3115 14th Street, NW

Yesterday’s scuttlebutt about The Heights being sold has been confirmed. From a press release:

“The Heights, Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurant, is set to change owners by the start of 2015, with the concept to remain intact. Having gone under contract earlier this week to local restaurateur Ammar Daoud, the deal will transpire once license transfers are complete. Daoud, who has over 20 years of experience operating casual dining brands in the U.S. and internationally, plans to keep the restaurant operational as the neighborhood-centric place it has been for the past seven years, with all staff remaining.

The Heights is currently under the ownership of EatWell DC, which owns and operates four other neighborhood restaurant concepts: The Pig, Logan Tavern, Commissary and Grillfish. Upon completion of the contract’s transfers, EatWell DC will focus on these restaurants as well as explore future endeavors within Washington, D.C. A priority remains growing its produce farm, EatWell Natural Farm, located in La Plata, Maryland.

The Heights’ eclectic American fare and emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients and craft beer and cocktails will continue, but Daoud’s vision does include a menu update in the future and to create a more alfresco dining experience. The Heights will continue to honor EatWell gift certificates through March 31, 2015, and this year’s New Year’s Eve offerings will remain as previously publicized.”

14th and Irving St, NW

From an email:

“Washington Wake

Saturday football is back in the NFL. The Skins will cast a somber tone over the proceedings as they lay in state at FedEx Field vs. the Eagles at 4:30pm. Funeral services will be held at Lou’s City Bar. Black attire is suggested, and “Im-peach Snyder” shots will be given out for each nail the Eagles put in the coffin. Following a loss, Lou’s will black out next week’s purgatorial Deadskins-Cowboys finale.”

1415 Chapin Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1415 Chapin Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Affordable opportunity to own in a desirable urban neighborhood between Columbia Heights, U Street, & Meridian Hill. WIthin walking distance are an amazing assortment of restaurants and shopping. This updated 1-bedroom offers high ceilings, wood floors, flexible living space, and a large bedroom. The building is pet friendly and has a great roof deck w/scenic views.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $299,500 ($217 monthly fee).

“Dear PoPville,

Lots of police activity in the bottom right corner of Meridian Hill Park [10:45am]. 8 cop cars and crime scene tape. Any idea what’s going on??”

‏@RudeHaggis tweets:

“Body at Meridian Hill Park this morning. At least, I think that’s what the police were hiding behind a sheet. @PoPville #dc”

Updates when/if more info is known.

@grahamacdonald tweets us:

“@PoPville confirmed body found”


From MPD:

“The Third District has made another package theft arrest.

The theft occurred in the 3000 block of 13th St., Northwest.

We used video footage from a private camera to identify the thief.

Thanks to the quick action of one of your neighbors we were able to make the arrest.”

Another reader sends MPD tips:

“Please help us in our fight against mail package theft by reviewing the following tips.

Here’s what you can do to protect your mail from thieves:

1. Get a tracking number from the shipping company.

2. Require a signature with the delivery.

3. If you won’t be home, have the company leave the package at a local shipping center.

4. Set up an obvious surveillance camera with your home security system.

5. If UPS is making the delivery, get onboard with their U.P.S. My Choice program, which sends an e-mail or text message to the customer just prior to package arrival; it will be rerouted if nobody is home. (more…)


Well done sir. Update – Damn you if this is a not a legit fundraiser.

Thanks to a reader for sending from Craigslist:

“I have a three year old Koala Bear named GumNut that I’m desperately trying to find a new home for. I bought him back in January figuring it would be an awesome pet that would enjoy living in my greenhouse, sadly I was wrong. I paid $3200 for him back in January and I’m not sure what the used Koala Bear market is like in a good economy or the one we have now; so I’m open to offers. Please use some common sense before contacting me, don’t be an idiot, I’m not interested in trading my Koala Bear for your busted up 1980’s Camaro, an XBOX, or an offer to paint my garage door. (more…)