Around Town: Nearby News of Note

Park View signProfile of Pablo Sierra & Walls of BooksWalls of Books opened in Park View at the beginning of 2016.  Located at 3325 Georgia Avenue, it features more than 40,000 used books and it is the first retail business Pablo Sierra has ever owned. Petworth News checks in with Walls of Books and chats with Sierra on how he has created a book store with a focus on community.  (Petworth News).

Brazen Early Morning Robbery in Columbia Heights on Tuesday – Despite recent efforts to address crime in northern Columbia Heights, a man was met with gunfire when he chased after a robber who pistol-whipped him on the 1300 block of Meridian Place, NW, on Tuesday morning about 1:15 a.m. (Borderstan).

Youth Arrested for Multiple Crimes in Area – On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 18-year-old Christian Mendoza of Northwest, DC, was arrested. He is charged with two counts of Robbery, Assault with Intent to Kill, and two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon for cases that occurred on 16th Street, Columbia Road, and Sherman Avenue. Suspect claims to be member of MS-13 (MPD 3D listserv, Washington Post) [updated]

Bill’s Seafood Kitchen/Fish in the Neighborhood Expands Outdoor Seating – Longtime Park View eatery Fish in the Neighborhood has been slowly building out an outdoor area for customers to enjoy Bill’s great food. PoPville noticed. (Popville).

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