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1790 Columbia Road, NW

Washingtonian reports:

“We just signed a lease for ten years,” says Broglia. And the air conditioning—long-broken and a point of contention last year—“is working perfectly.”

Back in Feb. of last year there was a one year reprieve after Pasta Mia almost permanently closed in January 2014.

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Photo tweeted by @nikbuf after last year’s reprieve.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, January 30, 2015, shortly after midnight our victim attempted to enter the 7-11, in the 1700 block of Columbia Rd NW, when two males approached him; preventing him from entering the store.

One suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. A witness called 911 and the suspects fled the scene on foot. Nothing was obtained from the victim and the victim was not injured.

The witness provided a detailed description for both of the suspects involved. Officers immediately converged into the area and they were able to locate the suspects and take them into custody. Both suspects were arrested.

Again, this is another example of officers being on their beat and maintaining professionalism. MPD is determined to apprehend and prosecute those who commit these violent acts. Thank you for your support.”

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1711 Florida Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on the sad news:

“The former Localat space – Hans Pedr Kaffe. Done. Spoke with the owner just a few minutes ago. Sign on Door cryptically reads Closed -Thanks for Coming. I happen to be walking by when someone was leaving. She is engaged in the depressing process of cleaning things up and out.”

Hans Pedr Kaffe took over the Locolat space back in March. They will be missed. Hans Pedr follows news of Casa Oaxaca closing in Adams Morgan after today. Hoping to share better Adams Morgan dining news soon.

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Havana Nights – Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, February 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Johnny Pistolas
2333 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Come learn about the B’nai B’rith International legacy of humanitarian aid in Cuba while supporting our efforts!

The restaurant will donate 10 % of the night’s bar tab directly to the Cuban Jewish Relief Project.

$5 admission fee includes a free Tecate
All payments will be handled at the door

To RSVP – Email dross@bnaibrith.org or visit our event page

Food & Drink Specials Available:
$3 Tecate, $4 Pacifico, $5 Rails, and $6 Guacamole

PLUS Raffle Prize Giveaways:
$5 per raffle – 3 for $10
Gifts include several great items from local businesses and signed gear from the Washington Nationals!
Purchase tickets on site — Drawing to be held at event”

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2106 18th Street, NW

Last week a reader sent a link to an online auction of their kitchen goods and today from Casa Oaxaca:

“Dear Amigos,

Casa Oaxaca will be opening its doors for the last time on Friday January 30. Thank you for over 7 years of amazing dishes, moments, and memories in Adams Morgan — we could not have done it without your support!

We hope to see your friendly faces during our last week of operations. Food and drink specials will be on the menu from Tuesday, January 27 through Friday, January 30.

Relocation and a brand new concept (with the same authentic flavors of Mexico) are in the works! In the meantime, come enjoy our famous mole sauces and award wining margaritas at our sister restaurants — Guajillo and Don Lencho — in Virginia. We will also be refocusing our efforts on our full catering services. (Call us at 240-586-1102 for more details.)

Hasta luego,
Karen Barroso y Rolando Juarez
Owners”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in an assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse, involving an adult female victim, which occurred on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 1:30 am, in an alley in the 2400 block of 18th Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, 54 year-old Mickey Crawford was arrested by members of the Third District on the scene and charged with Kidnapping and Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”

1854 Mintwood Place Northwest

This unit is located at 1854 Mintwood Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Impeccable 1BR/1.5BA condo on picturesque Mintwood Place. Complete renovation in 2011 to the studs of this Victorian building – like new! Carrera marble, stainless appliances, w/d in unit, open layout, 10ft ceilings. Windows on 3 sides plus French doors to private balcony overlooking Kalorama Park! Fab roof deck. Peaceful block steps to restaurants, markets, bike share, bus & Metro. 97 walk score!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $449,900 ($163 monthly fee.)

1945 Columbia Road Northwest

This rental is located at 1945 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“A large studio with a smart floor plan is now available in Kalorama. Separate dining, kitchen and sleeping area. Full of historic character and charm blended with the most convenient location and price. Enjoy large walk-in closes, hardwood floors and natural light. Most of your utilities are included. Tenant is responsible for electricity and cable.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,500/Mo.

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Thanks to a reader for sending the photo yesterday: “Romo is Back!”. He was supposed to have moved to Arlington this past Fall. For whatever the reason, it’s great to have these extra glimpses. Hopefully he’ll be lounging Romo style come springtime.

My favorite portrait of him:

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

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From Pleasant Pops:

“Though the holiday season has come and gone, Pleasant Pops is thrilled to keep some winter cheer alive in DC. Throughout the next month, Pleasant Pops employees will be spending part of their shift roaming our neighborhood, including Adams Morgan, U-street and Kalorama, attaching Cheer Cards for free coffee or tea to bikes. As a way of saying “Thanks for commuting in a healthy and sustainable way,” and “You must be freezing out there, better warm up!” and “Sure we’ve got amazing Pops, but have you tried our coffee?”, the cards will be attached with an elastic band to bike handles. Similarly, any cars that have been ticketed will also get a Cheer Card to help brighten their cruddy day.

Pleasant Pops values our neighboring communities, appreciates those who brave the winter winds by bike, and always aspires to brighten up dreary days.

Thanks, and Happy 2015!”