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WTOP

01:34 min | 3 weeks ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"We pride ourselves on meeting the girls where they are that small w T o P News. It's a 52 You've heard about the Grammys in the Oscars. Now the Altes they go toe best audio books. The only A Book of the year announced during this year's virtual ceremony is Paran AZ by British authors. Susanna Clarke Washington Post Book critic Ron Charles tells us that British actor Tuitele Reggio four You may remember him from the movie 12 years. Slave narrates the audio version of this haunting fantasy. The perfect fit for this book because this is a very mysterious novel where you're kind of confused for a while, but it really draws you in that's narration by an author went to Alicia Keys for more myself. Sandy Cosell. W T O P News. 17 years goes by, just like that. Get ready for noisy days and nights because the cicadas are back. Yes, that sound for weeks starting by the first week of May the bug guy Mike Route professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. They're not going to damage your house. They're not going to harm your pets. They're not going to bite her staying. But he says, be prepared for a lot of them. There could be a lot of cicadas so this could complicate driving. They will pile up on roadways in some places inside walks in. Hey, it could be a little bit slippery, maybe time for a four wheel drive. Kyle Cooper. W T o P NEWS 2013. The Anacostia Art Center is inspired Southeast East. See the black owned businesses invites you to cross the bridge. Anacostia art centers such a palate cleanser for the city and entire art space that's full of completely black.

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:47 min | 3 weeks ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Capacity of our rail system is currently at a physical bottle. Natural McAndrews with the Greater Washington partnership, its vision for rail found expanding rail bridges and union station. In addition, other projects could make it possible in the next 25 years for VR Ian Mark to offer run through service in which you can take a train from Virginia to your destination in Maryland, he says It would also involve a unified fair system across rail lines and even metro and regional rail offering shorter waits in between trains and even service on weekends. With that, you'll see more people wanting to run. Because it will actually be a viable option. The cost to make the changes 23 billion, though he says the additional service could boost economic output by 1.3 billion each year. Mike Murillo w T. O P News the D. C council is considering a bill that would set new standards for soundproofing and buildings near entertainment music venues, all part of an effort to cut down on street noise. Issues getting more attention and gentrifying neighborhoods where new residents and noisy quarters have been quick to complain. New buildings would have to increase the use of soundproofing materials and other changes include money for entertainment venues to retroactively soundproof and a requirement that landlords inform new renters. Air buyers about potential noise nearby. A teenager's been arrested after allegedly trying to rob an off duty Pentagon police officer in southeast D. C. Police say the 16 year old drew a BB gun and demand The officers money, But the officer grabbed the gun from the teen and during a struggle shot him in the arm. Police later found the teen in a nearby park. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and then taken into custody. You're being urged to support the businesses at an art space in Southeast the Anacostia art centers, such a palate cleanser for the city and entire art space that's full of completely black owned businesses..

