10/06/15 2:25pm


A reader reports:

“Looks like the 7-11 in the H Street strip mall is getting set up in its new location. On the corner of 8th and H across from the Rite Aid. Much more prominent location for them.”

Ed. Note: To those who may feel the urge to ask, “why are you posting this – this is not news” etc., all I can tell you is what my parents told me when I was coming up “Daniel, the world does not revolve around your every impulse and desire.”


10/06/15 2:21pm


Thanks to Pablo Raw for sending from Brookland.

Their website says:

“Years ago, God’s people blew the trumpet and warned the world that JUDGMENT DAY would begin on May 21, 2011. That date was the most publicized date for the Day of Judgment that the world has ever seen. It was unprecedented and many were paying attention. The message was broadcasted on billboards and advertised on buses. It was also seen on cars, bumper stickers, t-shirts and even in subways. People read about this approaching day in magazines and newspapers. Major electronic media across the globe also trumpeted the warning message of the gospel, that indeed May 21st, 2011, would be JUDGMENT DAY!

Much of the world was, in a sense, holding its collective breath in anticipation of this final judgment of God.

Although many expected a physical manifestation of God’s wrath, God in fact, brought to pass a devastating spiritual judgment beginning on May 21, 2011. We have now entered into the darkest time in Earths’ history, as we are living in the day of judgment, and heading for the final end of all things, the destruction of the universe, and the beginning of the new heavens and new earth, very likely to be on October 7th 2015.”

10/06/15 2:10pm



Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Leonardo

need a suit: bespoke / made-to-measure recommendations?

“I need a nice suit for a big event in a few months. I’m a big dude so I have trouble buying off the rack, so I was thinking made-to-measure or custom. Budget probably tops out around $2,500 though obviously if I can get away with spending less, it would be great. The last Popville thread on this was 4+ years ago, so I’m hoping for some updated advice.

Any experience with Paul Stuart (MTM), Enzo Custom, or Geoffrey Lewis (custom), which are the three I’m considering at the moment? And any other options I should look at? (E.g., Suitsupply? I have a number of suits from Suitsupply, any experience with their MTM?)

I’m a little wary of what I’ll call the e-tailors (Black Lapel, Indochino, maybe even including Alton Lane); is that concern misplaced?


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10/06/15 1:13pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz

“Dear PoPville,

Last Wed (Sept 30th) around 11pm, I was getting ready to go to bed when I noticed a man staring through my living room window. I live in an English Basement with bay windows on the north side of Penn Ave on 6th St SE (just a couple of block from Eastern Market). The man actually walked past our gate and was hiding behind a big potted plant in front of the window. The majority of my blinds were closed and I only had the very top opened to let in some light. This is particularly creepy, because you have to get really close to actually be able to see inside, so it wasn’t that he just walked by and saw me, but had to actually come in and move around the plant’s foliage. As soon as he saw that i saw him, he ran out.

I called the cops and they sent an officer who took a report. Unfortunately, there’s not much they could do, but they were really nice and said they would increase patrol in the area and said to keep all blinds closed, especially at night when it’s easier to see inside when the lights are on. I doubted calling them, but they said to please always call when something like this happens. The next day I mentioned it to my next door neighbor and she said the same thing happened to her the week before around the same time. Neither one of us got a good look at his face, but we both noticed he was short, overweight, Hispanic/Latino and wearing a drawstring backpack.

Sending this out to warn anyone else living in this area of the Hill, since he’s clearly done this more than once. If you see him, please call the cops and make a report so they can increase patrol and hopefully catch the creep!”

10/06/15 12:45pm

This house is located at 503 Tennessee Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Sunny Classic Capitol Hill Federal porch-front with basement apt for extra income, to house the in-laws, or a great entertainment area. Renovated, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Off-street parking! 1-yr Home Warranty provided. OH Saturday & Sunday (Oct 10-11), 2-4 PM. Welcome!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $629,900.

10/06/15 11:48am

via Google maps

A reader reports:

“unfortunately, you can add another crime to this mini-wave. My house near 8th and T NW was broken into last Thursday, just after I left for work. Intruder(s) broke in through my kitchen window, which faces the back alley. They stole a laptop, two iPads, my TV, a bunch of cash and, yes, my car keys (off my kitchen counter) and my car, which was parked in the alley behind the house. I’m offering $1,000 for any information that leads to the recovery of the car, a 2003 black Jeep Liberty with DC tags EN0349. Even more, I’d like to see these guys apprehended. Would urge everybody in north Shaw to be extra cautious.

Please contact 202/ 441-2909 with any info.”

10/06/15 11:10am

735 8th Street, SE

From Zest American Bistro‘s facebook page:

“To our Loyal Customers:

As of October 5, 2015, Zest will be closed until further notice. We look forward to the opportunity to focus solely on our most recent venture, Agua 301. We have loved our time with Zest, and have had an awesome run.

We are grateful to all our staff, family and friends and would like to say a special thank you to all of our wonderful patrons who have come through our doors over the years, providing us with your business and support. You have made the experience, unforgettable. For our valued Loyalty Members, your points will remain intact and may be redeemed at Agua 301 at 301 Water Street, SE in Yards Park.

We remain committed to the Capitol Hill Community and look forward to serving you at Agua 301.

Stephen & Amanda Briggs, David Bonior”