by Tim Regan July 13, 2015 at 9:30 am 1 Comment

7th and Florida Ave

A person was stabbed by two assailants during a robbery that occurred in Shaw early this morning, say D.C. Police.

Police say two assailants robbed then stabbed a victim at the intersection of 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW around 1:45 a.m.

The assailants fled soon after stabbing the victim, say police.

Neither D.C. Police nor D.C. Fire and EMS said whether the victim was transported to the hospital following the stabbing.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan July 10, 2015 at 9:15 am 2 Comments

1200 7th Street NW, Photo via Google Street View

A man was stabbed “multiple times” in a botched bike robbery that occurred around 11 p.m. last night near the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station, say D.C. Police.

According to the police report, a man approached another man near the 1200 block of 7th Street NW and demanded he hand over his bike. When the victim refused, the assailant stabbed the man “multiple times” with an unknown object.

When called this morning, police could not say how many times the man was stabbed.

The victim of the stabbing was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police did not make any arrests related to the crime, and have not identified any suspects.

by Borderstan.com June 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A victim was shot on 7th Street NW just after 7:00pm Thursday according to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department. The shooting was originally reported in the 1200 block of 7th Street NW, but after speaking with police, ANC 6E04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro reported the incident took place near the intersection of 7th Street NW and P Street NW.

Police told Nigro that a victim walking north on 7th Street NW was struck in the hand by a bullet. The injuries were not life threatening. According to the police tweet, two black males in a black vehicle with tinted windows were seen leaving the scene.

Thursday’s incident was a short distance south of a report of shots fired on Tuesday afternoon. According to a post from police, a suspect shot at a vehicle in the 1900 block of 7th Street NW after a verbal dispute with the vehicle’s occupants. There were no reported injuries and no suspect was located, although police did recover a gun a short distance away.

The suspect in that case was described as a black male about 30-years-old with dreadlocks, a medium complexion, and a thin build. There is no indication the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com June 11, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

"Mockingbird Hill"

Mockingbird Hill at 1843 7th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The city is growing and that means the offerings for various tastes are becoming more varied. Example: Shaw gets the only sherry bar in the city. Inspired by Spanish bars, Mockingbird Hill — Ham and Sherry Bar — opened last week at 1843 7th Street NW. It is a take on  the intimate crowded bars from Europe by Derek Brown and wife Chantal Tseng. Brown comes from The Passenger and Columbia Room’s and Tseng from the Tabard Inn.

Tseng created a selection of 54 varieties of sherry that will have small bites to go along and enhance the experience – walnuts, manzanilla olives, peanuts and chocolate- are some of them. Four different types of local hams will be on the menu as well as some small plates.

If you want to learn more about sherry, Brown plans to offer sherry classes at Mockingbird Hill every Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm

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by Borderstan.com June 6, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

"Bar Crawl"

June 8: Shaw Main Streets Roaring 20’s Bar Crawl. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

You’ve read the book and you’ve seen the movie(s), so now it’s time to “Get Your Gatsby On” with the Shaw Main Streets Roaring 20’s Bar Crawl. Happening this Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 7 pm, this is a fun way to explore your local bars and restaurants while also supporting the preservation and restoration of the Shaw neighborhood.

Organized by Shaw Main Streets, they promise “an afternoon of cocktails, friends, and fun, Gatsby-style.” This is the third bar crawl that Shaw Main Streets has put together and given the theme of the crawl, they encourage period costumes, though they are definitely not required.

Where To Be And What To Expect

There are six different locations participating in this event, all located in lower central Shaw. Each will have on hand signature drinks, cocktails and food specials. There will also be raffled prizes at each stop along the way.

The venues/arrival times are:

  • 1 – 2 pm: Bar 7, 1015-1/2 7th Street, NW
  • 2 – 3 pm: Queen of Sheba, 1503 9th Street, NW
  • 3 – 4 pm: Old Dominion Brewhouse, 1219 9th Street, NW
  • 4 – 5 pm: A&D, 1314 9th Street, NW
  • 5 – 6 pm: The Passenger, 1021 7th Street, NW
  • 6 – 7 pm: Penthouse 9, 1318 9th Street, NW

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the event.

