07/29/14 10:22pm

2737 Sherman Avenue, NW at Girard

“Dear PoPville,

Do you have any news on Hilltop Bar on Sherman Ave.? I haven’t seen any movement and a bunch of us here in the neighborhood were pretty excited about this new bar. Is it dead? I hope not.”

I am happy to report that the Hilltop Bar and Restaurant is alive and well! There have been some permitting delays but lots of progress has been made. They are now about to start work on a huge kitchen to be located in the basement which will take about 2 months to complete. After that they will likely have a zoning hearing in September and if all goes well they hope to open sometime in October.  A peek inside to prove the progress:


Also standby for a sidewalk cafe too:


07/29/14 5:08pm


“Stella went missing today from 1st and D SE at 12:45pm on July 29th. Her home is at 15th and F NE. She is fairly shy, particularly towards men, but sometimes will answer to her name. She is about 60 lbs and 2 1/2 years old. She is brown, black and white with one blue eye and one brown eye.

If you see her, please call Steven at 630-200-6485 or send him email at stevenbaghdad(at)gmail.com.”

07/29/14 4:45pm

1612 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Just wanted to send over a quick note to let you know what Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be offering during the MidCity Dog Days of Summer, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd. Pearl Dive will be doing a special sidewalk pop up on the restaurant’s patio both days, featuring fried peach pies with vanilla ice cream for $5 by pastry chef Carri-Anne Hamer, in addition to $1 shucked oysters.”

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Rendering of 235 Carroll Street, NW courtesy of Takoma Central

From a press release:

“Federal Capital Partners® (FCP) and Level 2 Development (Level 2) have begun leasing Takoma Central, a new, green apartment community featuring 150 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartment homes in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC. Takoma Central is located at 235 Carroll Street, NW, just steps from the Takoma Red Line Metro station and many unique restaurants and eclectic shops in Takoma’s historic main street district. Takoma Central was designed to complement the architectural character and spirit of the Takoma neighborhood and to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle for residents.

Destination restaurant Busboys and Poets will occupy Takoma Central’s first floor corner at Carroll and Maple Streets. Bozzuto Management will lease Takoma Central from the initial leasing office across the street from the building, at Trohv Home & Gift at 232 Carroll Street, NW. Interested prospective residents can contact the leasing office at (202) 888-2387 Monday through Friday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Takoma Central apartments feature open, airy floor plans, sophisticated finishes and welcoming, comfortable social spaces. Residents will enjoy a fitness center, resident lounge, courtyard, business center, social e-cafe and an automatic package concierge.

Amenities and features include: (more…)