3rd and H St, NE

In response to Monday’s post “Within 2 hours of each transaction, we each received fraud alerts from our banks”, Giant Food resonds:

“Protecting customer information is a top priority of Giant. We have processes and procedures to ensure that the equipment we use, including our payment terminals, are designed to be tamper-proof and comply with the requirements applicable to the security of customer data set forth by the major credit card companies. Our security team was sent to investigate the equipment at our H. Street store and found no evidence of tampering or compromise. We will continue working with our stores to ensure the safest environments for our customers. Customers who feel that their credit card information has been compromised should file a police report and notify their bank’s fraud department. Customers may also contact our Customer Care team at 888 469 4426, option 4, option 5 for any assistance.”

3rd and H St, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Heads up-my friend and I each used our credit cards today to buy groceries at the H Street Giant. Within 2 hours of each transaction, we each received fraud alerts from our banks. My friend’s card was only fraudulently charged about $10, but someone made about $1600 worth of purchases on mine. Most charges were at the same Giant and all were made very shortly after our original purchases. Thankfully, our banks reversed these charges. I called the Giant to alert them of the situation, was told the manager wasn’t on site, and never received a call back. I’m sure it’s not a huge issue since banks are so vigilant these days, but I wanted to make you aware, just in case. FYI-both of the stolen cards were originally paid with a chip, not a swipe. Everyone who shopped at Giant today [this weekend] check your online banking!”


This rental is located at 1350 Maryland Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“High end meets modern in this brand new one bedroom at “The Maryland Condo,” just steps from the nightlife and dining on H Street and a short Streetcar ride to Union Station METRO. Style abounds: from the oversize unit door to the cool grey stained hardwood floors to the 9′ ceilings, to the cooks kitchen with Kitchen-Aid Architect series stainless appliances, quartz counter tops, and contemporary cabinetry. Large screened sliding doors let the light in from the Juliet balcony, high end super sized shower with Bluetooth shower head speaker, washer/dryer, CAC, weekday concierge/package reception, high design lobby and FABULOUS and ENORMOUS ROOF DECK with multiple seating areas, shuffle board courts and grills for outdoor living. SECURED GARAGE PARKING spot for an additional fee. Available immediately. $1,800 + utilities (cooking gas and water/sewer included in the rent). DOGS CONSIDERED, but NO SMOKING, please. Move-in fee required. (YARMOUTH MANAGED)”


This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1800.


From an email:

“This first-ever event is being hosted by three neighborhood running clubs — H Street Runners, Argonaut Running Club, and Big Board Runners. There is no cost to attend. Here’s all the details:

Tuesday Night, December 20th, marks the first-ever H STREET UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER RUN & HOLIDAY BASH! Three great neighborhood running clubs — H Street Runners, Argonaut Running Club (“Argo Run Club”), and Big Board Runners — are coming together to make this inaugural H Street event possible. So please join us in your most tacky, festive sweaters or attire at 7:00 pm at Driftwood Kitchen (4th & H Street NE) for a holiday fun run up and down H Street (a distance of less than 2 miles). Afterwards we’ll gather at Driftwood Kitchen in the beautiful upstairs bar for an extended happy hour with plenty of great food and drink specials.

And because this is the season of love and giving, please consider bringing a race medal or two as a donation to Medals 4 Angels, a nonprofit founded by Boston Marathoners, which gives race medals to children struggling with serious illness or disease.

Medals from all races (any distance) will be accepted and will be presented to very deserving kids who will really love them. So consider donating a race race medal (or as many of you can!) to help support and encourage some kids who really need it. We’ll have a medal collection at the start of the run, and more information will about the Medals 4 Angels program will be available at our epic post-race bash!

More information is available on the H Street Runners FB page.”

600-B H Street, NE

Good coffee news for H Street on this dreary Sunday – The Wydown opened up yesterday at the new Apollo building. The owners tell me:

“the coffee and bakery is open now; but the bar component of the cafe will open next week.”

A peek inside:


And don’t forget “guests of the cafe can enjoy their coffee, cocktail or wine in the cafe or anywhere in the lobby of the building.”


1324 H Street, NE

Last week we learned that Ocopa had closed for renovations. As predicted it was simply another “closed for renovations” claim. Frozen Tropics has learned:

“I reached out to one of the owners, and he confirmed that Ocopa has closed. He also passed along information about the new restaurant that will take over the space. It’s called Stable, and it’s a Swiss-American concept from chefs David Fritsche and Silvan Kramer.

The projected opening of Stable D.C. is March 2017.”


Stable’s Facebook confirms:

“It’s official. Stable DC is moving to the H street corridor NE in Washington DC. We can’t wait to welcome all of you.

Stable DC,
the first Swiss – American inspired Restaurant in the Nations Capital”

After the jump you can see a menu from a pop up they had at EatsPlace last February. (more…)