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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Have You Seen this Orange Cat?

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A neighbor writes in with the following information about his missing cat:

We are neighbors, live on 10th street between I and K, and have lost our cat. He's an outside cat but hasn't come back the last two nights. Was wondering if you could post a note on your site? He's a young tabby cat, he had a grey flee/tick collar on. He has a distinctive mark of color on his nose, you can see in the pics attached. His name is Kai Kai and he will come if you whistle. 

Friday, December 02, 2016

Pop Up Holiday Bazaar at East Side Yoga Sunday

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Find something special lurking just around the corner. Photo courtesy of East Side Yoga

East Side Yoga (2nd floor of 518 Tenth St. NE) will host a pop-up Holiday Bazaar Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring ten local and woman owned businesses. In addition to the items you can purchase at the bazaar, many of the businesses will also be offer samples, discounts, and demos. Chase away the cold with complimentary tea (from Capital Teas on Barracks Row) and treats (from Hill-based Capitol Sweets) on hand for bazaar guests. ​​

Double Shooting on Capitol Avenue Last Night [Updated]

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Two men were shot last night a little before 7:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Capitol Avenue. The text of the alert appears below. This is north and west of Trinidad, north and east of Gallaudet University, and on the southern border of Ivy City.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Tavern from DGS Team Coming to H Street

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1337 H St. as it appeared in 2004

A new bar, as yet unnamed, will set up shop at 1337 H St. The new tavern will hold an on-premises Retailer Class C license. The application comes to us from Bespoke 1337, LLC, which Borderstan reports consists of the team behind Dupont Circle's DGS Deli (cousins David and Nick Wiseman). As Borderstan notes, the paperwork once refers to the bar as the Butcher's Word (interestingly, a Nick Wiseman has a Pinterest Board by this name). It also makes it clear they plan to have occasional live music indoors (so they are requesting an entertainment endorsement), where they plan to have seating for 65. The application includes a summer garden with seating for 15 patrons (total occupancy load of 199). The protest petition deadline is Jan. 16, 2017, with the roll call hearing scheduled for Jan. 30 at 10 a.m., and the protest hearing set for March 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trader Joe's to Open Near Union Market

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We're getting the Trader Joe's that a lot of people have hoped for over the years. The new store will open at 1240 Fourth St. in the Florida Avenue Market, and very close to Union Market (1309 Fifth St.). According to the store's website they are hope to open in 2017.

I could not locate a copy of the press release, but the Washington Business Journal has more details, including that the Trader Joe's will go into the Edison Building (the address for the building has also been given as 340 Florida Ave., and it's on the corner of Florida and Fourth). That building will also have 187 residential units. The grocer will occupy 15,000 of the 30,000 square feet of available retail space at the site. Rebecca Cooper at WBJ also points out that this is just down the street from another large development that will feature a Latin market from chef Jose Garces.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Local Briefing: SMD 5D03 Meeting, Wunder Garten's Pavilion, & NoMa's Holiday Make-It

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ANC 5D03 Commissioner Adam Roberts will hold his final Single Member District Meeting of the year at the Flats at Atlas (1600 Maryland Ave.) tomorrow Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The full agenda is posted online. Representatives from Kettler Development will share their plans for public space improvements to K Street, 17th Street, and Maryland Avenue as part of phase 2 construction of The Flats at Atlas.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stabbings on H Street & Florida Avenue

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There were two local stabbings over the past few days. The first took place in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue Saturday about 11:40 p.m, and the second happened this morning about 1:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of H Street. Look out information was not provided for either crime.

Tree House Lounge to Host Final Show Dec. 3

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Trinidad's Tree House Lounge (1006 Florida Ave.) will hold its final shows on Dec. 2 and 3. The tiny live music venue has hosted local and regional bands, as well as touring performers from all over. Tree House Lounge opened in April of 2013, kicking things off with a blues workshop. Since that time the Tree House has welcomed a vide variety of music acts and genres to their intimate space over the years. The owners have indicated that they intend to offer the space for lease as a bar and restaurant. The line up for the final nights appears below for those who might like to say goodbye.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday on H Street

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Metro Mutts is one of the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday

H Street spots are getting into the act to help you support small local biz today as part of Small Business Saturday. It's a great excuse to shop, eat, and drink right here in our own neighborhood. You can get more details from the slightly modified press release from H Street Main Street below.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on H Street

Statement form Anwar Saleem, executive director of H Street Main Street, on Small Business Saturday—November 26, 2016

“Small Business Saturday is an important day for H Street NE and the District. Our locally-owned small businesses are backbone of our community. They provide essential goods and services and drive H Street’s identity and growth. Without them our neighborhood would not survive. Today and every day of the year, let’s show our thanks to our community businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit of H Street NE and our country by shopping small. America was founded on the idea that with determination, hard work and innovation, the sky is the limit. H Street embodies those ideals and our diverse and thriving small business sector is a testament to it.