1711 Florida Ave, NW

Ed. Note:  Planet Pet will be making way for luxury apartments.

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Planet Pet:

“WE ARE MOVING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 is the final day that Planet Pet daycare will be open at our current address. The retail will be closed January 25th. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the late notice, and read on for more details about the move.

As you have heard, we have to relocate the business that we love so much. It has been difficult, stressful, and eye opening! We’ve spent an entire year searching high and low for the perfect space to house our amazing pack. In the coming days and weeks, please stay tuned for more details about the next phases. We need your suggestions to make our transition fit you!

We will continue to offer our services at our NEW franchise location in Arlington. However, Planet Pet Daycare will return to DC in 4-6 months. Retail and Grooming will be open much sooner at out new DC address. In the interim; we will be offering pick-up/drop-off services between Adams Morgan and the Virginia location via a doggie shuttle bus! Our first BarkBus stop will be at the current location. Signs will be posted. Clients with daycare packages receive the transport service free of charge. We need your help—please write to let us know how you would like this service conducted. (more…)

1793 Lanier Place Northwest

This unit is located at 1793 Lanier Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Luminous & Spacious two-story 2BR/Loft PENTHOUSE feat. PRIVATE TERRACE w/views of National Cathedral and Rock Creek Park in Boutique bldng w/low condo fees. Immaculately maintained, barely 3-yr-old home w/hardwood floors throughout, Italian marble counters, Viking appliances, Spa-style baths w/Custom Carrera & Ming Green Marble Tile. Add. balcony off Master Bdrm. Sep. Deeded Park. space incl.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $749,900 ($297 monthly fee.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

“Dear PoPville,

A friend and I were enjoying dinner and coffee around 8:15pm last night when everyone inside Tryst started coughing heavily. Within the next few moments everyone rushed out of the restaurant for fresh air. Obviously people were concerned considering the recent events in Paris and the smoke incident on the Metro this week. Someone from the crowd shouted that it might have been pepper spray, but I didn’t see or hear anyone get into a scuffle inside the coffee shop. Luckily, we had already paid our bill, so we made a quick exit, but when we drove by after leaving our parking space it looked like police and an ambulance were on the scene. Is this a common occurrence that people use pepper spray in a small public place?”

Ed. Note: Apparently it was an accidental discharge and all are ok. I think I’ve heard about a couple accidents like this in the past but it’s definitely not a common occurrence. Glad all are from last night!


As a fellow PoP, fan of koozies and lover of beer – this competition is all mine to win – from an email:

“I wanted to let you know about a little contest that we will be running at Pop’s [1817 Columbia Rd NW] beginning this weekend:

We’re calling it DC Koozie Chronicles (#DCKoozieChronicles)

Basically: we’re asking people to take hilarious, creative, interesting, ridiculous (PG-13) pictures with a Pop’s Koozie featuring recognizable DC landmarks/well-known locations. They need to post it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DCKoozieChronicles and tag Pop’s (@PopsSeaBar).

We will gather the photos and create a FB album. The picture with the most “likes” will win a Free Beer for Life Membership.

As a reminder, Koozies can be purchased at Pop’s for $1 or they can trade one of their own in and get a Pop’s Koozie for free.”

2337 18th Street, NW

Since the the change in ownership at Pharmacy Bar back in early May we haven’t heard many updates besides a possible name change. Now a reader hears they are closing for good. On their facebook page they posted yesterday morning:

“Sometime within the last 24 hours somebody decided it was a good idea to steal the vinyl Pharmacy Bar that hung outside the window of the bar.

Whoever that person was I guess felt they were entitled to take it because they heard about the Closing Party we’re having. The problem is, one of our regular customers — who also happens to have been a frequent customer of original Pharmacy Bar owner Kristaps Kreslin’s bar of the same name in Latvia — has been asking for that sign for months.

So if anyone hears, sees or knows anything about the missing sign we would greatly appreciate whatever information you may have. And to the person(s) responsible: if you return it we promise not to press charges.”