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737 8th Street, SE photos courtesy Little District Books

From a press release:

Little District Books opened June 17th, 2022. A dream business for owner Patrick Kern, a 10-year resident of the greater Washington D.C. area. 

“I wanted to create the bookstore I needed when I was younger,” said Kern, explaining that while many indie bookstores carry titles by queer authors, they might only carry one or two titles from a particular author, and they can be hard to locate among the thousands of other books.” As an example, he pointed out writers like T.J. Klune and V.E. Schwab, both authors with recently famous titles, but who also have large catalogs of great stories most people don’t know about. Read More

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Artists from left to right: Hannah Atallah, Shani Shih, and Daniel Barojas

Thanks to Lindsay for sending: “There are new murals on a wall near Dog Ma in Navy Yard! (Near Virginia Ave and 8th St SE) the last one was just finished yesterday”

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713 8th Street, SE formerly home to Finn McCool’s/Molly Malone’s

From a press release:

“Crazy Aunt Helen’s is bringing American Comfort Food prepared with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients (and love) to the Barracks Row section of Capitol Hill. This is the first solo project from DC restaurant vet Shane Mayson, who aims for a homey, eclectic vibe with Southern flair. Miss Pixie Windsor of 14th Street’s home furnishings store Miss Pixie’s designed the restaurant, complete with vibrant colors, repurposed materials and mix and match plates and funky coffee mugs. The two story restaurant seats 76 on the first floor, including 26 at the bar, as well as 53 seats upstairs. The outdoor patio can accommodate 12, with an additional 12 seats in the Streetery. Read More

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From MPD:

“This evening (Thursday) at approximately 5:35 pm, a victim left their car running in the 400 block of 8th Street SE while picking up food. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.”

“This evening (Thursday) at approximately 7:45 pm, a victim left their car running in the 500 block of 8th Street SE while picking up food. An unknown suspect entered their vehicle and fled in northbound on 8th St SE, followed by a black van with unknown tags.”

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