(Updated at 6:02 p.m.) An assailant stabbed a man in Shaw earlier this afternoon, said D.C. Police.
According to police, the crime happened on the 1700 block of New Jersey Avenue NW around 4:30 p.m.
The victim of the stabbing was “conscious and breathing” when officers arrived on the scene, said authorities.
Police are on the lookout for a bearded man described as being black, five-feet-ten-inches tall, around 240 pounds and wearing grey sweat pants with a black stripe on the side.
Stabbing in the 1700 B/O New Jersey Ave, NW; LOF: B/M DRK, GREY SWEAT PANTS BLK STRIPE ON SIDE FULL BEARD 5'10 240 LBS /5760
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 23, 2015
In other crime news, police said gunshots were reported and a car was hit with bullets near Meridian Hill Park earlier today.
The car, located at 1600 Euclid Street NW at the time of the gunshots, was occupied when it was struck. But police said nobody was injured by the gunfire.
Photo via Street View
(Updated at 12:30 p.m.) A diner, a corner market and four other businesses are set to open in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today.
According to a news release, the businesses are:
· Unconventional Diner, a locally owned and operated high-end diner concept and brainchild of two DC residents/business owners.
· Union Kitchen Grocery, a locally inspired corner market that will be expanding the brand’s footprint to the Shaw neighborhood. Union Kitchen Grocery has an existing location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
· Smoked & Stacked, a fast-casual sandwich shop that will showcase in-house brined and smoked pastrami.
· Morris, a craft cocktail bar, featuring notable DC-based chef and restauranteur, Spike Mendelsohn. This cocktail bar will be an expansion from their Sheppard concept which had its original location in Dupont Circle.
· Urban Athletic Club and Composition ID, a motivating and inspiring fitness marketplace and health diagnostic center. Urban Athletic Club has previously existing locations in both Georgetown and Glover Park.
· A Barbershop Concept that will relocate their pre-existing location in the Shaw neighborhood.
Construction is expected to begin next year for the businesses, which will fill up all of the convention center’s vacant, street-facing retail space.
“The realized potential of the convention center’s retail is yet another sign of DC’s economic vibrancy,” Bowser said in a statement. “I’m excited to see District-based businesses bring new services to residents and tourists in the Shaw neighborhood.”
Photo via Twitter/Mayor Muriel Bowser
The armed kidnapping began on the 1100 block of 11th Street NW and ended on the 1500 block of 5th Street NW Saturday morning.
The woman was walking on 11th Street when the man ordered her into his car, according to authorities. He then drove her to 5th Street, where he sexually assaulted and robbed her.
Police said the suspect is:
“A black male, approximately 6′ tall, 200 pounds, in his early 30’s, with small eyes, bald head, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white minivan with an unknown tag.”
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an armed robbery committed in the District of Columbia.
Police have apprehended a 26-year-old man suspected of a deadly shooting in Shaw earlier this month.
George Edwards of Northwest D.C. was arrested this morning and charged with second degree murder while armed in the Nov. 7 death of 28-year-old Reginald Perry, police said tonight.
Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
Perry, who also was from Northwest D.C., was shot on the 1700 block of 8th Street NW. He then was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The violent robbery happened on the 1300 block of Irving Street NW about 9:45 p.m. The block is between the DC USA retail development and Tubman Elementary School.
The victim was walking in an alley in the area when two men went up to him from behind, according to authorities. The two men then punched the victim in his face.
The attackers took the victim’s iPhone, wallet, sweater and cologne before fleeing.
Robbery at 2140 hrs in the 1300 block Irving St NW. LOF a B/M black jacket, black hoodie, gray jeans; B/M nothing further CALL 911 W/ EVENT…
— dcalerts (@dcalerts) November 17, 2015
Police today also released footage of a man wanted for holding up a Shaw convenience store over the weekend.
The armed robbery happened in the Dollar Plus at 1541 7th St. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday.
The video shows the man entering the Dollar Plus and going behind the store’s sales counter, with a gun drawn. An employee of the shop then opened what appeared to be two cash registers. The man with the gun took some of their contents soon after.
