07/29/14 4:45pm

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1612 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Just wanted to send over a quick note to let you know what Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be offering during the MidCity Dog Days of Summer, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd. Pearl Dive will be doing a special sidewalk pop up on the restaurant’s patio both days, featuring fried peach pies with vanilla ice cream for $5 by pastry chef Carri-Anne Hamer, in addition to $1 shucked oysters.”

07/29/14 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on Church Street between 14th and 15th NW. I walk by these two apartments everyday and am so curious about what’s going on. It’s clear that no one lives there. The front doors are always open, there’s trash inside, and the buildings are falling apart. It’s as if the owners refused to sell out to the developers who completely redid the entire block back starting back in 2002. Anyone out there know what’s up with these dilapidated buildings on what is otherwise a pristine street? Again this is on Church Street between 14th and 15th (these buildings are closer to 15th).”

This is a new project from Brookrose development:

“Brook Rose Development is building one of DC’s first micro-unit projects on the 1400 block of Church Street, the ideal locale for the car-less urban dweller

This “Urban Nirvana” will house 37 micro-units ranging from 265 to 490 square feet. The glassy 8-story building will incorporate three historic town homes and feature expansive windows, multipurpose furnishings, and a communal roof deck.

Residents should have no trouble adapting to these luxurious, yet compact, suites. The best feature, however, is simply the location. Church Street is arguably one of the most desirable streets for the DC urbanite, just steps away from everything – Whole Foods, Starbucks, Vida Fitness, Flow Yoga and some of our city’s best restaurants & bars.”

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Rendering via Brookrose development

07/28/14 3:10pm


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From MPD:

“During the early morning hours of today’s date, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit conducted Anti-Prostitution Operation in PSA 307 in response to recent citizen concerns.

A total of six (6) adults were subsequently arrested and charged with ” Solicitation of ProstiTution”

Members of MPD will continue to monitor the prostitution activities along our 3D and 1D boarders and will work with both 1D VICE and the departments Human Trafficking Unit to conduct further operations.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit responded to the report of a sexual assault in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The victim reported that an Uber Cab driver sexually assaulted her.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, 31 year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.”

1112 P Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1112 P Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great Victorian House in Historic Logan Circle for Rent: Three levels of fabulous living – featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, Master bedroom with private bath on the entire 2nd level. Large deck to spend wonderful evenings. Hardwood, Central Air. four working fireplaces. 11 foot ceiling All in the greatest location of town. Near 14 & U st. corridor. Walking distance to 3 metro stations.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,850/Mo.

07/20/14 2:04pm

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“Yesterday around 5pm I found that someone had thrown a bicycle into some flower bushes in our front yard. I assume that the bike had been stolen and the thief decided that he/she didn’t want it after all. We live near 14th and Q St, NW. I can be contacted at drapermd1(at)verizon.net”

And please keep your eyes peeled for a bike stolen in Bloomingdale:

“Saturday my bike, a red Kona Jake with bike rack, lights and bell was stolen from my home on V street NW on Crispus Attucks park. If anyone comes across a used Kona Jake could they please let me know?”

07/15/14 4:58pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free ICED and HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, July 16th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cold or hot cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

07/10/14 10:20am

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14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

Yes, yes, it is true, despite mixed messages from PR the former Caribou Coffee at 14th and Rhode Island will not reopen as a Peet’s (though the space was used to train Peet’s employees.) As many have noted the building is set to be razed:

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Washington Business Journal reported in April:

the developer plans a six story mixed-use building with 30 apartments, one floor of office space spanning roughly 5,000 square feet and upward of 10,000 square feet of ground floor and below-grade retail and restaurants.

As for retail, Abdo said he’s looking for “something unique and eclectic,” but he has yet to sign any deals or enlist a broker.

A source of mine hears that one rumor is for a “bigtime restaurant/brasserie from NY”.

In June their were rumors of NY Brasserie, The Smith, was looking at CityCenter so perhaps at some point they were looking here too? Updates as demo starts construction progresses and leases are signed. One thing is for sure – this corner is soon to look quite different.

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Looking south on 14th