shots fired
via google maps

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 6:45 PM, at the intersection of 12th and G St. SE, several shots were fired. At this time there are no reported injuries or damage to property associated with this event. However, we are asking any witnesses, or anyone with any knowledge of involved subjects or vehicles to please contact our TIP-line at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Council Member Charles Allen tweeted:

“I’ve talked w/ Cmdr Kane re: shooting at 13th & G St SE. 30+ rounds. Two autos sought: silver Nissan Altima & gold van. More patrols added.”

A reader reports:

“People posting about it on New Hill East facebook group, having to shield kids from flying bullets.”

ok pup

“Dear PoPville,

Early yesterday afternoon [Thursday] I was walking my four dogs around Cap Hill near Lincoln Park when the leash unclasped out of the blue and my Chihuahua mix, Thor, ran off.

After taking off at full speed into East Capitol Street at the park he was hit by a car and caused me, and probably everyone watching in horror, a great deal of panic. It looked just awful, and he immediately dashed off from the street and out of sight.

Amazingly, he ended up running all the way home (a few blocks from the park; to our house where we have only been a few weeks!)

Since he ran off, no one at the scene knew the outcome of the situation and I didn’t get a chance to properly thank the incredibly kind biker that held on to my other three dogs while I desperately chased Thor. I also hope the poor driver of the car somehow gets the word that the dog is ok, and miraculously suffered no injuries (other than some slightly scraped paws).

My most sincere thanks to everyone who tried to herd the dog out of the street and especially to the amazing guy on the bike! I was scared out of my mind and I don’t know what I would have done without the assistance of these kind strangers.

I have ordered some secure screw-clasp leashes and will be reinforcing the “come” command about a hundred times a day from now on.

1401 Maryland Ave, NE

The prediction was pretty close! Thanks to Scott for sending:

Opening: May 24, 2017

1401 Maryland Ave NE
Washington , DC   20002

Chick-fil-A Operator Peter Choi is excited to serve Washington, D.C. soon! As a part of our welcome to you, we would like to invite residents from the following zip codes to come and be a part of our opening celebration and participate in the First 100 Road Trip. A valid ID is required to participate. If your ID does not reflect your current zip code,  please click here to see a list of acceptable documents to verify your current residence. We look forward to meeting you! Details specific to this opening can be found here. For Official Rules specific to this location, click here. We look forward to meeting you!”

plants back

“Dear PoPville,

On April 18 at 2:11 a.m. most of my potted plants were stolen from the front of my house on Capitol Hill. I know that in the grand scheme of things this is not the worst of crimes. But my house has been the repeated target of burglars, and I’m tired of it. I had all my Halloween decorations and then my Christmas decorations stolen.


I am also somewhat concerned for my safety.

I am hoping someone will recognize the individual in the grainy video or happen to spot my plants around (they are violets in small round steel containers).

I just want my plants back, and I want this person(s) to stop targeting my house.”

119 6th St NE

This home is located at 119 6th Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Historically significant home by Appleton P. Clark Jr. THE prominent architect practicing in DC @ the beginning of the 20th city. Highlights begin upon entry w/ a tile foyer brought from the Cap. bldg, gorgeous reclaimed 1/4 sawn pine floors the home of President James Madison, magnificent molding throughout, 3 fireplaces, English basement,equip w/ front & rear entry. Private parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,899,000.


From a press release:

“John Weintraub, owner of Frager’s Hardware on Capitol Hill since 1975, has announced plans to sell the business to the owners of Logan Hardware. Formally a member of the True Value Cooperative, Frager’s will join the Ace Hardware Cooperative as the twelfth store operated by A Few Cool Hardware Stores, a group of 11 Ace stores located in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Takoma Park, MD and Alexandria, VA.

Founded in 2003 with flagship store Logan Hardware, AFCHS owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman are thrilled to add the store and its preexisting staff to their family of stores and roughly 300 employees. Aside from bringing the company’s unique blend of personal, knowledgeable and helpful service and home maintenance expertise to the Capitol Hill community, customers can expect to see the same local charm that’s drawn customers to its doors since it opened in 1920. “Marc and I are extremely proud to continue the Frager’s legacy on Capitol Hill. We have admired John and his operation since the day we opened our first location in 2003 and are looking forward to meeting our new community,” says Schaefer. (more…)

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery at Hill Center:

“We would like to send our good-bye’s and thank everyone for their well wishes today and over the past two weeks when learning of us moving on as tenants at the carriage house on the grounds of the Hill Center. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will no longer be present at this location and will not be operating at this location starting Monday, April 17, 2017.

Please come see us at Bayou Bakery in Arlington, Va where we have been a longstanding community gathering spot for residents and visitors alike for the past 6 years. Also, we welcome you to follow us on Bayou Bakery’s Facebook in Arlington to learn about the special offers we have for our guests. The DC location Facebook will not continue after Monday, April 17.

I am thankful for all who allowed my team and me the opportunity to serve each and every one of you on a daily basis. I hope to continue those friendships and see some of those familiar faces in in the near future. All the best to you and your family on this joyous day on Easter Sunday.

Chef David Guas”

Last month Washingtonian reported:

“Assuming all goes as planned, [Aaron] Silverman says he will move the daytime cafe portion of his fine dining restaurant Pineapple and Pearls to the new location and expand it. (The Barracks Row restaurant would then focus exclusively on its tasting menu.)”

Updates when they get closer to opening.