Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co offering 15% off everything

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The Unified Scene Theater: improv-crush info for this Friday here

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Eater DC: here's the list of local restaurants fundraising for #HarveyRelief -- including Boundary Stone, El Camino, ANXO, Red Hen, Crisp Kitchen & Bar, Tyber Creek and Yang Market

See this tweet:


Participating Establishments:

DC Brau Brewing Taproom
Boundary Stone Public House
New Columbia Distillers Tasting Room
DC Reynolds
El Camino
ANXO Cidery & Tasting Room 
All Purpose Pizzeria
The Red Hen
Looking Glass
Sticky Rice
Rock N Roll Hotel
Crisp Kitchen + Bar 
Walters Sports Bar 
Ivy and Coney 
The Good Silver
3 Stars Brewing Taproom
Port City Brewing Taproom
Solly's Tavern
Brookland's Finest
Clyde's of Georgetown
1789 Restaurant & The Tombs
Old Ebbitt Grill
Clyde's of Gallery Place
The Hamilton
Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen
Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Cassava Boba
Sixth Engine
The Salt Line
Craft Beer Cellar
The Rum House (NY)
Cantina Marina
Atlas Brew Works
Brookland Pint
Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar
Cork Wine Bar
Yang Market
American Ice Company
Walker's Grille
Southern Hospitality
Scarlet Oak
Sushi Taro
Catoctin Creek Distillery
Alta Strada
The Riggsby
Alta Strada Mosaic
Cava (All DC Locations)
Acqua al 2
Denson Liquor Bar
Harold Black
La Puerta Verde
Ari's Diner
Dock FC
Al Tiramisu
Fiona's Irish Pub
Casa Luca
Fiola Mare
A La Lucia
Kaz Sushi Bistro
Little Red Fox
China Chilcano
Jaleo DC 
Jaleo Bethesda
Jaleo Crystal City
DGS Delicatessen
Hill Prince 
Little Sesame 
The Fainting Goat
Tiger Fork
KO Distilling

two weeks from today: closed Zoning Commission meeting at 5:00 pm to receive legal advice on the McMillan case; followed by an open meeting at 7:00 pm when it is expected that the ZC will announce its ruling

See this tweet from Helder Gil, who reviews and shares the contents of the DC Register:

Reminder: The Closed Meeting is at 5:00. It will be followed by an Open Meeting at 7:00 when it is expected that the Zoning Commission will announce their ruling.

September 14 ZC Special Public Meeting - 7:00 PM
Case Number: 13-14
Case Name: FINAL ACTION: Vision McMillan - Issues on Remand

four weeks from today: HPRB hearing on Square 519, bounded by Florida Ave NW, 3rd St NW, R St NW and 4th St NW

See the 08-05-2017 post over at the Bates blog.

How will the HPRB weigh in?

TBT to Bloomingdale 1912

Can see the tower of the church at 1st & Rhode Island Avenue NW to the left of the postman's head? (courtesy of Bloomingdame)

DCRA's logo is getting a makeover -- care to participate ?

See these tweets:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bloomingdale Civic Association 2017 House Tour & Reception "Victorian Secrets and Modern Truths" -- Saturday, 10-28-2017

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:40 PM
Subject: House Tour Announcement #1 city-wide

Please post attached announcement on listserv and blog. 

DCity Smokehouse: "Mylandria knows our cocktail flavor of the week, do you ?"

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Truxton Inn opening tonight at 7:00 pm - Happy Hour specials 7pm-close

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WaPo 1889: "Washington's new reservoir: will it some day cause a disaster like that of Johnstown?"

See this Washington Post article from 1889 regarding DC's new reservoir -- the McMillan Reservoir.

In June, 1889, following a heavy rain and flooding in the Washington area, a reporter for The Washington Post was told that the new reservoir was strong, and was not located where it would receive drainage, therefore, "there is no danger of the Johnstown disaster repeating in this city".

(1889, Jun 03). The Washington Post 

North Capitol Main Street's recent Merchant Walk with AirBnB

See these tweets regarding North Capitol Main Street Merchant Walk with AirBnB: 

visit Boundary Stone this Saturday to help support #HarveyRelief

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join DC Capital Striders Running Group for a Group Run from Boundary Stone tonight

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Friends of McMillan Park: Mayor's Agent McMillan remand hearings to continue on Monday, 09-11-2017; Zoning decision meeting on Thursday, 09-14-2017

See this undated message from the Friends of McMillan Park (FOMP):

Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie's community office hours this morning at Sylvan Cafe and Bakery

A reminder:

kick off Labor Day weekend, this Friday, 09-01-2017, with #BloomieNights Music & Movie in the Park Finale

See this message:


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

a portion of all sales this Saturday, 09-02-2017, at Boundary Stone for Harvey relief

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DCity Smokehouse preparing for the new patio

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purchase your tickets for The Unified Scene Theater's DIF shows

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Monday, August 28, 2017

neighbors seeking referrals for hardwood floor installers

See this request:

We are looking to have new hardwood floors installed.  Any recommendations? 

you can still register for The Unified Scene Theater's new classes starting in September

New Classes Starting In September at The Unified Scene Theater: Intro To Improv Comedy and Storytelling for Performance! 

The Unified Scene Theater has just announced their latest round of classes for September and October, featuring two that are ideal for the novice performer, with no experience necessary or required. Read on...

