08/22/14 11:15am

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Following yesterday’s news of the Giant grocery store’s big win comes word of the name of the new Mintwood Place restaurant coming to City Market at O. The original Mintwood Place is in Adams Morgan. Washingtonian reported:

“The previously untitled Shaw restaurant from the Mintwood Place team now has a name: Convivial. Chef Cedric Maupillier says he and co-owner Saied Azali were drawn to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of the word: “relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company.”

They also say Convivial, to be located at 801 O Street, NW, hopes to open early next Spring. Stay tuned.

08/22/14 11:00am

3001-N-Street-Southeast-sold

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3001 N St SE
Legal Subdivision: Hill Crest
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Hill Crest
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Drvwy/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $420,000.
List Price at Contract: $420,000.
List Date: 6/21/2014
Days on Market: 13
Settled Sales Price: $440,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/1/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

It’s worth taking a look at the comments to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post. For those readers who are perhaps new to the District, note that “EOTR” refers to the property being “East of the River”, specifically on the east side of the Anacostia River, which includes DC Wards 7 and 8.

Even folks who know what “EOTR” means still may not really have a good idea exactly where to find the Hillcrest neighborhood. One might start on Pennsylvania Avenue in Capitol Hill, say around Eastern Market, and head eastward. Just before you head into the PG County suburbs, turn south.

Hillcrest is the community that current DC Mayor Vincent Gray calls home. The neighborhood is known for a range of styles of detached single family houses, from bungalows to colonials to porch front farm houses to four squares. You can see the list of settled sales of detached homes since the beginning of the year here. Sold prices ranged from $125,000. to $599,000. Current active listings range from $119,000 to $649,000.

The listing agent was Leon Williams of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Alex Schindlbeck of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

08/22/14 10:45am

Grandparents-bike

“My bike was stolen from in front of my condo building on Thursday sometime. It’s a maroon 3 speed, with orange letters (that look very 1970s) on the middle bar. White handlebar grips. new wire basket on the front. My grandma gave me this bike last year, after keeping it for more than 3 decades (she bought it the year I was born). It’s not a great bike and likely not worth much, but it means a lot to me and it does to them, so I’d love to get it back. Will pay reward with no questions asked.”

Bike

08/22/14 10:15am

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1645 Connecticut Ave, NW via google street view

“Dear PoPville,

The Dupont Five Guys which had a sign [back in March] saying it was temporarily closed for a few months has replaced that sign with a permanently closed sign. Real similar to what happened to the potbelly’s right down the street that is now the Custom Fuel Pizza shop.”

Ed. Note: The Dupont location has also been removed from the Five Guys website locations.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

From MPD last night:

“Good evening, recently MPD members were in the vicinity of the 3000 block of 14th when they observed a subject steal a bicycle by using bolt cutters. MPD units quickly apprehended the subject without incident and recovered the bicycle. As a reminder, making your bicycle hard to steal and registering your bicycle with the MPD can help prevent this crime. Also, please report all bicycle thefts so that the MPD can keep abreast of theft patterns. Thank you.”

08/21/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

Now I realize this a bit of a depressing FQotD but a reader suggested a similar poll and frankly I’m just curious. If you don’t mind sharing what happened please give a bit more detail of the incident(s) in the comments. I’d be curious to know where it happened and when (what year) it happened? I’d also be curious to know if an arrest/conviction was made?

08/21/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user jmasher

Congrats to PoPville pick jaj with:

“Officers, weren’t you told, its unconstitutional to restrict my right to bear arms.”

Congrats to PoP pick anon with:

“Can I just pay you guys the $25 fine?”

Honorable mention to zoey with:

“ILLUSIONS, Michael!”

Winners and honorable mention, please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, tote bags or onesies.