Guard Base.”
2832 Wilson Blvd via IOTA Club & Cafe
ARLnow with the sad news:
“The owners of IOTA Club and Cafe in Clarendon announced this morning they have decided to close after 23.5 years in business. Currently, the last item on IOTA’s performance calendar is an open mic night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The venue’s lease expires on Sept. 30, which will be the IOTA’s day in business.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kyle
I wanted to share this feel good story because my confidence in local police (in Arlington) was just reaffirmed.
On Tuesday night I was driving to DC from the Rosslyn at 6:45 pm and was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on Key Bridge. When the two lanes become three, the car behind me veered into the far left lane to prevent me from merging. He pulled his car up next to mine and proceeded to yell obscenities at me through our open windows (it was an unusually warm night). When the light finally changed he pulled ahead of me, scratching the front left side of my car. Traffic was horrible, so I was forced to sit behind him for another 10 minutes until we were able to turn left. During that time, he removed items from his car and threw them at my car. When we were finally able to turn onto M, I pulled off the road to avoid him any further (clearly he was not going to pull over to exchange insurance information). (more…)