by Sean Meehan September 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm 0

Shinola, a high-end retailer based in Detroit, celebrated the opening of its flagship D.C. location with a glitzy party Wednesday evening.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was among the high-profile guests to attend the opening of the new store, which is located at 14th and R streets NW in the former site of the Central Union Mission Shelter.

Shinola sells luxury American-made watches, leather goods, bikes and other accessories. The 5,000-square-foot store on the ground level of the Mission Apartments building has an open design with ceiling-to-floor windows along two sides of the store.

Guests at the invitation-only opening event perused the store’s watches and other accessories while sipping on cocktails, some of which included the brand’s own Shinola Cola. The event also featured desserts from Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown.

Shinola’s previous, temporary location at 1534 14th Street NW will be occupied by Shinola’s sister brand Filson and is currently being renovated.

by Tim Regan June 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm 0

14th and R streets NWLuxury brand Shinola will open its permanent store at the intersection of 14th and R streets NW in the summer or fall of this year, a media spokesperson for the company said.

Shinola currently sells upscale — and pricey — leather goods, bicycles, watches and other accessories out of a pop-up location at 1534 14th St NW.

As noted by the Washington Post in October, the building, a mixed-use development, was formerly occupied by the Central Union Mission shelter.

Central Union Mission is now located at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

by Borderstan.com May 30, 2013 at 9:00 am 2 Comments

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Central Union Mission moving out. (Luis Gomez Photos)

In a letter to Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), Central Union Mission Executive Director David Treadwell said that the shelter is on the move. The shelter is at the southeast corner of 14th and R Streets NW. Graham released the letter on the U Street News listserv.

“Beginning in May, our homeless shelter and Spiritual Transformation Program (STP) will be housed at 810 5th Street, NW, in the former home of Gospel Rescue Ministries. We anticipate providing services to approximately 120 men while we wait for our renovation project [at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW] to be completed early this fall.”

The Central Union Mission and its red sign “Come Unto Me” had been a staple of 14th Street since 1983. Last November, Borderstan reported that a new retail and condo development will replace Central Union Mission’s 14th and R location.

Central Union Mission has been rooted in the Logan Circle community and serving the homeless population for nearly 30 years. However, the organization is building a new home at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, and construction on the new Eric Colbert & Associates development project is expected to begin this spring.

The closure and relocation of Central Union Mission makes way for 50 condo units and retail spaces at 1350 R Street NW would seem to present a potent symbol of the changes and demographics of the area brought about by urban renewal.

The Washington Post reports the new development will include roughly 50 units of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom condos, ranging in space from 800 square feet to 1,000 square feet each. The Post also reports that the condos will cost around $419,900 to $849,900, and the project is expected to take 14 months to complete.

The retail businesses have not been decided for the building, but The Post article says the developers will be picky about the retailers that go into the new building to ensure the businesses are good neighbors to the residents.

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by Borderstan.com February 27, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Joey Gavrilovich. Follow him on Twitter @joeygDC, email him at joey[AT]borderstan.com

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There is still investment in human service providers in the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The imminent closure and relocation of Central Union Mission to make way for 50 condo units and retail spaces at 1350 R Street NW would seem to present a potent symbol of displacement brought about by urban renewal.

But, even as construction of sleek condos and new business spaces continues at a dizzying pace up and down 14th Street NW, at least two human service fixtures in the neighborhood have seen recent investment in significant structural renewals that have helped revitalize core services, sending a strong indication to the broader community that they are here to stay.

Just since the start of 2013, both Martha’s Table, a provider of education, nutrition, clothing, and family support to people living in poverty, and N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in the District, have received exhaustive and much-needed renovations to a space that is the very heart of any service provider: their kitchens.

Partnerships Drove Renovations

For each organization, the renovations came about primarily as a result of private partnerships with businesses which saw a strong opportunity for community investment. N Street Village’s ongoing funding partnership with lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive led to their kitchen improvements in January.