The worker eventually laid himself down on the floor as the man with the gun walked away.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Photo via Google Maps, video via the Metropolitan Police Department
The robbery happened on the 1300 block of 8th Street NW about 8 p.m. Saturday. The area is between the City Market at O and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The victim drove his Toyota Camry to a parking lot in the vicinity to meet a drug dealer, according to authorities. Once parked, someone got into the car and pulled out a revolver. The person with the gun then told the driver to “give that shit up,” referring to the car and some of the victim’s belongings.
The driver gave the person a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, $350 in cash and some clothing before getting out of the vehicle, police said. The robber then took off with the car, abandoning it about five blocks away near 4th and N streets NW.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspect.
A man robbed another man at knifepoint on the U Street corridor early yesterday morning, too.
The robbery occurred on the 1200 block of U Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.
The two men were walking in the alley next to Ben’s Chili Bowl when one of them said he wanted to smoke marijuana, according to authorities.
It wasn’t clear from a police report who wanted to smoke the weed. What was clear, however, is that one of the men flashed a knife after the marijuana discussion and ordered the other man to “give me what you got,” police said.
The victim then handed over his iPhone and wallet to the knife-wielding man, who fled.
Police later arrested the suspect in the robbery and recovered the victim’s stolen belongings. The identity of the suspect wasn’t immediately clear.
A man also was punched in the face in an attempted robbery near 14th and U streets NW early Saturday morning, according to authorities.
The attempted robbery happened on the 2000 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday.
The victim was in the vicinity when a group of four people approached him, police said. Members of the group then asked the victim where he went to party and if he wanted to “have fun,” according to authorities.
Soon after, one of the individuals in the group punched the victim in the face and ordered him to give up his “stuff,” police said. The attacker and the three other people with the assailant then saw a police car nearby and fled without any of the victim’s belongings.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspects.
More details on other crimes in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday are here.
The robbery happened in the Dollar Plus at 1541 7th St. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday. The store is less than a block from Dacha, Ivy & Coney and Compass Coffee.
When the thief entered the Dollar Plus, he walked to the sales counter and went behind it, according to authorities. The man then flashed a handgun at a store employee. Soon after, he ordered the worker to open the cash register and lay on the ground.
The robber then grabbed cash and lottery tickets before fleeing.
Robbery (Gun) of an establishment at 1436 hrs in the 1500 b/o 7th Street, NW. LOF B/M medium build, 30s, wearing a black hoodie. CALL 911 W…
— dcalerts (@dcalerts) November 15, 2015
A man on Friday afternoon also told a teller at a Columbia Heights bank to give him “all the money” in what possibly could have been a joke, police said.
The incident occurred in the Bank of America at 3100 14th St. NW about 1 p.m. Friday. The bank is part of the DC USA retail development.
When the man made his request to the teller, it wasn’t clear whether the demand was a joke, the bank employee later told authorities. Another person then interrupted an exchange between the teller and the man before the bank employee could get more information from him.
Soon after the interruption, the man smiled, laughed and walked away without any money.
Attempt robbery at 3100 blk of 14th St NW LOF B/M, light comp, 5'7, 170lbs., wearing a blk shirt and a blk jkt. 20-30 YOA.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 13, 2015
A stabbing, a “barricade situation” and at least three additional attempted or completed robberies occurred in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday, too. We’ll have more details on the robberies this afternoon.
Photo via Google Maps
Two men wanted for burglarizing a house in Shaw have appeared on film.
The burglary happened on the 400 block of Ridge Street NW between 9:50 p.m. Wednesday and 11:50 a.m. Thursday, according to authorities.
Footage police released today in connection with burglary shows one of the men peeking around a corner and looking at the camera before he moves his hand over it, temporarily blocking the view of his face. The video also has a clip of the two men peering into windows in the rear of the house.
Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
Video via the Metropolitan Police Department
(Updated at 12:29 p.m.) Have you heard the news? Shaw isn’t just Shaw anymore.
Earlier this week, “a healthy mix of journalists, tastemakers and culture vultures” gathered atop the newly opened Atlantic Plumbing Company building at 8th and V streets NW to raise their glasses and toast the official unveiling of a new neighborhood, “North End of Shaw.”