Purchase tickets for the bar crawl here.

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by Borderstan.com May 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

"Wonder Bread"

The former Wonder Bread Factory at 641 S Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]borderstan.com.

With new restaurants opening regularly, a beautifully renovated Howard Theater, new construction near the metro and the eventual completion of CityMarket, the Shaw neighborhood has been doing well for itself recently. Amidst all this positive change and development though is one place that people keep looking forward to but keeps being set back: the Wonder Bread Factory at 641 S Street NW.

Rescheduled Renovations

Originally scheduled for completion in January 2013, Douglas Development has pushed back the completion date for the renovation of this building. That date was pushed back to March 2013 but that has come and gone without the completion of the project. Douglas Development’s website now calls for late Spring 2013 and over at Elevation DC, Lisa Spinelli recently quoted Douglas Development’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Thomas Schneck, as saying, “Renovations will be finished in June.”

Fleeting Tenants

Back in June 2012, the Washington Business Journal and others reported that WorkSpaces LLC had signed on as the first tenants for the soon to be renovated Wonder Bread Factory. The lease had been for 20,817 square feet — the entire third floor.

Things seemed stable in this lease agreement until the end of this past February, when The Washington Post reported that WorkSpaces was closing offices and backing out of their plans to lease space at the Wonder Bread Factory. Since then, WorkSpaces has filed for bankruptcy. While there is plenty of space for other office tenants, and while the ground and basement levels are intended for retail, restaurant and/or microbrewery space, nobody else has yet to sign on for the Wonder Bread Factory.

Great Potential

What makes these setbacks so unfortunate is that a fully renovated Wonder Bread Factory should be great for the neighborhood and it’s unfortunate that it hasn’t arrived already. Closed since the 1980s, this space, located just a short walk from the Shaw metro stop, will make for a great focal point in an area still gradually improving.

While there is no residential space in the building, the office, retail and restaurant space will help to bring new energy and life to the neighborhood. Stay tuned – we’ll be keeping our eyes out for any news on this location.

"Wonderbread"

Wonder Bread Factory before renovations. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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by Borderstan.com April 18, 2013 at 10:30 am 0

"Brooks"

Saturday, April 20: Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show at BicycleSPACE. (Courtesy BicycleSPACE)

On Saturday April 20, The Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show will arrive at Bicycle SPACE. Some of the most stylish and well made products, saddles, bags, clothing, and accessories for your bike will be showcased at the shop.

To celebrate the occasion BicycleSPACE has prepared a grand celebration.

From 6 to 9 pm join the party at 1019 7th Street NW. Dress accordingly to the occasion. You will be greeted with  flowing libations courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin, music from Sligo Creek Stompers, and ample opportunity to rub elbows with prominent author, BikeSnobNYC as he unveils his new book, Bike Snob Abroad.

The Details

  • What: The Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show.
  • When: Saturday, April 20 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • Where: BicycleSPACE, 1019 7th Street NW.

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by Borderstan.com February 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"shooting"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

A victim was shot in the 1500 block of 7th Street NW just before 5:00pm Wednesday evening, according a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

NBC 4’s Jackie Benson tweeted that the shooting appeared to take place in front of Bread for the City, which is located at 1525 7th Street NW.

Police Service Area 307 Lieutenant Jeffery Carroll said the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

No information was immediately available about the suspect. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099.

The DC Police Alert: “UNIT 3081 CONFIRMED A Shooting at 7th & Q St. NW. No lookout given. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130068728, Sent on: 02/13 17:04”

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by Borderstan.com February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

"Shaw"

Another restaurant is coming to 7th Street NW in Shaw. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

A Spanish restaurant from Derek Brown will join the list of new spots hitting 7th Street NW in Shaw. The Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema reports that the new spot, called Mockingbird Hill, will mimic some of Brown’s experiences in southern Spain.

