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Blueboy Document Imaging

Did you know about Blueboy Document Imaging? This locally owned company operates a printing shop at 214 L Street, NE. Blueboy offers printing, scanning, copying, reprographics services and more. Owner Hiram Russell moved his business to NoMa in 2001 and has enjoyed watching the neighborhood change before his eyes. www.blueboyimaging.com
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Sentinel Square II To Break Ground This Month
Trammell Crow Company and joint venture partners, Crow Holdings Realty Partners IV, L.P. and Cottonwood Partners announced this week that they will break ground on Sentinel Square II (1050 First Street, NE) later this month.
 
Sentinel Square is a 1.3 million SF Class A office development located at First and K Streets, NE. The project’s first building at 90 K Street is a 12-story, 412,661 SF building completed in June 2010. It is now 85 percent leased to several federal agencies, including Customs & Border Protection, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Parole Commission.
 
Sentinel Square II, located at 1050 First Street, NE, will be a 280,000 SF Class A office building designed to Level IV security protocols; the building will pursue a LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). For more information, visit www.TrammellCrow.com.
Zuppa Fresca Serving Dinner/Full Bar
Zuppa Fresca received their temporary liquor license and is now offering extended hours, a full bar, and a new dinner menu! Zuppa Fresca opened in December at 250 K Street, NE, in the Loree Grand and serves fresh Italian fare.

New Hours:
Tues. – Fri. Lunch 11-3, Dinner 5-10
Sat. – Sun. Brunch 10-3, Dinner 5-10
Monday: Closed
NoMa Metro Station Fastest Growing in System
The Washington Examiner reported this week that the New York Avenue Metro Station is growing faster than all the other 85 stations in the Metrorail system. The daily ridership has grown 18.6 percent over the last year, and weekday ridership (as of June) averages 7,461 people. The growth is not hard to see for NoMa residents and employees, as construction cranes dot the sky on practically every block. Already, more than 45,000 people work in NoMa each day. The residents are growing rapidly as well, with 2,200 residential units under construction now!
 
To recognize this growth, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) will change the name of the New York Avenue Metro Station. Beginning in June 2012, the station will officially be renamed NoMa/Gallaudet U. The New York Avenue designation will remain as a secondary title for 12 months, then will be completely removed. Read more from the Examiner.
Sponsor a NoMa Event This Summer
The NoMa BID organizes more than 100 free community events each year, including NoMa Summer Screen, 18 weeks of outdoor concerts and a farmers market. To market your organization before the 40,000 daytime employees and the 2,400+ residents in NoMa, consider sponsoring one of our events. Contact Rachel Davis for more information.
Property Manager Working Group: March 14
To serve our members better, NoMa BID is organizing a quarterly informational meeting specifically for property managers in the neighborhood. The first Property Managers' Working Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1200 First St, NE, Suite 310. BID President Robin-Eve Jasper will be attending.  The working group is an opportunity to share ideas, express concerns and meet your fellow property managers in the neighborhood.  BID staff will report on upcoming events, the First Street NE reconstruction project, and recycling initiatives.
 
For more information, please contact NoMa BID Hospitality and Outreach Manager Otavio Thompson.
Meet Cm. Tommy Wells at Zuppa Fresca
Join Councilman Tommy Wells (Ward 6) for an informal neighborhood meet-and-greet on March 8, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at one of NoMa’s newest restaurants, Zuppa Fresca, at 250 K Street, NE. In addition to neighborhood discussions, Tommy Wells will also answer questions about forming a tenant association for the Loree Grand. Zuppa Fresca opened in December and now offers a full bar and full dinner menu.
Announcements
Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon Coming Through NoMa
CHNNA Happy Hour March 8
MBT 5K: May 5
National Postal Museum Announces New Exhibit
Uncle Chip’s Café Opens on North Capitol Street
Northwest One Library: Black History Month

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