If you’re Atlantic Plumbing, North End Shaw is a “bustling epicenter of creativity” and a neighborhood that’s “transforming into one of Washington D.C.’s hottest destinations.”
If you’re Washingtonian, it’s “a made-up neighborhood name that [developers are] using to distinguish their new development.” (Which is kind of the norm around here, points out Topher Mathews, who runs Georgetown Metropolitan.)
So, let’s put it up to a vote. What do you think? Is “North End Shaw” a valid neighborhood name? Do you think it should be called something else? Weigh in by voting in the poll and telling us what you think in the comments.
Photo via JGB
Chicago expats in D.C. soon may have reason to rejoice: Italian beef and a new take on the Illinois city’s deep dish pizza are set to arrive in Shaw in the coming weeks.
Ivy & Coney at 1537 7th St. NW is slated to serve the beloved beef sandwich and a “deep dish dog” later this month, thanks to a kitchen that came with the bar’s recent rooftop expansion, co-owner Josh Saltzman said last night.
The bar’s workers still are fine-tuning their deep dish dog, which will include Italian sausage, mozzarella and marinara sauce cooked in a potato bun. They also are working on their version of the Italian beef, which will include roast beef and hot peppers on bread that is wet with juice from the meat.
“Everybody loves hotdogs,” Saltzman said. “But the near and dear thing is Italian beef.”
Officially opened to customers on Sunday, the year-round rooftop deck has a bar, pool table, TVs and seating for 35 people under a retractable roof, in addition to the kitchen.
Although the new space has a more polished look than Ivy & Coney’s original bar area inside, the old space won’t change, Saltzman said.
“The beauty of it is if you still want the quiet, dingy bar, it’s always available,” he said.
A two-year-old gym in Shaw has moved its metabolic conditioning, suspension training and other fitness programs less than a block south from its original location on 9th Street.
The new space for Reformation Fitness opened Sunday in two converted row houses at 1218 9th St. NW, only 100 lunges away from its old location at 1300-1302 9th St. NW, a gym spokesman noted.
The 1218 9th Street location can hold up to 50 students, spread out across two floors of private and group studios. The space also has changing rooms and lockers.
Reformation Fitness offers metabolic conditioning using weights known as kettlebells and TRX suspension training with rubber bands, as well as power yoga, Pilates and other exercises. In the near future, it also will have spinning classes, a first for Reformation Fitness, co-owner Misook Issa said.
“We are at a point where the program needs to grow,” she said.
Founded in 2013, Reformation Fitness has several classes every day for people of various skill levels. Students can sign up for sessions online or just walk in.
The gym’s group classes range from eight to 12 students in size.
Photo of students via Instagram/Reformation Fitness
The violent robbery happened on the 1100 block of U Street NW about 1:15 a.m., police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim was injured.
Officers made the arrest less than three hours after the attack. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect.
The crime is one of at least nine attempted or completed robberies that have occurred in the Borderstan coverage since Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
- A man was robbed at knifepoint on the 600 block of Lamont Street NW in Park View about 5:30 p.m.
Robbery @1755 hrs in the 600 B/O Lamont Street., NW LOF B/M, 5'7-5'8,thin build, Blk sweater, wht T-shirt and blk pants, armed w/knife.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 6, 2015
- A man was put in a headlock, pushed to the ground and robbed on the 3300 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. The area is about a block east of The Coupe.
3D Rob/Force 3300 blk New Hampshire ave NW. LOF 4 B/M S1 15 yoa wht tank top dreads, S2 15-17 yoa blu shirt, S3 short dreads, S4 15-17 yoa
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 7, 2015
- Several girls attacked and robbed someone on 1400 block of Clifton Street NW about 7:30 p.m. The area is about two blocks west of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus. Police arrested two girls in connection with the violent robbery.
- A man attacked and robbed someone on 1300 block of Irving Street NW in Columbia Heights about 11 p.m. Police didn’t have a detailed description of the suspect.
- A man who possibly had a knife in his pocket robbed a person on the 1800 block of 7th Street NW in Shaw about 2:45 a.m. Police didn’t release a description of the suspect.
- A thief robbed someone on the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW in Columbia Heights about 7 a.m. Police didn’t release a description of the suspect.
