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Logan Circle Coffee Shop to Open Location in Navy Yard

Photo via Capital Riverfront BIDA Logan Circle eatery known for coffee, cocktails and artisanal toast has plans to open a new location in Navy Yard.

Slipstream is slated to open an outpost in the ORE 82 development (New Jersey and I streets SE), according to retail broker Rappaport and the Capitol Riverfront BID.

“Slipstream, represented by broker Streetsense, aims to elevate coffee and cocktails from seemingly common to extraordinary through engaging service, a comfortable atmosphere and a relentless focus on quality food and beverage options,” the BID wrote in a newsletter.

More from the BID:

Retail broker Rappaport recently announced that craft coffee shop and cocktail bar Slipstream is opening in the Capitol Riverfront! Slipstream will be located at ORE 82, a mixed-use project from developer Greystar located at New Jersey and Eye Streets, SE.

Slipstream, represented by broker Streetsense, aims to elevate coffee and cocktails from seemingly common to extraordinary through engaging service, a comfortable atmosphere and a relentless focus on quality food and beverage options.

Slipstream joins popular boutique gym Orangetheory Fitness at the mixed-use project scheduled to deliver in late 2016. ORE 82 is comprised of 227 apartment units and 6,000 SF of street level retail space that can be subdivided.

Photo via Capitol Riverfront BID

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Councilmember Allen: Chick-fil-A Looks to Open in Former Checkers Space

1401 Maryland Ave NE, photo via Google Street ViewThe rumors are true, according to Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen: Chick-fil-A has plans to open a location near H Street.

The national chicken sandwich chain has filed plans with D.C.’s Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to open an eatery at 1401 Maryland Ave. NE, Allen tweeted out earlier today.

“The rumors are true,” Allen tweeted. “The applications are in at DCRA to build a new Chick-fil-A on the site of the closed Checkers.”

Chick-fil-A serves a menu of chicken sandwiches, wraps and fries shaped like teeny tiny waffles.

Photo via Google Street View

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Thieves Target Sleeping Man in Capitol Hill-Area Robbery

7th and C streets SETwo thieves gave a man sleeping in his car a rude awakening when they robbed him at gunpoint early yesterday morning.

Police said a man was sleeping in his vehicle near the intersection of 7th and C streets SE around 5:30 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by two suspects. One of the thieves pulled out a black handgun and took the man’s money and wallet, according to authorities.

Both suspects fled eastbound on C Street, police said.

Additionally, teenagers robbed someone near the intersection of L St. NW and New Jersey Ave. NW late last night, police said.

Police just after 11 p.m. provided a lookout for:

3 B/M’s between the ages of 14-15 Suspect (1) wearing red shirt, red hat, red shorts armed with a gun.

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Worker Seriously Injured After Falling From Scaffolding in Southwest

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling from scaffolding in Southwest earlier this morning.

The incident happened on the 400 block of Water St. SW around 8:15 a.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. The worker fell nearly 10 feet onto a plate glass window.

Rescuers rushed the seriously injured worker to the hospital shortly after the fall, Mendez said.

Photo via D.C. Fire and EMS

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Five People Seriously Injured in Car Crash Near Eliot-Hine Middle School

Five people were seriously injured in a car crash near Eliot-Hine Middle School earlier this afternoon, authorities said.

The crash happened at the intersection of 18th and C streets NE some time before 4:15 p.m. today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

Though it was unclear how the crash occurred, a video of the aftermath shows it involved at least two cars. One of the cars was flipped on its side.

Video via D.C. Fire and EMS

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All-Purpose Pizzeria to Open Location Near Nationals Park

All-Purpose Pizzeria, photo via Capitol Riverfront BIDIt looks as though All-Purpose Pizzeria will open a location near Nationals Park next year.

An outpost for the Shaw pizza joint is slated to open at 25 Potomac Ave. SE in 2017, according to the Capitol Riverfront BID and retail broker Rappaport.

The eatery serves pizzas topped with ingredients like roasted mushrooms and truffle sauce and pepperoni, basil and chili honey. The pizzeria also serves salumi and house-made charcuterie and hot and cold antipasti.

More Information from the Capitol Riverfront BID:

A new restaurant tenant has been signed for Dock 79, a mixed-use waterfront development located at 25 Potomac Avenue, SE in the Capitol Riverfront. Retail broker Rappaport announced that All-Purpose Pizzeria will join The Salt Line at Dock 79 in 2017.

From the owners of Red Hen and Boundary Stone, All-Purpose features a menu of deck oven-fired pizza, antipasti, and beverages.

Dock 79 will feature 305 luxury apartments, 18,500 SF of ground floor retail, a public plaza, water promenade, and a variety of temporary recreational uses. Dock 79 is the first of four phases that will eventually deliver 1.2 million SF of mixed-use waterfront density.  It is expected to complete in late summer 2016.

Photo via Capitol Riverfront BID

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French Restaurant, Bike Shop, Wine Store to Open at The Wharf in 2017

La Vie rendering, photo courtesy of The WharfA French eatery, a bike and hardware shop, a wine store and a CVS are slated to open at a development on the Southwest waterfront next year.

