1401 Maryland Ave, NE

From a press release:

“Restaurant Details

The 1,500-square-foot Capitol Hill East Chick-fil-A drive-thru restaurant features a:

· kitchen with Chick-fil-A’s latest design and equipment.

· pedestrian walk-up window and patio that seats 20.

· full-service menu with healthy options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Like all Chick-fil-A locations, it will be closed on Sunday to provide a day of rest and time with family for team members.

Local franchise owner Peter Choi will celebrate the June 1 opening of D.C.’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant with the area’s first Chick-fil-A Road Trip on May 31. Upwards of 100 adults will be transported on an interactive field trip around the area where their efforts not only will impact thousands, but also will earn each of them a year supply of Chick-fil-A meals.

The new restaurant at 1401 Maryland Ave., NE., is creating 60 new jobs in the area and providing the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to benefit Miner Elementary School.

Chick-fil-A Road Trip Celebration (more…)


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Gun) and a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense which occurred in the rear of the 600 block of Pickford Place, Northeast, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

At approximately 1:20 am, the suspect brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect then forced the victim into the alley, at the listed location, and sexually assaulted her. (more…)


737 8th Street, SE

The Vanity Box’s website says:

“WHAT IS “VIRGIN” HUMAN HAIR?

Don’t worry it has nothing to do with cherries. Our virgin human hair has never been harshly processed and is chemical free. We firmly believe hair should be durable and versatile. Like a brand new handbag. But much sexier.”

Also did I mention Handsome Cock is becoming Vivid Lounge?

The Vanity Box will be coming right next door to the former Zest Bistro and future Sushi Hachi space:


Zaan Scott via gofundme

Thanks to all who passed on such agonizing news. It’s a further credit to the love so many felt for Zaan. Update from gofundme:

“It is with an enormously heavy heart that I let you all know Zaan collapsed today. He died at 430 pm in Doctors Community Hospital.

Please give me the space to properly grieve the loss of the love of my life.
The good die young.

All proceeds are going towards his funeral expenses.

I will forever love Zaan M D Scott”


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

And they do not disappoint.

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


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

stolen bike wheel
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I’m reaching out because I had a very strange situation with my bike on Thursday night.

It was locked up on Capitol Hill with both a u-lock (on the frame) and a pretty hefty cord (the cord went through the frame, the bike rack, and the front wheel). When I came out to unlock my bike something didn’t seem right. As I started to unlock it I realized that the front wheel was not the correct one. My commuter wheel had been stolen but replaced with a smaller mountain bike wheel.

Someone had tried to cut the u-lock (there were a few marks which looked like an attempt had been made), successfully cut the cord (which was no where to be found), and then after taking off my wheel, replaced it with another one. (more…)

chiko
423 8th Street, SE

Hot Dog Haven, DC-3, closed back in June 2016. Eater DC reported:

“Fledgling restaurant group The Fried Rice Collective — helmed by Mandu co-founder Danny Lee, Matchbox Food Group co-founder Drew Kim, and Scott Drewno, the award-winning, dim sum-making chef who left The Source at the end of April — plans to introduce itself to the D.C. dining scene via a collaborative project slotted for Barracks Row.”

STAY TUNED.

fundraiser
via gofundme

“Dear PoPville,

Zaan Scott is the swim instructor at Rumsey Pool. He’s such a great guy and always full of smiles, and this is just devastating. Please share the link to his GoFundMe!”

On April 9th, on his way home after work in SE, he was approached by an armed assailant looking to rob him. A second assailant appeared out of the shadows and shot him in the back. Although the assailants did not take any of his material belongings before running away, they stole his health, independence, sense of safety and livelihood in that one moment when they fired the gun. Police are still looking for the gunmen.

The bullet shattered Zaan’s sixth vertebrae and severed half of his spinal cord. He is currently paralyzed from the waist down and is living in rehab until he is self sufficient again. He attends physical and occupational therapy three hours each day to rehabilitate his spinal cord injury and goes into each session challenging himself to work even harder than the last session. He is desperately clinging to the hope that he will walk again soon and hopes to be back in the pool as soon as possible. Although Zaan is strong and faithful, it will not be an easy road to recovery!

Zaan is in need of financial assistance to get him through this time of need, and he believes in the kindness of strangers, friends and his community.

We are hoping to raise money through this fund to cover the following: (more…)