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

Consider This from NPR

05:17 min | 4 months ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

"Tom carroll is a computer systems manager at a bank and he's been working as santa claus in the washington region for more than twenty years usually appearing at private parties venues and shopping malls as old saint nick along with his wife as mrs claus but this year santa claus and visitors will have to wear a mask and maintain social distance at some mall. Santa will be behind a clear protective screen. Some parents may be looking for ways to entertain their kids during the holiday. Break one very popular activity for some families during the pandemic has been putting together. Puzzles of black owned small business in. Dc is making puzzles that feature black and brown professionals in the art stem and politics to inspire young children to dream of what's possible. Here's wmu's kill a frac with the story. Matthew goings his house in northwest. Dc is absolutely full of cardboard boxes. Sorry living room. Dining room are largely filled with boxes. Which is cool because the boxes turned into a castle. for my kids part of it because of a diving board for them to jump onto the sofa. His wife arnelle has a different attitude about the two met while in graduate school at howard university and now have three kids. He likes chaos. And i like peace and quiet. I just found to do laundry. Their home currently serves as the headquarters of puzzle huddle the children's puzzle company founded in two thousand eighteen. The puzzles feature illustrations of black and brown people doing prestigious jobs. There's one with a doctor and a hit job. And another of a little girl in the oval office. Matthew cohen says he got the idea a few years ago while toy shopping for his children. When i looked across that collection started to become very obvious to me that there was very little diversity what he saw he says was a lot of white princesses so he started making puzzles himself. I by printing out images and gluing them onto cardboard and his wife decided to start a business they hired illustrators and found a manufacturer in china. They package and ship everything themselves out of their home. Their kids now. Seven five and three insists on helping mostly put the stickers on a cricket and ester contribution them helping is actually make makes a significantly less efficient is. It's really adorable. Sales grew slowly then all at once the covid. Nineteen pandemic created a booming market for educational children's toys. His specially for parents working from home with young kids to entertain then. Racial justice protests broke out across the country in the wake of the police. Killings of george. Floyd brianna taylor and others amend there were just these really big calls for buying black and supporting black businesses and so in the spring actually sold out of products. The sudden interest made it hard for many black owned small businesses to keep up with demand shops. Selling everything from books to clothing were inundated with orders and eka. Hobbs owns the boutique. Nubian human in the anacostia art center. We don't always necessarily have the infrastructure to scale a lot of learning this from scratch. We don't have parents that owned businesses. Don't think a lot of people understood that but as long as customers can be patient. She's excited to have their business. Nubian human has sold puzzle huddle products for two years. She just put another big order this week. They don't find that anywhere else you know. They don't find a group of puzzles. That look like their children. You know That can teach them and inspire them then last month puzzle huddle hit the small business jackpot. They got a call. Out of the blue sane oprah would be featuring the company on her annual favorite things list essence and the new york times also included them on their holiday gift guides. A mail truck now stops by the house to pick up dozens of outgoing packages every day including during our zoom interview. The mail carriers. Here let me just screen down in the basement real fast and i'll be obvious that one certainty despite all the success running a small business is still a financial risk. Matthew works on the business full time and the family relies on manila's income as a dean at marymount university. But she says they're finally getting to a place where they can start making more investments in the business and we're sitting around dining room table and i'm surrounded by boxes in all right. You know in twenty twenty one. A warehouse is going to be something that has to be part of the discussion for now. The our packaging orders in the living room while their kids do puzzles at their feet for wmu. I'm michaela lefrak. Thanks for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm jonathan wilson..

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WAMU: Local News

WAMU: Local News

03:08 min | 4 months ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WAMU: Local News

"The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for many small businesses but for one local company sales have been through the roof. Wmu's art and culture reporter. Mikhail lefrak has the story now go into his house in northwest. Dc is absolutely full of cardboard boxes are living room. Dining room are largely still with boxes which is cool because the boxes turned into a castle for my kids because of a diving board for them to jump onto the sofa. His wife marinella has a different attitude about it. The two met while in graduate school at howard university and now have three kids. He likes chaos and i like peace and quiet. I was found to do. Laundry currently serves as the headquarters of puzzle. Huddle the children's puzzle company. They founded in two thousand eighteen. The puzzles feature illustrations of black and brown people doing prestigious jobs. There's one with a doctor in a hit job. And another of a little girl in the oval office. Matthew cohen says he got the idea a few years ago while toy shopping for his children when looked across that collection starting to become very obvious to me that there was very little diversity what he saw he says was a lot of white princesses so he started making puzzles himself. I by printing out images gluing them onto cardboard when he and his wife decided to start a business in illinois streeters and found a manufacturer in china. They package and ship everything themselves out of their home. Their kids now. Seven five and three in cyst on helping mostly put the stickers on crooked and watch shin them helping is actually makes word significantly less efficient is. It's really adorable. Sales grew slowly then all at once the covid. Nineteen pandemic created a booming market for educational children's toys especially for parents working from home with young kids to entertain then. Racial justice protests broke out across the country in the wake of the police. Killings of george. Floyd brianna taylor and others amend there was just these really big calls for buying black and supporting black businesses and so in the spring. We actually sold out of products. Sudden interest made it hard for many black owned small businesses to keep up with demand. Shop selling everything from books to clothing. We're inundated with orders. Eka hobbs owns the boutique. Nubian human in the anacostia arts center. We don't always necessarily have the infrastructure to scale a lot. It was a learning this from scratch. We don't have parents that own businesses. Just don't take a lot of people understood that but as long as customers can be patient. She's excited to have their business. Newbie human has sold puzzle huddle products for two years. She just put in another big order this week. They don't find that anywhere else you know. They don't find a group of puzzles. That look like their children. You know that can teach them and inspire them then. Last month puzzle huddle hit the small business jackpot. They got a call..

