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“Dear PoPville,

Neighbors, I wanted to report a break in at the Adams Court Condominiums on August 28th around 1:30 in the afternoon in Columbia Heights just a block from the metro.

The burglars, whose pictures are attached, were buzzed into the building by a fellow resident (not the owner of the unit that was burglarized) most likely saying they were delivering a package. In roughly 10 minutes they broke into my apartment after picking the lock (cops and the locksmith said they were pros) and ransacked the place, stealing several thousand dollars worth of small electronics and jewelry among other things and then walking calmly back into the activity of the city carrying the items in bags that also belonged to me.

Thank you for sharing! I hope this serves as a lesson to people in condo buildings everywhere to be more aware of who they just “buzz in” to a building, it can have some very severe consequences for you or those around you.

The cops told me there was a string of them happening around Columbia Heights of late. I really want people to be aware of this, especially those in buildings with a buzzer system.”

3100 14th Street, NW

Coming soon signage for the eagerly anticipated, by some, Chick Fil A coming to DC USA in Columbia Heights went up in July – I’m now told they are on track for a November opening in the former Lime Fresh space at 14th and Irving St, NW. Updates when an exact date is known. Update – thanks to a reader for spotting the exact date – “Opens: November 04, 2015


11th and Fairmont St, NW

Thanks to a reader for the update:

“The owner, Nick is back after a two year hiatus. The past two days he has been cleaning the store out and getting ready for a possible re-opening. I spoke to him at length today and he has gone through some personal issues, so that’s why it closed so abruptly. But he did tell me that once it’s fully cleaned, he will make a decision on whether or not he will re-open or sell. He’s leaning towards re-opening. Lots of neighbors saying hello to him as they passed when I was talking to him as he has been a staple in the neighborhood for a long time.”


Curb Cut Takes Public Parking Space

“I was surprised to see that the house at 1331 Park Road is beginning construction on a driveway which takes at least one of the all important neighborhood street parking spaces. I’ve written our ANC 1A chair Kent Boese and Council member Brianne Nadeau about intervening before it’s not too late.

I encourage others to do so as well since turning a yard into a parking lot at the expense of shared public space is a terrible president to set.

The curb cut itself is next to 3317 Holmead Place, an existing driveway into a parking lot.”

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1325 Irving

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“even tho, you know, it’s a burned out shell…”

Unit A is going for $350,000:

“4 BD / 2 BA

The location alone will make you over look the repair work. Property is being sold As-Is. Extensive damage due to issues with upper unit, however remember price and location. Talk about convenience, Columbia Heights Metro is only a few doors down the street. Shops, Bars, Stores and Restaurants practically at your door.

Unit B is also going for $350,000:

“4 BD / 2 BA

Ultimate opportunity to purchase huge top floor condo unit with four bedrooms and two baths! You will experience the beautiful Columbia Heights neighborhood, a premier destination in the Nation’s Capital. Also within walking distance to Columbia Heights Metro, dining, entertainment, and shops. Welcome home!”