From the Capital Riverfront BID:

“The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.”


The Cidery celebrates its grand opening weekend with a cider release and Catalan grilling. Credit: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

It’s go time.

From a press release:

“ANXO Cidery and Tasting Room, the second location of DC’s first winery since prohibition, opens its doors to the public for a grand opening on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. With the opening of this cidery, the team of Sam Fitz, Rachel Fitz, Cooper Sheehan and Alex & Sara Vallcorba is joined by Cider Maker Greg Johnson. The Grand Opening weekend will include extended hours, the release of a new ANXO Collaboration Cider, and Catalan grilling on Memorial Day. (more…)


3400 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the 3400 block of Georgia Ave? The mushroom farm seems to have never taken off (in fact I don’t think they even moved into the space).

Even that Spanish grocery seams to have stalled. According to PIVS their latest permit was cancelled. What’s going on?”

A staffer with CM Nadeau’s office sends OP:

“I wanted to let you know that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has confirmed that both the properties you mentioned, 3400 Georgia Ave NW and 3412 Georgia Ave NW, are currently classified as vacant.”


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert you to a potential traffic issue I’ve been noticing more than more. There’s a very weird intersection around the southwest corner of Union Station, where the cabs/cars/buses that have dropped off people in the front come out to either Mass Ave (turning left or right) or going straight down E Street. If you look at the map, though, there’s also a small lane that comes out of First Street NE. The traffic lights are not well angled, so when the Union Station lane gets the red light, the First Street lane gets green, but I’ve seen several times cars (cabs in particular) from Union Station mistaking the second green as theirs, and driving out. What’s worse is that there are generally a lot of bicyclists in the First Street lane, and I worry eventually someone will get hit.”

This house is located at 4235 South Dakota Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Modern masterpiece by Louis Giles Jr. Complete, meticulous renovation keeping true to home’s 1960 mid-century modern design. 3,500+ sq.ft. 3 bed/ 2.5 bath. 18-foot living room ceiling w/wall of glass. Small cooling pool w/waterfall. Close to Catholic, Howard & Monroe Street Market.15-min walk to Brookland/CUA Metro. Looking for next stewards of this rare & exceptional example of modernism in DC.”

You can (and must) see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,125,000.


737 8th Street, SE

The Vanity Box’s website says:

“WHAT IS “VIRGIN” HUMAN HAIR?

Don’t worry it has nothing to do with cherries. Our virgin human hair has never been harshly processed and is chemical free. We firmly believe hair should be durable and versatile. Like a brand new handbag. But much sexier.”

Also did I mention Handsome Cock is becoming Vivid Lounge?

The Vanity Box will be coming right next door to the former Zest Bistro and future Sushi Hachi space:


14th and Irving St, NW looking north towards DCUSA

Ed. Note: A prescient reader requested one back in March of 2014!! You can read about the Barnes Dance in Chinatown here, which debuted back in 2010.

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is beginning construction activity for a new “Barnes Dance” traffic signal operation at the intersection of 14th Street and Irving Street, NW, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Ward 1. Construction is expected to begin in early June and last approximately three weeks.

The new traffic signal timing features an all-red pedestrian-only phase and “No Turn on Red” restrictions designed to improve operations and create a safer intersection for all users. (more…)


via google maps

From MPD:

“On May 22, 2017 at approximately 10:04 p.m. 5D officers responded to the unit block of Bates Street, Northwest for a shooting. Upon arrival the officers found 2 adult victims with gunshot wounds. The victims appeared stable and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. No suspect look-out was given. Any persons with information please contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099. Additional information will be forthcoming.”