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Thought they recited them here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this year's theme is women's rights they said in the sampling from man because all the people dollar bond WTOP news it's four fifty three Arlington National Cemetery is going to expand to the south and add about fifty acres for future burials but a bunch of road in land changes are planned first the project includes moving Columbia pike for their self adding wider sidewalks to it and then a ten foot wide cycle track consultants project manager John Martin says the plan also fully incorporates the U. S. Air Force memorial several residents who spoke at a public hearing are worried about the future of the memorials outdoor concerts the project's design is thirty five percent complete the hope is to have it finalized by fall and construction start in spring of next year watch a fly through video of the plan at WTOP dot com search expansion in Arlington Michelle bash WTOP news a look at money news on the way for fifty four hi I'm Brian Scudamore from one eight hundred got junk you only brought to let these two can do anything are you saying those online reviews are real point it's something you wish would disappear ma'am well I'd like to see that on online we all what are you doing now junk always leaves a foot print so I'm sweeping up the spot where it was wow our goal is to bring the spring time and give you more space for a living I could use some extra space right here here yeah that was easy all you have to do is point you are here less than ninety minutes and we work until midnight seven days a week well now I have a new problem if I write an online review and tell the truth about what just happened no one's going to believe me welcome to our world ma'am when.

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WTOP

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"The doctors who developed the screening to catch lower oxygen and babies before they left the hospital something that used to often only be noticed when a baby's skin started turning blue the problem is the human eye doesn't detect it until the number is less than seventy percent this screening catches the low oxygen before it gets critical and can lead to an earlier and lifesaving diagnosis and as it's used in more countries around the world they're expecting it to say close to a quarter million babies by twenty thirty Michelle Morello WTOP news a former Baltimore police commissioner who pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns has been released from prison prison officials told the sun on Friday that Darryl de Souza was being transferred from federal prison to community custody a supervised facility for inmates preparing to re enter society to sue so was sentenced last March to ten months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of failing to file individual returns for the years two thousand thirteen to two thousand fifteen he told the judge who sentenced him that he was humbled and ashamed two fifty two local children took to the microphone Saturday to reform historic speeches given by Frederick Douglass as part of dozens of celebrations in DC to honor his history because of the war that thought is women's right to equal liberty with man it comes with the words of Frederick Douglass internationally acclaimed writer born into slavery but the voice is that of nine year old Caitlin Saunders she was one of the winners of a national contest put on by the National Park Service I thought the they recited them here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this is the most women's rights the from man because all the people dollar bond WTOP news Arlington National Cemetery is going to expand to the south in at about fifty acres for future burials but a bunch of road in land changes are planned first the project includes moving Columbia pike for their self adding wider sidewalks to it and then a ten foot wide cycle track consultants project manager John Martin says the plan also fully incorporates the U. S. Air Force memorial several residents who spoke at a public hearing are worried about the future of the memorials outdoor concerts the project's design is thirty five percent complete the hope is to have it finalized by fall and construction start in spring of next year watch a fly through video of the plan at WTOP dot com search expansion in Arlington Michelle bash WTOP news two fifty three and there are lots of weird conventions to attend these days so maybe the Turkey calling convention in contest is not so strange there a convention for people who love my little pony the X. files and even Santa Claus check the Grand National Turkey calling convention and championship in Nashville might even be called mainstream this contest and things he has the key to winning just kind of casual want to give it a whirl Virginia has its own local chapter in contest connected to the national wild Turkey federation Kyle Cooper WTOP news a look at money news on the way to fifty four if those unsightly or painful veins in your legs have been bothering you turn to the experts at.

