04/18/14 4:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From an email:

“Farmers market opening will feature ribbon cutting, raffle, and, of course, fresh, local food!

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace (The Marketplace) will open for its fifth season on April 19. Come celebrate the long anticipated return of spring at the Marketplace with a ribbon cutting, a raffle full of great prizes from local businesses, live music, and, most importantly, fresh, local food! [some great raffle prizes available from local businesses- Maple, Room 11,Meridian Pint, The Coupe, Sticky Fingers, Red Rocks, Acre 121, Yoga Heights, and more, as well as two Washington Nationals Baseball tickets.]

The Marketplace will also kick off a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 for the farmers market matching funds program. This program helps low-income market customers spend more money on healthy fruits and vegetables. Since 2010, we have provided over $55,000 to low-income customers who shop at the market using federal nutrition programs like food stamps.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19th
Farmers’ Market: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Ribbon Cutting: 10:00am
Raffle: 11:30am
Music: 10:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE: Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th Street and Park Rd, NW”

04/17/14 4:00pm

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1443 Chapin Street, NW

This weedy lot has come a long way! From Victoria Condos website:

“One and Two Bedrooms from the $400’s to the $800’s

High-design fuses with high-technology elevating you to new heights of opulence. In a neighborhood where Washingtonians come to play, and the days are only surpassed by the nights, Victoria delivers every contemporary convenience – relax in Meridian Hill Park, dine on nearby 14th Street, and shop in Columbia Heights. These impeccably finished condominiums will enhance your urban lifestyle.

BUILDING

New construction
Striking exterior with innovative “C” shape design to maximize light
9 Underground parking spaces – completely indoor with elevator service to owner’s floor
Underground and surface parking available
Elevator service to all floors
Utility/pet shower in garage

Controlled access
Advanced sound attenuating materials
Private courtyards
Custom designed elevator lobbies
An abundance of thoughtful amenities
Comparably low condo fees
Secure garage bike storage”

More info and interior renderings here.

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From Jan. 2012:

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My favorite from Meridian Hill Park – Jeanne d’Arc:

“Joan of Arc nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans” (French: La Pucelle d’Orléans), is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years’ War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII’s coronation at Reims. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the English-allied Burgundian faction, was later handed over to the English, and then put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges, was convicted on 30 May 1431 and burned at the stake when she was about 19 years old.

Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.[9] Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She is one of the nine secondary patron saints of France, along with St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis, St. Michael, St. Remi, St. Petronilla, St. Radegund and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.”

You can see the full unveiling ceremony from Jan. 6th 1922 here.

“Ceremony of unveiling a statue of Jeanne d’Arc in Meridian Park. Crowd assembled for the ceremony. President and Mrs Warren G Harding arrive at ceremony. Officials speak at stand. Unveiling of Jeanne d’Arc statue. Flags on poles. Man places bouquet and flowers in front of the statue. Secretary of War, John W Weeks speaks. Side view of statue. Various officials speak at ceremony.”

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04/16/14 12:25pm

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3313 11th Street, NW

Can’t believe it’s already Cinco de Mayo time…

From an email:

“Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, and there is no better place to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of Mexico’s marginally important victory over French forces than at El Chucho Cocina Superior!

The anniversary of the Battle of Puebla falls on a Monday this year, but we will be opening for brunch at 11:30 and featuring a special menu of breakfast burritos. We’ll also be offering drink specials during the day including our margarita on tap for $4.50, frozen margaritas for $5.50, and Tecate tallboys for $3.

Cinco de Mayo is also the perfect chance to try our new menu of tequila and mezcal flights! In order to make our extensive selection of agave distilled spirits more accessible, we are now offering flights from $12! With five of our nine flights are priced under $20, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and enjoy the fruits of agave cultivation.

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1825 18th Street, NW

Bar Charley News: Apart from Cinco de Mayo, our sister bar, Bar Charley will be staying open later effective immediately. The kitchen will stay open until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and the bar will remain open until 12:30 and 1:30 on weekdays and weekends respectively.

04/15/14 3:45pm

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From DC Brau:

“April 15th, starting at 5pm – A big THANK YOU from DC Brau with $3 pints of Public, Citizen & Corruption all night!

Also on draft:
9th Gate, Bete Noire, Brainless Corruption, Exaltation, Heurich’s Lager, Natas, Natas Nitro, Pauncy English Stout, Penn Quarter Porter, The Tradition, Everyday Junglist, Catoctin Creek Barrel-Aged Citizen, Red Wine Barrel-Aged Yonder Cities, Maple Syrup Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Heurich’s Lager, Plus two special casks! $3 Public, Citizen and Corruption ALL NIGHT!”

Meridian Pint is located at 11th and Park Rd, NW

@mayorvincegray tweets:

“Happy 3-year anniversary to @dcbrau – were the first brewery to operate within the District since 1956.”

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772 Lamont Street Northwest

This rental is located at 772 Lamont Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse in Columbia Heights. Kit with stainless appliances, granite counters and separate dining room. Living room with gas fireplace. Spacious bedrooms with 2 full renovated baths upstairs. Fenced back yard with private pkg but ample street pkg in front. Near 2 metro lines,buses,hospital, Catholic & Howard Univ. Current tenants packing to move, Available May 15.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,400/Mo.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in connection with a kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery which occurred in the 1500 block of Meridian Place, NW.

On Monday, May 6, 2013, at approximately 1:00 am, a female and a male were sitting in a vehicle in the 1500 block of Meridian Place, NW, when they were approached by two unknown males who produced handguns and forced them out of the vehicle. The male victim was assaulted at that location and the female victim was taken to the 1400 block of Oak Street, NW, where she was sexually assaulted. Both victims were robbed of property.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 23 year-old Ryan Ramotar of Northeast, DC was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed.”

04/10/14 1:25pm

“Dear PoPville,

This video was taken from a security camera I installed in my front basement entrance of 1012 Park Road NW. They stole an external hard drive that had arrived at the door about 20 minutes before they got to it. Perhaps someone knows these guys or has seen them coming up to their door? This occurred at 3:47 PM on a Friday!

If you have any related information, please contact:
F. Fawzi
Criminal Investigations Division
Third District Detectives Unit
1620 V Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Office- 202-673-6918
Station- 202-673-6815″