Celebrity interior designer Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers, came to N Street Village and worked with a local contractor to design and install an efficient and functional kitchen for residents of the organization’s night shelter, starting and completing the project in less than one week.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Martha’s Table’s new kitchen space held on February 12, Edward Allera, a co-managing shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, cited the revitalization of the area around 14th and U Streets as a reason behind his firm’s desire to invest in the project. The firm partnered with Martha’s Table to secure $30,000 in donations for the kitchen renovation, and provided a matching grant for the same amount, which proved to be crucial to the project’s success.

“We hope that the momentum created by our matching grant continues and that donations continue to roll in,” said Allera, acknowledging that the kitchen project spearheads Martha’s Table’s ongoing expansion and growth planned for the next several years. The organization recently hired Patty Stonesifer, formerly the founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as its new president. Ms. Stonesifer begins her work with Martha’s Table on April 1.

“As we move forward,” said Allera, of his firm’s partnership with Martha’s Table, “this grant is just part of our ongoing commitment.”

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by Borderstan.com February 19, 2013 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Central Union Mission on 14th Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Central Union Mission on 14th Street. (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. 

In November, Borderstan reported that a new retail and condo development will replace Central Union Mission’s 14th and R location.

Central Union Mission has been rooted in the Logan Circle community and serving the homeless population for nearly 30 years. However, the organization is building a new home at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, and construction on the Eric Colbert & Associates development project is expected to begin this spring.

The Washington Post reports the new development will include roughly 50 units of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom condos, ranging in space from 800 square feet to 1,000 square feet each. The Post also reports that the condos will cost around $419,900 to $849,900, and the project is expected to take 14 months to complete.

The retail businesses have not been decided for the building, but The Post article says the developers will be picky about the retailers that go into the new building to ensure the businesses are good neighbors to the residents.

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by Borderstan.com November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,650 0

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Central Union Mission’s  home at the southeast corner of  14th and R Streets. (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. 

Central Union Mission has been helping serve the DC homeless population for more than a century, and has been rooted in the Logan Circle community for nearly 30 years.

But now the organization – a faith-based non-profit that offers shelter, food and a variety of counseling services – is building a new home at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, leaving behind its building at 14th and R Streets NW. When Central Union Mission moved to Logan Circle in 1984, just south of the U Street corridor, many people in the neighborhood relied on services provided by Central Union Mission and other social service organizations.

However, the area’s real estate boom and socio-economic transition brought in a wave of wealth along a street that replaced drug dealers, prostitution and crime. For example, the Aston and Northern Exchange luxury condo buildings are entering the final phases of construction across the street.

“I remember when 14th Street had, what you might want to call ‘streetwalkers,’ ” said Shirley Johnson, director of social work at Central Union Mission, in an article for WAMU. “But, you know that people we serve…. could not afford anything around here now.”

In true 14th Street fashion, the old the building of Central Union Mission will be transformed into a residential unit, shortly after the Mission vacates the area. Urban Turf reported in March that “the wheels are in motion” for a 51-unit condo building from Eric Colbert at the site of the Mission.

Eric Colbert of Eric Colbert & Associates, the architect on the project, said he is hoping to start construction on the development this spring, with a projected building time of 14 months until the project is complete. Colbert told Borderstan that the building will have first-floor retail, in addition to the upper-level residences. The owner of the project has not decided if the residences will be to own or rent.

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by Borderstan.com December 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm 1,555 0

Connecticut Avenue NW, Dupont Circle, Luis Gomez Photos, One Photograph A Day

From Ashley Lusk. Check out Ashley’s blog Metropoetrylis and find her on Twitter at @arlusk. You can email her at [email protected].

Fact: The average person makes 24% of their annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and despite a deep recession, charitable giving was up more than 3% in 2010 (Source: Charity Navigator).

Here at Borderstan we want to help you make the decision to give locally this year. That’s why we’re providing you with an easy way to make contributions to charities that provide support for our neighbors in Borderstan and DC. From health care to social services and the arts, philanthropies in our neighborhood make an impact on our community.

Consider adding one of these charities or organizations to your holiday list. Then ask friends and family to make a donation in your name. Or make a donation for someone else. If we missed an organization, please leave a comment with details!

