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Ed. Note: Let me tell you about back in the day

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that Open Streets 2021 will return to Georgia Avenue NW on Saturday, October 2, 2021- the first in a series of Open Streets events across all eight wards to be held in 2021-2022. During the event, the District will close three miles of Georgia Avenue, between Barry Place NW and Missouri Avenue, to cars. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the corridor will be open to residents and visitors to walk, bike, run, and scooter through, and visitors will have opportunities to support local businesses and participate in a range of activities. Read More

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2714 Georgia Avenue, NW

The placard for Sankofa says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 83 and Total Occupancy Load of 136. Summer Garden with 53 seats.”

For those not familiar: “Since 1998, Sankofa has been a cultural center, bookstore and cafe devoted to people of African descent”

Ed. Note: Sankofa also applied for a liquor license back in 2011. Not sure if that went ever went through or not.

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Thanks to G Burton and everyone else for sending.

From DC Fire and EMS: “Update Working Fire 3500 block Ga. Ave NW. aggressive interior firefighting by #DCsBravest knocked down bulk of fire & limited extension in adjacent building. Continue to open up & hit hotspots. No injuries reported.”

From AlertDC: “DCFEMS reports the 3400-3500 block of Georgia Avenue NW, between Otis Place and Morton Street NW, will be closed until further notice due to fire activity. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route.” Read More

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