12/18/2014: 7:30 a.m. update:
“DC Water crews worked through the night to flush the water distribution system in the affected area and completed flushing this morning. Samples are being collected and taken for laboratory testing. The goal was to flush the contaminant out of the system by running large volumes of water out of the fire hydrants. If the laboratory tests confirm this was successful, the restrictions could be lifted this afternoon. Those in the affected area should continue to follow the precautions in the advisory below. The source of the contaminant is still under investigation.”

UPDATE:

“12/17/2014: 8:00 p.m. update: The map of the affected area has increased slightly to the southwest to include an area along Q Street, NW past 13th Street, NW. DC Water also added to the advisory that due to the potential for skin irritation, customers in the affected area should not wash dishes.

DC Water crews are working through the night to continue investigating the source of the petroleum odor. Please continue to follow the advisory below and make plans for your morning routine. DC Water will continue to update as information becomes available. We apologize for this inconvenience however our primary concern is protecting the health safety of our customers.

Do Not Drink Advisory Issued for DC Water Customers in Small Portion of Northwest DC

DC Water has received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the area bounded by:
South – Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW
East – 8th St. NW
West – 13th St. NW, and a portion extending slightly further west
North – S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW) (more…)

From DCAlerts:

“MPD reports a water main break in the 1700 block of 15th St. NW. Due to water in the roadway, the 1700 block of 15th St. NW is blocked to traffic. DC Water is en route with crews to make repairs. DC Fire EMS, DDOT, WMATA and Ward Outreach have been notified.”

But in happier news:

“DC Water reports that water main repairs are complete at 12th and F St. NW. All affected roadways have been reopened to traffic.”

salt_and_sundry

From a press release:

“Shop for your loved ones and give back this holiday season! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, visit acclaimed lifestyle store Salt & Sundry at its new Logan Circle location for “Sip & Shop,” a night of stylish holiday shopping and festive food and drink to benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Sip & Shop guests will enjoy punch and small bites from longtime No Kid Hungry supporters Mixologist Adam Bernbach and Chef Haidar Karoum (2 Birds, 1 Stone) while shopping for holiday gifts. Ten percent of revenue from the event will support No Kid Hungry. Select No Kid Hungry merchandise will also be available, with full proceeds benefitting the campaign’s work to connect kids to the healthy food they need, every day.

Date: Wednesday, December 10th

Location: Salt & Sundry
1401 S Street, NW

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Sip & Shop is hosted by the Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry Washington, DC committee as they gear up for another successful tasting event in 2015. All Sip & Shop guests will receive a special discount code for tickets to next year’s Taste of the Nation Washington, DC, which will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015. Guests who purchase at least $200 of merchandise at Sip & Shop will also be entered to win two VIP tickets to the event. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation support No Kid Hungry.

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 31,000 kids in Washington, DC. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 107 million additional meals.”

logan_rental

This rental is located at 14th and Corcoran St, NW. The listing says:

“Large 1BD/1BA, renovated w/Private Garden, Central Logan Location right at 14th Street on quiet and stunning block of townhomes in historic district.

Beautiful rental apartment available in our Logan Circle home. This tastefully renovated 1BD/1BA Unit with many luxury amenities, and is located on a safe and beautiful block that has been home to Congressmen and area University Professors. Active and friendly block association. It is the perfect mix of quiet, and proximity to the liveliest neighborhood in DC, steps away from Le Diplomat, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s..

Amenities include:

Washer/Dryer in the Unit,
1BD/1BA – Spacious, and full of light with open floor plan
Bathroom has jacuzzi tub and new tile shower
Kitchen is finished in Maple/Granite with Stainless Steel High-End Appliances
Living Room equipped with large Gas Fireplace – Beautiful, Cozy and Warm.
Access to private garden area
Separate utilities – water included in rental fees.
Garage Parking available at $250/month extra.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,450/Mo.

logan_retail
1416 P Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking on P Street NW between 15th and 14th and noticed that in the last few days the window coverings have been taken off the old Logan Hardware and a new office of some sorts has opened and a full renovation has taken place. However, there is NO sign. Do you know what has taken over the space? And why it isn’t some type of retail or something?”

Ed. Note: The new Logan Hardware is now open at 1734 14th Street, NW.

logan_circle_expensive_home
Photo via google street view

The Washington Post reported:

“The 1885 rowhouse at 1322 Vermont Ave. NW in the District sold Monday for $3.9 million. It is the highest residential sale ever in Logan Circle, according to a TTR Sotheby’s spokesperson.”

Can’t believe I never made this a house porn – thankfully we can still see the virtual tour here.