Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stolen Handbag

From Cristina Amoruso:
As some of you may know my handbag was stolen right out of my car at aprox 4 pm today. I was standing a few feet away but it was too late. The person who stole it is a black male in his mid twenties, he is wearing a white t-shirt and black pants and was riding a red bike. He fled north in the direction of 7th St NW. According to the police he is part of a posse who hangs around in the neighborhood and preys on any and all targets. Please be careful.

While it is likely that the bag and its contents will not be recovered, it is also possible that the thug who took it may decide to dispose of it by dumping it in an alley. So please keep a look out: Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30 bag stolen from O St NW & Naylor Court yesterday afternoon at 4 pm (bag contents include black lizard wallet, house and car keys, make up case, ID's (including DC govt issue) & credit cards, meds, & personal items). It is likely that the bag and or some of its contents may be dumped in an alley close to where the theft occurred. If found please e-mail Cristina at Thank you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Special Meeting of the Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association, Monday 20 August 7-8:30PM 1327 10th Street NW

Meeting Notice

I hope everyone is having a nice summer.  We need to have a special meeting to review four exciting new projects coming to the neighborhood.

Meeting will be at my house 1327 10th Street NW.  Start time 7:00 PM.  Notionally, 30 minutes each for the presentations, questions and discussion.

7:00PM - Sherman Golden is planning to open a new Restaurant on the Street Level of 1316 9th Street which will occupy the entire first floor (the Nine Condo is upstairs).  It sounds very exciting, 75 seats, affordable, a great chef...  he will be here to discuss his plans, concept and hours of operations, liquor license plans (CR), etc.  To get a sense of the restaurant they told me the space is about the same size as Boundary Road a relatively new restaurant at 414 H St NW, see photos at

~7:30 PM - Charles Kehler of Altus Realty will present plans for two new condo buildings to be located at 917 M Street and 1212 9th Street. Currently 917 M is mostly a parking lot with a one story carriage house on the rear, the new building will encompass all and will be 100% residential.  Currently 1212 9th Street is a parking lot, the new building will have commercial spaces on the first floor and condos upstairs.  Charles will show us his plans in advance of formal presentation to the ANC 2F Community Development Committee on Wednesday night (8/22 @ Washington Plaza Hotel 7:00 PM) and plans to go to Historic Preservation Review Board in September.

~8PM - Ali Bagheri and Dan O'Brien (owners SUNdeVICH and Seasonal will present their concept and plans to open a Tavern (CT license) at 1314 9th Street in the space formerly occupied by the Lamont Bishop Gallery.  This new liquor license is headed to ABRA with a petition date of 27th August.  Our ANC commissioner Mike Bernardo and others have been working on a voluntary agreement.

Hope to see everyone Monday night to hear about these 4 exciting developments in our neighborhood.


Greg Melcher
Blagden Alley-Naylor Court Association