2106 18th Street, NW

Last week a reader sent a link to an online auction of their kitchen goods and today from Casa Oaxaca:

“Dear Amigos,

Casa Oaxaca will be opening its doors for the last time on Friday January 30. Thank you for over 7 years of amazing dishes, moments, and memories in Adams Morgan — we could not have done it without your support!

We hope to see your friendly faces during our last week of operations. Food and drink specials will be on the menu from Tuesday, January 27 through Friday, January 30.

Relocation and a brand new concept (with the same authentic flavors of Mexico) are in the works! In the meantime, come enjoy our famous mole sauces and award wining margaritas at our sister restaurants — Guajillo and Don Lencho — in Virginia. We will also be refocusing our efforts on our full catering services. (Call us at 240-586-1102 for more details.)

Hasta luego,
Karen Barroso y Rolando Juarez

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in an assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse, involving an adult female victim, which occurred on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 1:30 am, in an alley in the 2400 block of 18th Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, 54 year-old Mickey Crawford was arrested by members of the Third District on the scene and charged with Kidnapping and Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”

1854 Mintwood Place Northwest

This unit is located at 1854 Mintwood Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Impeccable 1BR/1.5BA condo on picturesque Mintwood Place. Complete renovation in 2011 to the studs of this Victorian building – like new! Carrera marble, stainless appliances, w/d in unit, open layout, 10ft ceilings. Windows on 3 sides plus French doors to private balcony overlooking Kalorama Park! Fab roof deck. Peaceful block steps to restaurants, markets, bike share, bus & Metro. 97 walk score!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $449,900 ($163 monthly fee.)

1945 Columbia Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1945 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“A large studio with a smart floor plan is now available in Kalorama. Separate dining, kitchen and sleeping area. Full of historic character and charm blended with the most convenient location and price. Enjoy large walk-in closes, hardwood floors and natural light. Most of your utilities are included. Tenant is responsible for electricity and cable.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,500/Mo.

Romo is Back on Calvert Street, NW Washington-20150120-00139

Thanks to a reader for sending the photo yesterday: “Romo is Back!”. He was supposed to have moved to Arlington this past Fall. For whatever the reason, it’s great to have these extra glimpses. Hopefully he’ll be lounging Romo style come springtime.

My favorite portrait of him:

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80


From Pleasant Pops:

“Though the holiday season has come and gone, Pleasant Pops is thrilled to keep some winter cheer alive in DC. Throughout the next month, Pleasant Pops employees will be spending part of their shift roaming our neighborhood, including Adams Morgan, U-street and Kalorama, attaching Cheer Cards for free coffee or tea to bikes. As a way of saying “Thanks for commuting in a healthy and sustainable way,” and “You must be freezing out there, better warm up!” and “Sure we’ve got amazing Pops, but have you tried our coffee?”, the cards will be attached with an elastic band to bike handles. Similarly, any cars that have been ticketed will also get a Cheer Card to help brighten their cruddy day.

Pleasant Pops values our neighboring communities, appreciates those who brave the winter winds by bike, and always aspires to brighten up dreary days.

Thanks, and Happy 2015!”

1711 Florida Ave, NW

Ed. Note:  Planet Pet will be making way for luxury apartments.

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Planet Pet:

“WE ARE MOVING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 is the final day that Planet Pet daycare will be open at our current address. The retail will be closed January 25th. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the late notice, and read on for more details about the move.

As you have heard, we have to relocate the business that we love so much. It has been difficult, stressful, and eye opening! We’ve spent an entire year searching high and low for the perfect space to house our amazing pack. In the coming days and weeks, please stay tuned for more details about the next phases. We need your suggestions to make our transition fit you!

We will continue to offer our services at our NEW franchise location in Arlington. However, Planet Pet Daycare will return to DC in 4-6 months. Retail and Grooming will be open much sooner at out new DC address. In the interim; we will be offering pick-up/drop-off services between Adams Morgan and the Virginia location via a doggie shuttle bus! Our first BarkBus stop will be at the current location. Signs will be posted. Clients with daycare packages receive the transport service free of charge. We need your help—please write to let us know how you would like this service conducted. (more…)

1793 Lanier Place Northwest

This unit is located at 1793 Lanier Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Luminous & Spacious two-story 2BR/Loft PENTHOUSE feat. PRIVATE TERRACE w/views of National Cathedral and Rock Creek Park in Boutique bldng w/low condo fees. Immaculately maintained, barely 3-yr-old home w/hardwood floors throughout, Italian marble counters, Viking appliances, Spa-style baths w/Custom Carrera & Ming Green Marble Tile. Add. balcony off Master Bdrm. Sep. Deeded Park. space incl.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $749,900 ($297 monthly fee.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

“Dear PoPville,

A friend and I were enjoying dinner and coffee around 8:15pm last night when everyone inside Tryst started coughing heavily. Within the next few moments everyone rushed out of the restaurant for fresh air. Obviously people were concerned considering the recent events in Paris and the smoke incident on the Metro this week. Someone from the crowd shouted that it might have been pepper spray, but I didn’t see or hear anyone get into a scuffle inside the coffee shop. Luckily, we had already paid our bill, so we made a quick exit, but when we drove by after leaving our parking space it looked like police and an ambulance were on the scene. Is this a common occurrence that people use pepper spray in a small public place?”

Ed. Note: Apparently it was an accidental discharge and all are ok. I think I’ve heard about a couple accidents like this in the past but it’s definitely not a common occurrence. Glad all are from last night!