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by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm 0

Police vanSomeone shot a man in Park View earlier tonight, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting happened on the 600 block of Lamont St. NW just after 8:30 p.m. this evening.

Police said the victim of the shooting was conscious and breathing when officers arrived on the scene.

Authorities released the following alert about a half hour after the crime occurred:

MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting at 600 block of Lamont St, NW LOF: B/M, 5’11 to 6’00” dreadlocks in a pony tail, black T-shirt, khaki short pants and a black bag pack

We’ll update this story when we learn more.

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

Ice Cream JubileeThe rumors are true. A shop known for its eclectic ice cream flavors will open a store near the 14th Street corridor.

Ice Cream Jubilee is moving into the space at 1407 T St. NW, founder Victoria Lai told us today. The store will share the space with local bakery BakeHouse, which closed the retail portion of its business in May.

“We’re really excited to be working together with them and to bring ice cream to the northwest D.C. neighborhood,” Lai said.

When the new shop opens this September, it will sell Jubilee’s menu of ice cream flavors along with “some new things,” she added.

Read more about the opening in a press release from Ice Cream Jubilee:

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by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm 0

207 Florida Ave. NW

A new bar aimed at local artists and photography enthusiasts could soon develop along Florida Ave. NW.

The hangout, dubbed “The Darkroom,” is in the works at 207 Florida Ave. NW, according to a liquor license application recently filed with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Administration (ABRA).

The forthcoming business will be “a venue dedicated to building community through the art of photography,” the application reads.

If all goes according to plan, the bar will feature “a working darkroom, photography studio, bar and art gallery,” and will host screenings, art shows, lectures and classes “designed to preserve the history and and explore the future of the medium.”

The Darkroom will also serve charcuterie, cheese and olives in addition to alcohol, the application notes.

We were unable to reach a representative from the business to comment on the opening. We’ll update this story if we hear back from them.

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

S4 bus on 16th StreetThe District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to share the latest news in its plan to improve public transit on 16th Street NW.

DDOT will hold a community meeting on its “16th Street NW Transit Priority Project” at the Mount Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW) on Thursday, Sept. 22., at 6:30 p.m.

According to a press release, the meeting will update locals on the project, “including the start of the design phase and proposed transit service changes.” Residents will also have the chance to weigh in on the department’s plan “to improve transit performance and reliability” along the corridor.

As we reported earlier this year, a future when buses could easily cruise down 16th Street NW during rush hour is still likely years away.

Work to bring dedicated bus lanes to 16th Street NW and eliminate some of the corridor’s bus stops might not wrap up until 2020 or later, the District Department of Transportation said in a report earlier this year.

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

Bulldog photo courtesy ShinolaA luxury goods retailer plans to give away treats and freebies to local dog owners at its 14th Street store this weekend.

Employees at Shinola (1631 14th St. NW)  are scheduled to give out “special dog-treat bars” and red, white and blue bandanas to four-legged friends who visit the store between 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, according to a press release.

The Detroit-based retailer of watches and leather accessories will hold the giveaway in conjunction with National Dog Day, a self-explanatory celebration that occurs every year on  Aug. 26.

This isn’t the first free event the store has held. Shinola also hosted a neighborhood block party with bluegrass music and food trucks in June.

Photo courtesy Shinola

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

1600 block of Hobart, photo via Google Street ViewTwo thieves armed with a rock whacked a woman in the mouth before stealing her purse in Mount Pleasant yesterday afternoon.

The violent robbery occurred on the 1600 block of Hobart St. NW  just after 3 p.m. yesterday.

A woman was walking along Hobart Street when two people approached her from behind and pushed her down, according to a police report. One of the assailants hit the woman in the mouth with a rock while the other swiped her purse, which contained a Macbook, an iPhone and several credit cards.

The thieves then ran off and were last seen heading east on the 1400 block of  Irving Street. Authorities sent out an alert for the robbers shortly after the crime occurred:

Robbery F & V at 531 hrs in the 3100 block of Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Lookout for group of juveniles wearing school uniform and carrying an orange /black purse

The woman sustained a cut to her lip and bruises on one of her arms but refused medical attention, police said.

A PoPville post appeared to show the aftermath of the crime.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 10:15 am 0

A German cultural center wants to show off its new outpost on K Street with a free party tomorrow afternoon.

The Goethe-Institut will host an “open house sommerfest” in its space at 1990 K St. NW tomorrow starting at 3 p.m. The center moved out of its longtime location in Chinatown last December.

“Check out our digs while learning about the work of the Goethe-Institut, chatting with staff and others interested in German culture and language, enjoying German beer, and participating in fun activities,” an event listing for the party reads.

The DC Doner food truck will sell food and drinks during the event, and the center has also ordered German pretzels from Heidelberg Bakery to give out, according to spokeswoman Norma Broadwater.

The open house is also set to include an “interactive scavenger hunt” with prizes.

Though the new location is meant to be a temporary space, Broadwater said the center will likely stay on K Street for “a couple more years.”

Photos by Greg Staley

by Tim Regan — August 25, 2016 at 8:50 am 0

Band at Dupont Circle Metro

Sunday Service, Shorter Wait Times Coming to D.C. Streetcar — It will soon be possible to catch a streetcar on H Street all seven days of the week and every 12 minutes.The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will reportedly announce the service expansion later today. [WAMU 88.5]

Haikan to Open Saturday at Atlantic Plumbing Near 9:30 Club — The team behind Daikaya and Bantam King is slated to open its newest restaurant in the Atlantic Plumbing development this Saturday. When the restaurant opens, diners can expect Sapporo-style ramen, mapo tofu poutine and a cocktail made to taste like wasabi peas. [Washington City Paper]

Local Business Leaders Aim to Address Gentrification on 14th Street — Five local businesspeople gathered at the Studio Theater earlier this month to discuss gentrification on 14th Street. Parts of the city, the businesspeople said, suffers from two types of two types of gentrification: cultural and economic. [Greater Greater Washington]

Tree Nearly Nails Employee of Local Pub — Watch as a tree falls near Bloomingdale’s The Pub and The People, narrowly missing an employee. [FOX 5]

2 Birds 1 Stone to Launch ‘F–K It Frosé Week’ — The 14th Street bar will tackle the trendy frozen rosé cocktail craze with a weeklong drink menu starting Monday. [Washington City Paper]

by Tim Regan — August 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Metro display ads Aug 2016

Fully animated advertisements might soon catch your eye at Metro stations across the District and the surrounding area.

A national billboard and transit ad company is working to install brand new digital displays at key stations across the city, according to Metro.

“Over the next few weeks, our partner OUTFRONT Media will be replacing some existing, static advertising dioramas in the Metrorail System with new 65″ digital panels,” said Metro representative Morgan Dye.

The displays, which loop video advertisements in crystal clear quality, were recently installed at seven Metro stations across the District, including Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle and McPherson Square, Dye said.

Additional digital displays are set to be installed soon at Metro’s Farragut West and Foggy Bottom stations, Dye added.

Here’s Metro’s full list of the stations included in the project’s first phase:

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by Tim Regan — August 24, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

TaKorean to Open Location on U Street — It looks as though the Korean-Mexican restaurant has plans to bring its tacos to the U Street corridor. The company reportedly signed a lease…

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