Photo by PoPville flickr user Jessica Simpson

“Dear PoPville,

I had an incident Friday night that MPD refused to take a report for but I thought it would be good for folks to know about anyways. I’m a U Street resident and was returning from my late night shift at the hospital at approx 3:30am last night. I was driving down 17th around the intersection of Q Street which was fairly empty at that hour. A unkempt looking Hispanic man, maybe in his 30’s, wearing a dirty white shirt, tried to flag me down but I did not stop. (more…)

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit has announced an arrest in a First Degree Sexual Abuse (Stranger), Kidnapping, Burglary, and Robbery offense which occurred in the 1800 block of T Street, Northwest, on October 6, 2007.

At the listed location, the suspect broke into the residence and went to the victim’s bedroom. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole items from her home before fleeing.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 42-year-old Ronald Berton Jr, of Craigsville, Virginia, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse with Aggravating Circumstances, Burglary One, Kidnapping, and Robbery.”

cvs closed
Technically 1350 Connecticut Ave, NW

Could a Comfort One be coming? Stay tuned!!

Thanks to John for sending word:

“The “Soviet” CVS store south of Dupont Circle on 19th St (next to Panera, not the one on the circle itself) has officially closed.

It’s not really a surprise seeing as it was a block from the other one and was always poorly stocked, but nonetheless another storefront in Dupont is now vacant.”

This is the CVS that used to the movie theater – what was the name of that movie theater?


Holy moly. Thanks to Dan for sending the shot above: “an awning blew off a roof somewhere, landed here on 20TH and O ST NW. Debris everywhere, hit the white SUV across the street. Looks like it smashed the windows of the vacant Ping Pong Dim Sum as well.”

Jonathan Padget snaps the photo below and writes: “Apparently Bristol House lost a rooftop structure. Old Ping Pong Dim Sum damaged, along with vehicle nearby.”


1616 18th St. NW

This rental is located at 1616 18th Street, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1870 / 485ft2 – Amazing Renovated Studio!

Enjoy this beautiful studio apartment with ample closet space and huge windows! This apartment was recently renovated and has a great view of festive 18th street. All utilities included.

Corcoran House at Dupont Circle Apartments

More Photos.”

1723 Connecticut Ave, NW

Third Eye is coming to the former Salty Dog Tavern (Black Fox Lounge before them) in Dupont. Their liquor license placard says:

“New traditional American bar/tavern with Nepalese-influenced cuisine. Live Entertainment to include dancing. Total Occupancy Load of 120.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.


1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“DGS Delicatessen and Colony Club are joining forces to bring DuPont Circle top-notch coffee and bagels. Sadie’s will operate out of the DGS sandwich counter from 7am-11am, Monday-Friday, so you can grab a latte and breakfast before DGS opens its doors for lunch.

Sadie’s Weekdays, a collaboration between cousins and friends, is a nod to the classic New York bagel shop, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and preparation. Expect to see a bagel with soft scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, and crispy DGS pastrami. The bagels are coming from DC’s own Bullfrog Bagels. Colony Club’s baristas will be behind the counter, brewing Ceremony Coffee (Annapolis, MD) and pulling shots of Tandem Coffee (Portland, ME).

The Sadie’s team is looking forward to improving your mornings in a big way starting Monday, January 30th.”

Check out the menu: Sadie’s Menu (PDF)