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Archive - Apr 2017


April 28th

Creamery, Vet Hospital, Linens Store Coming to Hine Development

Stanton Announced the Leases for the North Building

Ice cream, a veterinary hospital and a home linens store are coming to the North Building of the Hine Project redevelopment on the 700 block Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Stanton Development announced April 28.

The project signed the leases for each of the new tenants—Trickling Springs Creamery, District Veterinary Hospital and Antiochia—and expect to have the spaces open by the late fall in 2017.

CAG Opens New Site in Hill East

The Substance Abuse Clinic Has Worked on the Hill For Nearly 30 Years

The Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Community Action Group (CAG) officially opened its doors at its new headquarters in the Hill East at 124 15th St. SE April 28.  The CAG’s new Harold J. Gordon Building will house its administrative offices and host its educational programs for those suffering from substance abuse.

April 27th

Why You're Fighting

All I can say is: Sorry,

        that she died without my name.

Now, I'll tell you the whole story

        and where I would place the blame.

It's not true, what some are saying,

        that I failed to heed her plea.

I was serving in the army

        far away across the sea.

When her letters turned more somber,

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.

Grab a Book and a Cupcake on Independent Bookstore Day

Fairy Godmother Bookstore, East City Bookshop Celebrate April 29

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your Capitol Hill bookstores this Saturday, April 25.

Fairy Godmother Children’s Bookstore (319 Seventh St. SE) is celebrating with free books for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can get one free copy of a used, out of print or slightly worn book ranging from toddler to young adult level. Fairy Godmother has served Capitol Hill as an independent bookstore for more than 33 years.

April 26th

Pretzel Bakery Celebrates 5 Years With $1 Pretzels

And It's National Pretzel Day

You can order a $1 pretzel April 26 at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE) to celebrate National Pretzel Day and the shop’s fifth anniversary since opening on Capitol Hill.

Owner Sean Haney and Director of Operations Alan Chargin will also hand out 500 free pretzels in the Rayburn Office Building on Independence Avenue SE with DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.

April 25th

Live Drill for Terrorist Attack April 26

Law Enforcement Will Conduct the Exercise Wednesday

Drivers and DC residents be aware: several law enforcement agencies will simulate a response to a terrorist attack in a drill Wednesday, April 26, in Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County. The exercise will start in the morning.

The drill is intended to help train first responders, law enforcement and other agencies on how to react in the case of an attack, Homeland Security and Public Safety for Council of Governments Managing Director Scott Boggs said in a release.

Taqueria Replacing Bearnaise

The French Bistro Will Close April 30

Out with frites and in with tacos—Bearnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will switch from a French bistro to a taqueria between May and June.

Restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, who recently returned to Capitol Hill, will turn the Sunnyside Restaurant Group holding into a fast-casual stop for residents and visitors to the Capitol, as first reported by the Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman.

April 24th

Eddie’s Alice Part II

The image of a young girl

                emerges out of the casket…

Up, out of the ground


The divine dancefloor,

                there to be approached

By her young admirer

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.