07/30/14 4:44pm

DGS_Dupont_jewish_deli
1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday, July 31st, DGS will celebrate its fifth monthly installment of Delicatessen After Dark and host DC’s very own Three Stars Brewery for a special tap takeover. Try their Citra Lemon Saison, Samsquanch White IPA or Ebony & Ivory Brown Ale straight out of the cask. DGS will be offering a special Meat + Three for $19.95: 12 hour smoked brisket, beer can chicken, grilled corn and pastrami butter, schmaltz braised greens and more. The event kicks off at 5pm.

Make reservations for both events online at dgsdelicatessen.com or by calling 202.293.4400.”

07/30/14 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been concerned about the National Park Service’s apparent disregard for D.C. residents — reflected in stories about Fort Reno and Carter Barron concert issues, inadequate trash management, etc. So, nearly three weeks ago, when Shevchenko Park — an NPS site at 22nd and P in Dupont — was suddenly enclosed in barbed-wire fencing, I was eager to know what was going on. Demolition of the plaza began the next day, and my inquiry about the nature of the work and its completion date, submitted through nps.gov, went unanswered for more than a week. After getting a vague email from the communications office with few details and no completion date, but encouraging me to contact them with any follow-up questions, I responded with a second request for the completion date, but heard nothing back. I then contacted an NPS superintendent for D.C. and heard nothing.

So I emailed the acting regional director, who told me someone would get back to me, at which point – more than two weeks after raising the simple question – a deputy superintendent told me that the work (basically redoing the entire area except for the statue of Shevchenko himself) wasn’t scheduled for completion until the end of October. That makes it a disruptive four-month project in a residential neighborhood, with no public notice other than signs that just went up yesterday but seem inadequate, since they provide no completion date or contact info.

I am looking forward to improvements at Shevchenko Park, which many Dupont residents see and use every day, but why should it be so difficult to find out what the National Park Service is doing in your neighborhood?”

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07/29/14 10:50am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user NCinDC

From the MPD-2D Listserv:

“It would be great to see more of a police presence around Dupont Circle Park, just to patrol the area for public safety issues. Today [Sunday] alone I saw a group of people openly smoking pot, a man from that group later masturbated while watching my friends and I, and after we moved to another spot two men came over and loudly harassed and threatened us until we left the park. This was in the space of 2 hours and not at all out of the ordinary, frankly. I don’t feel safe in the park in broad daylight and I’m sure I’m not the only one.”

MPD responded:

“Thank you for sharing and we will assist. In instances as described please call 911 for an immediate police response. I will also pass this information along to the United States Park Police.”

1260 21st Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1260 21st Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fantastic Location with Panoramic City Views… Move-in August 1st… Bright and sunny beautifully renovated studio apartment just three blocks to Dupont Circle. Totally new kitchen and marble bath, plus newly refinished wood floors, and freshly painted, ready to move in. Full-service building offers 24-hour front desk, plus garage parking available. Wonderful roof-deck pool and terrace patio.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

07/28/14 1:15pm

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Photo by PoPville reader EW

“Dear PoPville,

I was riding the Red line Friday evening at about 4:30 PM. Between Dupont and Farragut North, a boozy smelling man sat next to me. He kept creeping closer and closer and eventually touched my thigh under a jacket in his lap. I immediately jumped up and started screaming. I asked some of the passengers what I should do and they just told me to call security. I got off at Farragut North and so did the perp. I ran to the station manager to report it since he was still loitering around on the platform, and was told that she couldn’t do anything to help and that if she went down to the platform with me “we would both get murdered”. So much for those “zero tolerance” ads…

I have two questions- wondering if anyone else was a victim this evening (suspect is heavy set Latino male in his 40s, wearing a hat, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and carrying a green jacket). Also wondering what the formal process is for filing a complaint with metro- I would like this incident documented and would like to report the station manager as well.”

07/24/14 4:15pm

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1831 M Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word from Mighty Pint’s facebook page:

“The Mighty Pint will be CLOSED due to venue maintenance until further notice. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted!

Feel free to contact us with any questions at: info@themightypint.com. Thanks for your understanding. We have the BEST customers in the city!”

An email from Mighty Pint reveals a few more details:

“We are closed due to a major break in our mainline plumbing. We are unsure of when we will reopen due to the location, size, and construction needed to fix the break. We are working diligently with our Landlord to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. I’ll be sure to keep you and everyone else updated as we know more in the upcoming weeks!”

The Mighty Pint opened in the former Madhatter space on M Street back in 2010.

07/24/14 11:20am

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11 Dupont Circle, NW

Some incredibly big scuttlebutt was reported by Elevation DC earlier this week:

“The store’s website [Mrs. Greens natural food store] had (now removed) a “Coming Soon” page for a Dupont Circle location at 11 Dupont Circle NW, the office building on the circle’s northwest corner, with a retail component (where there’s currently a Books-A-Million) on the ground floor. That building was put on the market in May, and the retail space was put on the market around the same time.”

Mrs Greens website says:

“Mrs. Green’s Natural Market is a neighborhood store, passionately committed to clean, natural foods. Dedicated to health and sustainability. Devoted to customers who care deeply about the foods they eat.”

Back in January 2012 I wondered about the long term future of this Books a Million.

Which would you rather have in this location Books a Million or Mrs. Greens?

07/22/14 10:22pm

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2031 Florida Avenue, NW

From Veritas’ facebook page:

“It is sad to say that after almost 7 years, it is time for Veritas Wine Bar to say goodbye. Our last day will be Saturday August 2nd. Thanks to all our wonderful guests, amazing suppliers, winery friends, and our staff that have made it a great run. See you for a glass before we go!”

‏@barredindc hears it could be replaced by something called McClellan’s Retreat. Updates when more info is known on the replacement.

Were there any fans of Veritas?

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looking east towards Connecticut Avenue