10/06/15 11:48am

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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”

10/06/15 10:40am


Sugar Factory’s website says:

“Our eighth Sugar Factory location will be in the historic city of Washington, D.C. as a fab café and goblet bar in Union Station! All of our sweet fans can grab our special treats on the go when they are traveling for work or pleasure. One-of-a-kind candy confections have been created for our new D.C. home that include a signature All-American Couture Pop and White House-inspired gummies. We can’t wait to see what you all think of our new Washington, D.C. location this fall!”

I still don’t get the beer part.


10/06/15 10:05am


“Dear PoPville,

I’m a member of the Bruce Monroe Community Garden, located between Sherman and Georgia and Irving and Columbia on the eastern side of Columbia Heights. We had a fantastic bench in the garden, built by a longtime neighborhood resident, that was truly representative of the community (blurb below). The bench was recently stolen and we’re hoping you can help us recover it. Any information or sightings can be sent to brucemonroegarden@gmail.com, and we’d just be happy to have it returned intact.

Blurb by the bench’s creator:
Just as the old Bruce School gave up its ghost to be reborn as this park, so too did it give of itself to provide this seat for your weary legs. Using floorboards removed from the original Bruce School gymnasium and a discarded rusty old park bench found in an alley near the school, this new bench was given new life (and a new paint job by neighborhood kids). So as we cultivate the rebirth of our community, we always remember where we came from.

10/06/15 9:45am

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 01:40 PM on October 6, 2015, in the rear of the 1800 Block of Monroe St NE. The two (2) suspects left the scene in a black SUV.”


“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 09:10 PM on October 5, 2015, in front of the Liquor store at the corner of 7th and Franklin St NE.”

10/06/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

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.

10/05/15 10:22pm

2108 8th Street, NW

Burger before the movie? A new liquor license placard has gone up for Tasty Burger – located around the corner from the new Atlantic Plumbing Cinema (opening Oct. 15th):

“New restaurant specializing in burgers, fries, and shakes. Total Occupancy Load of 99 and seating for 56. Entertainment Endorsement to offer occasional acoustical music and similar live entertainment. Summer Garden with seating for 29.”

You can see the original Boston based menus here.

8th Street looking south to V

entrance is around the corner from 9:30 Club, the coming Atlantic Plumbing Cinema and across the street from the decrepit old warehouse that may or may not get developed in our lifetimes.