405 8th Street, SE back in April of last year

From a press release:

“&pizza, the D.C.-founded and headquartered chain of community-focused pizza shops known for its devoted ampersand-tattooed employees, handmade pies, and craft sodas, announces the opening of &pizza Barracks Row on Thursday, October 20 at 11am. Located at 405 8th Street SE, this is their tenth shop within D.C. city limits and 18th overall.

In what has fast become an &pizza opening day tradition, the first five guests to request a tattoo of &pizza’s signature ampersand will receive it gratis complements of D.C. tattoo partner Laughing Hyena, and in addition, will receive free pizza for a year. The brand makes the same offer to its employees – the &pizza Tribe – and to date more than 60 Tribe members have signed their allegiance on skin. Additionally, free pies will be given to the first 118 guests in line. (more…)

637 Pennsylvania Ave, SE courtesy Off Road

Ed. Note: Off Road opened their U Street location back in 2012.

From a press release:

“Off Road DC, a premiere Washington, D.C. fitness studio, is excited to announce that it will open a second studio at 637 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

Off Road’s second location will offer all three of its popular programs: BIKE, BOX, and BUILD in a 2000+ square foot space with 2 dedicated studios in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

“As long time DC residents, we have always seen Capitol Hill as a quintessential DC neighborhood with the all of the flavor and character of this great city,” said Tammar Berger, co-owner of Off Road. “We are thrilled to be bringing our unique programming into an area that is as vibrant and exciting as Capitol Hill.“ (more…)


This house is located at 1247 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Prime location for this Capitol Hill townhouse, blocks from all that Capitol Hill has to offer and then some. Recently renovated two bedroom, two bath home with hardwood floors throughout, SS appliances, exposed brick, washer/dryer, bathroom w/ separate shower, outdoor space and lots of storage. Close to H St. corridor, Eastern Market and the Capitol.Sq. ft.923. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $600,000.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kristine Marsh

“Dear PoPville,

A group of residents who live along Maryland Ave NE are gathering signatures for a Thank You letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser for her efforts to move forward a plan that will add bike lanes to the street all the way from near the Capitol to H Street / Starburst intersection. The Maryland Ave Safety Project will also narrow the road from four lanes to two lanes, add left turn lanes, and improve intersections to make them safer for pedestrians. Anyone who’s walked or driven along Maryland Ave NE probably knows how fast traffic currently travels along the street — this plan should slow traffic and dramatically improve safety.

The changes could be implemented as early as next spring. To learn more and help keep the project moving forward, sign on here.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in two First Degree Burglaries and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed offenses.

The first offense occurred in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Southeast, on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at approximately 6:00 am. The second offense occurred in the 1300 block of Independence Avenue, Southeast, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at approximately 12:30 am.

In both cases, the suspect entered a residence, produced a gun, and sexually assaulted an adult male.

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, 33-year-old Brian Craig Webster of Hyattsville, Maryland, was arrested for two counts of First Degree Burglary, two counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed, two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), and Carrying a Pistol without a License.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“During the early morning hours, a suspect, armed with a handgun, entered a residence in the 1300 block of Independence Avenue, Southeast, and sexually assaulted the complainant. The suspect was arrested on the scene by arriving officers. Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”


“Dear PoPville,

This video recorded Saturday 9/24 shows a hit and run involving three cars at the intersection of Maryland Ave NE and 8th St NE. The man in the white shirt is believed to be the driver and is wanted for questioning by MPD. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Anonymous Tip Line of the MPD at 202-727-9099. ”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From a press release:

“What: Barracks Row Fall Festival – Stage acts, bands, large petting zoo, crafts
booths, festival foods, sidewalk cafes, beer garden.

Who: Mayor Bowser opens Festival at noon; Max Major, Mentalist; Marine
Corps Silent Drill Platoon; Trapeze School NY; Belga-Matchbox beer
garden. Magicians, stilt walker, dog acts.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 11AM to 5PM

Where: Along Barracks Row- 8th St, SE, between Pennsylvania Ave and I St, SE.
Eastern Market Metro Stop- Orange, Blue, Silver lines

Why: Celebrate revival of the oldest commercial corridor in DC as friends
citywide come back together to usher in Fall in the historic
heart of Capitol Hill. Meet new businesses: &pizza; Eat Bar; Summit to
Soul; Taoti Creative; The brig, Wiles-Mensch and, opening in
November: The Skill Zone”

and from MPD: (more…)


This house is located at 619 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This 1915 Victorian maintains historic details while offering modern updates. Open layout with separate/distinct living areas are spacious+inviting. Updated kitchen with quartz counters opens to gracious dining room. 3 BR on the upper level & LL with additional rec room, laundry & full updated BA provide space that offers room now & to grow. Deck, patio, yard, parking!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $865,000.