Good afternoon! What is going on around the Hill?
Washingtonian highlights the recent opening and re-opening of as you are and Santa Rosa Taqueria. Spoiler alert: They really are wonderful and we are so happy they are (re)open!
Skanska has acquired 25 M Street SE for $26M. You may know this property by its friendlier, baseballier name, The Bullpen. Looks like the days of this outdoor beer garden may be over, but we look forward to seeing how the new tenant occupies the space. Commercial Observer
It looks like someone crashed into the DC Streetcar this morning. The car was traveling westbound, crashed into a car and then ended up in the path of the Streetcar. Oops.
A carjacking led to an intense barricade situation last Thursday in the 1400 block of H Street NE. WJLA
The Washington Informer takes a look at the current state of the Anacostia River.
A summary of last week’s headache: A scheduled demo by the Army Golden Knights triggering an evacuation of the Capitol grounds because *someone* (ahem…. the FAA perhaps?) forgot to send a memo. Oops. Glad so many people thought it was funny, we guess. USA Today
The two men arrested at Crossing in Navy Yard earlier in the month for impersonating Homeland Security agents have pleaded not guilty. Washington Post
After teasing for a fair bit about coming to H Street NE, it looks like Hakuna Matata has a liquor license placard up. Can we hope for a summer opening? PoPville
Even though we lost residents during the pandemic, it looks like things are back to business as usual– or at least rents are. Bisnow reports that the DC-area rents are up 16%. Good luck finding an overpriced shoebox…?
A lobbying group called Tusk Industries wants to put pressure on the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Affairs to hold a hearing on the mobile voting bill. Washington Informer
Interested in weighing in on the redistricting effort? There will be a second hearing tomorrow, April 28. The Hill Rag has more details.
If you live in the 200 block of 10th Street SE, you may want to read about your neighbors from 72 years ago, when this pretty block right off Independence Avenue SE was predominantly Black, except for a Japanese-American family originally from Watsonville, California. Washington Post
In case you were actively wondering whether the DC area is gluten-free friendly or not, rest easy: According to listicle mogul LawnStarter, our region ranks 5th in the nation for goodies produced without that delightful, elastic, chewy protein that makes so many tummies feel bloated and gross. If you need us, we’ll be celebrating with a slice of banana bread from Sweet Crimes Gluten-Free bakery. You nailed it, LawnStarter.
Via Twitter, it looks like the C Street project is under way:
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