Cleaning out the hopper:
* FIVE GUYS
: There's paper over the windows at the Five Guys on 2nd St., SE, but the official web site says
(and a source has said the same) that this is a temporary closure, for some interior "refresh" work.
* EAGLE ACADEMY
: The charter school at 1017 New Jersey Avenue will be relocating
after this school year ends to Naylor Road SE in Ward 8, "after recently learning that its leased facility in Ward 6 will be sold by the building's owner in August 2017." I imagine questioning eyes will now turn to the garage next door at New Jersey and L, wondering if its days are numbered as well, and if a developer is assembling the New Jersey-facing parcels on Square 740 for some future project.
* OH SAY, CAN YOU HEAR:
If within the past month or so you've suddenly started hearing the National Anthem in the air at 8 am, you're not alone
. (The Hill is Home)
There's probably more, but I've been awake for a good 90 minutes since my late-morning/early-afternoon nap and still need to get in my mid-afternoon nap before the game with the Washington Football Team gets underway.
But I'll add this, showing the view from the freeway
12 years ago today (Jan. 1, 2005) and a wider shot of the same general view back in August.