12/18/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I’m trying to get a parking permit for moving (the “emergency no parking” signs) and the area that’s sectioned off for commercial vehicles (i.e., moving trucks).

When I try to use the online system, it wants me to indicate the number of the meter, but I can’t find it anywhere on the meter itself. When I call DDOT, they refer me back to the website. What am I missing?

I thought I’d throw it out to you and the PoPville community as surely others have encountered this.”

12/18/14 2:10pm

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The cheapest grocery option in C-Heights/Park View/U Street Area:

“Hey y’all – I tried to search this online, but couldn’t find a topic specific to DC that actually helped me, so I figured I’d ask here. I know what some of you may say, but I’m legit not interested in super organic farmer’s market shit – I spend money on coffee and fine liquor – not necessarily on fruit.

I normally do my shopping at Giant on Park road because it’s only a five minute walk away, but I heard from several people in my office that Giant was still pretty expensive, even with the deals. So, I guess I’m just wondering now – is there a better option in the area? All I can think of is going to the Target, maybe hiking over to the Safeway, or Biking down to Trader Joe’s or going over to Arthur’s – would it be worth it to actually head anywhere else, or should I stick to Giant?”

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12/18/14 1:44pm

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3115 14th Street, NW

Yesterday’s scuttlebutt about The Heights being sold has been confirmed. From a press release:

“The Heights, Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurant, is set to change owners by the start of 2015, with the concept to remain intact. Having gone under contract earlier this week to local restaurateur Ammar Daoud, the deal will transpire once license transfers are complete. Daoud, who has over 20 years of experience operating casual dining brands in the U.S. and internationally, plans to keep the restaurant operational as the neighborhood-centric place it has been for the past seven years, with all staff remaining.

The Heights is currently under the ownership of EatWell DC, which owns and operates four other neighborhood restaurant concepts: The Pig, Logan Tavern, Commissary and Grillfish. Upon completion of the contract’s transfers, EatWell DC will focus on these restaurants as well as explore future endeavors within Washington, D.C. A priority remains growing its produce farm, EatWell Natural Farm, located in La Plata, Maryland.

The Heights’ eclectic American fare and emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients and craft beer and cocktails will continue, but Daoud’s vision does include a menu update in the future and to create a more alfresco dining experience. The Heights will continue to honor EatWell gift certificates through March 31, 2015, and this year’s New Year’s Eve offerings will remain as previously publicized.”

12/18/14 1:25pm

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3145 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

@bgneumeyer tweets us:

“New “affordable housing” in Mt. Pleasant seems at pricepoint for college-educated paralegals, maybe?”

The Craigslist ad says:

“AFFORDABLE BRAND NEW STUDIO APARTMENTS IN MOUNT PLEASANT @ $1,065/Month. 3145 Mount Pleasant Street, NW. Newly Renovated. Energy Efficient. Walk to Columbia Heights Metro, buses, Restaurants, Shopping. Income Restrictions Apply. For single person, MAX Income of $44,940, MIN Income of $36,514.”

Ed. Note: This is the recently reopened Monseñor Romero Apartments, formerly the Deauville that burned down 6 1/2 years ago.

12/18/14 1:05pm

@DCPoliceDept tweets around 12:50pm:

“Shooting Investigation/3800 blk of Georgia Ave NW/LOF a B/M, wearing all black clothing, carrying a black backpack & armed with a handgun”

Update from MPD:

“Today, at approximately 12:30 pm, a man was standing in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW when he was approached by an individual who pulled out a pistol and fired several shots at that man. The suspect then ran away.

The victim was struck at least once and was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this event is asked to call 202-727-9099″

Ed. Note: This is getting ridiculous.

12/18/14 12:55pm

2142 O Street Northwest

This unit is located at 2142 O Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NEW 2 BR/2.5 BA in Dupont Circle nestled on quiet and historic O St. Corner home with west exposure, 5″ Arctic Oak HW flrs, Bertazzoni Pro Series range, two tone cabinets, quartz counters, Grohe/Kohler fixtures, glass backsplash. 10 Ft Ceilings w/ LED recessed lighting. Porcelain Mosaic Floor+Wall Tile, large glass shower. Boutique bldg is selling quickly! Prk avail for rent-1yr paid up!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is listed at $749,900 ($296 monthly fee.)