17th and Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve noticed that there has been some significant progress in the construction of the Ontario 17 building on 17th and Columbia. Do you know if there’s been any discussion about what retail may go in the first floor of the building? According to the building plans, it looks like there’s room for 5 different outlets.”

2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“The Black Squirrel’s Sixth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest commences Friday, October 3rd, starting at 5pm. Join the Squirrel for a night stuffed with all things pumpkin.

Pumpkin beers will be flowing on 15 of the 57 tap lines, featuring the following line-up:
· 21st Amendment He Said Pumpkin Belgian Triple (8.2%, San Francisco, California)
· Ace Hard Pumpkin Cider (5%, Sebastopol, California)
· DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation (8%, Denver, Colorado)
· Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (5.9%, Seattle, Washington)
· Elysian Punkaccino Coffee and Pumpkin Brown Ale (5%, Seattle, Washington)
· Elysian Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout (6.5%, Seattle, Washington)
· New Holland Ichabod Ale (4.8%, Holland, Michigan)
· 2012 Hardywood Rum Pumpkin Barrel-Aged Ale (10%, 750mL bottle, Richmond, Virginia)
· Howe Sound Pumpkineater (8%, Squamish, British Columbia)
· Kasteel Inglemunster Pumpkin (8.5%, Ingelmunster, Belgium)
· RJ Rocker Gruntled Pumpkin Ale (7%, Spartanburg, South Carolina)
· Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%, St. Louis, Missouri)
· Southern Tier Pumking (8.6%, Lakewood, New York)
· The Bruery Autumn Maple (brewed with yams) (10%, Placentia, California)
· Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8%, Easton, Pennsylvania)
· Wolaver’s Organic Pumpkin Ale (5.35%, Middlebury, Vermont)

Treat yourself to the Chef’s pumpkin menu that includes: Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Sloppy Joes, Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Ice Cream Floats.

The celebration continues until the pumpkin stock is depleted. New pumpkins beers will be tapped throughout the fall season, so check back often. This is so much better than a pumpkin latte.”


From a press release:

“The American Planning Association (APA) today announced that Adams Morgan has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America, and Pennsylvania Avenue has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014.

APA’s Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.

“Recognizing these special places highlights the role planning plays in adding value to communities,” said William Anderson, FAICP, president of APA. “Planners, working with others, help build better communities in a variety of settings, from urban to rural; the result – better neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We applaud these efforts and congratulate this year’s designees.”

Since Great Places in America was launched in 2007, APA has designated 230 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces. Places are announced annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

New this year, APA is seeking input from the public for the “31st Great Place Designee.” Interested citizens can nominate their Great Place by commenting on APA’s Facebook page or via Twitter using hashtag #mygreatplace.  The “31st Great Place Designee” will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014.


Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., is often called “America’s Main Street” due to its symbolic role in the country’s development. Since the first inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1805 to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s second inauguration, Pennsylvania Avenue has been the site of many historic events, including presidential inaugurations, state funerals, protests, marches and celebrations. Pennsylvania Avenue has also served as the backdrop for the fights for workers’ rights, women’s suffrage and civil rights. The original L’Enfant Plan in 1791 called for Pennsylvania Avenue to serve as a one-mile “grand avenue” to connect the “Congress House” to the “Presidential Palace.” While the visual connection between the White House and the Capitol was interrupted by the construction of the Treasury Building, the view of the Capitol has been preserved and enhanced by the buildings on either side, which are significantly set back from the street. Today, Pennsylvania Avenue contains a mix of civic spaces, public buildings, monuments, parks, local government, residences, hotels, theaters and museums. To learn more click here.


Adams Morgan is a vibrant neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., known for its historic row houses, lively nightlife and cultural diversity. The international shops, restaurants, annual festivals, weekly farmers markets and nightlife draw visitors from all over the District and its suburbs, particularly on weekends. The neighborhood is incredibly pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, particularly with the completion of the Streetscape Project in 2012. This 17-month, $6.8 million project upgraded public spaces and infrastructure, widened sidewalks for pedestrians, added shared bike lanes, planted 59 new trees, installed 71 new bike racks, installed new outdoor globe lighting, improved pedestrian crosswalks for safety and made other critical infrastructure improvements. Adams Morgan contains approximately 700 historic properties, and the D.C. Office of Planning’s Comprehensive Plan in 2006 reiterated the District’s commitment to protecting the neighborhood’s defining row house fabric and architectural character. To lean more click here.

In addition to Pennsylvania Avenue and Adams Morgan in Washington, DC being designated a Great Street and a Great Neighborhood respectively, the following nine other streets and nine other neighborhoods were also recognized: (more…)

829 Upshur Street, NW

Can’t believe it’s been a year already for Petworth Citizen!

From an email:

“Friday: Beer & Books – Bring a book for the Reading Room and get a draft beer for free! (Limit one freebie per customer.)”

1781 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“We wanted to invite you and your readers to help us celebrate Pleasant Pops’ Second Anniversary this Sunday, September 28th at our store (1781 Florida Ave., NW) from 2pm – 5pm. There will be live music, arts’n’crafts for kids, special limited edition Pops merchandise, an exciting raffle, FREE Birthday Pops and much more!

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“At 11:30 p.m. the Third District Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation involving the Theft of Bicycles in the 1600 Harvard Street, NW.

A short time later a suspect was arrested for the Theft of a Bicycle at 1600 Harvard Street, NW.”


“At approximately 1:00 a.m. the Third District Crime Suppression Team conducted an operation involving the Theft of Bicycles in the 1700 Columbia Road, NW.

A short time later a suspect was arrested for the Theft of a Bicycle in the 1800 Columbia Road, NW.”