“Dear PoPville,

One of our bikes was stolen this past week from our locked storage shed in Columbia Heights. This is a unique bike so if you see it for sale by someone it is likely stolen.

It is a military green Montague Paratrooper folding bike and looks like this (above.) It has been slightly modified to keep the seat from sliding down when mountain biking.

Please contact teresa.crawford(at) with tips.”

1413 Park Road, NW

A reader reports:

“I stopped by Vietnamese Chelsea at Park Rd and 14th St in Columbia Heights this weekend. They have a 20% off promotion to celebrate their grand opening. The fried spring rolls were fatter than Pho 14 and the pho beef broth was more gingery. Everything was very good. Really nice staff, too. I recommend giving it a try.”


Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

Earlier a reader reported crime tape at 14th and Fairmont

Readers report around 7:45pm:

“One of my friends is giving statement after witnessing 4 shots fired on 11th near El Chucho. Unsure if suspects in custody or if injuries.”


“We were driving up 11th towards Park (over by Red Rocks) about 7:30, and heard what we thought were several gunshots and saw a couple of people running.”


“apparent shooting at 11 & Lamont”


This house is located at 2912 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“4 level Colonial with 7 beds 3.5 baths. Central radiant heat and two zones AC. Original details throughout, grand dining, living and updated kitchen. Spacious outdoor entertaining and parking Beautiful hardwoods and plenty of beds and baths. In-law suite in the lower level with separate electric, 2 beds, 1 bath with WD.~ This home has a walk score of 87!”


You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/3 bath is going for $1,199,900.

11th and Lamont St, NW

From an email:

“In anticipation of our bakery, Paisley Fig, moving to the historic Heller’s Bakery in Mt Pleasant, Room 11 will close its daytime operation on December 31st, 2016.

Paisley Fig will continue its wholesale business while focusing on building the new bakery, bar & restaurant in Mt Pleasant. Paisley Fig desserts, will continue to be on Room 11’s evening menu and pastries will be available during Room 11’s weekend brunch service.

In addition, Paisley Fig products will continue to be available at Dolcezza, Cork Wine Bar, Cork Market, Qualia Coffee, Glen’s Garden Market, Each Peach Market, The Coffee Bar, Odd Provisions, and more!

Custom cakes and catering orders will still be accepted. For more information, please email Lizzy at [email protected]

Room 11 will continue to operate opening at 5pm, Monday – Friday, and 10am on Saturday and Sunday for brunch service.

Paisley Fig in Mt Pleasant will be spearheaded by baker Lizzy Evelyn and her husband, Nick Pimentel, a co-owner of Bad Saint & Room 11.

We thank you for all your support!”

3221 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

From a press release:

“The Columbia Heights Initiative has been announced as the newest designee of the DC Main Streets program by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).  Their Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant Main Street will join eleven other DC Main Streets programs that have been accredited through DC Main Streets and the National Main Street Center, Inc. As a DC Main Street designee, Columbia Heights Initiative will implement programs and services to support the growth and development of neighborhood businesses and the revitalization of the commercial corridors of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant. (more…)


This rental is located “steps from Meridian Hill Park”. The listing says:

“Amazing 2BR condo is steps from Meridian Hill Park and just a few minutes walk to Harris Teeter, Target and the 14th St restaurant corridor. Condo is full of amenities: in unit washer/dryer; working wood burning fireplace; exposed brick walls; gorgeous renovated kitchen with maple cabinets, new appliances, dish washer, granite counters; lots of closet/storage space. Also one of the best features is the private back yard. That’s an additional 300+ square feet with eating area, garden boxes and yard space.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $3,200/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

TamalFest DC is back! Last year’s Fest was such a success, we’re doing it again in December with more Latino culture, music, fun—and definitely more tamales. Ticket sales have begun on Kickstarter.


Sunday, December 4, 2016 1:00 – 5:00 PM


Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights
3101 16th St, NW

Signups now open! We’re recruiting amateur and professional chefs and cooking teams, as well as sponsors, organizing committee members, and volunteers. More info here.”


This unit is located at 1415 Girard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Come home to Columbia Heights! Light floods this 1BD/1BA w/ gleaming hardwood floors & open space. Galley kitchen w/ lots of counter space, storage & SS appliances. Mins to Metro, restaurants & retail. A City First home–you receive a $64,000 grant to purchase, true price is $275K. Co-op fee includes taxes/heat/water. Income limits–1 per: $91,728/2 per: $104,832/3 per $117,936. Take a tour!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $211,000/$275K with $64,000 grant ($429 monthly fee.)