3400 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the 3400 block of Georgia Ave? The mushroom farm seems to have never taken off (in fact I don’t think they even moved into the space).

Even that Spanish grocery seams to have stalled. According to PIVS their latest permit was cancelled. What’s going on?”

A staffer with CM Nadeau’s office sends OP:

“I wanted to let you know that the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has confirmed that both the properties you mentioned, 3400 Georgia Ave NW and 3412 Georgia Ave NW, are currently classified as vacant.”

518 Hobart Pl., NW

This rental is located at 518 Hobart Pl., NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1349 / 1br – 350ft2 – Amazing, cozy 1-bedroom townhouse apartment

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Amazing 1-bedroom basement apartment at 518 Hobart Pl., NW in Columbia Heights/Park View. Townhouse built in 2013. New stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, modern bathroom, security system, much sunlight. 350 sq. ft. Near Georgia Ave bus line, Columbia Heights Metro, Howard University, MedStar, Petworth and Shaw. (more…)

park view shooting
via google maps

From MPD:

“On Thursday, April 27 around 11:30 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW. The responding officers located an adult male victim that sustained injury from gunfire. He was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. There was no description of the suspect involved at this time.

Anyone with information on this case can call the MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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3333 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy Midlands

From a press release:

“Hot Hot Hot: Fundraiser for Climate Action

A group of concerned, sustainability-minded individuals are co-hosting a benefit with the Midlands Beer Garden in Park View to combat climate change on Friday, April 28th, from 6-10pm. This event is part of the People’s Climate March “Week of Action”.

Kegs have been generously donated by Anderson Valley Brewing and Uinta Brewing. Any beers from these taps and all other proceeds will benefit Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization, fighting for action on climate change, environmental justice, and the health of our communities across the country.

In addition to drinking beers for a great cause, attendees will have the opportunity to take action and make their voices heard. The event will include stations for making rally signs for the People’s Climate March on April 29th and writing letters to lawmakers and local representatives. (more…)

650 Newton Pl NW

This unit is located at 650 Newton Place, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“REDUCED! Enjoy the Conveniences of City Life in this Top Level 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo Nestled in between Columbia Heights & Petworth Metros! Open Floor Plan with Skylight and Exposed Brick. Outdoor Space and In Unit Laundry! Granite Counters and SS in Kitchen. Gas Cooking! Low Condo Fee. Fresh Paint and New Carpet with Hdwds in Kitchen/Living Area. 92 Walk Score!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $459,000 ($188 monthly fee.)

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3333 Georgia Ave, NW (left hand side)

Thanks to a reader for the heads up in this morning’s rant/revel – from The Midlands:

“Since we opened in November we have met many wonderful people in the community and we love that The Midlands has become a gathering place for the neighborhood. Watching the garden filled with adults, dogs and children is a wonderful sight. Sadly, we need to change our rules regarding children. We didn’t come to this decision lightly because we understand how difficult it can be for parents to find a place where their whole family is welcome. We know this because some our best friends and employees are parents. We know all you want is a relaxing place to bring your kiddo and enjoy a drink with your friends, but unfortunately there are safety concerns that have been brought to our attention. (more…)

448 Lamont St NW

This house is located at 448 Lamont Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Gorgeous and bright row home in bustling Park View features gourmet kitchen, hardwood floor 2 master bedroom suites w/vaulted ceilings, large living/dining roomw/ gas FP, rec room/in-law suite in basement w/wine bar, tons of storage, newer windows (2016), newer HE w/d & fridge (2016), private rear deck/patio for entertaining. Mins to metro, Columbia Heights shopping/restaurants. Open Sun 1-3.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3bath is going for $599,000.

casa ruby door
via Casa Ruby

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection with multiple offenses which occurred in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with a victim inside of an establishment. Following the exchange, the subject physically assaulted the victim and made threatening remarks. The subject proceeded to exit the establishment and throw a brick at the door, causing damage.

Based upon the initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this as a potential bias related crime.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 20-year-old Andrew Cook, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. Cook was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.”

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2822 Georgia Ave NW via Casa Ruby

Thanks to all who emailed this outrage from Casa Ruby:

“Alert! Alert!

Our Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center was just vandalized and a staff assaulted by a transgender Hater 2 days after our mayor Muriel Bowser reported a 100% increase in hate crimes against transgender people, the violence is real 7 transgender women murdered this is how it begins and we refuse to be the next ones.”