01 Sep 2020


Hill Buzz

Good afternoon, Capitol Hill! If you have children in DCPS, how was your first day back? Are your children being driven insane by Teams notifications yet? Remember to share your first day/week of school photos and online learning setups with us on Instagram! We’re teaming up with Kid Friendly DC to see all your lovely mugs: tag #bts💛kfdcxthih on Instagram so we can see you and share your photos.

You know you want to share your first day of school photos with us! Tag them with #bts💛kfdcxthih so we can share them!
Photo by me, via Instagram.

What’s going on?

First up, Mozzeria is opening this Friday, September 4, on H Street! The deaf-owned shop will be slinging Neapolitan-style pizza for carryout only (PR Web). Looks like I’ll be stopping in for a birthday slice. Love this tweet from Robb Dooling, welcoming the pizzeria to the neighborhood:

The mayor has proclaimed September to be DC Preparedness Month and everyone is encouraged to Be Aware, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Stay Informed. And there is no better way to build a kit than to visit Frager’s, which is celebrating ONE HUNDRED YEARS! While our friends at Frager’s have not been able to determine the exact date in which the hardware store opened, they have decided to dedicate all of September to the celebration and we need your help! Share with us via social media or email (info@thehillishome.com) some of your best Frager’s memories for a chance to be part of the official celebration. Visit their Facebook page for more information on the ongoing celebrations!

Super sad to see our friend Mark Sussman’s startup Our Streets shutting down. If you never had the chance to use it. Our Streets (formerly How’s My Driving DC) was an excellent tool to report things like aggressive driving, illegal parking and other kinds of street transgressions. Technical.ly

There have been many places that have sadly closed, but many, like Mozzeria, are opening– though the impact to our small businesses may not be fully known for a while (Washingtonian). Another place that will open soon is The Roost on 14th and Pennsylvania SE. Among the many businesses that will, um, be coming home to roost here is Cameo, a coffeeshop concept from Nazia Khan, who also helmed The Wydown. Cameo will have coffees and teas from around the world and will have a focus on sustainability. Looks like Cameo will be open soon– they are in the inspection phase– and we can’t wait. For the craft beer enthusiasts, Solace Brewing Company is also going to be opening at 71 Potomac Avenue SE, inside The Maren. (EatDC on twitter and Bisnow)

A timely reminder from WalletHub that some of the most underprivileged children in the nation live in our District (alongside some of the most privileged ones). You can still donate to Serve Your City’s Back to School bash so that all of our children, regardless of ability to pay, can start the school year off on the same footing.

A person riding a scooter was killed by a truck driver going the wrong way on 11th Street NE, close to Lincoln Park. Our condolences to the family of the victim. Washington Post. The driver has been charged with murder and the police is asking for people’s cooperation if they saw or know anything about the incident. You can call 202-727-9099. Patch

DC Circulator routes around the neighborhood have extended their hours of operation to 11 p.m. as of last Saturday. I’m still not 100% on riding the bus, but at some point in time it will have to happen. The DC Post

DateLab alighted at All Purpose Pizzeria in the riverfront and… whoa. That was kind of a heavy date? I dunno. Is the pandemic killing our casual stranger-gawking fun?

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