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March 23rd, 2017

Bayou Bakery Closing on the Hill

Pineapple and Pearls Cafe May Move In

Sad news for the Hill — Bayou Bakery will close its coffee bar and eatery on the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s lot (901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) sometime in the next two months. Owner David Guas announced the closure in a statement March 23.

“The Capitol Hill neighborhood is a great community, and it felt very much like New Orleans to me in so many ways,” Guas wrote. “I have a strong love affair with the building — one with outstanding character, amazing history, and a connection to my hometown.”

Police Show Photo of Suspect in Fatal Artist Stabbing

Crime Blotter — March 22

Police Show Photo of Man Suspected in Artist Killing

As reported yesterday (Here), Corrina Mehiel, 34 of Burnsville, N.C., was found tied up and stabbed to death March 21 in her rented basement apartment on the 600 block of 14th Street NE. She was working with visiting artist Mel Chin at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on March 22, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

March 22nd

11th Street Bridge Park Tour

On Thursday, March 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m., learn about the 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Ward 8 based nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC that puts inclusivity and equity first, provides meaningful and rich cultural programming to District residents, and is working to improve the lives of residents in some of our most underserved communities.
The tour starts with a presentation inside the Miracle Theater, 535 Eighth St.

Eastern Market Call for Volunteers

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is looking for volunteers to serve on the Capital Improvements, Finance, Market Operations and Marketing and Promotions Committees. If you are interested, send a statement of interest and your contact information to Donna Scheeder, Chair, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee at 

Woman Fatally Stabbed in Home Near H Street NE

Police Are Searching for the Victim's Car

A woman was fatally stabbed in a house on the 600 block of 14th Street NE around 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Police identified the woman as 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, N.C. 

DC Police are looking for the victim's car — a blue 2004 Toyota Prius with a Kentucky license plate, number 722RMY. There is also a yellow diamond-shaped sticker on the bumper under the license plate. Acting Chief Peter Newsham said Mehiel was temporarily staying at the home in Northeast. She was last seen alive Sunday night the Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th St. NW).

Mild DC Winters Grow Hefty Rats

Notes from the ANC 6B Meeting with DC DOH

Rats. Capitol Hill has them and residents aren't happy. To answer some questions about what seems like a growing problem, the March 21 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach & Constituent Services Task Force focused on the infestations around the Hill.

March 21st

Voters: Possible New Primary Date in DC

Allen Proposes Primary Date in June 2018

DC voters: mark your calendars a few months earlier for the 2018 primary elections, including for the upcoming mayoral race. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) introduced a bill March 21 that would permanently place the primary election day for DC on the third Tuesday in June.

March 20th

Two Rivers School Framing the Future Gala & Auction

March 25
Children and parents at Two Rivers Public Charter School spent a rainy afternoon creating boats, sea monsters, and space ships for a collaborative art project with local DC artist Dot Procter. Procter helped the group design, draw, and cut out boats that could be added to a map of the city.