04/11/14 1:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

We live in Mt. Pleasant. We have a very modest front lawn–some dirt, mostly grass. Hoping to spruce up our yard, as well as beautify the neighborhood in our own small way, my partner planted some flowers in our flower box. Three times over the past two weeks someone has ripped flowers out of the box and tossed them onto our lawn. Perfectly nice flowers, not harming anyone, and doing pretty well given the amount of direct sunlight they get.

Why would someone do that, again and again? Does this happen to other people who plant flowers in their flower boxes. Or is it just someone who lives near us who doesn’t like our flowers (or us)? Like I said, sometimes I just do not understand people.”


04/04/14 12:30pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

From an email:

“The wait is over! …and what a cold, snowy wait it has been. The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is back for its 11th season this Saturday, 9am – 1pm. Dust off your market bags and come on by. Read below for the new products and fan-favorites our vendors are bringing. We’re so looking forward to being with you Saturday!


Fun and Food with the ISH: The Institute for Student Health will join us with kid-friendly educational activities and a cooking demo.
Children’s Play Area: We love kids! Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!


04/03/14 10:05pm


I’ve admired this firebox conversion dozens and dozens of times – can’t believe I’m just noticing the back:

“I see a sad procession,
And I hear the sound of coming full-key’d bugles,
All the channels of the city streets they’re flooding,
As with voices and with tears.”

From Dirge for Two Veterans by Walt Whitman.


Front and plaque after the jump. (more…)

03/29/14 10:56am

3131 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted last night:

“630 Friday evening. Closed with many police cars and police tape between Kenyon and Irving.
Thought maybe the bank was robbed.”

@dcalerts tweeted:

“Police Alert- UNIT4081 CONFIRMED A Robbery Fear _1752hrs_3000 B/O Mount Pleasant St, NW_LOF B/M wearing black ja..”

Anyone else learn more?

03/28/14 4:45pm

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating persons of interest in connection to the burglary II, which occurred on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, between 11:40 am and 12:12 pm, in the 1600 block of Kenyon Street, NW.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a burglary committed in the District of Columbia.”

03/26/14 12:00pm

3155 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

From an email:

“We have some very exciting NEWS & UPDATES:
With the impending arrival of warm spring weather, we are launching a new and expanded
BEER LIST! We hope some of the following beers will become your favorites soon:

Founders Centennial IPA . Grand Rapids, MI
Port City Pale Ale . Alexandria, VA
Abita Amber . Abita Springs, LA
Staropramen . Prague, Czech Republic
Lagunitas PILS . Petaluma, CA
Bells Oberon Ale . Kalamazoo, MI
Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale . Farmville, NC
Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager . Phoenixville, PA
Natty Boh

After months of playing with the idea and experimenting with different meats, Matt is finally ready to add BBQ to the Radius menu! This weekend, order a plate of an old-fashioned BBQ – BBQ ribs or BBQ chicken – served with a side of corn and house made slaw.”

You can see Radius’ full menu here.

03/26/14 8:30am

Photo of the 3500 block of 17th Street, NW via google imaging

Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about the disturbing discovery of dead chickens and roosters along the 3500 block of 17th St, NW along Rock Creek Park in Mt. Pleasant. The Washington Post reported:

“Sgt. Lelani Woods, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police, said the uniform way each bird was killed is leading investigators to believe the killings were part of a cult practice. The bodies were turned over to animal control officers. Woods said police believe the birds were killed elsewhere and dumped along a makeshift path sometime before snow started to fall Tuesday morning.”

03/24/14 1:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing with an important update on Adam Express. Their buyer backed out after all the paperwork had been signed to sell the property. Because they have no buyer, they will no longer be closing on 3/29. They are open indefinitely until they can figure out what to do. They wanted this information disseminated as soon as possible because news of their closing has inundated them with more business than they can actually handle.”

Ed. Note: This is bittersweet news as I stopped by last week to take some photos and say good bye to the Baes – they seemed so happy to be retiring. While they will be deeply missed, I hope they find a new buyer soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bae


sign before the deal fell through