Following are 14 programs, organizations, charities and schools you can support that provide important services to our community, in the following six categories: Help Those in Need, Local Schools, HIV/AIDS Support, Senior Citizens, LGBT Community and The Arts.

Help Those in Need

Bread for the City, 1525 7th Street NW. The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, legal and social services and medical care. This season for $28.85 you can provide a single low-income family with a complete holiday meal through the Holiday Helpings program. In addition to cash donations that sustain ongoing programs like the rooftop garden, you can customize your gift by contributing an item from the Bread for the City Wishlist. The list contains items needed for programs and clients and includes needed items like Adobe InDesign software, toaster ovens and gift cards to Walmart, CVS and Target.

Central Union Mission, 1350 R Street NW. Although this long time shelter just moved from its home on 14th Street NW, you can still support the mission this holiday season. In addition to cash donations through their website, you can provide presents for a needy child through Operation Christmas Miracle or even volunteer at their food depot or kitchen. The mission also offers you a chance to customize your donation by purchasing items needed for the residents through their Christmas Catalog — you choose if your dollars buy hygiene clothing, toys or even meals.

Charlie’s Place, 1830 Connecticut Avenue NW. In Northwest DC there can be the misconception that everyone is financially stable. But Charlie’s Place provides an important service for those people who are not. This non-denominational, anti-hunger, homeless ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church provides morning meal, case management, lunch go-go, HIV testing and counseling and clothing distribution. This holiday season and all year long donations can be made online through their Network for Good site.

Martha’s Table, 2114 14th Street NW. The vision for Martha’s Table is to find solutions to poverty in the short term with food and clothing programs, and in the long term by breaking the cycle of poverty with education and family strengthening programs. This season you can browse their holiday catalog for a customized gift in honor of a family member or friend. Choose from a variety of programs to support including debate classes, college preparation courses or wellness and nutrition activities. You can also make unrestricted cash gifts, donations of clothing or food, or contribute an item from the Martha’s Table Wishlist. If you’re looking for a bigger way to support Martha’s Table into the new year consider attending their Sips and Suppers events in early January where for $100 you have a chance to enjoy drinks with Jose Andres, Alice Waters and Joan Nathan.

N Street Village, 1333 N Street NW. Few people know that many of the homeless services in DC focus specifically on men. Services provided by N Street Village focus on empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women. They strive to address issues around income, housing, employment and health. To volunteer or make a donation, in-kind or financial, visit their donation site.

Local Schools

Garrison Elementary School, 1200 S Street NW. Garrison is the in-boundary school for most of Logan Circle and the U Street Corridor, serving more than 250 students from preschool through 5th Grade. The school also has three autism classrooms.You can support the Garrison PTA with a donation; make a check to Garrison PTA, 1200 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 (donations to Garrison PTA are not tax deductible at this time). You can also support the school by collecting Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, linking your Safeway Card to Garrison and just by volunteering! Email [email protected] to join the email list or to get more information.

Ross Elementary School1730 R Street NW. There is something so meta about supporting an organization that supports other organizations and Ross Elementary School does just that. In addition to being a local school, through Ross Elementary PTA you can provide donations to Books for America, Children’s Hospital and Charlie’s Place. In addition, you can choose to make a donation to Ross’ programs by bringing your recyclable materials to the school, clipping box top for education labels or selecting Ross as the recipient of the school rewards programs at Giant, Safeway and Harris Teeter.

School for Friends, 2201 P Street NW. One of the ways you can contribute to the School for Friends (Quaker) is through their Fund for Friends Campaign. The fund provides financial aid to students, which allows the school to support their commitment to diversity. One of the great thing about SFF is the diversity of the families, all of varying economic, racial, ethnic and sexual orientation backgrounds. SFF is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

HIV/AIDS Support

Whitman Walker Health, 1701 14th Street NW. If you ever needed to believe a small donation could mean a lot, Whitman Walker Health proves it: just $25 helps their health team distribute 50 safer sex kits. Make a donation to WWH this season and your dollars will go to provide high quality health services to individuals who face barriers to accessing care. You also have the opportunity to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, or even make the gift anonymously.

