Brooklanders love to discuss grocery options in the area, or rather, the lack thereof. From time to time there will even be a petition passed around urging a grocer to locate in or near Brookland, and there are the occasional unsubstantiated rumors of one coming. So, we suspect fans of Trader Joe’s will be delighted to hear that one is planned in nearby Trinidad, close to Union Market. From an article in DCist:
The company announced today that it has signed a lease for a new location at 1240 4th Street NE, and it is slated to open in the second half of 2017. The store will occupy 15,000 square feet in the ground floor of a mixed-use project called The Edison…It will be Trader Joe’s third or fourth store in D.C.
Our household is divided in our enthusiasm. Personally, I miss the old Burger King that was once there. Perhaps I would be more excited if it were actually coming to Brookland. After all, this location isn’t much closer than my favorite supermarket, the Harris Teeter on M and 1st NE. But the other (better) half of the Brookland Bridge is SO SO SO excited for the new TJ’s, because it is her go-to grocer, and now it will only be a short drive away as compared to the TJ locations she frequents. What do you think? Are you excited or meh?
Reaching out over our boundaries to Trinidad, we learned that this Saturday the next Art in the Alley event will take place on Saturday from 6-10pm in the alley behind the 1200 block of Florida Ave NE, Trinidad DC .
Shani was one of the artists exhibiting her work at the last event in October. So we can attest that “The Art in the Alley” is very cool way to experience local art, music and food. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for this exciting outdoor event.
Art in the Alley is an exciting art event taking place this Saturday evening from 6:00 – 10:00 pm in nearby Trinidad. This time around they have expanded the event to include live performances – 2 bands will be playing and there will be a dance group performing as well. There will also be tacos served up by H Street restaurant Impala, and the Curbside Cupcakes food truck will be there too. Of course, the reason for it all is the artists, of which there will be about a dozen, showing off their artwork. The following is from the Art In The Alley Website:
Art in the Alley was inspired by the confluence of the emergent arts scene in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington DC, a desire to build community through positive interaction with our neighbors and an empowering Do-It-Yourself spirit.
Launched in 2011, Art in the Alley celebrates local art in local spaces twice a year: once in the spring and again in the fall. The alley is located between the 1200 blocks of Florida Avenue and Morse St NE, in residential Trinidad, just blocks away from some spectacular art galleries and the H St – Atlas arts district. We enjoy where we live and invite you to enjoy it with us.
Hope to see you there! For more information follow Art in the Alley on Facebook.
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