“Dear PoPville,

This afternoon I landed a spot at the end of a Zone 1 parking only section demarcated by a sign. Being a good neighbor, I parked in the spot and backed as far up as I could and still be within the sign behind my bumper. This left a gap about a half car length in front of me, but since I move my car very infrequently, I think this is the right thing to do, so as to minimize any awkward spacing if I don’t move my car for a few weeks. Basically my car acts as the new end of the section. 4 hours later I found this mini’s bumper pressed into the front of my car, and leaving about a centimeter between it’s front bumper and the next car in front of it.

Should I have just rolled forward into the empty partial space in front of me to prevent this sort of poor decision-making by other parkers? I more than anyone get the desperation for a spot in my neighborhood having circled the neighborhood for an hour looking more than once, but is this kind of bumper car strategy fair game if the car can “fit”. First world problems I know but curious what other think.”

2427 18th Street, NW

From The Black Squirrel:

“When DC Beer Week and Burger Night collide, you get Colorado Night at The Black Squirrel,Thursday, August 13th, starting at 5 p.m.

Here comes Colorado. There goes the neighborhood. It is going to be a hop-fueled, Rocky Mountain time on Thursday (August 13th), starting at 5 p.m.

Put on your best beer-drinking shoes, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Avery, Breckenridge, and Epic breweries are throwing a party.

So let’s get high on hops with the following rarities from Colorado:

· Avery clocks in with Lilikoi Kepolo Passion Fruit Wheat, Summers Day IPA Dry-Hopped with Tangerine, Hog Heaven Barleywine, The Czar Russian Imperial Stout, and Perzick Peach Saison, and The Maharaja Imperial lPA;
· Breckenridge will bring its brand new IPA and Christmas Ale;
· Left Hand exclusives including Oak-Aged Wake Up the Dead Imperial Stout and Twin Sisters Double IPA;
· Oskar Blues Dale’s FIRKIN brewed with mango and dry-hopped with Galaxy, Death by Coconut Porter, Saison Morado, and Priscilla Wheat.
· Epic Escape to Colorado IPA, Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout with Cocoa and Coffee and Aged in Whiskey Barrels, and Brainless on Peaches Belgian-Style Ale with Peach Puree and Aged in French Chardonnay casks.

Our chef plans to complement the rare suds with lots and lots of munchies. As an added bonus, this and every Thursday is Burger Night at The Black Squirrel.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred in the area of the 1700 block of Lanier Place, Northwest.

On Monday, August 10, 2015, at approximately 1:15 am, an adult female was approached by a suspect who was armed with a screwdriver, and was sexually assaulted and robbed. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6″-5’7″, in his mid-twenties. He was observed wearing a black shirt with white lettering on the front of the shirt, white socks (pushed down), and blue short pants.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

When first completed in January 2009 at 1967 Calvert Street, NW

From GoFundMe:

“Mama Ayesha came to the United States in the late 1940’s with a dream to own her own restaurant. After working at a few other restaurants in the city Mama (as she was affectionately known by those close to her) had enough money and opened the doors to the Calvert Cafe in 1960 (later renamed Mama Ayesha’s after her passing). The restaurant has since become a local favorite with everyone from former U.S. presidents to college students. In 2008 we embarked on a project with Karlisima Rodas, to paint a permanent mural in honor of Mama and the presidents our country has seen since we opened our doors. The mural would be of Mama in the middle, with arms wide open welcoming the presidents to our great city. It took Karlisima three years to complete the project with assistance from her family, us here at the restaurant and with grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities who helped partially fund the project. Unfortunately last night our mural was vanadalized by an unknown person(s) with a paintball gun. We are now tasked with the challenge of cleaning the mural without further damaging it, we turn to you our friends, family and the greater Washington DC community in asking for your assistance in helping us achieve this. Thank you all for your help.


Update #1 Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. We would like everyone to know that if there are additional funds following our clean up of the mural, we will donate them to cleaning up graffiti around our city!”

Mama’s mural was completed in January 2009.As of 3:30 pm they are just shy of half way to their goal of $4000. You can make a donation here.


Back in March we learned that San Francisco’s Philz Coffee was coming to one of the retail spaces in the new Adamo building in Adams Morgan. SF expats are incredibly excited and one inquired with the company as to when they planned on opening – “early next year.”

Hold tight! Updates as they get closer to opening.

Ed. Note: There are also rumors of a Philz Coffee coming to 14th and Florida Ave, NW but obviously that would open after this one.

The Adamo at 1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

Meanwhile in AdMo. Fire on Euclid between 17th and Ontario

Posted by Megan Henszey on Monday, August 3, 2015

Thanks to a reader for sending the video to the PoPville facebook page.

@IAFF36 tweets:

“Working fire 1700 block Euclid St NW Engine 9 reporting fire 2nd & 3rd floors”

“Update 1700 block Euclid St NW fire fighters are reporting the fire is knocked down. Extensive overhaul still needs to be done”

A reader writes:

“a photo of the smoke from the fire at 17th & Euclid. This was taken around 8:15pm, shortly after the first firetrucks went racing by. Taken from the 16th & Columbia Rd intersection.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Scott

Thanks to all who sent emails about the Washington Business Journal’s article yesterday:

“Owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman have signed a lease for a 5,000-square-foot space at 1700 Columbia Road NW, the site of the former Ontario Theater.

Adams Morgan Hardware will join a [solidcore] Pilates studio that will open in September as well as a still undetermined restaurant.”