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2001 18th Street, NW at U Street

From an email:

“With great sadness, we would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you, our wonderful customers and clients, for frequenting De Vinos over the past nine years.

We are extremely proud of the quality of our service and product that we have brought to Adams Morgan. However, it is our customers and clients that have truly made De Vinos a success. For this, we cannot thank you enough.

De Vinos space is slated for sale much to our dismay, we are closing. We are seeking a new location somewhere within the community to continue to purvey our selection.

De Vinos will be closing by the end of this month, or as soon we liquidate our inventory. Please, come say Hi and enjoy the great savings in our “Gotta Sell It Specials”.

We will keep you updated on our progress as to new location.!

Once again, THANK YOU all, who have patronized us through the years.

– de vinos”

Ed. Note: As for the sweet scuttlebutt – I’m hearing it may have something to do with nearby Jack Rose and though I have no idea what plans are, Jack Rose is awesome so if affiliated this will be sweet indeed (assuming of course that De Vinos finds a new spot and opens soon nearby.) Stay tuned on all fronts.

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2337 18th Street, NW

Pharmacy Bar 2.0 closed back in January. Get ready for The High Dive. The Washington Post reports:

“Dubbed The High Dive, the new space comes from Tristan Magee and Andrew Stuart, college buddies and longtime local service industry alums. It’s expected to open in March.

The concise beverage menu will include a draft list, bottles, wine and classic cocktails with a subtle twist, like a Moscow Mule with jalapeno-infused vodka and a spin on the Long Island ice tea.”

Ed. Note: While you’re waiting – Angles located next door is the best chill bar on 18th Street.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user J Peterson

“Dear PoPville,

Christ House does good work and if anyone may have some nice warm clothing of any type I am sure that they could use it. They have showers homeless men can used (at certain times) and also get some “new” clean clothes.

The Christ House clothing closet is in dire need of pants (jeans, khakis, corduroy
waist sizes 32 – 38. Please announce in your churches, synagogues, or other places worship, in your work or social clubs, and in your apartment buildings. If you need Christ House to pick up the donations please either e-mail Jocelyn.allen@christhouse.org or call (202) 328-1100. Do a pants drive for Christ House!!

Thank you!

Christ House
1717 Columbia Road NW”

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Thanks to all who emailed (and Ron for sending photos) about the raze permits posted on the 1700 block of Columbia Rd, NW in Adams Morgan.

“I was walking to work and noticed raze notices on a row of old shops in Adams Morgan (probably 5 buildings) on Columbia Rd (by the PNC bank). Do you know what’s going on with these? What’s going to happen to Pho 14 and the Burger King?”

Pho 14 and Burger King are safe. Washington Business Journal reported:

“weighing plans for retail-over residential once the current retail leases expire. Retail tenants include Radio Shack and T-Mobile; previous tenants included the Old City Cafe of Jerusalem and Payless ShoeSource.”

This is across the street from the big hotel coming too.

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2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“A Hopslam-Nugget Nectar Battle Royale at The Black Squirrel

Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar will vie for hop supremacy on the main floor of the Black Squirrel this Friday (Feb. 13), starting at 5 p.m.

Both highly coveted seasonal beers pack a wallop, with Hopslam reporting at 10 percent ABV and Nugget Nector at 7.5 percent ABV. You be the judge on which highly hopped ale reigns supreme. It’s your call. It’s all your pleasure.

A Hopslam-Nugget Nectar Showdown
Friday, February 13th, 5 p.m. until close
The Black Squirrel”

From MPD:

“On February 7, 2015 PSA 303 Nightlife officers conducted multiple traffic stops for motor vehicle violations on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. During one of the traffic stops, officers recovered a Remington Model 1100 shotgun with eight rounds of ammunition. During a second traffic stop, officers recovered a Ruger P-95 semi-automatic handgun.

Thanks to the careful attention and thorough investigation of the PSA 303 Nightlife Officers, two weapons were taken off of the streets of Washington DC to assist in ensuring the safety of numerous residents and visitors in the Adams Morgan Neighborhood.”

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1840 Columbia Road, NW

SolidCore opened their first DC location in the former Video King space here back in 2013.

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Solidcore:

“I have some news to share with you today. As you all know, we have been offering limited class times at our ADMO studio in January and now in February. This is due to a dispute between us and our landlord over the noise the studio creates in 6 of the residential units above us, making them unlivable/un-rentable. Because the building is so old and the space is so small, there is nothing that can be done to fully soundproof the space. After lengthy legal negotiations with our LL, we will be closing our current ADMO location on Friday, February 27th. This is extremely bittersweet for us — ADMO was our first location and is in a neighborhood we hold near and dear to our hearts…it is also the neighborhood I live in. While we wish the LL would have been more diligent before we signed our lease, we are choosing to look at this as a little road bump in our long journey to build a special community that helps people become the strongest version of themselves. (more…)

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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.”