The 1,110 square-foot location at 1843 7th Street NW will seat 40 and will serve-up small bites, such as ham, olives and more than 50 varieties of sherries, the article details. Brown also operates the PassengerColumbia Room and Hogo, just a few blocks down 7th Street.

Other spots that just opened – or are coming soon – in the Shaw neighborhood include:

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by Borderstan.com January 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm 1 Comment

"robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported a gun robbery around 9 pm near the Washington Convention Center at 7th and L Streets NW, on Wednesday, January 16. The lookout is for one man armed with a handgun, according to the DC Police Twitter feed and Police Alert.

From DC Police Alerts: “CONFIRMED A Robbery Gun_2055 hours_7th and L st. NW_LOF B/M, 6’0″, black jacket, black hat, dark complexion, armed with a handgun Last seen towards M St. NW. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130024045, Sent on: 01/16 21:06”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery Gun_2055 hours_7th and L St. NW_LOF B/M, 6’0″, black jacket, black hat, dark complexion, armed with a handgun. /8747”

Police Alerts, More Information

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com December 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm 1,241 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported an armed robbery around 9 pm, Monday, December 31, on the 1900 block of 7th Street NW, just south of Florida Avenue NW. Police reports say the man was wearing a ski mask.

From DC Police Alerts: “3061 CONFIRMED A Robbery while Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120652946, Sent on: 12/31 21:01″

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery w/ Armed in the 1900 blk of 7th St., NW LOF;B/M, 19-20, 6’1″, 185-190lbs, drk complexion, wearing a ski mask, drk jkt & pants/ 5760”

Police Alerts, More Information

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts. You can follow the DC Police on Twitter @DCPoliceDept.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com November 21, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,128 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"bank robbery"

Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery of the TD Bank branch at 7th and I Streets NW on Saturday. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department)

The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed a TD Bank location at 7th and I Streets NW on Saturday, November 17. The suspect entered the bank just after 1 pm and gave a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. He is described as a black male 40- to 50-years old with a dark complexion and dark hair. He is 5’9″ to 5’11” and weighs about 160 pounds. Police released three photos from surveillance footage in the bank.

This is the second TD Bank branch to be robbed in the Borderstan area in recent months. The TD Bank on Connecticut Avenue NW just north of Dupont Circle was robbed on October 5 (TD Bank Robbery North of Dupont Circle on Connecticut), although the suspect descriptions in the two cases do not match (FBI Releases Wanted Poster in Friday’s Bank Robbery).

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text information to 50411. A reward of up to $10,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

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by Borderstan.com November 13, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

"7th"

Jefferson at Market Place on 7th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Development along 7th Street NW, just east of Logan Circle is bringing major changes to the area. And among new office spaces, the highly-anticipated O Street Market and other local restaurants and shops will be a new apartment building.

Mixed-use development, called Jefferson at Market Place, is planned for the corner of 7th and P Streets NW. The project will include 281 luxury apartments, 230 below-grade parking spaces and 13,400 square feet of retail space. Construction began in August, 2012 and is planned to be compete in March, 2014.

Jefferson at Market Place will feature modern amenities, including a boutique-style lobby with a 24-hour concierge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, resident business center, a community lounge with bar and gaming areas, a landscaped roof deck and a large pool deck on the 8th floor roof.

Jefferson at Market Place is located less than three blocks north of the Washington Convention Center Metro Station and two blocks south of the Shaw-Howard Metro Station. The project will be located adjacent to the future City Market at O.

For more information on the development, stay tuned to Borderstan.com.

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by Borderstan.com October 12, 2012 at 10:10 am 1,120 0

"gun robbery"

Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

DC Police reported last evening that a gun robbery occurred around 9 pm on the 1300 block of 7th Street NW, which is between N and O Streets and close to the Washington Convention Center.

From last evening’s Police Alert: “Police Alert- Robbery Gun. UNIT FS3082 CONFIRMED A Robbery in the 1300blk of 7th St NW. LOF 2 unknown males armed with handguns. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120514769. Sent on: 10/11 21:21.”

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts.

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