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Aside Jinkins from Silver Spring Maryland said he chose to recite the speech my slave experience in Maryland he did a lot so hope this like this nation in this country and he fought against slavery he lives on and that all of us Anacostia arts center events coordinator Harvey that says the event is one of many throughout the city today and is important for the community for Douglas was a resident of Anacostia Fraser Douglas spent the majority of his life making sure that the African American race was recognized on WTOP news it's one fifty two a controversial slave auction block in Fredericksburg Virginia will soon be moving it's an it now sits at the corner of William and Charles streets and it is one fifty two was screening procedure that started a pilot program in our area is being credited with saving the life of the lives of babies around the world a pulse oximeter is that clip that gets put on your finger to check your pulse in oxygen at the hospital Dr Gerard Martin a long time pediatric cardiologist at children's national hospital was one of the doctors who led development of a screening test using that technology to spot congenital heart disease in babies heart disease is the number one or the fact in children it affects nearly one out of every hundred babies about a third of those babies have a particularly dangerous form if not caught by the time they leave the hospital they can get sick or even die before the problems realized that screening is now mandatory in the U. S. we think in the United States alone this is saving about three hundred babies a year and he's pushing for worldwide use word can save an estimated seven hundred thousand babies by twenty thirty Michelle Morello WTOP news it's one fifty three how are you spending your weekend kids families and hunters are spending sometime this weekend at the Grand National Turkey calling convention and championship it's not that weird I mean there are conventions for clowns.

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Of a national contest put on by the National Park Service I thought they recited them here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this year's theme is women's rights sampling from man because all people dollar bond WTOP news Arlington National Cemetery is going to expand to the south and at about fifty acres for future burials but a bunch of road in land changes are planned first the project includes moving Columbia pike for their self adding wider sidewalks to it and then a ten foot wide cycle track consultants project manager John Martin says the plan also fully incorporates the U. S. Air Force memorial several residents who spoke at a public hearing are worried about the future of the memorials outdoor concerts the project's design is thirty five percent complete the hope is to have it finalized by fall and construction start in spring of next year watch a fly through video of the plan at WTOP dot com search expansion in Arlington Michelle bash WTOP news twelve fifty three there are lots of weird conventions to attend these days so maybe that Turkey calling convention and contest is not so strained they're a convention for people who love my little pony the X. files and even Santa Claus check the Grand National Turkey calling convention and championship in Nashville.

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Heart disease get levels less than ninety five percent Dr Gerard Martin a pediatric cardiologist at children's national hospital was one of the doctors who developed the screening to catch lower oxygen and babies before they left the hospital something that used to often only be noticed when a baby's skin started turning blue the problem is the human eye doesn't detect it until the number is less than seventy percent this screening catches the low oxygen before it gets critical and can lead to an earlier and lifesaving diagnosis and as it's used in more countries around the world they're expecting it to say close to a quarter million babies by twenty thirty Michelle Morello WTOP news it's twelve fifty one of former Baltimore police commissioner who pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns has been released from prison prison officials told the sun on Friday that Darryl desu cell was being transferred from federal prison to community custody a supervised facility for inmates preparing to reenter society this is a was sentenced last March for twelve ten months for after pleading guilty to three counts of failing to file individual returns for the years two thousand thirteen to two thousand fifteen he told the judge who sentenced him that he was humbled and ashamed twelve fifty two local children took to the microphone Saturday to perform historic speeches given by Frederick Douglass's part of dozens of celebrations in DC to honor his history of the war that thought is women's right to equal liberty with man it comes with the words of Frederick Douglass internationally acclaimed writer born into slavery but the voice is that of nine year old Caitlin Saunders she was one of the winners of a national contest put on by the National Park Service I thought they recited them here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this year's theme is women's rights.

