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14th and R St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been so curious to see if these letters stay! Maybe an interesting Poll to post?”

Ed. Note: This building was formerly home to Central Union Mission and will soon be condos.

From Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence and Aggravated Assault, which occurred on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 41-year-old Garcia Pressley, of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence, and Aggravated Assault. Additionally, he will be charged in two robberies that occurred in March and August of this year, in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free ICED and HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, September 17th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

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From MPD:

“On today’s date, during the very early morning hours, members of your 3-D Vice Unit conducted an street-level undercover “Anti-Prostitution Operation” within PSA307.

The operation focused on street level prostitution and targeted both street-level prostitutes and the customers of said illicit activity.

A total of 15 adult men and women were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution.”

1227 11th Street, NW

Noise from El Sauce – Shaw/Logan:

“I am writing this post after having woken up twice by shouting from the crowd in front of El Sauce restaurant. Anyone know what the deal is with this place? I know there was a murder there a few years ago, but it seems strange to have a restaurant with tinted windows that consistently has people yelling in front of it, even on Tuesdays at like 2 am. On the weekends it is an absolute nightmare in terms of noise. Any suggestions on what to do would be helpful!”

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Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above:

Slipstream coffee shop had the doors open on the bottom level of Fathom Creative at 1333 14th street where Slipstream plans to go in. I snapped a picture while they were painting. It’s way bigger than I realized!”

Now hiring too – stay tuned for an opening date. For those not familiar with the plans – you can read about them here.

1333 14th Street, NW

LCCA Sonata at Sunset

From an email:

“LCCA Sponsoring Free Performance on September 7 – Plan to join LCCA at our first fall community meeting on Sunday, September 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the rooftop terrace of the Solo Piazza at 1300 13th Street, N.W. (13th and N Streets). We will conduct a very short business meeting followed by a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin in A Minor” with Washington Sinfonietta concertmaster Gavin Fallow.”

14th and S Street, NW

Over the years I’ve had tons of emails asking/applauding about the crosswalk at 14th and S St, NW. If memory serves (maybe textdoc can find it in the archives) this was an experimental crosswalk by DDOT that never got implemented any other streets. Folks def. love it though. So I was sad to see half of it had already been paved over. Enjoy the other half while it lasts!


14th and R St, NW

From a press release:

“Partners Aaron Gordon, Robert Underwood, and brothers Ari and Micah Wilder are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonny Fellman as the new Beverage Director and Master Drinksmith at Red Light Cocktails & Dessert Bar. In his new role, Fellman will be responsible for enhancing the cocktail program adding new libations to the menu each season. Fellman’s latest collection of cocktails not to be missed include the Magdalene, gin, elderflower liquor and lemon; the Tijuana Twister, jalapeño tequila, watermelon, lime and honey; Just Peachy, made from a combination of vodka, peach liqueur, lemon, prosecco, as well as the Coal Miner, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Sambuca and angostura bitters. These new libations are priced at $12 each. Additionally, Chef Underwood has added an assortment of bar treats, rustic flatbreads, and a Toast ‘Crostini’ Bar to the restaurants new savory menu, which will pair well with Fellman’s latest offerings.

A native of Pawling, New York, Fellman moved to the DC area in 2000 to attend George Mason University. In 2004, Fellman graduated, and began working as a facilities manager for a small community center in southeast DC. In 2009, Fellman decided to enter the restaurant industry. He worked he way up the ranks at the cocktail-heavy gastropub AGAINN, starting as a barback and quickly moving up the ladder to become head bartender. Then, in 2012, he was tapped to serve as head bartender at the Quill at The Jefferson, Washington, DC where he spent two years honing his skills in craft cocktails. In 2014, Jonny traveled across the pond to act as a beverage consultant for a friend’s new pub in London. He spent six months traveling overseas before returning to the US for his new role at Red Light.

At Red Light, Chef Robert Underwood has added a collection of bar treats, rustic flatbreads, and a Toast ‘Crostini’ Bar to the new menu. New bar snacks include a Cheese Board, four cheeses served with marinated figs and honey walnuts for $16; a Charcuterie Board, four charcuterie items served with whole grain mustard, cornichon and baguette for $15, and Elevated Bar Nuts with nori seasoning for $5. New rustic flatbreads include the Margherita, tomato, mozzarella and basil for $10; Fig &Chocolate, figs, chocolate, hazelnut, gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese for $12; Wild Mushroom, mushrooms, tallegio cheese, and white truffle oil for $12; Potato & Pancetta, pesto, potato, pancetta and fontina cheese for $11, and Prosciutto, prosciutto and arugula for $11. Items from the new Toast “Crostini’ Bar include Infused Butters with white truffle, pistachio and fig for $7; Duck Confit with melted tallegio cheese, vegetables and herbs for $8; Brussels Sprouts with crispy pancetta and mustard oil for $8; White Bean with carrots, celery, onion and herbs for $7; Beets with pistachios and pistachio butter for $8, as well as Cauliflower with capers and olive for $6.”


@kustark tweets us the photo above and writes:

“@PoPville police tape at deli near 14th Nd Rhode island right now”

Earlier MPD wrote:

“The Second District is currently investigating a robbery of a business that occurred in the 1400 block of 14th St NW. At approximately 7:50 AM, a subject inside the establishment assaulted the cashier and removed currency from the cash register. The subject fled the establishment on foot towards Logan Circle NW. The subject is described as a Black male, late 40s to early 50s, approximately 5’7″ in height, thin, and wearing a black leather jacket with black shorts and a baseball style cap.

If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”