84 T Street, NW (1st and T St just off Rhode Island Ave) Photos courtesy Tyber Creek

Thanks to the owners for sending a quick update on Rustik’s replacement in Bloomingdale – Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen:

“We will be opening next Thursday, May 4th at 5:00pm – our typical hours will be Monday – Friday 5:00 pm to close and Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to close. But our first weekend we will be Thursday – Saturday 5:00pm to close and Sunday 11:00am – close.

We are really excited to be part of the Bloomingdale community and hope to provide a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with wood fired food, a curated wine program and seasonal beers & cocktails. Our Chef, Kerry Tate, has developed an innovative but approachable menu with dishes such as roast half chicken over bread salad, wood oven mussels in tomato fennel broth and a lamb flatbread topped with arugula salad- to name a few of my favorites.”



45 Bryant St NW

This house is located at 45 Bryant Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Grand Victorian w/ 3 full levels + basement inlaw suite (kitchenette, full bath, front & rear exits). Fireplace, two master suites, deck off 2nd level. Zoned HVAC. Large professionally designed private yard perfect for summer entertaining! 2 side by side parking spaces. Beautiful city views from high elevation. Near restaurants, parks, public transportation.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,349,900.

150 Rhode Island Ave NW #1

This unit is located at 150 Rhode Island Ave, NW. OP writes: “It seems super low for the space, area, and # of bedrooms, but maybe sales are slowing down with the 25 bps increase in interest rates.” The MRIS listing says:

“1st OPEN SUN 4/9, 2-4pm! Bright, renovated, and rarely available 3BR/2.5BA two-level condo located just moments to popular eateries, cafes + Metro! Walk Score:92! Almost 1,600 SF of sun-filled living space. Exposed brick accents, gas fireplace + main level master suite. Bonus office nook w/ built-ins. In-unit W/D. Extra storage unit included. Around the corner from Red Hen, mins to Big Bear Cafe!”


You can see more Photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $625,000 ($498 monthly fee.)


From an email:

“Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave, NW) is hosting a benefit for Common Good City Farm beginning Thursday in memory of Bloomingdale resident Tricia McCauley. In addition to charitable contributions to the cause from both 3 Stars Brewing and DC Brau (a rotation of DC Brau and 3-Stars on the “Common Good” Tap, with all proceeds going to support the farm), Atlas Brew Works will debut “Isla De Encanta” – a beer brewed in her honor and especially for this event. All proceeds will go to Common Good City Farm in Bloomingdale, a non-profit organization where Tricia honed her skills as an herbalist.

Common Good will also be dedicating a memorial herb garden at their location on Sat, April 15th at 11AM.”

1822 North Cap. Facade Creative Grounds DC
1822 North Capitol Street, NW courtesy Creative Grounds DC

From an email:

“We started a crowdfunding campaign that will give you a better sense of what Creative Grounds DC is, our goals and a fun video about the owners. Take a look:

The indiegogo page says:

“What Exactly is Creative Grounds DC?

Creative Grounds DC is a community space for teaching, producing and showcasing art while serving ethically sourced coffee and good eats. A true community gathering space, Creative Grounds DC goes beyond the traditional coffee bar model to include a unique and fulfilling arts education program for kids, studio rental and exhibition space. Located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC, the space is a 2,000 sq ft facility that will serve as the go-to destination for art-related activities in the nation’s capital.

We invite YOU to join us on our journey to create spaces where we embrace and celebrate creativity and community.”

You can read more and contribute here.


“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were running with our dog past Big Bear around 8:30am this morning (Sunday) when two dogs – they looked like young-ish vizslas – who were tied up outside Big Bear jumped into our path and one bit our dog Charlie. We managed to get between them and break it up before anything too serious happened. The owners came outside and we let them know what had happened but in the panic we left without getting their name or contact information (stupid mistake, I know!) By the time we got our dog home we realized that his back leg was bleeding quite badly. We’ve been to the animal hospital etc. but for peace of mind and after-care we want to see if we can find the owners to make sure their dogs are fully vaccinated.”

If you are or know the owners please email me at [email protected] and I’ll connect you to OP. Thanks.

1700 1st Street, NW


“This boss hunted a pigeon in the alley behind our house and enjoyed his lunch on the tree outside our balcony!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

sylvan bakery

Thanks to all who emailed the good news! Nick writes:

Sylvan Bakery opened this morning! Their selection looked great and seem to have some pretty promising savory breakfast items. Also, they’re open at 7:00 am for my fellow Bloomingdale residents who leave for work before 8. Wishing them the best of luck.

I only got the pastry/bagel case (photo above) there’s another case with sweets and a wall of bread…”

104 Rhode Island Ave, NW