A representative for the development shared the news in a press release this morning.

La Vie, a French and Mediterranean restaurant “that includes an extensive moules-frites menu, a wide selection of sweet and savory tartines and a variety of coastal-inspired beverages,” will open along “The Wharf’s most expansive and stunning vistas,” according to the release.

Foggy Bottom-based District Hardware and Bike is also coming to the Southwest development. The 50-year-old hardware store will open a new 6,300-square-foot shop next year, according to The Wharf. Likewise, Union Market’s Cordial Craft Wine, Beer and Spirits will occupy a 525-square-foot space in the development.

Pharmacy retailer CVS will also open a 9,000-square-foot store in the development, the press release reads.

Read the full press release below:

The following is an updated list of restaurant and retail offerings coming to The Wharf in 2017, as part of the development’s Phase I grand opening:

Social Restaurant Group’s 9,800-square-foot concept La Vie, their largest venture to-date, will feature French-Mediterranean cuisine that includes an extensive moules-frites menu, a wide selection of sweet and savory tartines and a variety of coastal-inspired beverages. Situated along The Wharf’s most expansive and stunning vistas, their space boasts a 1,100-square-foot waterfront terrace, and serves the resident pool deck above. La Vie also includes private access to a 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, poised to be Washington’s premier events space.

District Hardware and Bike, the nearly 50-year old family-owned hardware store, full-service bike shop and now café and water sport retailer, is expanding from its current location in Foggy Bottom. Their new 6,300-square-foot location will be designed by Natalie Park Design Studio and is the latest in a series of expansions for the store, which has been owned and run by the Conway family for three generations. To strengthen the concept, District Hardware and Bike has teamed up with local coffee roaster, Vigilante Coffee, to help design and launch the new café and coffee bar.

Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits by Eric Rohleder is expanding from its current operation in Union Market. His 525-square-foot location at The Wharf will feature a water view and products from independent importers and boutique distributors across the globe.

America’s largest pharmacy retailer CVS will occupy a 9,000-square-foot space at The Wharf.

Rendering of La Vie courtesy of The Wharf

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Woman Stabbed Near Nationals Park

police car3Someone stabbed a woman near Nationals Park earlier this afternoon, said D.C. Police.

The stabbing occurred on the 1300 block of Half St. SW just after 1 p.m. today, authorities said. That area is roughly one block away from Nationals Park.

The woman was conscious when officers arrived, according to D.C. Police spokeswoman Alice Kim.

Police are currently on the lookout for a person described as:

B/F, med compl, 5’3, 130 lbs, gym shorts & white t-shirt

Police said the suspect was last seen heading toward 14th and Canal streets SW.

This story will be updated when we know more.

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Runners to Jog from H Street to Atlas Brew Works Thursday

Photo via Facebook : H Street RunnersAmateur athletes are set to run from H Street to a local craft brewery later this week.

The H Street Runners will host a “fun run” from the Capital Bikeshare station at 11th and H streets NE to Atlas Brew Works at 2052 West Virginia Ave. NE Thursday at 7 p.m.

The route to the brewery will span about three miles, according to the event’s organizers. “This run will include a preview of Gallaudet’s outdoor track facility, which is to open to members of the surrounding community,” a Facebook post about the event reads. “We’ll do a lap or two around the track and have a little bit of fun with it (trust me!) before continuing on to the brewery.”

Attendees must bring a legal ID along with their running shoes, organizers said.

More information from the H Street Runners Facebook page:

Join H Street Runners this Thursday night (6/30) for a special fun run to Atlas Brew Works, DC’s award winning craft brewery. Conveniently located just a short distance from H Street, NE, Atlas Brew Works just completed a beautiful NEW TAP ROOM, which is now open serving FLIGHTS AND PINTS until 10 pm on weeknights! Also, food trucks typically frequent the brewery, and so food options are likely to be available as well. And there are vending machines with snacks and sandwiches. Please note that you will absolutely need legal proof of age (100% ID check) for this event, and please don’t forget your beer and/or food truck money (cash or card).

Meet up for the run at the Capital Bikeshare station located at the intersection of 11TH AND H STREETS, NE. We’ll run approximately three miles before arriving at Atlas Brew Works (which is actually only about 1.5 miles from H Street). As an added bonus (and because running straight to the brewery is too short a distance), this run will include a preview of Gallaudet’s outdoor track facility, which is to open to members of the surrounding community (H Street, Trinidad, NOMA). We’ll do a lap or two around the track and have a little bit of fun with it (trust me!) before continuing on to the brewery.

While we will not run back to H Street afterwards, we can certainly coordinate a group to walk back together (only takes about 15 minutes) or perhaps we can split Ubers. For safety rasons, folks should only head back in groups or in some form of transportation.

