1440 P Street, NW

A curious tweet sent to us yesterday:

“@PoPville has anyone inquired and/or figured out why the outside of whole foods on P st has smelled like human waste for a few weeks?”

Anyone else notice this?

Update from DC Water via twitter:

“There was clogged sewer line on that block which led to a backup which may have led to the smell.

We’ve since cleared the grease buildup and scheduled a crew to reinvestigate for a reoccurring odor issue.

Just checked out the comments. Probably unlikely that this would have led to a “smell” for the past few weeks #PEARnotPOOP”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, April 15th 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 cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”


“Dear PoPville,

A hit and run accident Sunday killed our 10-month-old puppy, Pip. We were out of town and she was being boarded on 9th Street. She was on an afternoon walk between 2:30-3pm when she was struck by a car at the intersection of 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW. We’re told by the walker that the car didn’t stop. We don’t have much information about what happened and we’re trying to find any witnesses. She was apparently on a walk with two others dogs at the time, but neither they nor the walker was hit – just our dog. She was a 20-pound black puggle mix – a little thing. The police have opened a hit and run investigation, but we’re just worried that without any witnesses, it’s going to be almost impossible to find the driver.”

1534 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“This Saturday, April 11Shinola – known for its handcrafted, American-made watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals and pet accessories – will offer complimentary hot dogspopcorn & Shinola Cola (while supplies last) at its bustling 14th Street storefront, starting at 12 pm.

Washingtonians will also have a chance to shop Shinola’s classic sporting goods collection, featuring retro-style bats, gloves and leather baseballs.”

Haute Dogs and Fries
free hot dogs provided by Haute Dogs and Fries

1634 14th Street, NW

Ed. Note: M Cafe closed at this location back in January.

You can see Sette’s menu here: Sette dinner menu 14st (PDF)

From a press release:

“We are very proud to announce the expansion of our restaurant brand Sette Osteria. The opening date is April 14th and will be located at 1634 14th ST NW. Sette Osteria looks forward to providing the neighborhood with an exceptional casual dining experience that will consistently exceed their expectations.

“We are thrilled to be opening Sette Osteria on 14th Street” said restaurateur and founder of IK Retail group Iraklis Karabassis. Karabassis is the creator of such restaurant concepts as Café Milano restaurant, Famoso restaurant , Crepizza restaurant in Georgetown, and Dupont’s popular eatery Sette Osteria. “We decided to expand the brand to 14th street because of the highly dynamic and diverse neighborhood. This area is comprised of families and residents who desire simple and delicious food, in a warm and rustic set up paired with extraordinary service. Opening night guests will receive 50% of their bill…starting at 7pm (more…)


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1459 S St NW #1
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Logan
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $679,000.
List Price at Contract: $679,000.
List Date: 01/24/2015
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $679,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Square Footage reported in listing: 1200
Settled Price per Square Foot: $565.
Settlement Date: 02/26/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

About a year ago, this property looked like this and was sold to a cash buyer for $950,000. It was subsequently subdivided into two condominium units. The subject property is a terrace level flat, which suggests that the upper unit includes the two above grade floors. There is not currently listing information available I the multiple listing system for the larger unit.

If you’re interested in living and buying in this immediate area near Logan Circle, and you have less than a $700,000. budget and want two bedrooms or more, there are currently a total of four active listings.

The listing agent for this sale was Roby Thompson with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Connie Fisichello with DC Home Buzz represented the buyer in this transaction.

1514 12th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1514 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“2 bedroom / 2.5 bath, second level unit in Victorian rowhouse located less than half a block from Logan Circle, two blocks to the bustling 14th St. corridor. Light-filled with street view, skylights, high ceilings, crown molding, wood floors, and plantation shutters.”

1514 12th Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,000/Mo.


A reader reports:

“It seems they have decided to mill and pave the 1300 block of R street. See current bumpy road after the potholpallosa. The notices (attached) were just placed on cars today and no parking signs 4/3-4/18 7am-5pm. I am glad they are doing the milling, but I believe they need to give more advance notice before they ticket. Many people may be out of town for the holiday weekend.”