I wanted to let you know that a new restaurant is going in at 606 Florida Ave, NW (next to Bistro Boehm) in the old Reese’s salon … I asked what it was going to be and the owner? said it was going to be a seafood restaurant.
Free of charge, Classic Bluegrass, Old-Time, Fiddle and Country music, takes over the basement of The Pinch! Get there early so youâre sure to see the fabulous flying fingers of DCâs premier up-and-coming acoustic talent!
3548 14th St NW
June 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.
I am very pleased to provide you with the final copy of the Settlement Agreement negotiated with Brookland’s Finest LLC on behalf of residents in the immediate vicinity of the Restaurant’s location at 3126-3128 12th Street NE. This agreement, which was signed this evening, came about as a result of a meeting of those residents held nearly a month ago, where they brought forth their concerns and proposed ways of addressing them. This led to a series of negotiations with Brookland’s Finest, in person and by email, which culminated in the attached agreement. Residents in the immediate vicinity of the Restaurant were present and provided feedback during all of these discussions. I was also well advised during this process by very competent legal counsel who are experts in DC’s alcohol regulations.
I also wanted to take a moment to commend the Brookland’s Finest team for their amazing cooperation in getting this agreement done. They listened carefully to the residents’ concerns and proposed constructive solutions.
The Bike Rack is offering free coffee (hot and iced) for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, June 19th from 7:30 until the coffee is all gone. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of Peregrine coffee as you make your way into work tomorrow morning.
Adaptive Reuse Proposal
Takoma Theatre Apartments is a proposed adaptive reuse project that seeks to creatively convert the historic Takoma Theatre into a mixed-use building with apartment units and ground-level flex space. Working with the Secretary of the Interiorâs Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, this adaptive reuse proposal will retain the exterior of the historic structure and its vestibule and lobby configuration. In an attempt to retain the buildingâs historic association as a theatre, the exterior redesign will retain the scale and rhythm of openings and incorporate compatible material. Additionally, theatre signage and marquee will be retained and incorporated into the new design. This proposed new use as an apartment building with flex space will complement the current residential neighborhood and enhance the vitality of the community. In an effort to bring life back to this historic landmark and enhance to the vitality of the community, this project capitalizes on the historic buildingâs notable design, prominent location, and original mixed-use program.
You can learn more about the project here and more about the history of the Takoma Theatre here.
If you have any animal/pet photos youâd like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with âAnimal Fixâ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If youâve already entered your pet and would like to do so again â thatâs no problem â just space the entries out a bit.
“Whiskey (a.k.a. Little Miss Whiskey) (top) and Napoleon (bottom) enjoy their new cat shelves.”
“Here’s a pic of Ozzy – a 9 week old Pekepoo pup (half Pekingese / half Poodle) enjoying the view from his Brookland porch.”
“Luke in Pleasant Plains wishes not to be disturbed.”
“Walter Reed Tomorrow” is a cool project Hines Urban Atlantic has put together as part of their RFP submission for the Walter Reed site. Between now and July 3rd, the far-reaching survey and publicity campaign will gather nearby residents’ feedback about what Walter Reed should become. The data collected will inform Hines Urban Atlantic’s proposal to the D.C. Government about what should come the massive site â condos, retail, community space, etc.
I can’t wait to see what opinions we get â the project has so much potential!
Last week, you had a story on a bike pinned under a bus at 4th and Massachusetts. I live at that corner, and have been watching out my window as police and emergency workers deal with what appears to be a pedestrian pinned under a dump truck.
Two person-versus-heavy vehicle accidents in less than a week at the same spot. Tells you something about the dangers of our very messy intersection.
“Relax and entertain in the heart of Dupont Circle. This new two-level penthouse has a private rooftop deck with incredible views of the city. The top level open floor plan consists of kitchen-dining-living areas. Subzero, Viking, Bosch. Bedrooms share an eastern balcony, and baths are beautifully appointed. Key-locked elevator, 1-year garage parking is included in rent.”
Hi community, hoping someone out there can advise on the situation we found ourselves in after a recent house closure.
Upon the inspection of the house it was identified that the temperature differential on the AC unit was not functioning properly and needed to be repaired so that it was at a minimum of 15F. Work was supposedly done to repair it, however when we moved in there was no cold air coming into the house and the unit outside is not even spinning. The seller provided a receipt for the work which was either clearly not done, or not done properly as required by the contract. We tried contacting the service provider multiple times but all calls and emails go to an “answering service” who claims to only pass messages along rather than the actual contractor. All attempts to have the seller contact them resulted in no action as well, and the 30 day warranty on the work has now expired.
The question us, who do we wind up taking to court, the seller or the contractor? We’re inclined to have the AC unit repaired properly and then take the seller to court for the amount of that labor+parts for failure to meet the contract. Additionally, there is a leak in the fridge that goes onto the hardwood floors every day. When we were viewing the house the owner told us that water was from her son who had spilled some on the floor while helping her move. This seemed feasible ad it was only a small puddle. I’ve heard that if a homeowner knowingly lies about a defect with the home they can be sued for that as well, correct? Given that the leak occurs every day there’s no way this could have gone unnoticed and been simple ignorance.
Thank you kindly for any advice. This has been a real bummer to an otherwise happy occasion, since we can’t move in until we get actual cooling!
I live on the 1200 block of Euclid, and Iâve had about enough of Pepcoâs never-ending construction in the area.
A couple days ago, my car was âcourtesy towedâ for the 3rd time this year. I donât use my car often, so I have to park it in areas for a couple days at a time without checking on it. One time it was totally my fault â I forgot about street cleaning. The second time, I could have sworn I didnât see an Emergency No Parking sign when I parked there, but I couldnât prove when they put it up. This time, though, when I parked my car on the South Side of the block on the evening of Monday 6/10, I double checked to make sure that the Emergency No Parking signs expired on 6/7.
Between Monday and Wednesday, Pepco put up a new sign that extended the dates of their signs to 6/26. So when I went to get my car yesterday, I noticed that there was a back hoe in its place.
I left a voicemail at the number listed on the sign letting them know theyâll be responsible for paying my tickets, since they didnât give 72 hours notice. I also submitted a customer service ticket, and forwarded that message directly to a Customer Service Manager I found on Linkedin. I also contested the parking ticket with the DC Department of Public Works.
I got a call from a Manager at Pepco today who swears that the workers told him that theyâd put up a sign with enough time, but âIf it wasnât there, why was I parking there if they clearly arenât done with the work?â Anyone who walks down Euclid can see piles of construction equipment.
Has anyone ever gotten Pepco, or any other organization, to pay their tickets for them? Any other advice? Iâd rather not have to get affidavits from my neighbors saying that the signs expired on 6/7, but at this point it feels like it might come to that.