More information on Atlas Brew Works: www.atlasbrewworks.com

More information on H Street Runners: www.facebook.com/groups/hstreetrunners

Photo via H Street Runners

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D.C. Central Kitchen Seeking Volunteers to Prepare Meals for Charity

Meals for the Homeless During Ramadan, photo via Third PillarD.C. Central Kitchen and a local charity are on the hunt for volunteers willing to help “prepare a meal for our less fortunate neighbors” during Ramadan later this week.

The kitchen has put out the call for locals who want to help cook hot meals for the homeless at its main kitchen located at 2nd and E Streets NW on Wednesday.

The event is an effort between D.C. charity American Third Pillar and D.C. Central Kitchen:

Ramadam Kareem! During this holy month, we hope you’ll join us to prepare a meal for our less fortunate neighbors. Third Pillar is partnering with DC Central Kitchen to make hot meals for the homeless in DC. The fun is contagious, and the shift is over in time to break our fast and move on to an evening of activities.

Prospective volunteers are asked to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. Volunteers must also be at least 12 years old.

Photo via Facebook / American Third Pillar Charities

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Union Market to Kick Off ‘Trivia Under the Stars’ Series Wednesday

Trivia Under the Stars, photo via Facebook : Union MarketThe first installment of a three-part outdoor trivia series is scheduled to occur at Union Market Wednesday.

“Trivia Under the Stars,” an event hosted by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, will return to the market at 1309 5th St. NE Wednesday at 7 p.m., according to a Facebook event post.

“Fuel your brainpower with fresh air at our thought-provoking summer series,” the event post reads. “Enjoy the same trivia format you know and love outdoors at one of the nation’s best food halls.”

Tickets cost $12 for one trivia night or $30 to attend all three.

Photo via Facebook / Union Market

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Annual Car Race to Planned for RFK Stadium Grounds Next Month

An annual race will bring screeching tires and revving engine to the RFK Stadium grounds next month.

The Red Bull Global Rallycross is slated to come back for its second annual race at RFK Stadium (2400 E Capitol St. SE) July 29 and 30.

More information on the race from its organizers:

Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars driven by star drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact.

The race usually features cars tearing down and drifting on a partially paved track. Race fans can purchase tickets online.

Image and video via YouTube/Red Bull Global Rallycross

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Locals Raise Money for Daughter of Woman Killed in Hill East Shooting

Stephanie Goodloe and Simaya, photo via GoFundMeLocals are opening their wallets to help the daughter of a woman who was killed in a shooting in Hill East last week.

Stephanie Goodloe, 40, was killed in a shooting on the 700 block of Kentucky Ave. SE early last Saturday, police said. Authorities arrested Donald Hairston, a 49-year-old resident of District Heights, Md., and charged him with first degree murder while armed in connection with the crime.

Friends, family and sympathetic members of the community have already donated more than $22,000 to support Goodloe’s daughter, Simaya.

Read more on the GoFundMe page:

On June 18th,2016 in Washington,D.C. Stephanie  Goodloe was tragically taken away from us through domestic violence. Stephanie was known to be a God fearing,genuine,passionate woman with an infectious smile! Through her daily example of leadership Stephaine motivated everyone around her. Stephanie was a very giving woman and put herself last to support anyone especially children. She LOVED everyone. One of the things that everyone knew about Stephanie was her unconditional love and admiration she had for her daughter Simaya. Her life revolved around Simaya and giving her the best whether it was education, extra curricular activities,or anything to further her growth as a growing young lady.

I (Arlene ,one of Stephanie’s Best Friends/Coworkers)created this account for anyone who wants to contribute to supporting Simaya after the tragic loss of our beloved daughter, mother, friend, and coworker Stephanie. I will be withdrawing  these funds and they will be given to Simaya’s Grandmother (Stephanie’s Mother Sharon)to be  used strictly for Simaya after this loss.

Photo via GoFundMe

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Friday Night Fishing to Return to Yards Park Tomorrow

Friday Night Fishing (Image via YouTube/Anacostia Riverkeeper)Locals will be able to cast a line for free this week along the Anacostia River in Navy Yard.

Anacostia Riverkeeper will host its first fishing event of the year Friday at the dock of Diamond Teague Park, which is immediately south of Nationals Park.

During the event, kids and adults alike can make use of free gear, bait and basic instructions while they fish from 5 to 8 p.m.

The catch-and-release fishing event is slated to occur every Friday night until August. The program is in its fourth year.

Image via YouTube/Anacostia Riverkeeper

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Man Hit by Shrapnel in Drive-by Near Nationals Park

1500 1st St. SW, photo via Google Street ViewA man was injured by shrapnel after someone shot at him from a car two blocks from Nationals Park just after midnight this morning, according to police.

The crime happened on the 1500 block of First St. SW at about 12:16 a.m., police said.

The victim was sitting on his porch when someone inside of a silver or tan sedan shot at him, according to a police report. Though the man was not hit by bullets, he did sustain shrapnel injuries in the middle of his back, authorities said.

Police have posted a lookout for a “gray or silver sedan” connected to the shooting:

Photo via Google Street View

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