03/30/15 9:55am

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3701 New Hampshire Ave, NW

From Sweet Mango:

“Sweet mango cafe will be closed until further notice, all questions can be answered at a later time. We ask for your vigilance and prays at this time of hardship. We love you guys and will truly miss serving you. May Jah Bless”

A source tells me the building may have sold in a foreclosure. Updates when more is known.

03/30/15 9:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Joseph Gruber

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.

03/30/15 8:57am

From MPD:

“On 3/30/15, at approximately 2:45am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a shooting in the area of 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Once officers arrived on the scene the victim was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

If anyone has information in regard to this crime, or any others, we ask that you call 202.727.9099 or text 50411.”

03/29/15 10:22pm

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1825 14th Street, NW

Follow up to Friday’s Dress Code Discussion at Masa 14.

From Masa 14:

“We apologize for the confusion around the dress code requirement at Masa 14. There has never been a required dress code for any meal service at our restaurant. This includes brunch and dinner. We welcome our guests to dress comfortably and any dress code requirements may only be applicable to our late night hours of operations.

Most importantly, the language used within the sign does not represent or reflect upon the restaurant’s principles. Please know that the sign has been removed, and we apologize about any unintended harm that this has caused. We are upset about this misrepresentation and would like to reiterate that we are committed to our values of inclusiveness. We have taken corrective action and we hold ourselves to a higher standard than what was represented in this sign.

At Masa 14 we value every guest, and will see to it that we continue to be a welcomed member in the community.”

03/29/15 10:05pm

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1522 14th Street, NW

I asked the folks at Maki Shop for an opening date update and they tweet us:

“@PoPville hard to say, but we are at the very last part of the process passing permits. It should be very soon.”

The Washington Post writes:

“When his place opens in late March or early April, Norris plans to roll out a concise menu (see below) of more than 10 maki rolls divided into meat, seafood and vegetable categories.”

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03/29/15 10:02pm

From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW) will close from Tuesday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to undergo major maintenance and repair improvements, which include maintenance and/or upgrades to the interior lighting system, new flooring and more. Please note that all scheduled outdoor activities and amenities will not be affected by the renovations.

Scheduled indoor programs, community meetings and activities at Banneker will be temporarily suspended until all maintenance and repair improvement work is completed by the Department of General Services (DGS).

Nearby DPR facilities that offer the same programs/classes available at Banneker include:

Yoga – Monday @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Kennedy Rec Ctr (1401 7th St., NW)
Zumba – Monday @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Columbia Heights Comm Ctr (1480 Girard St., NW)
Bootcamp – Tu & Th @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Petworth Rec Ctr (801 Taylor St., NW)
Zumba – Tu & Th @ 6 pm – 7 pm at Marie Reed Rec Ctr (2200 Champlain St., NW)
Body Flex – Tu & Th @ 6:30 p – 7:30 pm at Raymond Rec Ctr (3725 10th St., NW)

All outdoor activities and amenities such as the courts, playground, fields and track will be available for normal use. Once all preventive maintenance work is complete, Banneker Recreation Center will resume normal hours of operation. All current and regularly scheduled programs, civic association meetings and activities will resume on their normal days and times once the center re-opens on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.”