Welcome back from the long Labor Day weekend! Here’s what we were reading recently about neighborhood news in DC. Have something to add? Leave it in the comments!
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Penn Quarter - The Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at Carmine’s Restaurant…more details can be found in our post tomorrow as the agenda will be of interest for all those ANC junkies out there. [DNA website]
Penn Quarter - In department store lore, Kann’s, stood at 8th St and Market Space NW where Market Square now stands across from the Archives (then Center Market). A Washington department store from 1893 to 1975, it proclaimed itself “The Busy Corner. ” Check this story for some great history, old photos, and insight into this story from Washington’s retail past. [Streets of Washington]
All Over DC - We’ve seen our share of younger folks in wheelchairs in Penn Quarter and up at the CityVista Safeway and have known that some percentage of them are due to spinal cord injuries from shootings and other violence. Our town’s main daily provides good local reporting on the backstory behind what we’ve seen in person…we’ve always wondered the whats, whys, and hows. [WaPo]
Penn Quarter/Chinatown - Capitol Hemp, formerly at 519 H St NW, closes all its stores. [WaPo]
Shaw – An inside look at Wagtime on 9th St NW in Shaw where many Penn Quarter residents take their pooches for doggie daycare. [WaPo]