03/31/15 9:50am

mcfaddens on 7th
1537 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us:

“Terrible news for Shaw. Note that they spelled “coming” wrong.”

“Hey @PoPville any scuttlebutt on this? “Comming soon” to the space below coney & ivy. #shaw”

Now, I have to admit that I’m friendly with the owners of Ivy & Coney and while they’ve told me nothing I do know that they are fond of the occasional practical joke. Now I could be completely wrong on this – but I’m guessing this is an early April Fools joke. Especially given the typo and all.

On the other hand it’s quite possible I’ve just become paranoid. That would be quite the juxtaposition – Ivy & Coney and McFadden’s in the same building… Stay tuned.

03/31/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Arushi Terway

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 10:22pm

1426 L Street, NW

1426 L Street, NW was previously home to the short lived Roc Bar which closed back in June 2013 and The Reserve before that who was evicted from the building in June 2011.

The liquor license placard for XO Restaurant and Lounge says:

“New tavern specializing in intercontinental small-plate food with occasional live entertainment to include a Jazz Band, Karaoke and Dee Jay, along with dancing. Sidewalk Café with seating for 15. Seating inside premises is 75. Total capacity inside premises is 295.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.


03/30/15 4:40pm

1215 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“Tomorrow, March 31st at 5:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Theatre, Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address.

This event will serve as an opportunity for Mayor Bowser to address the residents of the District and conclude the Mayor’s Pathways to the Middle Class Tour, a week-long effort to highlight ways the Administration is creating pathways to the middle class for D.C. residents.

Parking will be provided at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The nearest metro station is the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Metro Station.

No bags or outside food will be allowed inside the venue. No signage, posters or fliers will be allowed in the venue.

Members of the public can register for tickets here.

Tuesday, March 31st
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Address to begin at 6:30 p.m.”