From the DC Cannabis Campaign:

“WHO: Cannabis Seed Sharers and Seed Seekers
WHAT: Spring Seed Share
WHERE: Libertine, 2435 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 and DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters, 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ Libertine
4:20pm to 7:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters
WHY: To provide DC residents with the seeds to legally grow cannabis at home”


Update: Thanks to Dani Paulson for sending some photos:


“Dear PoPville,

The complement man was a staple in Adams Morgan and Dupont, but hasn’t been seen in years. Does anyone have an update? He made tons of people feel good, so the streets miss him.”

Ed. Note: I remember him well from Adams Morgan – it’s been years since I’ve seen him. He was awesome.

“February 2005
All big cities can be lonely places, full of frantic people isolated from everyone else. But in America, the Compliments Man is trying to spark a reconnection.

Every day for the past 14 years, Ron Miller stands on a street corner in Washington complimenting people. “He really picks out something that stands out about each person,” comments one friend. He’s become a valued local attraction, charming all the passers by.

Produced by ABC Australia
Distributed by Journeyman Pictures”

1725 Columbia Road, NW

From Chief Ike’s facebook page:

“After almost 25 years, Chief Ike’s Mambo Room at 1725 Columbia Rd in Adam’s Morgan will be closing its doors. What a great run we’ve had!

We would like to thank the residence of Adam’s Morgan and the DC Metro area, and those across the country who have supported Chief Ike’s throughout the years.


Chief Ike’s last night will be Saturday, March 28th 2015 and this week will be packed with great events all week!
Open daily at 5:00pm.

Monday: Movie Night 6pm showing Die Hard & Die Hard with a Vengeance

Tuesday: Crazy Nasty Trivia hosted by Chandler Nasty & Chaos McBane-8:00pm BIG prizes for the last trivia night at Chief Ike’s!

Wednesday: Rock Your Wednesday playing rock hits of all decades and great food and drink specials.

Thursday: Open M’Ike Comedy Night featuring $1 Absolute Flavors and DC’s BEST Comedians

Friday: Farewell Party Part 1 with DJ MIlktruck featuring $1 cocktails all night long

Saturday: Battle of the Bands (downstairs until 11pm, upstairs until 2:30am)
Farewell Party Part 2: THE FINAL DANCE with DJ Milktruck starting at 11pm downstairs until 3am. $1 Cocktails from 11-Close”



“Dear PoPville,

Some sign shaming happening on Biltmore Street, NW in Adams Morgan. Apparently, the gripe is they parked too far from the sign to allow for another car to park. I live a few houses down and this car has been here for a while but I do remember a motorcycle parked at the sign so when this car parked it was probably doing the right thing and not parking up against a motorcycle. I guess I’m just chuckling because of the part of the sign that is hard to read in the photo. It reads: “You are preventing people who live here from having a pleasant parking experience.” This author assumes a lot and I can only imagine the author is new to the neighborhood because it is never “a pleasant parking experience.”

Edin the customer and John the store manager courtesy City Bikes

From an email:

“The managers of City Bikes in Adams Morgan helped to recover a loyal customer’s bike that was taken from him at gun point on Sunday night. He had brought it in for service on Sunday afternoon but elected to wait to get it performed until later in the week, letting us know it was stolen on Monday.

Our store manager recognized the stolen bike this afternoon when a man brought it in to fix the same problem from Sunday and promptly contacted the customer who had informed us of the theft, along with the police. Our general manager, yours truly not in uniform, followed a block behind the man in possession of the bike when he left the shop after being unable to avoid the necessary repair.

When the cops showed at the shop, they were directed to the Starbucks at 18th and Adams Mill, where the man was hanging out with some friends.

About an hour later a detective came to interview the store manager about the damage to the bike, and was able to identify the original owner because the bike came in twice for the same mechanical issue.

Another hour later, our loyal customers returned to the shop with the bike covered in finger print dust, telling us that he had identified the man in possession of the bike as the same one who had held him up at gun point! He was so excited to have it back that he’s going to get the repair after all.

Saul Leiken
City Bikes Inc.
General Manager”

1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

Thanks to word from the Adams Morgan BID – Philz Coffee is coming to join the new Mediterranean restaurant in the new Adamo building. Their website says:

“Philz Coffee is not your average coffee shop. We do things differently. We specialize in customized blends of the highest quality coffee from around the world. As you walk in you will see a baffling menu of different blends. While there is a description board of the blend descriptions, we recommend you go straight up to the counter and let the barista know it’s your first time, the barista will find out what you like and hopefully give you the best coffee you ever had!

All of our coffees are special customized blends crafted by Phil himself with many years in the making. Phil has spent over 25 years combining beans and creating blends to make the most unique smoothest tasting coffee anyone has never had. No place in the world has our blends. We work extremely hard to ensure everyone gets the absolute freshest coffee possible, no matter how inconvenient or time consuming it is for us. Each blend ranges from 2 to as many as 7 different beans from around the world and they each have there own unique distinct flavor. All of our blends are low in acidity which will help avoid any of those stomach aches you might normally have with another cup of coffee. For the folks that like single origin coffees, no worries, we have a variety of single origin beans available ranging from Colombian, African, Yemen, Kenyan, Sumatra, and more…

At Philz, we don’t make your ordinary latte, cappuccino, au lait, espresso, etc. Every cup we prepare is hand crafted to your liking. We can make it less strong for you, just ask. If you’re used to Latte’s, Cappuccino’s, Macchiato’s etc. we can make you something extremely similar and guarantee that you will like it better, and if you don’t, we will keep making you something until you are satisfied. Let the barista know if you like light, dark, or medium roast and if you like cream, milk, soymilk, sugar, etc. We do recommend your first cup here with cream and sugar. But anyway you have it, it will be great!

We wouldn’t even call this a cup of coffee; rather “A Cup of Love.”
Come by and enjoy the experience, One Cup at a Time.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at approximately 3:45 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 44-year-old Daniel Rosen of Northwest, DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant, charging him with Voyeurism and Stalking.

Rosen’s arrest stems from a February case investigated by the Fairfax County Police Department. That investigation led authorities to obtain a search warrant for Rosen’s cell phone, which contained multiple video files that depicted acts voyeurism. The investigation of those videos revealed that they occurred in the District of Columbia. Members of MPD’s Youth Investigations Division determined that the device included images of multiple victims who appear to be females over the age of 18. The incidents occurred in the Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and U Street neighborhoods.”


The Adamo will be home to 1 and 2 bedroom condos and:

“A casual, a la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Seating inside premises for 90 patrons and a total occupancy load inside of 99. Sidewalk Café with seating for 16 patrons.”

1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

18th Street looking north

Feb. 2014:


July 2013: