1700 1st Street, NW

From a press release:

“Founded by Stu Davenport, and for the past seven years, Big Bear Café has been the Bloomingdale neighborhood spot for one of the area’s best cups of coffee or tea; breakfast or a homemade lunch, all served in a comfortable, welcoming environment or on the restaurant’s cobblestone patio surrounded by herb and flower gardens. Truly a ‘neighborhood’ spot, it has been involved in the founding of the area’s farmers’ market, community activities and social causes.

About two years ago, it began serving Chili in the evening, and has since grown its dinner menu utilizing the talents of some seriously pedigreed chefs. Fast forward to 2015, Big Bear Café is offering dinner Monday through Saturday, with plates that are stellar from product to presentation, a great selection of beer, wine and spirits, and a new James Beard nominated chef in the kitchen, front of the house manager and table service. The patio has also expanded to accommodate more diners (seats approximately 65-70). (more…)

125 T Street Northwest

This unit is located at 125 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4! Stunning 2-bed, 2-bath condo, in a converted rowhouse, and on a delightful tree-lined block in Bloomingdale! Granite counters, exposed brick, recessed lights, attached master bath w/ spa tub, and crown molding throughout. Washer/dryer in-unit, and building is pet-friendly, with LOW FEE! Only blocks to metro, and close to Boundary Stone, Red Hen, Big Bear, Farmers Market and more!”

125 T Street Northwest living

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $425,000 ($200 monthly fee.)

1648 North Capitol Street, NW at R Street

From an email:

“As you covered on the site, the Pub & The People was broken into earlier this week, likely by a radical faction of the teetotaller party, and had most of their tools stolen, which could considerably delay their opening. The folks behind the Pub have been furiously welding, carpentering, tiling, and building this bar with their bare hands in an effort to open it’s doors to the citizens of DC. Making matters worse, due to the bar’s status as an “active construction site,” it was unable to have the stolen property reimbursed by insurance. So we think the fastest, most effective way to get the boys back to work would be to raise funds to get rudimentary tools so P&P can open on time. We’ve set up a Booster account to help the Pub get back on track, and would appreciate any help in achieving our goal of raising $3,000.”

Ed. Note: They’re over half way towards their goal – nice!

1648 North Capitol Street, NW at R Street

From an email:

The Pub and the People was broken into sometime between 11pm last night and 8am this morning. Most of our tools were stolen which is going to slow our opening down considerably. We are asking anyone who may have seen something to contact Officer Melissa Maroney case # 037089 at 202.698.0150

116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

Let me take this opportunity to again thank all who’ve donated to my page. We’ve reached $800 and I’d love to make it an even $1000 if possible so please consider adding your donation too! And remember I’ll be bringing limited edition PoPville shirts to give away to those who give $20 or more (while supplies last.) I can’t thank you guys enough! And of course come to party on Sunday!!

From DC United:

“D.C. United has teamed with Boundary Stone Public House and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to host the Third Annual Head Shaving Event to help raise money for childhood cancer research. On SUNDAY, March 15, at 3 p.m., volunteers will gather at Boundary Stone Public House and have their heads shaved as a sign of support for St. Baldrick’s and youth affected by cancer.

With an aim of assisting Boundary Stone Public House raise $15,000 in cancer research funds, D.C. United’s Perry Kitchen will shave his head at the event while Head Coach Ben Olsen and United players Andrew Dykstra and Conor Doyle serve as guest barbers and bartenders.

In addition to the head shaving event, individuals can donate directly, with D.C. United matching those donations in an effort to continue fighting childhood cancer.

D.C. United and Boundary Stone Public House encourage all of those interested to attend on Sunday and participate, whether it be having their head shaved, donating, volunteering, or coming simply to show support. Boundary Stone Public House is located at: 116 Rhode Island Ave NW”

1st and t st nw David f. And jaddams

Props to David F and jaddams who sculpted this, er uh, sculpture in Bloomingdale. It looks huge and must’ve taken quite an effort to build – so I’m gonna call it a bird and say well done! Although, maybe it’s a garden gnome?

From MPD:

“First Degree Burglary
2100 – 2199 BLOCK OF 1ST STREET NW
03/03/2015 10:14

The Complainant reports as she walking home, she observed an unknown male following her. As she entered her basement apartment she locked her doors behind her. Shortly thereafter she heard a crashing noise and went to investigate and found the unknown male standing in her apartment. Without provocation the unknown male grabbed at her and asked her for money. As the Complainant screamed to occupants upstairs, she was struck about the face with a wooden object and kicked about the body. Hearing the commotion, the occupants in the above apartment decended into the basement apartment, causing the unknown male to exit the apartment without obtaining anything. An area canvass by MPD was conducted without success. Look-out for a Black Male, dark complexioned, 5’8 in height, wearing a green coat, blue jeans, red hats and carrying a wooden stick.

Anyone with information in connection to this offense can anonymously call 202) 727-9099.”