“As some of you have now heard, we want to confirm that the Pour House and Top of the Hill are closing at the end of April. We couldn’t have asked for a better ride and we want to express our sincere gratitude to the neighbors, patrons and staff who have become our extended family over the past 11 years. While our decision was a difficult one, we look forward to remaining a part of the Capitol Hill and DC community through Trusty’s and Star & Shamrock, and the soon-to-open Barrel and Compass Rose.
With that being said, we’ll save the goodbyes and salutations for a bit later—we still have a month and half left and we’re looking forward to one last March Madness and a great sendoff in April. More details about upcoming events will follow shortly.
Mark and Mike”
Ed. Note: The most recent long time Capitol Hill watering hole to close was Li’l Pub on Jan. 6th.
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 84-year-old Jessie Jones, who was last seen in the 1000 block of 5th Street, NW on March 11, 2014.
Mr. Jones is described as a black male, 5’7” tall, weighs approximately 160-165 pounds, medium build, white & grey hair, brown eyes, and has a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and blue pants.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jessie Jones is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”
“Bordered by the federal capital but separated from Virginia and the Confederacy only by the Potomac River, the citizens of Prince George’s County found themselves on the front lines of the Civil War. As Maryland’s largest slave-owning county, some joined the Confederacy while many remained loyal to the Union.
Learn more about this divided history as authors Nathania A. Branch Miles, Monday A. Miles and Ryan J. Quick discuss their new book Prince George’s County And the Civil War Life on the Border; on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Washingtoniana, Room 307, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW.”
We got a little retail shuffle going on in the strip by Eastern Market. Groovy is moving next door into the first floor of the former Monkeys’ Uncle space and a new chocolate shop – J. Chocolatier (formerly located in Georgetown) will be taking over the second floor (just on weekends to start.) J. Chocolatier has been popping up out front of 321 7th St, SE the last few weekends. Their website says:
“J. Chocolatier was founded by Jane Morris in early 2007. Jane always loved baking, but began experimenting with chocolate after being told by her allergist that she was allergic to it. Determined to continue enjoying this perfect food, she began eating smaller quantities of the finest chocolate she could find — making every bite count.
She soon began handcrafting truffles and taking them to friends, family and coworkers. At their urging, she founded J. Chocolatier and sold her chocolates to a few exclusive shops and wine bars in the DC area. In 2009 Jane opened the J. Chocolatier retail boutique in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Although the retail store was a big hit, the historic building and the long, hot DC Summers didn’t mix. So in March 2013 J. Chocolatier moved back online. Currently, J. Chocolatier treats are also available at CocoVa in Adams Morgan, and Veritas Wine Bar in DuPont Circle.”
And now on Capitol Hill:
No word yet on who will take over the Groovy space.
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“This is Rooney, lounging in NW Washington, Woodley Park specifically. It’s a tough life, trust me.”
“Pippa of Columbia Heights”
“Our dog Harley (right) taking a snooze in Edgewood with Lady Edith, our foster through City Dogs Animal Rescue.”