02/10/16 2:20pm

metro retail
Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

“Dear PoPville,

Random question that I couldn’t answer via Google: Do you know why there are no retail outlets in DC metro stations? For a system that seems to be underfunded and in need of upgraded cars and greater police presence, among other things, it would seem like leasing retail space could provide a least a secondary source of income. This technique is employed to a great degree in Europe, where even small-town train stations resemble shopping malls.”

02/10/16 2:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

Architect recommendation?

“I am interested in working with an architect to redesign the roof of my two-story, circa 1900 DC row house. I would like to add some skylights and relocate the HVAC system to the roof. Anybody have good experience and recommendations with local architects who take on smaller residential projects like this? I’m specifically looking for a firm that has experience with roof engineering, systems design (e.g., electrical and drainage for the HVAC), and construction oversight. Thanks.”

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02/10/16 1:15pm

updates
via gofundme

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to give the community an update on my friend who was hit by a construction truck. The driver was arrested in December thanks to the community on brainstorming where to find footage and proof of incident for the investigation.

Friend still has a long road to recovery, but thankfully is miraculously alive.
Updates (and any donations that folks are able to provide to help this friend and his loving family) can be found here.

Thanks again to the PoPville community for their help and support.”

02/10/16 12:59pm

wash
via Washington Humane Society

Thanks to all who passed on from the Washington Humane Society:

“The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League today announced a definitive agreement to merge the two organizations to create the first end-to-end animal care organization in a major U.S. city. Founded in 1870 and 1914, respectively, WHS and WARL will bring together a comprehensive set of animal care and protection programs that touch the lives of more than 60,000 animals each year, including: Rescue and Adoption, Humane Law Enforcement, Low Cost Veterinary Services, Animal Control, Behavior and Learning, Spay/Neuter, Pets for Life and many other programs.

Merger (PDF)

02/10/16 12:35pm

GDoN

This house is located at 2951 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Remarkable light-filled 5 bed 3.5 bath property located in trendy Forest Hills. Elegant 1925 classic updated to the highest standard; modernized yet retaining original details. Large entertaining areas, stunning gourmet kitchen w/ 90~ Viking range, gorgeous master suite, full in-law apt, treed grounds on prv cul-de-sac, 2 car garage, near Metro, shops, restaurants, & Rock Creek.3400 est fin sq ft.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,850,000.

02/10/16 11:35am

RAR-NN
via RAR Brewing

Ed. Note: It’s been a while since I shared a PoP proclamation so let me have a go – while I like both these beers very very much – the best beer I’ve had in a long long time comes from a local(ish) brewery called RAR brewing out of Cambridge, Maryland. Not a double IPA but the Nanticoke Nectar is especially awesome (I’ve seen it at Nanny O’Briens and a few grocery stores.) If you happen to see it – I highly recommend you take a taste. Ok back to our regularly scheduled post.

More Hopslam fun.

BS1
2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar will vie for hop supremacy for the seventh year on the main floor of the Black Squirrel this Friday (Feb. 12), starting at 5 p.m.

Both highly coveted seasonal beers pack a wallop, with Hopslam reporting at 10 percent ABV and Nugget Nectar at 7.5 percent ABV.

You be the judge on which highly hopped ale reigns supreme. It’s your call. It’s all your pleasure.

As the knock-out punch, our chef will prepare IPA-infused Mac and Cheese, Citra-Hop-Seasoned Boardwalk Fries, and a Hop Daddy Burger topped with hop-infused cheddar sauce and hoppy mayonnaise. Hop-diggity-dog!

Hopslam vs Nugget Nectar Battle Royale
Friday, February 12th, starting at 5 p.m.”