Senior Citizens

Dupont Circle Village, 9 Dupont Circle NW. It’s hard to imagine being inside most of the time when all of DC is just outside your door, but for many older resident of the District their world is what they see through their window. That’s why Dupont Village is dedicated to linking older residents to not only social/cultural activities, but to also provide health-related and reliable home-maintenance services. Consider serving as a volunteer to an elderly person in the community by agreeing to provide transportation to and from appointments or provide a pick-up after a medical procedure. Get started with the volunteer application on the Dupont Village site.

LGBT Community

The DC Center for the LGBT Community, 1318 U Street NW. The DC Center’s mission is to celebrate and support LGBT residents in the District, and based on the number of programs, activities and communities on their site, they are succeeding. Although the Center accepts cash donations throughout the year, you may want to consider buying a ticket to the Glamour, Glitter, Gold Oscar event held in February each year. Proceeds support the Center and you get to dress up for a fun night out.

Trevor Project, DC Ambassadors Committee. The Washington, DC Ambassadors Committee is group of volunteers dedicated to helping raise awareness of The Trevor Project‘s mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. The committee works with schools in the DC area to reach out to kids directly and raise awareness of the issue, as well as raising support through volunteerism and fundraising, to help The Trevor Project carry on their life-saving efforts. In its first year, the local committee raised nearly $100,000 for the Trevor Project and engaged over 1,000 DC area supporters.

The Arts

Mid City Artists. The Mid City Artists is “a diverse and talented group of professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the Dupont/Logan neighborhoods of Washington DC that they call home. Twice each year, the private studios of select member artists are open for visitors. Discover painting, photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media, prints and much more.” With a current roster of 42 artists, you can support MCA’s general fund by sending a check to the organization’s treasurer: MCA, c/o Chuck Baxter, 914 Westminster Street NW, Washington, DC  20001. (Donations are not tax deductible.)

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW. The artwork in the Phillips Collection is mighty in its scope — the museum features more than 3,000 works of art by Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso, Rothko, Diebenkorn, and other modern masters. Caring for so many historic pieces calls for community support and this holiday it’s easy to do that with a donation to the museum. You can become a member and gain reciprocal special admission at more than 300 partner museums. Unrestricted dollars are welcome, but you can also choose to dedicate your gift to the musical program or the onsite library and archives.

by Borderstan.com November 23, 2011 at 8:45 am 1,000 1 Comment

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News from Dupont-Logan-U Street

From Michelle Lancaster. Follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster or email her at [email protected].

As you baste or brine your turkey, take a moment or two to think of those less-fortunate than you. Charities always need donations, whether in-kind or cash, and the holiday season is particularly important for fundraising. Here are some options:

  1. Today (November 23) is the last day to drop off food donations to Logan 14 Aveda Lifestyle Salon~Spa at 1314-B 14th Street NW during business hours. Along with Foundry United Methodist Church, the salon partnered with Bread for the City this season. You can also make donations on Thanksgiving Day at Foundry United Methodist Church.
  2. Gifts for the Homeless is accepting clothes through December 2. Or make a donation. Example: $100 buys 1 dozen fleece blankets. You can leave your donations at the Portals III Complex at 12th and D Streets SW. The clothing drive (sorting and delivering) will take place at the same location Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please visit the volunteer page.
  3. The Central Union Mission at 14th and R Streets NW will be moving to it’s new location at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW in 2012. However, they depend on donations during the holidays for a large portion of their annual needs.

In addition, The The Washington Post can give you some good guidance on local charities that need your help. If you are in the area and looking to pass some time, I am sure they could use your donations, your time or your financial assistance.

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by Borderstan.com November 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm 1,652 2 Comments

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Central Union Mission at 14th and R Streets NW: Executive Director David O. Treadwell is getting ready for the mission’s final Thanksgiving in Logan Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Last week Borderstan welcomed Maggie Barron to its team of contributors. She is writing about numerous topics of interest that catch her eye here in Borderstan. She’s interested in many things, particularly the way cities work — or don’t — and why.