- A person tried to rob someone on the 800 block of Florida Avenue NW in Shaw about 3 p.m. Police arrested an individual in connection with the attempted robbery. The individual’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.
- Four teenage boys attacked and robbed someone on the 1700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW in Dupont about 3 p.m.
Robbery:1700 blk of N.H. Ave NW. lof: 4 blk/m's, 14 to 17 years of age, S1 long hair, S2 dreads 5279 pic.twitter.com/hLCA6dfUUM
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 8, 2015
A man also was shot and killed in Shaw, a man was stabbed on the 900 block of U Street NW and two men were stabbed on the 1300 block of U Street NW early Saturday morning.
Someone was stabbed on the 1300 block of Park Road NW in Columbia Heights last night, too.
(Updated at 2:20 p.m.) A man was shot and killed in Shaw early this morning.
Police said that 28-year-old Reginald Perry of Northwest D.C. was shot on the 1700 block of 8th Street NW at 2:21 a.m.
Although Perry was rushed to a local hospital from the scene, said police, he succumbed to his injuries.
Police did not provide a description of any possible suspects.
In other crime news, authorities said a man was stabbed on the 900 block of U Street NW at 2:40 a.m.
Police also said two men were stabbed on the 1300 block of U Street NW early this morning.
Authorities did not provide a description of any possible suspects or more information about either crimes.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
(Updated at 1:35 p.m.) The smell of perfume that costs several hundred dollars is on its way to a new retail and residential complex in Shaw.
A sign advertising perfumery Le Labo has appeared on the window of The Shay on Florida Avenue NW between 7th and 9th streets NW. The shop, which has locations in New York, Paris and other cities, aims to bring “soulful fragrances” to its customers, according to its website.
For Le Labo’s Noir 29 and Santal 33 perfumes, that soulful smell will cost $820 for a 16.9-ounce bottle or as low as $70 for a half-ounce. The perfumery also has $45 bars of soap and $70 candles, among other items.
Local blog Left for LeDroit first noted Le Labo’s plans to open in The Shay. But it wasn’t immediately clear when the perfumery would begin operations in Shaw.
The Shay also has become the second D.C. location for designer clothing store Steven Alan, which opened this morning.
The retailer, which also has a location in Georgetown, sells men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories.
“We’re excited to join the community,” said Scott Sanford, Steven Alan’s U.S. director of retail.
Glen’s Garden Market is set to arrive in The Shay next month, too.
The local and organic food purveyor tweeted today that it’s 29 days away from opening its second location in the District in Shaw. Its shop in Dupont Circle currently is its only location.
Photo via Le Labo
(Updated at 11:45 a.m.) Dacha in Shaw has negotiated a $42,500 fine with the District to resolve claims that it let too many customers inside its gates, its lawyer said today.
The beer garden at 1600 7th St. NW has until Dec. 4 to pay up, according to a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board order published this week. The penalty is one of the largest fines ever leveled against a business in a matter before the board, said a representative of the panel and Andrew Kline, Dacha’s lawyer.
Dacha also will have its liquor license suspended for 21 days.
Allegations that Dacha increased its 126-person capacity without the board’s approval have dogged the beer garden this year. But Dacha’s owners agreed to the fine to avoid a lengthy appeals process and to focus on the future, even though they have “viable defenses to many of the charges,” Kline said.
“It will be quite painful for the owners,” he said. “But we expect the business to survive under current or new ownership.”
Earlier this week, Dacha secured the blessing of Shaw’s ANC to expand its outdoor capacity to 250 customers, which was less than what the beer garden’s management initially wanted. But the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has yet to decide whether it will give the approval Dacha needs for the expansion to take place.
The panel is expected to consider the Dacha-ANC 6E expansion agreement on Nov. 18.
Dmitri Chekaldin, who owns Dacha with Ilya Alter, told Washington City Paper in a story published today that they considered selling the beer garden to an unnamed German beer brand. But they scrapped the idea after ANC 6E endorsed an expansion.
“Selling the business was a last resort … If you have nowhere to go, then of course that would have been the course of action that we would have pursued,” Chekaldin told the newspaper. “My heart and soul went into this place, and so I’d rather not sell it.”
Photo via Facebook/DachaBeerGarden