1270 F Street, NW
Thanks to Hillary (and others) for sending:
“Signage up at the old Papyrus on F Street for a Paper Source – coming soon.”
Ed. Note: A Paper Source is also coming to Logan Circle.
Thanks to Robert for sending: “looks like another Wawa is coming to DC. Former Staples location at 1250 H Street NW (Metro Center)”
Ed. Note: Work has also started at another Wawa coming to Thomas Circle.
12th and G Street, NW photo by Mark Lyon
Thanks to Mark for sending word about Little Sesame‘s newest location.
On Little Sesame’s website they have the address as 1120 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Check out their menu here.
F Street, NW between 11th and 10th
Full police report from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and Internal Affairs Division are investigating a homicide and a police involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, February 13, 2020, in the 700 block of 8th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 5:08 pm, uniformed members of the First District were on patrol in the area and heard the sounds of gunshots. They located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and observed a suspect fleeing the scene. Officers pursued the suspect into the 700 block of 10th Street, Northwest, where there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officers. The suspect was apprehended in the area of 11th and H Streets, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the suspect and victim to local hospitals for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The suspect was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The decedent has been identified as 29 year-old Terence Dantzler, of no fixed address. Read More
13th and G Street, NW
Thanks to Matt for sending: “Bluestone Lane Metro Center Opens Tomorrow.” This is the old Johnston & Murphy space. Bluestone Lane just opened their Logan Circle location last Friday, so this will be their 7th location in D.C.
13th and G Street, NW
This is the old Johnston & Murphy space across from Metro Center that we first heard about back in July.
They’ve now applied for an outdoor cafe permit. Good news come springtime. Stay tuned for an exact opening date!
13th and G Street, NW
And apparently the Johnston & Murphy has closed…
Thanks to HH and Jason for sending:
“Looks like a Bluestone Lane is opening up on 13th and G NW.”
This will be their 4th D.C. location. Update when we get an opening date.
Wawa is continuing their DMV expansion with a location at Metro Center.
1331 L Street, NW
Matt Friedman reports yesterday:
“Pizza Autentica on L Street is closed. I saw them taking the sign down yesterday.”
Pizza Autentica opened up on L Street back in 2009.
Streets of Washington, written by John DeFerrari, covers some of DC’s most interesting buildings and history. John is the author of Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats, published by the History Press, Inc. and also the author of Lost Washington DC.
At first glance, this circa 1880 view of E Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets seems like any other old-time street scene. A jumble of 19th century storefronts crowd a busy street. Yet in the decades after the Civil War, this block, affectionately known as “Rum Row” for its many saloons, was one of Washington’s liveliest and most notorious. Possibly a dozen or more pedestrians can be seen as “ghosts,” grouped in pairs or lounging in doorways, reduced to fleeting blurs by the photograph’s slow exposure time. Though still going strong at the time of this photo, the decadent culture of Rum Row would eventually be stamped out by righteous city officials in the name of progress–just as the infamous “Strip” on nearby 14th Street would similarly be eradicated 100 years later.
Originally a line of federal town houses, Rum Row changed character dramatically during the Civil War, when soldiers swarmed the streets of Washington looking for cheap entertainment. The row’s previously respectable homes and commercial establishments were gradually replaced with saloons and gambling joints, which remained for decades to come. The row’s central location made it the rendezvous for all elements of society. “On the row a man met and mingled with the elite, the bon-ton, the busy man-about-town, the Bohemian, the poet laureate, the soldier of fortune, and everything but the bootlegger, a type that at that date had not come into existence,” wrote The Washington Post in 1921. Read More