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Accused of opening fire on his own family had a funkier county home Friday night before going on the run this evening police have caught up with a teenager who was the focus of a multi state manhunt seventeen year old Levi Norwood has been caught in North Carolina it's a big relief attended James harden with the fox your county sheriff's office says Norwood was caught in a big box store in North Carolina early employees a cold in a shoplifter the local police responded and took Mister Norwood into custody the teenager is accused of shooting and killing his thirty four year old mother Jan Norwood and a six year old brother wide and wounding his father Josh what their Midland home Harmon says the teen was found with the car they believe he's told to escape the extradition process for Norwood to bring it back to Virginia is expected to begin next week Mike Morello WTOP news local children stepped up to the microphone today to perform speeches given by Frederick Douglas one of dozens of celebrations in DC honoring Douglas's birthday of the war that thought is women's right to equal liberty with man it comes with the words of Frederick Douglass internationally acclaimed writer born into slavery but the voice is that of nine year old Caitlin Saunders she was one of the winners of a national contest put on by the National Park Service I thought the people they recited them today here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this is the most women's rights the sampling from man because all people dollar bond WTOP news a woman who nearly died at a metro station got a chance to thank the people who saved her life she went to a ceremony today hosted by DC's fire department or those who rescued her were publicly honored I don't really remember much what Ariel Baker does know about that day is she's lucky to have survived the twenty nine year old has heart problems and when she went into cardiac arrest of the Columbia heights metro station last month she was saved by two bystanders including Kimberly Herman we initiated CPR myself and the other bystander others credited with saving her life for metro transit police officers and a crew with DC fire and EMS all now being honored for their efforts I am so thankful for everyone who took it seriously and six gave me another ten so light in the district's new Connelly WTOP news a bill that would provide more money to repair and build Maryland public schools is moving forward in Annapolis the house passed the bill one hundred twenty eight to six yesterday it will allow the Maryland stadium authority to issue up to two point two billion dollars in revenue bonds over five years the money would be added to the four hundred million dollars the state already spends each year to build and repair schools the bill to learn act now heads over to the Senate for a vote if it's approved several districts including Baltimore city and Anna Rundle schools will get millions Erica Murphy WTOP news coming up after traffic and weather big changes on metros Orange Line ahead of major track work this summer it's ten oh seven at the.

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Because of the war that thought is women's right to equal liberty with man it comes from the words of Frederick Douglass internationally acclaimed writer born into slavery but the voice is that of nine year old Caitlin Saunders she was one of the winners of a national contest put on by the National Park Service I thought the two people he recited them today here the Anacostia arts center in DC to honor Douglas somewhat will be is two hundred and second birthday this year's theme is women's rights seven from man because all people dollar bond WTOP news a woman who nearly died at a metro station got a chance to thank the people who saved her life she went to a ceremony today hosted by D. cease fire department where those who rescued her will publicly honored I don't really remember much what Ariel Baker does know about that day is she's lucky to have survived the twenty nine year old has heart problems and when she went into cardiac arrest of the Columbia heights metro station last month she was saved by two bystanders including Kimberly Herman we initiated it CPR myself and the other bystander others credited with saving her life for metro transit police officers and a crew with DC fire and EMS all now being honored for their efforts I am so thankful for everyone who took it seriously and six gave me another chance of light in the district's new Connelly WTOP news a bill that would provide provide more money to repair and build schools is moving ahead in Maryland General Assembly the house passed the bill one hundred twenty eight to six yesterday it will allow the Maryland stadium authority to issue up to two point two billion dollars in revenue bonds over five years the money would be added to the four hundred million dollars the state already spends each year to build and repair schools the bill to learn act now heads over to the Senate for a vote if it's approved several districts including Baltimore city and Anna Rundle schools will get millions Erica Murphy WTOP news coming up after traffic and weather the daughter of a former US diplomat an intelligence official facing a murder charge in Montgomery County it's eight oh seven if you're a woman fifty or older like us you know we just don't metabolize food like we used to you need more than exercise hi I'm Beverly fox with my EMT when eighty friend Cathy E. M. P. when eighty has been life changing for me and me still I've been working out a lot but I was eating all the wrong things.

