the notorious Dave Thomas Circle, the intersection of New York Avenue, NE, Florida Avenue, NE, and First Street, NE

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is alerting all motorists and stakeholders to expect a temporary lane closure on Florida Avenue NE from 1st Street NE to New York Avenue NE. This lane closure will be in place on July 19, 2023, during the hours of 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

This lane closure is necessary for activity related to the Florida Avenue & New York Avenue Intersection Project. Read More


Ed. Note: If I may be so bold, may I suggest the name – Dave Thomas Circle. Alternatively I’d accept Wendy’s Way.

From the NoMa BID:

“The reconfiguration of the Florida Avenue/New York Avenue NE intersection, often referred to as the “Virtual Circle” or “Dave Thomas Circle” is scheduled to begin later this year. This intersection has been a chronic challenge for the District for generations.

In addition to improving safety and navigation for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers, this project will improve the overall experience for everyone by bringing three new public spaces to the area immediately adjacent to the intersection. In advance of the delivery of these new spaces, the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) is partnering with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and inviting members of the community to suggest one overall name for the trio of new public spaces. Read More


Signs of the Times

Thanks to J. for sending from U.S. 50.

For those who missed the news about owner Dan Snyder’s likely sale of the Washington Commanders, the AP reported:

A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales that includes Magic Johnson has an agreement in principle to buy the team for a record $6.05 billion, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. Read More


the notorious Dave Thomas Circle, the intersection of New York Avenue, NE, Florida Avenue, NE, and First Street, NE

Mayor Bowser dropping some big news on Friday at 8:35pm:

“An update on Dave Thomas Circle: We were informed today that the last day of operations for the Wendy’s will be next Tuesday, & they will vacate the premise by 9/30.

Onward to a less confusing and safer intersection. Grateful for the advocacy of neighbors who helped us get here.”

Let us take this opportunity one last time to admire the greatest halloween costume of last year: Read More


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