From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Knife) incident which occurred in the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at approximately 8:49 pm.

The suspect demanded property from the victim, while brandishing a knife, and threw the victim to the ground. As the victim and the suspect were struggling, two witnesses came to the victim’s aide and one of them grabbed the knife from the suspect. The suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet, which was on the ground, and fled the scene.

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.”

1101 L Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1101 L Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming well-proportioned sunny 1 BR with hdwd floors, high ceilings, gas cooking, in fabulous stately mid-sized building. Generous well proportioned rooms. Vintage touches. Bike storage. Sensational location. Minutes to downtown, nightlife, shopping, dining. Walk Score 98. Near Bike, Metrorail, Bus, Major Arteries through town. Rent includes heat. Owner/Agent.Also sale DC9703433”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,800/Mo.

The Lydian Corner

From a press release:

“Quadrangle Development Corporation and The Wilkes Company have started construction on The Lydian, a 324-unit luxury apartment building at 400 K Street, NW in the heart of Mount Vernon Triangle and adjacent to another Quadrangle/Wilkes K Street apartment development, Lyric 440K. The Lydian will be the Quadrangle/Wilkes development team’s seventh building in its two million square foot, mixed-use Mount Vernon Place community. The first floor of The Lydian will have 13,410 square feet of shop and restaurant spaces, featuring 14-foot finished ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows fronting the wide, handsomely landscaped sidewalks of K Street.

Designed by Davis, Carter, Scott, The Lydian’s contemporary architecture will create a dramatic statement at the corner of 4th & K Streets, NW, including its own version of The Lyric’s prismatic “fin”. Apartments at The Lydian will include 26 studios, 220 one-bedroom, 26 one-bedroom/den and 52 two-bedroom units on 14 floors.

Amenities include: (more…)

10th and Massachusetts Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This was once the planned space for Mercadito.

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces Arroz, a Southern Spanish and Tangier-inspired restaurant to open in the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood in early 2017. Located at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Arroz will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as weekend brunch, and will focus on the cuisines of Valencia, Andalusia and Portugal, incorporating dishes from Tangier along with other North African influences. Arroz is also one of the 10-concepts planned for Isabella Eatery opening in Tysons Galleria later in 2017.

“My favorite thing about dining in Spain is the incredible variety of the cuisine,” Isabella said. “Spaniards have strong regional identity and it shows in their food culture. You can enjoy paella in Valencia, then drive down the coast a bit and experience completely different flavors and ingredients. Not many U.S. restaurateurs focus on Southern Spain, Northern Africa, and Portugal. Those regions of the world heavily influence each other’s art, architecture and food, and those unique flavors are exactly what we are aiming to capture at Arroz.”

On the Menu (more…)

601 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on RPM: “#‎RPMItalianDC‬ opens this WEDNESDAY 6/29!”

RPM Italian is from celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Their website says:

“At the center of RPM Italian’s menu lay more than a dozen housemade pastas prepared daily in signature dishes like Mama DePandi’s Bucatini Pomodoro and Squid Ink Spaghetti with Spicy King Crab and in seasonal favorites like Tagliolini with Vacche Rosse Parmigiano and White Truffles from Alba. A wide selection of cicchetti, fresh salads and antipasti, slow- roasted meats, prime steaks, fish and seafood round out the menu. For a sweet finish, opt for any of the elevated classic desserts or choose from the array of Italian amaro.”

You can see all their DC menus here.

655 K Street, NW

A reader reports on new Pie 360 signage:

“Saw this on the way for a walk today. I understand there is one of these in Baltimore.
It’s in the 600 block of K St. west of Shouk.”

Their website says:

“Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.”

Check out their menu here.



“Dear PoPville,

Grabbed a six pack, parked my bike in the window and had storeowner watch it, as I walk up to pay, owner yells “your bike!!!!” … kid dips with my bike… All within 35 seconds

Happened at corner of 5th and M NW, hoping you can post it so if people see it they can report it

It’s a very rare bike (for DC) it’s a Rocky Mountain Flare 29″ wheels”


Side note: “Someone dumped this bike in our yard at Holmead and Meridian Place in Columbia Heights last night. If it’s yours, it’s at the police substation on Park Rd.”

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1125 12th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1125 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Condo in great location close to metro & Bus lines. MCI Center, China town and all great Bars and Restaurants on K St.wood Floor, Granite Counter-top. Rent Fee includes electricity, Water/Sewer and trash Removal. Combo Washer & Drayer in the Unit is on working condition but if it goes bad landlord will not fix or replace it . There are Pay public Washer/Dryer in Basement too.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,749/Mo.

430 M Street Northwest

This rental is located at 430 M Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“2 level sunny 2 BR/2 BA condo in a boutique building with smart access is available July 1st. Designed with custom finishes located in the highly desired Mt. Vernon neighborhood on a tree lined street. Wood floors, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, master suite, high ceilings, a balcony and a courtyard. Enjoy access to many conveniences just steps away.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,700/Mo.