gus
Gus

“Dear PoPville,

Just a heads up: I took my dog on a walk today. I live in NoMa but felt like checking out the inauguration crowds so I walked him up to union station.

At first, everything seemed to be going fine, but after walking around union station area for a couple minutes, a man in a Trump shirt, hat, and Georgians for Trump button came over to me. He must have noticed my dog’s rainbow leash because he asked if I am a “faggot” and when I did not respond, he proceeded to tell me that he hopes “Trump puts all the gays in jail.” At that point, I knew I needed to get home and I walked away as quickly as possible.”

buredo
111 K Street, NE

A reader reports:

“While walking around the neighborhood this weekend, I happened to walk by the corner of 1st St NE and K St NE. Looks like there are several additions on their way:

Buredo (111 K St NE)
Subway (90 K St NE)
The Salon Professional Academy (also 90 K St NE) -finally somewhere to get a haircut!”

vet-housing
1005 North Capitol St, NE. Photo by Tony T Goodman

From a press release:

“Today, Mayor Bowser joined U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald, and a host of public and private sector partners highlighted the District’s progress in ending veteran’s homelessness and the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at North Capitol Commons. With support from local and federal partners, this housing program will help to advance the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in the District.

Named after the late World War II veteran and his wife, the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence includes 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness and 64 units for District residents who meet the income requirements for affordability. The building has 12 floors and 124 efficiencies – 60 of which are fully furnished – and residents will receive assistance with health needs through case managers. (more…)

nuboxx
701 2nd St, NE

NUBOXX’s website says:

“NUBOXX is the premier fitness boxing studio in DC.

Our innovative small group classes mirror a pro boxer’s training program, resulting in an intense total body, sweat-inducing, calorie torching workout.

Be prepared to throw some serious punches, test your limits, knockdown your comfort zone and evolve into the best version of yourself.”

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Remember compact discs? Remember DVDs? Remember Tower Records? Remember Stetson’s and Millie & Al’s? Wait, what the hell am I remembering? Ah, Fye Music and Movies in Union Station. Yes. Some pretty good sales for those who do like that stuff. And random, random clothing and assorted bric a brac. Anyway you got till mid-late January to get some deals:

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