12/17/14 4:15pm

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2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Great news for Woodridge – a brief update from Karlos Leopold:

“We hope to begin the remodel in late January and be on our way to opening Nido (pronounced knee-dough) sometime in the Spring.”

Back in October we learned that a Mediterranean Bistro from one ofBoundary Road’s owners, Karlos Leopold, and former Boundary Road Manager Erin Lingle was hoping to come to Rhode Island Ave, NE in Woodridge. Updates as construction progresses.

12/17/14 3:55pm

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From an email:

“Just in time for the holidays Rock&Roll Hotel is hosting a Pop-Up Cat Cafe to bring kitty cuteness, craft cocktails and cat lovers together for a fun evening to raise money for the Washington Humane Society.

The Pop-Up will occupy the 2nd floor utilizing the different rooms for cat reading, snuggling, educating and friendly mingling. The two VIP rooms will be the official cat quarters where the cats are the new VIPs with cat condos, toys and treats. Here guests will be able play with, cuddle, and enjoy some intimate time with free roaming adoptable cats brought in from from Kitty City at WHS’s New York Avenue adoption center.

The Piano Lounge at the Hotel will be converted into a cat reading room and will allow an opportunity to preview the carefully selected cat literature that will be for sale during the event. (Think: amazing holiday gifts..for a great cause!)

As a very special bonus the Pop-Up will be raffling off 2 TICKETS for the Winter Classic NHL game at Nationals Park on January 1st.

All merchandise and raffle profits will go directly to the WHS.

The WHS will be on site to talk to guests and help answer questions about options for adoptions and fostering of cats and kittens.”

There will be no cover charge for the event.”

12/17/14 3:36pm

From DC Water:

“DC Water has received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the area bounded by:

South – Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW
East – 8th St. NW
West – 13th St. NW
North – S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW)

We are currently investigating the situation and the affected area may change as we continue analysis. The map will be updated if it changes. If you notice a petroleum smell from your drinking water, please do not consume the water and do not use it for bathing or other hygiene activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Skin and eye irritations may occur if water is used for bathing and other hygiene activities.

Customers in other areas of the District of Columbia are not affected and can continue to use their water as usual. DC Water advises customers in the impact area to use bottled water for drinking and cooking until testing confirms that the water is safe and to take precaution when using the water for bathing. To minimize risk, follow the instructions outlined in this advisory.

Do not use water for:
• Drinking
• Preparing and cooking food
• Washing fruits and vegetables
• Preparing infant formula
• Brushing teeth
• Making ice
• Giving water to pets
• Taking showers and baths

Continue to use water for:
• Washing clothes or dishes
• Flushing the toilet
• Watering plants

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, DC Water received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the drinking water. DC Water is working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), District of Columbia government and the District Department of the Environment to immediately notify the public and to take steps to remove any contamination.

Customers will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted.

Please share this information with everyone who drinks or uses this water, especially those who may not receive this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).

For more information, visit www.dcwater.com or contact DC Water Customer Service at 202-354-3600 or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.”

12/17/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Isadora of Logan Circle naps in the afternoon sunshine”

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“Lady from H Street Corridor models her new Headless Horseman Halloween costume.”

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“Vennila (the name “white moon” in Tamil) from H Street Corridor loves the open stairs in her new home.”

12/17/14 3:27pm

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2801 8 Street, NE

Well I wasn’t expecting to hear this today! I spoke with the folks opening the tavern Dew Drop Inn coming to the upstairs space and they say it is unknown what will become of that space. It will be decided in the coming month or so – stay tuned on that front. Thanks to all who emailed – from Chocolate City Beer:

“After three and a half years in business, Chocolate City Beer will be closing its doors and turning off the lights on December 31st 2014. We want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU!!! to all our supporters, friends and family, to our neighbors in Brookland, Edgewood and to the greater DC/DMV region. It was our pleasure to be a part of the local craft beer renaissance since 2011.
We will remain open for our regular Growler Hours both Saturdays December, 20th and 27th, as well as a couple TBA weekday nights approaching New Years Eve.

Our latest and sadly, last brew is in the tank, a New Brew: a heavily hopped Black IPA named GoodBye.P.A.- w/ Citra and Galaxy Hops and a strong roasted malt backbone.

Be sure to swing by, say farewell, pick up some Growlers of the last Cornerstone Copper Ale, Cerveza Nacional Black Lager and our swan song GoodBye.P.A.”

12/17/14 3:00pm

1340 Wallach Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1340 Wallach Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Designer’s Home, Restored & Remodeled to Perfection, 2bd/2.5ba w/ PARKING & Basement, 2,050sf. 2 FP’s, Art Lighting, Dual Zoned HVAC, Original Radiators, Original Hardwood Flrs, New Wood Windows, Rosewood built in Book Cases & Desk, Sound System, Exposed Brick, Flagstone Patio w/ Fountain. Kitchen: Solid Wood Cabinets, Brazilian Granite, Prof SS Appliance. Spa Baths.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,500/Mo.

12/17/14 2:40pm

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3166 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

From an email:

“I wanted to write and let you know that our shop, Amani ya Juu, is closing for good. Our last day open for 2014 is December 23rd. We are having a happy hour with wine, snacks, and a 10% off everything sale tomorrow evening the 18th from 7pm-10pm. We also will have our annual jewelry sale during the first weekend of January (details TBD).”

12/17/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

A Suspicious SUV Casing Neighborhood Vehicles:

“I wanted to report some seemingly suspicious activity to the Popville community. I live on Kennedy Street NW, and the following took place on the 1300 block around 2:30 AM last Sunday.

Realizing I’d left my phone in my car, I went to retrieve it. I brought along my super-duper heavy-duty flashlight, as I typically do if I have to go out to my car late at night.
On the south side of Kennedy Street, next to the bus stop, was an idling black Cadillac Escalade, a gigantic SUV. Although I think it had DC plates, I didn’t observe closely enough to be certain, and I didn’t think much of it. I went to my car, retrieved my phone, and started back to my building. As I walked along the north side of Kennedy, this SUV started slowly moving along the cars on the south side of the street.

I looked at the driver as they drove past me; I couldn’t see anything beyond them likely being a male with closely-cropped hair, but they were definitely scrutinizing something as they drove down the street (cars? street addresses?). When I returned to my building’s front door, the vehicle did a u-turn and started down the other side of the street, again moving very slowly. There was parking to be had, so I assume they were not looking for parking. I observed from inside the lobby that the SUV then parked in the bus zone in front of my building, and idled there.

I went up to the building’s roof deck to observe them for a bit. After they sat there for a few minutes, I decided to shine my flashlight on their vehicle. They did not visibly react. Then I shone it on cars and the sidewalk around the vehicle, and on Colorado west of 14th Street (it’s a very powerful light; you can’t even look at it directly), and let it rest again on the SUV in a really deliberate, obvious way. While I can’t know for sure that they were reacting to me, the second time I let the beam linger on the SUV, it took off in a hurry, driving west to 16th Street NW at maybe 35-40 mph, and then drove north.

So, maybe it was suspicious, or maybe I was just being a bit paranoid, but it seemed hinky to me. Maybe it was nothing, or perhaps they were casing cars, looking for an address, or even waiting for an employee of an escort service. I’ll also note that somebody entered my car on this same street earlier this fall, and I don’t know exactly how they did so. They went through my glove compartment, and didn’t appear to steal anything. As they always say, don’t leave anything in your car! Be vigilant!”

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