Oh Happy Day: Starbucks Opens in Fort Lincoln This Friday 4/28/2017!

After much anticipation and excitement, Starbucks finally opens its doors in Fort Lincoln at the Shops at Dakota Crossing on this Friday at 5:00am.  Starbucks which is known for its ability to “class up a joint” comes at a great time as the Fort Lincoln Community has increased its density by nearly 700 more townhomes in the past ten years with a large multi-family Residence and more than 100 more towmhomes soon under construction.  Starbucks will be a welcomed addition and will benefit greatly not only from the residents but also the patrons at the Costco Gas Boutique  in which our Starbucks was strategically placed (Yes I just classed up the gas station). I look forward to seeing you there in line on Friday, as well as Saturday for The Fort Lincoln Connection to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Walkthrough at 10:30am. Lets show Starbucks what they have been missing all of this time!

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Vitamin Shoppe will also have its official Grand Opening on this Saturday  from 11am -6pm and they actually have specials for its patrons. Customers can come in and save on everyday low prices and will have a few more days of buy one get one 50% off.  Customers are invited to come in and check out the new store as well as sample some on-the-go snacks and beverages and… Customers will also have a chance to win a Years’s Worth of Vitamins and supplements!!! A Year’s worth!!! 

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T-Moblie is opening soon next to Vitamin Shoppe and is a pretty cool looking store more details to come!

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Field Trip – Rescheduled. Details to come!

Proposed Alternative Alighnement

Due to an unfortunate death to someone close to me the field trip has been rescheduled.  Details of the new date coming soon.  Thank you.

Join ANC 5C03 along with the Capital Trails Coalition and WABA as we walk our proposed connection to the Anacostia River Trail.  This connection has been a “long time coming”and will provide a vital transportation alternative for residents of Ward 5.  I will post another article on the background of the project and how we got to where we are today.  DDOT under Mayor Bowser’s administration has done a tremendous job responding to the disparity of transit alternatives in the community.  DDOT has assigned a consultant for the environmental assessment which brings us another step closer to this becoming a reality.

Please note that this is a walking tour, and is not yet accessible by bicycle.  However, you can secure your bike at the meet up location.

Please register using the link below!

Register Here for the Field Trip!

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Easter Eggs & Chicken Biscuits: Events this weekend 4/15/17 in Fort Lincoln/Gateway!

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will open its doors to the public beginning this Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 AM with its fresh-fast restaurant. Eager diners and biscuit enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the new location in the Gateway Neighborhood on 2301 Bladensburg Road N.E. to fill their stomachs with a selection of crave-worthy biscuit sandwiches, juicy fried chicken, refreshing salads and creamy frozen “Cultshakes” by DC’s premier ice creamery, Milk Cult.

“The opening of Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. drive-thru marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our growing company,” states CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga. “We want to extend a huge thank you to our Union Market customers as we end our pop-up tenure there. It is our hope that our closing provides another eager small business the same opportunity to gain exposure and build a dedicated following, just the way that we have.”

Complete with a large parking lot and family-friendly activities, the Grand Opening Weekend is an event not to be missed. To kick off the Grand Opening weekend, the first 100 purchasing customers will receive a card entitling them to one free breakfast sandwich every day for 90 days after opening. Additionally, guests can utilize a limited time Lyft promo code to receive 20% off rides to or from the Mason Dixie Drive-Thru.

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Our awesome neighbor Kellie Bengtson along with the Fort Lincoln Civic Association is hosting the First Annual Easter Event.  There are lots of activities planned for the community for the family even the leashed furry ones! Come out and join your neighbors for this fantastic event!

Updates on the Shops at Dakota Crossing.  

The excitement is building as many Fort Lincoln Residents as well as others anticipate the eventual opening of the shopping center.  The following is the latest available information.  As always, this information is subject to change.  It’s not final until grand opening.

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Starbucks

Chipotle – Still Pending

Mid Range Fast Casual – Call your favorite restaurant and tell them to  hurry to Fort Lincoln before it’s too late!

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Panda Express

Jersey Mikes

Possible Small Fast Casual – Call your favorite take out and tell them to hurry to Fort Lincoln before it’s too late!

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Pending Small Fast Casual

Pending Cosmetic Related

Pending Cleaning Services Related

Building 7


Vitamin Shoppe

T-Mobile

Vision Works

Pending – Financial Related

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Let’s play a game called your best guest, the winner will be recognized for their retail speculation expertise!  The prize will be the boost to your confidence.  These are Hot locations but unfortunately no finalized decisions.  So call your favorite restaurant and tell them to make like a politician and run… to the Shops At Dakota Crossing!

Preview Event Tomorrow for the Reserve At Dakota Crossing!

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Building 10 at The Shops At Dakota Crossing

If you are interested in getting a sneak peak at what’s to come at the Reserve at Dakota Crossing residential development, there will be a Preview event this Saturday, March 25, 2017.  The event is from  noon until 4pm and will be located in Building 10 of the Shops at Dakota crossing.  It’s the half moon shaped building  across from Dick’s Sporting Goods!