09/02/14 10:22pm

DCUSA_columbia_heights_gap
DC USA – 3100 14th St, NW

@mcbyrne tweeted us while we were gone last week:

“NO NO NO NO NO NO! Keep @GAP Outlet out of Columbia Heights. We are not the suburbs. @PoPville”

From Washington Business Journal’s building permit round up:

“3100 14th St. NW: Construction and tenant layout of a new retail clothing store, Gap Factory Store, at DC USA in Columbia Heights. It will be the first tenant to occupy the space (Unit 116).”

old_navy_friendship_heights

and thanks to another reader for sending the photo above of Old Navy coming soon signs across from H&M above Lunchbox and below Range in Friendship Heights in the Chevy Chase Pavilion [5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW].

09/02/14 10:02pm

white_flint_ground_hog

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“My husband spotted this little guy as we were awaiting the metro yesterday. The groundhog has made his burrow on the hill to the right of the sign where you can see him sitting at the entrance. He blends in a bit with the brown earth. Perhaps other readers have spotted him.”

Looks like a corpulent squirrel to me but I’m gonna take your word for it :)

Update: Thanks to another reader for sending a close up!

groundhog_closeup

09/02/14 4:52pm

From an email:

“One day. Dozens of lessons, workshops, and classes taught by your neighbors — Washington D.C. residents. The Day of Learning is an opportunity for the city’s community to learn from and teach each other. From an introduction to hand-dancing, to getting the low-down on mixing the city’s signature cocktail (the Gin Rickey), to exploring D.C.’s neighborhoods, the Day of Learning celebrates D.C.’s vibrant culture, history, and people. The Day of Learning is a lively and community-driven event that unites the District through sharing who we are and what we know. Tickets and info at www.dayoflearning.org.”

09/02/14 4:40pm

14861799000_23e8b852bd_z
Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

From DPW:

“The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its crews will begin trash and recycling collections one hour earlier, starting at 6 am, Wednesday through Friday this week, due to a forecast of 90° and above temperatures.

Since collections were suspended Monday, September 1, when DPW observed Labor Day, trash and recycling will “slide” one day. Monday’s collections were made Tuesday, and so on. In twice-a-week neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, while Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6:30 pm the night before collections and their containers must be returned to their property by 8 pm on the collection day.

Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health or environmental issues.”

09/02/14 4:15pm

johnny pistolas dc
2333 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. I didn’t even know Carriage House has closed! But this has the potential to be a very nice replacement – Johnny Pistolas’ website says:

“Johnny Pistolas is a Mexican Taqueria Bar serving up delicous LA Style Tacos, Signature Craft Cocktails in a fun and inviting atmosphere.”

Check out their menus here.

They will be opening this Friday at 5pm!

Ed. Note: Good timing on our Friday Question of the Day about DC’s best tacos.

15118432935_7ff11b18b8_z

“Dear PoPville,

What is the mysterious structure that they are currently building on the 625 T street, NW lot (facing the Howard Theatre) ? a few days ago, they fenced the lot and brought wood – some painted green and a few people are working on building something: since then they have been working on a mysterious structure.”

and @AlexMurray1 tweets us the photo below:

“@PoPville any ideas what they are building in front of Howard theater? I thought it was going to be a small park?”

Anyone know if this anyway related to the possible HR-57 development or more of a temporary unrelated pop up?

Bwd7VaRCYAAf_fs