From Maggie Barron. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @maggiebarron.

As block after block of 14th Street NW fills with cranes and condos, Central Union Mission stands out as an ever-more incongruous neighborhood institution. After almost 28 years in Logan Circle, this shelter will leave its current location in October 2012 – and serve its last Thanksgiving meals at 14th and R Streets NW this week.

I spoke to Executive Director David O. Treadwell about the closure, how the neighborhood has changed, and how the Mission is preparing for the holiday.

Borderstan: You’ll move into a temporary location next October and your new facility at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW is scheduled for completion in June 2013. Why did you make the decision to move?

Treadwell: Back in 2000 we observed the gentrification. It began earlier than that but by 2000 it was becoming intense. We could see the writing on the wall, and we felt like eventually this would no longer be a poor neighborhood. We weren’t priced out since we own our building, but we wanted to be where the people who need our services were.

Our hope was to return to downtown, so we looked for a location where we could take funds from our current building, which has increased in value, and build a state-of-the-art facility. It took us three tries — we’ve had down payments and purchases on two other locations, and finally we have an actual lease and we’re starting the construction work. It’s all about the neighborhoods’ reactions when they hear the word “shelter” — people do not realize the difference in a privately-run and public shelter, and the advantages in how we operate.

Borderstan: How have you seen the neighborhood change over the years?

Treadwell: The first night we opened in 1984, there were two prostitutes right across the street. There were vacant buildings, and the traffic on the street was not particularly pleasant. One didn’t feel safe in the neighborhood at night. Today we see mothers with baby carriages, and neighbors walking their dogs at 9 o’clock at night and feeling completely safe, including right in front of the Mission. And we’re thankful to be a part of that.

Borderstan: What contribution do you feel the Mission has made to the neighborhood?

Treadwell: The mission gives away 400,000 grocery bags a year. The first line is distributed to people right here at the Mission, who live within a four-mile radius of us. So even as gentrification takes place there are still poor people. We draw in people who need help off the street, and we’re still full every night.

Borderstan: Have you had any pushback from your neighbors over the years?

Treadwell: No. The strongest testimony we get in reaching out to new areas is by the lady living right next door to us. She is our strongest supporter. That’s because when she calls the Mission, whatever she calls about is fixed or taken care of immediately. We keep the cleanest sidewalks and have the best trash collections. We try to be very responsive to the neighbors. So we’ve had some good support because of that.

Borderstan: Does it bother you that the property is going to be developed, as offices or retail? Do you feel the neighborhood is losing something as a result?

Treadwell: It doesn’t bother me a bit if I can offer something better. For more than 70 years we operated two seven-story buildings one block off of Pennsylvania Avenue, and we were forced by eminent domain to give up those two buildings. Now, the city is really inviting us to return back downtown. They see the value that we provide.

Borderstan: How do you think the residents of the shelter will respond to the move? Are you concerned there won’t be enough facilities to meet their needs?

Treadwell: Most will go with us. However, the homeless are territorial, so some will not. Some will look for other shelters, and continue to spend time in the northern part of Ward 2 and the southern part of Ward 1. There’s always a concern. For example, on hypothermia nights there are always enough beds for everyone in the city. The city develops a good hypothermia plan each year. But in May, it gets harder. If they are willing to go on the bus they can find a place. It just will not be as convenient for them.

Borderstan: What does the Mission have planned for Thanksgiving this year?

Treadwell: We do two meals on Thanksgiving Day, one at 1 o’clock and 5 o’clock. We also have other support activities all day long — we’ll be conducting food drives, doing Christmas preparations, envelope stuffing, cleaning, a lot of opportunities to use many volunteers. There are so many people who want to volunteer that we run shifts and rotate people through.

