Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted @PoPville last night:

“I wanted to pass along in case other Brookland residents emailed you for information, since it seems like there was a breakdown in communication (between Metro PD Twitter/Catholic Student Body/surrounding neighbors). Some Catholic students in my building informed me that there was an active shooter on campus at least an hour before we received an alert from our building management. Campus and the surrounding streets were shut down and we were told to shelter in place. The forwarded message is the most recent update saying the shooter (details not provided regarding whether actual shots had been fired or if anyone on campus had been injured) has been apprehended.”

From MPD:

Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District responded to the Catholic University of American campus at approximately 7:45 pm for a suspicious person. Officers on the scene were not searching for an armed suspect. Upon further investigation, that person was located. The situation was resolved without incident and the area has been cleared at this time.

The Catholic University Tower reported:

“A person of interest identified tonight is not the same person from last night. Reports of bomb threats in the Library and O’Connell Hall are unfounded and there have been no evacuations.”

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From Brookland Pint:

“We are currently in the middle of our annual Toys for Tots toy drive. As you know the USMCR holds an annual toy drive to benefit children who don’t have the means for a traditional Christmas. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. We are proud to join the Marine Corps Reserve in making this mission a reality.

To support these objectives Brookland Pint has offered a 10% discount on all tabs where a new, unwrapped, toy was donated. We will also be holding a fundraiser 4 for Toys for Tots on the evening of Thursday, December 3rd. From 6-9 that night we will be welcoming representatives of the Marine Corps who will be on site to collect donations. We will also be raffling of gift cards and prizes from other local businesses, offering 20% off your tab with a toy donation, and will have discounted beer and wine for all. Please join us in bringing together the community by providing a brighter holiday season to those less fortunate.”

12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“Brookland’s Finest will partner with DC Brau on a series of weekly beer dinners every Wednesday throughout the month of December, starting Wednesday December 2nd, and continuing during regular dinner service on December 9th, 16th and 23rd and 30th. Chef/co-owner Shannan Troncoso will prepare a $35 prix fixe, three course menu with DC Brau pairings, including new seasonal releases, which will change each week.

DC Brau Beer Dinner


right proper
920 Girard Street, NE

You remember that crazy bathroom?

From Right Proper:

“Quick update. We will be opening the doors of Right Proper Brewing Company: Brookland Production House & Tasting Room on December 3rd.”

On Saturday they tweeted word about a preview:

“SURPRISE again! Tasting room at Right Proper Brookland Production House open today from 1PM – 5PM tours every hour beging at 1:30 PM”

Starting Dec. 3rd hours will be – 5-9pm Thursday & Friday and 1-9pm Saturday & Sunday. If you missed the sneak preview you can take a look inside here.


“Dear PoPville,

Someone told me yesterday that Scrap DC is closing. I just checked their website, and they are indeed closing up shop this weekend. So sad! They were such a great place for odds and ends for crafty projects. Fortunately it sounds like they’re going to try to pop up elsewhere in the spring. They’re running a crazy sale this week, which I imagine would be particularly great for crafty teachers! “Fill a box, a basket, a bag, a milk crate of amazing craft supplies for $5.”


Letter from the SCRAP USA National Executive Director:

Dear Friends and SCRAP Supporters,
SCRAP DC is going underground! Just like in nature, we will lay low until the Spring.

As you all know better than anyone, the cost of doing business in the District is staggering. For a small nonprofit, it is too much. But watch for us to re-emerge in the Spring with the same mission and a new shiny coat of colors.

Our store doors will close on November 22, but that’s not the end of us! You can watch for clues of where we will pop up next on our website and Facebook page.

As for now, we will not be taking any more donations beginning immediately. You can expect great sales through November. Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6p.

We love you, Brookland! Thank you for the great support you’ve shown us.

Kelley Carmichael Casey

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting/carjacking/robbery that occurred at approximately 1:00 AM on November 12, 2015 at District Towing 909 Franklin St. N.E. Five (5) suspects, three with hand guns, carjacked a citizen while retrieving his vehicle at District Towing. During the carjacking, they also robbed the citizen of his keys and money. The suspects then noticed two tow crane drivers in a tow truck and attempted to rob them. As they drove off, the suspects fired several rounds at the tow crane.

The carjacked vehicle is a 2012 white Jaguar with Maryland Tag 9BF1929.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


From a press release:

“This week the Brookland neighborhood will witness the passing of the hammer, er, torch as Annie’s Ace Hardware opens and Brookland True Value closes shop after 35 years. To staff her second store, Anne Stom, the owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware has hired all of the employees from the former Brookland True Value hardware store. “We are thrilled to be able to continue providing the knowledgeable service that community residents have experienced at Brookland Hardware in an updated environment,” said Stom. “Between these six employees, we have gained over 100 years of retail hardware experience that will enhance our ability to serve the Brookland community”.

In addition, Howard Politzer, owner of the former Brookland Hardware has been hired to serve as a Senior Advisor for both locations of Annie’s Ace Hardware. Howard is eager to teach his skills to a younger group of people. “Annie and I believe that the expertise that I have developed over the years can be passed on to her employees to create a true hardware store experience for customers by providing services that cannot be replicated in a big box store.”
The new Annie’s Ace Hardware will open on November 10 and is the second location for the popular neighborhood hardware store. The first location opened in the Petworth neighborhood to rousing success in 2012. (more…)