Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Washington DC Snowball Fight Association:

“Dupont Circle Park is where it all began five years ago. We wanted to kick off our 2014/15 season over there last month, but were thwarted by National Park Service snow plows. This time, If we can somehow keep those plows from churning up the anticipated fresh snow – then let’s go! Prepare to defend OR assault the Fountain at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5th. Which side you’re on, is totally up to you. See you in the Circle!”

1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Riccardi Clothier (1300 Connecticut) appears to be going out of business. It looks like a nice store, so I’m sad for them. But I will not miss the TERRIFYING moving advertising mannequin they have out front. Seriously, this thing scares the heck out of me, and I see it at least twice a day. I’ve never understood it, since it doesn’t seem in line with the pleasant professional style of the store.”

Ed. Note: Riccardi Clothier moved from Georgetown to southern Dupont back in 2012.

1615 Q Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1615 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Watch the sunset from this great corner One Bedroom apartment. Exposed brick in LR and BR. Brand new energy efficient windows enhance the apts natural light. Great Hardwood floors, Updated Kitchen with stainless Steel appliances. Fantastic views of DC skyline from all rooms. Tenant pays Electric. Building with 24hr Desk and a 360~ View of DC Skyline from the Roof Deck.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,205/Mo.


Custom Fuel opened in Dupont in June 2014.

Thanks to a couple readers for sending word:

“Yet another restaurant in that dreaded corner that appears to be closing. The inside looks mostly cleared out and they’ve removed the pizza oven. I took a picture of some things stacked up — no sign, but it seems to be closing. If it’s not closing it could be trying to deal with the rumored rats that infest those buildings.”


“Custom fuel on Connecticut Ave, formerly Potbelly, has closed today. There is something going on with the building. They were recently doing construction this week to the old Sprint store. Wonder if they were overrun by rats? It still think that’s why Potbelly’s closed.”

The official word from Custom Fuel via email:

“Unfortunately, we found that this particular Custom Fuel did not fit the needs of the neighborhood so we’ve chosen to close up shop. We’d like to thank the DuPont Circle community for its support and business. Please visit our other nearby Custom Fuel locations at 2301 Georgia Ave NW and 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW.”

1635 Connecticut Ave, NW

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo Yahyazadeh

From a press release:

WHAT:              Café Dupont and Bar Dupont’s oyster special in partnership with Flying Dog Brewery. Local half shell oysters by the dozen or half dozen will be served with two Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stouts brewed with Rappahannock River Oysters. The Oyster Recovery Partnership will recycle the empty oyster shells to make oyster beds and will plant 10 oysters for every Pearl Necklace purchased.

WHEN:             Available all month long.
Café/Bar Dupont

Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW

COST:              $25.00 for half a dozen oysters and two Pearl Necklace Oyster Stouts.
$40.00 for a dozen oysters and two Pearl Necklace Oyster Stouts.

1247 20th Street, NW

@breadandbrew tweeted yesterday:

“True last call! All drinks $1 including top shelf, draft beer, free pizza ..while supplies last. Thank you for 6 wonderful years.”

Bread & Brew opened up in the former Greek carryout back in 2009. Barred in DC noted:

“The closing is not a surprise to sharp-eyed watchers of the real estate scene; the building that houses DC Bread and Brew was acquired in fall 2014 to be razed for a new office building, as reported by the Washington Business Journal.”

Plans are for a new office building with retail. Updates when construction starts.

RIP Bread & Brew – you were pretty damn cool.



“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday (Monday, February 16th), around 12 noon, our dog (pictured) was attacked by another dog inside the S Street dog park. The dog that attacked her was a tricolored Australian shepherd. (Our dog also happens to be a miniature tricolored Australian Shepherd…I figured I’d state this just to prevent any confusion.)

The dog latched on to our dog’s backside the moment after we entered. We weren’t sure whether or not the attack resulted in a full “bite” but, sure enough, found out that indeed a bite did occur during attack after visiting the vet.

Please let us know if you have any information to help us locate the owner.

We want to contact the owner to ask about the health of his dog and let him know that indeed our dog was bitten. He did hang around to make sure we were okay after the attack but we were in shock and forgot to ask for his information.

Please email me at finddogownerdc@gmail.com”