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“Dear PoPville,

We live in H Street, NE and this [Monday] afternoon, a woman campaigning for a DC Attorney General candidate knocked on our door. My wife was home but did not answer as she was nursing our 2-month-old. The campaign worker remained on our porch for a few minutes and sorted through some paperwork. Clearly oblivious to my wife sitting just inside the window, the woman then reached down, picked up our older son’s bag of sidewalk chalk, and nonchalantly placed it in her own bag. She then left and headed down the sidewalk towards the next house. My wife ran outside with the baby and demanded the chalk back, and the campaign worker silently returned it.

That an adult would steal a bag of sidewalk chalk is mind boggling to say the least. But to have it stolen by someone campaigning for the DC Attorney General is simply stunning. I do not share this as part of a political agenda, as up until this afternoon I had really not given any thought to this particular race [though I certainly have now].”

I seriously don’t mean to be flippant nor am I trying to start a blame the victim post here. However, I do think it’s important to remind some folks that it is not a good idea to walk around late at night with phones, ipads, kindles or other electronic devices out. You are distracted and a target and MPD continually tells us thieves are looking for this. I’m not suggesting people be terrified and cower in their homes but it is important to not get complacent and exercise street smarts as well.

From MPD:

“At approximately 12:55 a.m. [Saturday], a citizen was walking in the 1400 Block of Maryland Avenue, NE with his Kindle Fire in his hand. He was approached by 3 black males who struck him in his head and robbed him of his Kindle Fire. The citizen was treated by medics on the scene and no arrest have been made at this time.

S1 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S1 had dreadlocks and was wearing a hat and blue jeans.

S2 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S2 was wearing a Holly Hanson Jacket

S3 was described as a black male in his early 20’s 5’8-5’9 in height. S3 was wearing a T-shirt and sweat pants.

The First District Detective’s Office will be investigating this case.”

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This house is located at 1020 11th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Don’t miss this opportunity to live in the vibrant H Street corridor. Recognized by FORBES magazine as “One of the Hippest” neighborhoods in America, you’re steps to restaurants, pubs, street cars, and Whole Foods (opening late 2016). Offering 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 10′ high ceilings, dining room w/fireplace, and full basement -you need look no further! OFFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED B4 5PM OCT 14TH.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $499,900.

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1208 H Street, NE

Thanks to @joejoinerjr for tweeting us word last night:

“@PoPville kitty’s saloon is now open. Haven’t tried it out but just walked by”

Yesterday they wrote on their facebook page:

“Join us tonight for our Friends and Family Soft Opening. Doors open at 5pm. Enjoy our fully stocked bar and free small plates off our menu for tasting. Check us out!”

and previously we learned:

“The Atlas District welcomes Chef J. Scott Webster and his newest venture, Kitty’s Saloon! Come enjoy some southern inspired Contemporary Redneck Cuisine.”

This is the former Souk space which closed back in Nov. 2012, located between Queen Vic and Vendetta.

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More smoking or smoking alternative options for H Street. Thanks to a reader for sending from above the Georgetown Valet in the former Capitol Hill Massage space right near Ethiopic. Dumbcloud Vapor’s facebook page says:

“Provide customers with Electronic Smoking products with exceptional prices, express delivery, and great customer service.”

DC’s first vape lounge, DC Vape Joint opened in Adams Morgan underneath the Pharmacy Bar in March.

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405 H St, NE

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802 13th Street, NE

Danny Todd’s Facebook page says:

“Danny Todd’s is a newly renovated cafe and lounge in DC. We serve seafood and barbecue along with breakfast all day!”

They’re located in the former Chef Corner Cafe space at 13th and H St, NE across from the old library kiosk and current 5×5 exhibit:

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Anyone take a taste already? Check out their menu after the jump. (more…)