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2477 18th Street, NW

First heard about Songbyrd’s plans back in September. For those not familiar:

“This has been a long journey, but we’ve lived in this neighborhood for a long time and are truly excited to create a space that will add to the character and draw of Adams Morgan. There are a few things that we are supper excited to share with everyone once the record café is open; Matthew Richardson’s amazing food, great coffee, our Voice-O-Graph for people to record directly onto a vinyl record and a really chill space to enjoy. As for what we are calling our Music House where food, music and libations come together, that will be opening in the near future as well!!!”

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Glad to see things are moving forward. This is high up on my list of most anticipated openings for 2015. Stay tuned.

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“Game of Thrones fans and beer lovers, rejoice! DC is hosting a launch event for Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s new Three-Eyed Raven, a dark saison ale inspired by the hit HBO drama and the mysterious old man fused to the roots of a weirwood tree beyond the wall. This exclusive event offers guests the chance to try Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale before its national retail release on April 6.

Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO at Jack Rose Dining Saloon on April 2 from 5pm to closing. Must be 21+ to attend.

Three-Eyed Raven lands in DC at Jack Rose and Brewery Ommegang will be there with Game of Thrones and Ommegang prizes and give aways.

Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO for a taste of the most mysterious beer (not yet) on the market and celebrate the most anticipated season premiere of 2015, the return of Game of Thrones on April 12 at 9pm.”

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2007 18th Street, NW

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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”

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Update: Thanks to Dani Paulson for sending some photos:

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“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”

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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.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!

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)
AND
Farewell Party Part 2: THE FINAL DANCE with DJ Milktruck starting at 11pm downstairs until 3am. $1 Cocktails from 11-Close”

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“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.”

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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”