From MPD:

“On todays’ date at approximately 1650 hours First District Officers responded to the area of the 600 block of 10th Street NE for a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Units located an adult male who was conscious and breathing suffering from a non-life-threatening wound to his lower extremity. The adult male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The First District Detective’s office is currently investigating the case.”

11th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE June 5th 2013

Back in Sept. 2014 we learned the plans to rebuild Frager’s Hardware after it was gutted by fire (read the full press release here.) Washington Business Journal now reports:

“A touted partnership between Roadside Development and Frager’s Hardware to rebuild the fire-ravaged Capitol Hill retailer, while adding a residential component to the project, has fallen apart.”

DC8575698 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 622 9th Street, Northeast. The Listing says:

“Pictures won~t do it! Must see to understand this is a Real Gem. In the heart of Capitol Hill next to vibrant H-street! Gorgeous renovation. Features: 9~ ceilings. Large dining area. Divine Kitchen with Wolf, quartz counters, walk-out to balcony & patio. Vaulted Ceilings in the Master. Separately metered, 2 Bdr appt. Walk to Union Station, Whole Foods, Giant. Capitol Bikes around the corner.”

DC8575698 - Living Room

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $899,000.

715 8th Street, SE

In early February we learned that next door neighbors, Roses Luxury, would be opening a new restaurant in the Homebody space on Barracks Row. I stopped in to ask when they were closing and was told they’ll be open until summer. Also they’re looking for new space. Updates when a final date is known and a new space is found. If you’re not familiar with the shop you can see Homebody’s website here. Last we spoke there was a lot of love/hate for them. Mark me in the love column:


609 Elliott Street Northeast

This rental is located at 609 Elliott Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous renovated 3 BR/2.5 BA 3-level row house walking distance from Atlas District. Gleaming HW floors, granite counters, and SS appliances. Sun room off kitchen. Fully finished basement with full bath. 2 car garage. Water and sewer included in rent. Pets not allowed. $40 application fee/adult. Certified funds required with application.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.

319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

From a press release (photos below courtesy Stanton & Greene):

“Capitol Hill neighborhood newcomer Stanton & Greene has just announced its opening this week with three nights of discounted “previews,” inviting neighbors from across the District and beyond to escape to the golden age of cocktails and American classics in an historic, gorgeously renovated Capitol Hill landmark at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.


The Hill’s newest destination for classic cocktails will begin three nights of limited preview services on Monday, March 9 as the distinctly American bar and brasserie anticipates its full opening on Thursday, March 12 with a complete menu.


Spanning three floors of a meticulously restored building just two blocks from the US Capitol and Supreme Court, Stanton & Greene will evoke the easy elegance of the Capital city’s bars of the early­ to mid­ 20th century. The ground floor is home to a traditional American bar and brasserie with period details from the 1930’s and 1940’s, and the second floor ‘loft’ features a soaring 16-foot space centered with an Art-Deco bar hand-carved from American ash, and three massive windows overlooking historic Pennsylvania Avenue.


Brought to life from partners and Capitol Hill restaurant owners (Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, Beuchert’s Saloon) August Paro, Eli Hengst and Jared Rager, Stanton & Greene will serve a refined selection of unique and classic craft cocktails, and creative, updated interpretations of foods evocative of early- to mid-20th century America. (more…)

DC9005388 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 418 5th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Numerous Updates Throughout. Elegant 3 BR 1.5 Bath, End Unit Victorian Row House on Capitol Hill in Prime, yet Quiet Location. Rear Flagstone Courtyard Parking Pad with Beautiful Landscaping and Fountain. All Hardwood Floors, 2 New Skylights, Gourmet Kitchen and Updated Laundry Area as well as Updated Upstairs Bathroom. Close to Stanton Park, Union Station, Eastern Market and Restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $795,000.

417 E Capitol Street, SE

So sad. The Washington Post reported:

“Mr. Cymrot died Nov. 29 at a Washington hospital of injuries suffered in a Nov. 19 traffic accident, according to his wife. He was walking near the intersection of 4th and East Capitol Streets when he was hit by a truck. Details of the accident are under investigation by D.C. police. Mr. Cymrot was 72.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike Maguire

Ed. Note: In July we posted a Dear PoPville – Dangerous dog in Cap Hill attacked toddler and my dog but Animal Control not doing anything.

“I’m finally getting to testify about my dog bite case at an upcoming hearing, but because the DC Department of Health (DOH) never followed up with any of previous attacks, my upcoming hearing is just to determine if the sheepdog is “Potentially Dangerous” rather than “Dangerous”. A Potentially Dangerous dog just has to be on a 4 ft leash, registered with the city, neutered, things like that. Which is better than nothing. But the problem is, even if my hearing succeeds and this dog is determined to be “Potentially Dangerous”, then he has one more opportunity to attack someone before any real restrictions will be placed on the owner (like having to muzzle her dog and notifying the authorities if he attacks someone again).

So, because the city failed to do anything in all of the previous bite cases, we have to treat my case as if it were the first time this dog has ever bitten anyone, even though the city provided me with a document via FOIA that shows this sheepdog has bitten 2 people (!) and 2 dogs (including my case on 12/15/2013) in 4 separate attacks in the past. Furthermore, the owner’s other dog, a brown standard poodle, also attacked a dog in 2010. So in the last 5 years, this woman has allowed her dogs to attack others 5 separate times (there was a 6th incident in which her sheepdog was apparently the victim according to the document, so I’m not counting that one). I redacted private info, labeled myself as Ms. A and the owner of the aggressive dogs as Ms. B in the descriptions, and put red arrows at the relevant parts of the document.

My favorite line from this document is where, after listing some of the previous attacks by this woman’s dogs, DOH writes, “Recommendation: I recommend closing out the case and informing Ms. [A] there’s no probable cause to start a potentially dangerous dog investigation on Arbor [the sheepdog]. Arbor has not bitten a person or dog this year and no menacing reports has not been reported to DCACC as of date.”

FOIA Request Case Number Redacted (PDF)