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

06/30/14 11:22am

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14th and P Street, NW

Next up in phenomenal transformations – the former Mid City Deli and current Dolcezza Gelato and Coffee at the corner of 14th and P St, NW. A reader writes:

“Best pain au chocolat I have tasted and the coffee is divine.”

Love the to go window:

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And it truly does look amazing inside too:

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More photos after the jump. (more…)

06/26/14 2:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine, D’Arcee Neal, who is handicapped, was housesitting for a friend last night in NW when someone STOLE his wheelchair. He now has no way to get around and there’s a fundraising page up now to help him purchase a new chair.”

Ed. Note: I asked how the chair was stolen and was told:

“D’Arcee was housesitting in Logan Circle and got back to the house around 12:30 a.m. Because the condo he was housesitting in had stairs he had to leave the chair outside and crawl to get inside.

Workers next door arrived at 6AM and the chair which had been outside was gone so they think the window is about 1-6AM that it could have happened. The chair itself costs about $4,750 dollars so it’s like someone’s car being stolen. A police report has been filed at this time but at this point we just want to highlight the issue and get him a new chair. It’s so sad.”

The Gofundme fundraising page says:

“In late June, my good friend D’Arcee had his wheelchair stolen in a residential area of Northwest DC. This particular chair was a lightweight, more expensive model, so you can imagine the financial burden my friend now faces.

I don’t know what it feels like to have your mobility taken away from you, but I imagine that even though he’s a strong, vibrant individual, he feels violated. As his friends and family, we can come together to show him that we love and support him by funding his new chair. Thank you for your contribution–anything helps!”

06/24/14 3:55pm

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1527 12th St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

This is a “church” (church is in quotes because in 21 years I never saw a congregation enter this building”) at 12th & Q Sts in Logan Circle. It is in pretty awful shape. Just up for sale $850K”

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The listing says:

“Property is be sold completely as is, currently tenant occupied. Should go fast get your offer in. Offers will be presented as they come in. Owner reserved the right to accept or decline any offer. Come take a look Monday June 23 from 11-1 don’t miss out!”

06/23/14 11:55am

Bonkque

From a press release:

“The Pig [1320 14th St. NW] is launching a weekly summer BBQ pop-up each Sunday and Monday night from 5:00 pm to close (10:30 pm). Chef Michael Bonk’s “Bonk’s Smoked Que” features smoked BBQ pig meat (belly, shoulder, loin and hot links) as well as BBQ’d appetizers, mains and desserts. [ See full menu here]. The pigs used for the BBQ will all be Woodland Foraging Pigs from Catoctin Mountain Farm in Maryland. These pigs are completely free range and only eat what they forage themselves. Diners can “Build Your Board,” choosing two meats and a side ($17), or “Pig Out” with all four meats and four sides ($39). In addition, there’s BBQ-themed drinks, such as the “Bar-B-Drink” made with bourbon, BBQ sauce and beer ($9). The Pig’s full menu will also be available.”