Our Next Introduction To Improvisational Comedy Begins Monday, September 11th!

Our next seven-week Introduction to Improv Comedy Class Improv Class will be held on Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., September 11th through Monday, October 23rd (six weeks of instruction, with a graduation show in week seven, on Monday, October 23rd). We'll focus on and take a deeper dive into some of the things that inform great (and hilarious) improv scenes: agreement, commitment, energy,  and context through exercises and games that demonstrate the fundamental principles behind this fun and exciting art form. Again, no experience necessary. 

More info on our website. Ready to register? Go here

Our next Storytelling for Performance Class Begins on Wednesday, September 13th!

The Unified Scene Theater's next Storytelling for Performance Class begins on Wednesday, September 13th and goes through Wednesday, October 11th, from 7-9 p.m. (four weeks of instruction, with a graduation show in week 5, on the evening of October 11th). In this class, you'll learn everything from how to gather information for a story, shape into a recognizable narrative arc, and then strategies for telling it in public. We take you from having an unshaped story idea to having a performance-ready story to share in a few short weeks. Also: our graduation show will be held at Big Bear Cafe, our neighbors only a few blocks away. 

More info on our website. Ready to register? Go here

See You On The Scene,

Shawn and Kathy
The Unified Scene Theater
80 T Street NW

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater

El Camino Mondays: $5 margs all night

Here you go:

#BestDamnOpenMic at Boundary Stone tonight

See what's going on at Boundary Stone tonight:


Calling all Little Bears!

We're starting the roll-out of a new kid's menu at Big Bear.

We're serving the Mac and Cheese with grilled seasonal vegetables, plain noodles with Parmesan (so delicious), little Chicken nuggets, and a kid's sized Grilled Cheese. All items are sized and priced for smallest members of our community - for around $6 each.

We're launching the menu today at 4pm! It will be available every day from 4pm to close.
Come try this Friday and we'll be giving out free cookies to all who survived their first week of school.

Half priced cocktails, beers, and shots to all moms and dads... It's family day in the neighborhood.

Hope to see you soon!

The Big Bears

Tyber Creek: Half off all (full) bottles all night tonight

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Creative Grounds petition for "200 footers" for zoning relief

See this post from the BloomingdaleKids list at Yahoogroups.  

Creative Grounds is located at North Capitol Street NW and Seaton Place NW.

From: Asmara Sium
Date: August 27, 2017 at 10:55:13 AM EDT
To: ""
Subject: [BloomingdaleKids] Signatures for Art studio/gallery and coffee bar
Reply-To:,Asmara Sium 
Hi fellow Bloomingdale moms

Patience and grace have become my two favorite words since deciding to open Creative Grounds DC. 

We are so anxious to open our doors to the community. But before we do that we must plead our case to the Board of Zoning. In preparation for our hearing I am securing signatures of support from residents within a 200mile radius of the site, 1822 North Capitol St,, NW

If you would, kindly visit the petition below and show your support by signing. 

Thanks in advance, and have a great Sunday!


DCity Smokehouse: "We are going to have a beautiful new patio area!"

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Granny and the Boys at Showtime Lounger tonight

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Ward 5 CM McDuffie summer office hours at Sylvan Cafe --- Wednesday, 08-30-2017

Note that Sylvan Cafe is the place for Councilmember McDuffie's summer office hours -- on Wednesday, 08-30-2017:

preliminary plans for the two new construction adjacent rowhouses at 79-81 U Street NW - no zoning relief needed

Here you go.


brunch is served at Tyber Creek and Boundary Stone

See these tweets from Bloomingdale businesses:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

late night tacos and burritos at El Camino

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Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 08/27/2017

520 T St NW is listed for $849,900. and will be open Sunday 2-4pm

The featured listing is a Victorian house with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths up, and a 1 bedroom, 1 bath inlaw suite in Historic LeDroit Park. It will be open Sunday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. The listing is represented by Suzanne DesMarais with Compass. You can find more information in the links below.

The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here. The same info can be seen in a map format here

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in MRIS by 10am on Friday. If you don't see your open house in the links, feel free to add in the comments. Also, if you would like your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Friday, August 25, 2017

#BloomieNights movie TONIGHT at Crispus Attucks Park !

See this NextDoor post about tonight's #BloomieNights:


Bloomie Nights Movie TONIGHT!

This is THE PERFECT NIGHT for a movie under the stars! (Finally!) "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" THIS FRIDAY at 8:00pm. Come with your picnic and friends and enjoy what's supposed to be a beautiful night under the stars at Crispus Attucks Park! 7:00 p.m. Music: Paul McCoyer (drums), Donovan Williams (keyboard), Pablo Laguarda (guitar) 8:00 p.m. Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Take advantage of a free music and movie under the stars right in your neighborhood. Come early to meet, mingle, listen to music and picnic with your neighbors. Bring a blanket or low-to-the-ground chair and of course, all your friends and family! Bug spray, too! (And, Fido is welcome on leash.) 'Bloomie Nights' Picnic Specials: Tyber Creek who offers 'Bloomie Nights Picnic Specials' for a yummy picnic.

El Camino: Friday lunch is served

Can you sing along?

Boundary Stone still has some local Barrel-Aged brews from its #BattleOfTheBarrelAged competition

From Boundary Stone:

Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co. is now on NextDoor

See this tweet from Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co.: