line hotel popville
1780 Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I live in an apartment building across the street from The Line Hotel construction site in Adams Morgan. While the hotel was projected to be finished last November, it’s still very much under construction. The construction noise is slowly driving me insane. It’s an active site 6 days a week, and large generators (I’m assuming that’s what they are, they appear to run heating into the finished parts of the site) run 24/7. It sounds like a semi truck is constantly idling on the block. This noise combined with the dust from the construction has been a nuisance for months on end—we can’t even have windows open. I have the luxury of escaping to my boyfriend’s house when I need some quiet, but there are families with small children in the building who surely don’t have that same advantage. I wanted to know if there’s any course of action residents impacted by this can take. Surely there must be some noise compliance laws, or at the very least, rent reduction agreements. Has anyone had success dealing with this sort of situation before?

food pantry
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I am a parent at Lee Montessori Public Charter school located in Brookland/Edgewood. Our school has been open for 3 years, and in that timeframe the parents have started a clothing and food bank for those students who have financial need. We also did a toy drive over the holiday last year, and every child at our school had something to open over the holiday season. Our families believe in community and taking care of each other.

The food bank is accessible to our school social worker (who discreetly distributes the food), and any family who has a need can seek access to it. We supply families with food on long weekends, holidays, and when there are potential snow day disruptions.

The reason I am writing is because we are a small school (only 150+ kids), and we are struggling to keep up the food bank donations. We are working to keep the pantry full but the demand lately outpaces our ability to keep it stocked. I write to see if the readers have any suggestions on local non-profits who might be able to help us or any other suggestions on what we can do to have a full pantry before Spring Break hits in a few weeks.

al fresco
18th and California St, NW rendering by A.F.Clarens Architect

A reader reports:

“As a neighbor within 200 ft. neighbor, got a zoning notice for a huge restaurant (including underground parking and a roof deck) that wants to go in where the surface parking lot at 18th and California is. The architectural plans (attached) show it dwarfing Jack Rose. They’re seeking an exemption to the “rear yard” requirement.”

Washington Business Journal reported:

“The property, at 2009 18th St. NW, is owned by the same company that operates Mexican restaurants Lauriol Plaza nearby and Cactus Cantina in Cleveland Park. It’s currently used as an overflow parking lot for Lauriol Plaza, which is just two blocks down 18th Street.”

Updates as the zoning process/construction progresses.

al fresco admo
2009 18th Street, NW rendering by A.F.Clarens Architect

1117 4th St NE

This house is located at 1117 4th Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Stunning Federal located 2 blk from metro & walking distance to H St Whole Foods. Adorned w/ original wood doors & brass rosettes & hardware, gleaming wood floors & Chestnut staircase, grand mstr bth w/ Waterworks Terrazo tiles & Kholer fixtures, Diamond kit cabinets w/ endless Quartz counters, English bsmt with sep kit & bath, central vac, both HVAC and Radiators. Open Tue 12-2, Sat & Sun 1-3”

gdon

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $738,000.

Brooklands-Finest
12th and Jackson Street, NE

Lucky bastards.

From a press release:

“Beginning Monday, April 3, Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen will rollout breakfast service during the week, and continue with their popular weekend brunch service. The menu features a variety of sweet and savory breakfast entrees, including the Brookland Burrito with house made chorizo, scrambled eggs, potato, southwest green chili sauce, Tillamook cheddar and cheesy grits; Seasonal waffle with bourbon maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh fruit; and a Lox Platter with house cured salmon spread, cream cheese, caper-tomato relish, boiled egg, pickled onions and a Bullfrog Bagel. All breakfast entrees are available for $15 or less. In addition, Brookland’s Finest will offer a selection of grab-n-go options including cheddar biscuits, blueberry muffins, and freshly baked banana bread. The restaurant will offer Zeke’s coffee, a local small batch coffee roaster, and will serve regular drip coffee. Brookland’s Finest also offers free Wi-Fi for guests who may choose to have a working meal or coffee. Breakfast is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.”

Check out the full breakfast menu: Breakfast.Menu (PDF)

line sat night
Photo by Avin Sharma

Speaking of cherry blossoms – thanks to Avin for sending Saturday:

“Back of line a block down from entrance to Southern Efficiency.”

This is the “Ode to all things Japanese will include origami, waving cats and Super Mario Bros.-inspired cocktails”

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Southern Efficiency at the Cherry Blossom PUB (Photo by Farrah Skeiky)

“The Cherry Blossom PUB at Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency will be open March 1 through April 15, 5pm to 12:30am Sunday through Thursday and 5pm to 1:30am Friday and Saturday.”

You can see the menu here.

hando mendo sushi
1315 14th Street, NW

The liquor license placard says:

“New Class D Restaurant. Total Occupancy Load of 99. Sidewalk Café with 12 Seats”

Washington CityPaper reported:

“The former Popeyes on 14th Street NW in Logan Circle is being converted into a sushi restaurant called Hando-Medo that will focus on the hand roll (temaki) style of sushi. It’s from Chef/Owner Jin K. Oh who also owns Sushi Jin Next Door locations in Silver Spring, Maryland and Woodbridge, Virginia.”

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14th Street looking south towards Thomas Circle

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14th Street looking north towards Slipstream