812 Seventh Street, NW

WAMU reports:

“After nearly 20 years in D.C.’s Chinatown, the Goethe-Institut Washington is saying “auf wiedersehen” to its building on 7th Street Northwest. Director Wilfried Eckstein says the landlord wants to raise the rent by more than 60 percent, so the German cultural center will move to K Street Northwest, near Farragut Square, in December.”

The report also says the new spot will be temporary (3 years) and won’t be able to show films. The Goethe-Institut will continue to look for a permanent home.

10/13/15 11:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

Lots of folks are wondering.

Sudhouse [1340 U Street, NW] tells us:

“Sudhouse is showing the Debate on both floors tonight and extending Happy Hour til 9pm!!!!!”

Duffy’s also will show it as well as Looking Glass Lounge. Could be your last chance to hit a debate at Stetsons before they close. For those who went out for the GOP debates, where were your favorite bars to watch?

10/13/15 10:40am

12th and G St, NW

Tough times continue for the big bookstores [as well as the retail in this particular building – RIP ESPN Zone] – Books a Million closed in July and now news broke from the Washington City Paper late Friday afternoon:

“Barnes & Noble on the ground floor of 555 12th St. NW—known as the Thurman Arnold Building—will shut down by the year’s end.”

Fortunately Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks and Upshur Street Books continue to kick ass. And don’t forget Riverby Books is coming back too!


10/13/15 9:45am

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in the 3500 block of Macomb Street, Northwest.

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, between 3:30 am and 4:00 am, an adult female entered a four door silver sedan, which she mistook as an Uber car. Upon entering the vehicle, the driver produced a knife and sexually assaulted the complainant. The complainant was able to escape without further injury.

The suspect is described as Middle Eastern male, early thirties, with black curly hair.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.”

10/13/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

Ed. Note: thanks for indulging me in a day off yesterday – I saw the Martian. Pretty decent, not the best but definitely decent.

10/12/15 10:22pm

443 7th Street, NW

Back in March of 2014 a reader heard that Starbucks was considering selling alcohol. Turns out they were right! Some recent liquor license placards have been posted around town:

“A restaurant serving savory small plates and desserts meant for sharing, in addition to its coffee and breakfast offerings served all day, and offering wine & beer selections to its guest in a relaxing and comfortable environment.”


Here are the other locations:

1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW in south Dupont/Downtown

1700 Connecticut Avenue, NW in north Dupont

and 1810 Wisconsin Ave, NW in Georgetown and 5500 Connecticut Ave, NW in Chevy Chase.