“Dear PoPville,

Something really strange happened this morning running down Porter from Connecticut and I was hoping you could remind readers to be careful out there!

I passed a guy on the sidewalk waiting for the bus, I don’t know what set him off but next thing I knew he was chasing me down the hill screaming at me. I turned around to face him and he just kept yelling at me. I’m about 5’3 and the guy was easily 5’11-6′ and angry. I tried to calmly apologize but I’m really not sure what would have happened had another man not been running towards us shouting at the guy to knock it off.

I don’t really know what else I could have done, but just wanted to remind people to be careful around there.”


“Dear PoPville,

I took a cab home tonight from downtown DC to Cleveland Park after working late. The ride was fairly uneventful, although I thought the driver was somewhat unskilled in terms of changing lanes. He also seemed to be unable to press the gas pedal evenly, and the car basically lurched all the way home. I noticed the credit card machine had a large sticker on the bottom that said “DON’T PLAY WITH SCREEN”, but I thought nothing of it.

When we got to my building, I asked to pay with a credit card. He gave me the usual “but don’t you have cash?” line, and I truthfully said no, I didn’t. Besides, I was going to pay with my work credit card since I was working so late, and processing the expense report is much easier with a card (that also means I typically give a large tip, so I hardly think it’s unfair). Because I’m so used to paying for cabs by card, I hit the “credit card” button on the touch screen as soon as I see it. The screen then gives me an error, and the cabbie immediately says I’ve broken the machine by merely touching it. (more…)

3307 Macomb Street Northwest

This house is located at 3307 Macomb Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Exquisite Cleveland Park classic w/perfect proportions! Gracious foyer, LR, DR w/coffered ceiling, library, custom kitchen + family rm addition w/multiple decks overlooking pvt wooded garden. 2nd floor: Master ste, 2 BR, hall BA, sitting rm/study. 3rd floor: Huge loft BR or playroom w/full BA. LL: Spacious, above ground w/high ceilings, playroom, kitchenette, 2 BR, BA.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,895,000.

3412 Connecticut Avenue, NW

The ups and downs continue at Uptown Tap House in Cleveland Park (RIP 4Ps). I had heard rumors that they’d be closing after New Years but their facebook and website are still active so I thought it might be false but last night a reader sends an update from RuninDC:

“Uptown will be closed until the fall while new management takes over and a new menu will be created.”

3319 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday December 11th starting at 6pm we are partnering with our friends at Sierra Nevada for a Toys for Tots charity raffle! Bring in an unwrapped toy to donate anytime between 6pm and 9pm and you will receive 5 raffle tickets that enter you to possibly win prizes like a Nanny’s gift bundle, gift certificates from other bars, Sierra swag and the grand prize: a 3 liter bottle of Sierra Celebration Fresh Hop Ale! All Sierra beers will be $5 during the event and you will receive another raffle ticket each time you buy one. Come out and support this great charity while enjoying some delicious brews. Beer and giving, what the holidays are all about!”


“Dear PoPville,

This was stuck on a car windshield on Porter Street this morning.

Having seen the comments on bad parking on PoP many times, I know someone will say, “Well maybe they parked in between two cars that were there at the time and that’s why they are taking up a spot and a half…”

This car was at the end of the parking lane, with five feet between their rear bumper and the parking zone sign.

So it really was a douchie parking job…”

3321 Connecticut Ave, NW

From Coppi’s facebook page T-10 days:

“BREAKING NEWS: We want to thank you all for your continued patience and support on this journey to re-opening Coppi’s Organic. This is a very exciting time and we are happy to finally share information with you that you’ve been asking for. Join us as we countdown the days for the Grand Re-Opening of Coppi’s Organic! On November 8, 2014, Coppi’s Organic will be opening its doors once again!”