“Dear PoPville,

Last night, between the hours of 12am-7am my group house on Kilbourne Place in Mt. Pleasant was robbed while 6 of us slept upstairs. It’s incredibly scary to think that strangers were in our home. Myself and the police believe multiple people were involved just based on the amount of stuff they took. They took 3 bicycles and a 60inch television. I know that they needed at least 2 people to carry the television out of the house. The television is a 60 inch Sharp Aquos flat screen HDTV.

Two bike descriptions below:

1. Black KHS frame fixed gear, pink back wheel, 1 front break, black components, black seat with gold bar.

2. It was a red trek bike. Drop down handlebars. Aluminum frame. Old school with shifters on the frame, not on the handle bars. It was about a 51″-52″. White seat. The handlebars were wrapped in white tape. On the right handlebar the wrapping was untangled a little bit leaving a small loop. A black and yellow attachment for a bike lock was attached to it under the frame to the seat near the back wheel. Wheels were skinny and black. Paint job was cut up a bit on the frame. Both brakes on top were covered in a black rubber that was torn.

3. Teal (blue green) Men’s Diamondback Cross Campus Hybrid Bike. It had straight handle bars.

The police took prints and DNA evidence from the appropriate surfaces. I was shocked that they did so at all but due to the nature of the crime, a B1 robbery while we were home, they are treating it as more severe.

I’m writing so that you can inform the community to stay vigilant of their own homes and in case folks run across any of the stolen merchandise.”

3107 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Well this could be huge. Thanks to all who sent links to the Washington Post story:

“But early last month they secured a lease for a former cell phone store, which they plan to convert into a makeshift cinema with enough seating for 40, plus a small bar where they hope to serve concessions, beer and cocktails (provided they get a liquor license).”

Stay tuned for updates as they get closer to opening.


1636 Irving Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1636 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Location, location, location! 1 bedroom condo in prime Mt. Pleasant location, 2 blocks to Col Heights metro. Tree-lined street, steps away from restaurants and retail. Contemporary living in classic building w hardwood floors & high ceilings. Open gourmet kitchen w breakfast bar. Private entrance, lovely patio perfect for grilling and entertaining. Washer/dryer.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $379,000 ($195 monthly fee.)


From MPD:

“On February 6, 2015, the Fourth District responded to a local hospital for a shooting victim. An investigation revealed that an adult male was shot during a robbery attempt at 4:58 PM, in the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, NW. The victim received treatment at the hospital and is stable.

Look out: Three black males wearing dark hoods and masks.

Should you have any information that can assistance the Metropolitan Police Department in this investigation please call 202-727-9099 or text tip 50411.”


On Monday we learned Goodall’s Bistro was out and Purple Patch was now hiring at the former Tonic space in Mt. Pleasant. At that time there was speculation on the name – thanks to a reader for the update – it’s definitely Purple Patch. Of course the mystery remains about who and what exactly Purple Patch will be… Stay tuned.

3155 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW