08/27/14 2:00pm

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Upshur and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I am sure Soldiers Home Park is a common topic, but haven’t see much on it since moving to the area last year. Has there been any discussion about reopening parts of the park to the public, especially given the new developments happening south of the Children’s Hospital, including the rumor that the reservoir by Howard is going to be opened up and developed into a new public space?

Does anyone know the history and politics around this issue?”

We had a rather contentious discussion about public access to the Soldiers Home grounds back in 2009. Since then a group called Friends of the Old Soldiers Home has been created so you should definitely check them out. There also has been and are planned many events on the property including those in coordination with the great Lincoln’s Cottage. And don’t forget the golf course (though I think prices have gone up a bit)…

08/27/14 1:00pm

4814 Dexter Street Northwest

This house is located at 4814 Dexter Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Dexter Street, NW is one of the finest addresses in the area with beautiful upscale homes and wonderfully close-in location, just off Foxhall Road, an easy hop to Georgetown, the Kennedy Center, downtown DC or over to Virginia and the airport. This charming home, with 4 fireplaces and 4 finished levels has 5 BR, 6 Full and 2 Half Baths. Wonderful original detailed millwork. Large entertaining rms.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/6 full bath/2 half bath is going for $2,199,999.

08/27/14 11:30am

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3213 Georgia Avenue, NW

Back in April we learned that Heat Da Spot Coffee and Deli would be replacing the short lived Tibet Shop on Georgia Ave. You can see the progress that’s been made in the photo above – with larger windows added and a new entrance onto the good sized patio space. Looking forward to seeing how the inside turns out too!

08/27/14 10:30am

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801 O Street, NW near the new Starbucks

Last week we learned the name of the new restaurant coming to Shaw from the chef and owner of Mintwood Place – Convivial. And now they’ve already posted a liquor license placard at the corner of 8th and O Street, NW – part of the City Market at O development. The placard says:

“This is new restaurant with a sidewalk café and summer garden serving modern American cuisine for all ages. Total # of seats is 170 and the occupancy Load is 170. Total # of summer garden seats is 54. Total # of sidewalk café seats is 10.”

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08/27/14 9:45am

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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.

08/26/14 10:22pm

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1780 Columbia Rd., NW

A liquor license application placard has been posted outside the church where the new hotel will be coming in Adams Morgan:

The Line DC

New full-service hotel with two restaurants featuring meeting and event spaces, gym, spa and swimming pool. Dancing and live entertainment will be offered for booked events such as wedding receptions. Roof top summer garden seating 460 patrons. Hotel has approximately 220 rooms.”

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08/26/14 10:05pm

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14th and S Street, NW

Over the years I’ve had tons of emails asking/applauding about the crosswalk at 14th and S St, NW. If memory serves (maybe textdoc can find it in the archives) this was an experimental crosswalk by DDOT that never got implemented any other streets. Folks def. love it though. So I was sad to see half of it had already been paved over. Enjoy the other half while it lasts!

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