It’s wonderful that people are concerned about the poor and homeless at Thanksgiving. We’ve learned that many organizations turn away volunteers. We’ve tried to be creative and invite people in. There’s enough work to be spread around, so let’s share it. We don’t want to just hand someone a plate and walk off. We like to do activities that stimulate conversation, for people to hear each other’s stories and learn about each other. It’s encouraging to our people and it’s also encouraging to the volunteers.

Borderstan: Is there something about the neighborhood that you will miss?

Treadwell: [Laughs] This is a nice quiet neighborhood. Who wouldn’t want to be up here during the day and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown? There are pleasant people up here. I’ll miss all of the little restaurants and everything. It’s a great neighborhood.

The Central Union Mission is always looking for donations. Treadwell told me that donations in October, November and December largely supplement the rest of the year. I encourage everyone to donate and thank them for their nearly 30 years of service in Borderstan. 

by Borderstan.com August 22, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,327 0

Central Union Mission, 14th Street NW, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

14th and R Streets NW: The Central Union Mission will be moving to the former Gales School at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW by October 2012. In July the DC Council finally approved lease terms for the Mission to take over the former public school building, a historic property.  Alturas LLC purchased the property at 14th and R and will turn it into office and retail space. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Email him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Get to Know the Folks at Greater Greater Washington

Since we’re all trying to find a happy hour to go to, here’s an idea. The folks at Greater Greater Washington are setting up a time for you to join them for drinks in the near future as part of their regular series of happy hours. Check it out tomorrow, August 23, from 6 to 8 pm downstairs at the Laughing Man Tavern at 1306 G Street NW. They’ve even got drink and $4 app specials!

Sneak Preview of MLK Memorial

Tomorrow will give you a chance to get a sneak preview of the newest memorial, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial before it officially opens to the public on August 28. No, not everyone can go check it out, but you’ll be able to get a special look because Mayor Gray announced it to be D.C. Resident Day. The Post has the full scoop on the full events for the memorial. Don’t worry, Gray officially scrapped his plan for requiring you to get a ticket for tomorrow’s festivities.

Give Wisely

In case you’re looking for a cause to support, DCist tells of two that are worthwhile. Certainly the more admirable of the options is the D.C. Central Kitchen‘s effort to open a second kitchen, their Nutrition Lab. But if transportation is more your cup of tea, then think about helping the Dulles Rail Expansion, which is somehow in need of more money.

DHS Making Strides

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is “implementing changes to enable the government to focus its resources on high-priority immigration cases involving crime and other public safety concerns.” In other words, they’re going to focus on cases that are actually causing problems for the community, rather than whatever comes around. Notably, immigration cases in which one member of a same-sex couple is facing deportation will be dropped, allowing same-sex couples to remain as a unit in the states (Immigration is part of DHS). Read the full story from MetroWeekly.

Weekend Awesomeness

What did you miss while you were out doing fun things? On Saturday, a plethora of volunteers went out as part of the DCPS Beautification Day to clean up D.C. public schools. I saw a bunch of folks at Ross Elementary, all of whom were doing a great job to make the school shine. And speaking of shining, yesterday was National GoTopless Day, which did have a happening in the District by the Reflecting Pool. How could you miss that?

by Borderstan.com July 9, 2009 at 4:00 am 2,224 3 Comments

Crate & Barrel's CB2 store on North Avenue in Chicago. (Photo: CB2 Web site.)

Crate & Barrel’s CB2 store on North Avenue in Chicago. (Photo: CB2 Web site.)

(Note: dcist picked up the story first from WBJ.) Is Crate & Barrel thinking about opening one of its CB2 stores in Borderstan at 14th and R NW where the Central Union Mission is located (and supposedly moving to 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW)?

Maybe… possibly… we’ll see. According to the weekly Washington Business Journal:

Furniture retailer Crate & Barrel is looking for space to bring its CB2 store to D.C., according to a source familiar with the deal. CB2, which is aimed at a younger and more urban market than Crate & Barrel, is considering taking space along the 14th Street NW corridor in a planned office-retail project at 1350 R St. NW. The project is being developed by Jeffrey Schonberger, principal at Alturas Real Estate Interests LLC.

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