Late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning, many readers noticed police activity and caution tape
outside of Scarlet Oak at New Jersey and K, SE. According to the MPD 1-D mailing list
, a person got into a "dispute" with a group of people and that person was subsequently assaulted by the group. The person is apparently in the hospital. That's the latest as of this writing.
Now, rounding up a week's worth of tidbits:
* SOMEWHERE, ALMOST HERE
: Washington City Paper reports
on the arrival later this month of "Somewhere," the combination clothing-and-coffee venture from the DC native behind Maketto and streetwear brand DURKL coming to the retail row on 1st Street SE south of M.
* REMEMBERING TRACKS:
Marty Chernoff, the creator of the legendary Tracks nightclub that ruled the northwest corner of 1st and M Streets, SE, from 1984 to 1999, died on May 3. The Washington Blade printed a nice remembrance
of both Chernoff and Tracks, and subsequently a reader pointed me to two YouTube videos from 1998
touring the club.