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"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on WTOP

"Org or call us at three zero one nine eight seven six thousand that's three zero one nine eight seven six thousand and equal opportunity housing provider it is seven oh four on a Saturday evening February the fifteenth twenty twenty thirty one degrees as we head down to the low thirty it sees Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com here is Mike in our top story this hour the Focke your county teenager accused of shooting and killing a thirty four year old mothers and six year old brother and running his father and a middle and home on Friday night has been caught in North Carolina it's a big relief that is lieutenant James harden whether **** your county sheriff's office on the arrest of a seventeen year old Levi Norwood today at a big box store in North Carolina always a cold in a shoplifter of the local police responded and took Mister Norwood into custody Armand says the arrest happened without incident that detectives from the county are headed to North Carolina to begin the extradition process Norwood was found with the red Toyota Camry he is believed to have stolen to get away Hartmann says detectives had information that he may have been heading to a southern state it is seven oh five eight WTOP through their words today some DC school children honored a famed order an abolitionist memorable speeches given by Frederick Douglass filled the holes here at the Anacostia arts center in DC there performed a passion by student winners of the National Park Service contest home schooled seventeen year old senior aside Jinkins from Silver Spring Maryland said he chose to recite the speech my slave experience in Maryland.

"anacostia art center" Discussed on Side Hustle Pro

Side Hustle Pro

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"anacostia art center" Discussed on Side Hustle Pro

"Us to sell a line. So we really focused on having more of the beauty products and a gifts online. So any of the homeware candles things. Like that we ended up turning a lot better on online stores, and when did you incorporate the events. Honestly, we opened in September. October was our first it was our first trunk show. You know, just as you as soon as you get in you realize if nobody's coming in the new kind of have dead space. Right. No. You can't just look at your physical space is just for this one thing it has to be a multi stream space. So I was like, okay. We'll let start having shrunk shows. And then let's start having private events and then book readings and things like that. So what could we continuously do to get people in the store? So literally the for the month after I opened our first trunk shown. I think that is so smart because foot traffic is something that Oprah can mortars a struggle with right now. And if you're not giving a compelling reason for people to come into your store. It's like they won't know that any of those things are there. Now once they're there. They'll happily buy stuff because they're like, oh, I didn't know this was here. But how do you get them there? Especially with the challenge of you know, were already east of the river, which is, you know, not the heart of DC in across the river. But we're still in DC, and they were inside of a building east of the river. So they are couple barriers to entry that were completely aware of. So that's why events became really huge for us to when you were thinking of when you're looking for a location. What made you settle in that location and the neighborhood itself was important to you to be in that specific neighborhood. You know, I was looking in different. So actually, I was looking in Maryland for a little while in that was looking in another part of DC for a very long time in there was nowhere that kinda was like, okay. This is where I feel really really good at that. I didn't have to do a lot of work in. And so my mentor was like will want to try the anacostia art centers. I said, okay. I'll try there which is totally interesting thing because about a year and a half before I had actually signed. My least there I had done a vending event inside that space had no idea that it will end up going to be. But they had totally renovated. It was turn key. And it was just really really great opportunity for someone who was just learning brick and mortar. So it was it was a perfect opportunity. So yet, so since then we've we've expanded we've doubled the size of our space through a grant that we received, but was definitely like a good opportunity. Okay. And was that grant the those something you apply for was it through another organization like score? No, it was actually through DC DC government. So we applied for the grant it's called the great DC grey streets grant, which is four brick and mortar stores and we received fifty thousand dollars to make some capital improvements. So that's awesome. Yeah. It helped allot it helps a lot the face.

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