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What’s for Dinner in Navy Yard? According to JDLand, the vacant restaurant space on 100 M St. NE may finally be getting leased for the first time in three years. There are rumors about what restaurant will take over the space, but the readers are excited about the possibility of a new eatery. When one said they hoped it would be anything but a sports bar, another commenter wrote said, “Let’s remember that any functioning restaurant with good service and drinks will do a lot more to make the neighborhood continue to develop than the currently empty space that we’ve been staring at for the past three years.” Others joked they wanted to see Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, or Waffle House come to the area—but, it is tentative that Gordon Biersch is the new tenant.
Lepto-what?: The Bloomingdale blog posts a letter from a family whose dog was diagnosed with Leptospirosis after she passed away Thursday. The blog explains that Leptospirosis is transmitted to dogs primarily through rat, possum, and raccoon urine (that could be found in a puddle, stream, or pond), as well as from contact with rats and other infected dogs and infected dog urine. Borderstan also attempts to raise awareness of Leptospirosis, symptoms, and methods of treatment; both blogs say vaccination is the best way to ensure the safety of dogs and families. Commenters on each blog said they would get their dogs vaccinated. One Borderstan reader wrote, “So happy that this reminder went out. Lucy is scheduled for her vaccine on Sunday—the vet said they are getting many calls from D.C. and she is recommended the vaccine for the medium-to-large dogs that live in the city.”
A Map Fit for a King: Kingman Park residents are in the process of voting for a new flag that will be displayed on their lamp posts. Currently, the most popular flag—with 36 out of 57 votes—has a picture of a map of the neighborhood when it was established in 1928. Although most commenters like the map, they want Kingman Park to stand out more, “I like the map flag, but am concerned that the name ‘Kingman Park’ doesn’t ‘pop’ enough. The word ‘park’ seems to blend into the map some, would like it if there were a little more contrast,” writes one.
Chevy Chase Problems: Topics recently addressed by members of the Chevy Chase email list include “Free Kids’ Halloween costumes,” “seeking nearby hotel,” “Don’t recommend blowing insulation into home,” “Seeking costumes; Buzz Lightyear one available,” “Seeking Learning Spanish Language CDs,” “Need Orthopedist for feet,” “Need help with Office of Tax & Revenue,” “Need spider expert,” “Loose West Highland Terrier,” and “Need Infant Babysitter who is dog savvy.”