04/17/14 12:30pm

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1776 Columbia Road, NW

It’s been a while since we first heard back in 2012 that Lee Jewelery would become a liquor store. Turns out it’s actually a section in the store and in the beginning it will be half liquor store, half jewelery store. The liquor store component should open in about two weeks. A worker at the store tells me they will slowly be expanding the liquor section. When I peeked in yesterday the liquor component filled up three large rows.

A reader adds:

“Now you can get your liquor, jewelry, and luggage all in one spot!”

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04/16/14 4:50pm

A Piece of Who I Am – Mathew Curran from Napoleon Wright II on Vimeo.

From a press release:

WHAT: Renowned LA-based artist Mathew Curran opens “SHRED” a solo exhibition on April 19th at Hierarchy, a special exhibition venue and project from Washington, DC based artist group No Kings Collective in partnership with Napoleon Bistro. Through his work, Curran brings stencil to life, creating unique large-scale murals in a process where he cuts away, shredding his chosen medium to get to the root of his art. As spaces become more urbanized with new homes and longer streets, wildlife and nature have receded. In “SHRED,” Matt Curran imagines the natural world pushing back into the city, back against the new homes, larger buildings, longer streets. He envisions birds soaring above factories, flowers breaking through the cracks of an old brick wall, fish making their way back through water systems. Curran captures the struggle for the historically natural to find its place in an unnatural landscape through his unique stencil work. “SHRED” will be on exhibit at Hierarchy through May 11th, 2014.

Designed as an ever-evolving, chameleon exhibition space, Hierarchy opened in February 2014 and is located at 1841 Columbia Road. Hierarchy features monthly artist exhibitions and weekly cultural programming and serves as the latest incarnation of a long standing creative relationship between the artist collective and the Popal family which began in 2012 with the pop-up art project, The Water Street Project, now Malmaison.

WHEN: “SHRED” grand opening Saturday, April 19th 7:00 pm to midnight
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sundays noon to 5pm

WHERE: Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009

04/14/14 11:55am

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2007 18th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Jack Rose Dining Saloon is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef Russell Jones. A kitchen veteran of Restaurant Eve, Vinoteca and Le Paradou, Chef Jones will create and execute a menu of smaller creative share plates, playful Southern-style bar snacks, and overall complementary fare that pairs well with the restaurant’s award-winning beverage program. Chef Jones will take full helm of the kitchen on April 14th.

A South Carolina native, Jones’ love for food was inspired by early childhood travels – the taste of his first real baguette in Paris, buying chestnuts from a street vendor in London, watching butchers at work in the open-air markets. These experiences coupled with his mom’s Southern home cooking helped inspire his current “somewhat Southern, executed with French technique” culinary style. (more…)

04/10/14 11:25am

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2441 18th St, NW

Thanks to @matt2paradiseDc for tweeting us:

“the botanica at 2441 18th st is leaving after 10+”

I can’t say I was a big patron but I’ll miss their big window display. This is the spot located above Sakuramen and before that the pizza spot that clashed beautifully with Botanica. Their facebook page says:

“50%! April 15 will be out last day, please stop for your last chance at our unique merchandise.”

“The Botanica was established in 1995 by Martha Bedoya in an effort to bring Santeria to the Washington, DC community. Ms. Bedoya is a santera herself since 2000 and has been involved in the religion since 1993.”

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04/10/14 10:55am

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Great news about the damaged mural at at 1817 Adams Mill Road, NW. It’s gonna be restored to it’s former glory. From the Adams Morgan BID:

“One of the oldest surviving murals in Washington, DC will get some much needed attention this Thursday when local artist Juan Pineda begins restoration work on “Un pueblo sin murals (“A people without murals.”)

The mural is located on the northwest facing wall of the Kogibow Bakery at 1817 Adams Mill Road, in Adams Morgan. It was originally designed by Chilean artist Carlos (Caco) Salazar as a project of the Centro De Arte nearly 40 years ago.

“The mural is made up of messages depicting struggle” says Juan Pineda, who believes that saving the mural means saving the story it tells about the immigration experience. “It’s important artistically, but culturally and historically as well.”

Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnerhip, adds “This is truly a community effort. The individual and organizational support behind this project shows how important it is to Adams Morgan. It’s a source of pride here.”

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Pre-earthquake photo courtesy of Adams Morgan BID

04/04/14 4:00pm

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18th and California St, NW

From the Adams Morgan BID:

“Grab a blanket and some popcorn: the Adams Morgan Partnership BID and the Marie Reed Parent Teacher Association present Adams Morgan Movie Nights! PoPville readers have been asked to weigh in on the opening night film choice – so which one would you like to see under the stars on May 20th?

Tuesday, May 20th (8:30 p.m.):
  1. The Incredibles - “A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.”
  2. Despicable Me 2 - “Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.”
  3. Up - “By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.”

Here is the line-up for the next two screenings:

Tuesday, June 10th (8:30 p.m.)All the President’s Men - “Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon’s resignation.”

Tuesday, June 24th (8:30 p.m.)Rushmore - “The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.”

The outdoor film screenings will take place on the beautiful new Marie Reed soccer field at the corner of 18th and California, NW. See you there!”

04/03/14 9:37am

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“Dear PoPville,

Some friends found this dog near the Harris Teeter around 17th & Kalorama last night (4/2/14). We gave her a bath and cut off the biggest clumps of matted hair – it’s possible she’s been on her own for a few weeks. Right now she’s staying with another little dog who seems OK with the intrusion.

She’s really a sweet dog, confident and happy, but also grateful for attention. She probably 10 pounds, and the woman from the Humane Society said she’s probably 3 or 4 years old, and generally healthy. She’s quite alert and very friendly.

A stranger said she looks like a Morkie (Maltese / Yorkie).

You can e-mail MrValdezJr@yahoo.com or call 202-487-4253.”

03/28/14 12:30pm

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1711 Florida Ave, NW

Actually the switch came in November but the new signage just went up yesterday:

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Hans Pedr is named after one of the owner’s nephews who sadly passed away at young age.

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Their facebook page says:

“We feed people. We’re a full service restaurant and cafe. Mornings offer up Hawthorne Fine Breakfast Pastry and Vigilante Coffee. DELISH! Lunch, come in for a panini, salad or great house made soups. Happy Hour on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7. Dinnertime – Belgian beers, nice wine selection and hearty yummy meals. Thats what we do. When you think you’re done, check out the dessert case. House made chocolates, mousse cakes and an array of pastries make it hard to stop at just dinner. Dessert is a must.”

Lots more info on their website, here.

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