1101 3rd Street Southwest

This rental is located at 1101 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Great location near shopping & other enjoyments that come with city life. Metro, Starbucks, Safeway, CVS only half block away Short distance to SW waterfront, & National Baseball stadium. Rarely available studio in the Chic, modern, and eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. I.M. Pei-designed bldg, fully renovated. Rent incl gas & heat; tenant pays only elec. LB on gate to left of entrance”


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This 1bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.

sw fireworks
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to wind and weather.

From the Cherry Blossom Festival:

“Enjoy hours of free fun along the Wharf in Southwest DC with live music on two stages, cultural entertainment, and delicious food, wrapped up with an extraordinary firework display! Taking place from 1-9 PM on Saturday, April 9th, the Southwest Waterfront Firework Festival has fun for the whole family. Fireworks begin at 8:30 PM.

Southwest Waterfront – 600 Water Street, SW to the Waterfront Park and Titanic Memorial (more…)

bloody mary
Courtesy Bloody Mary Fest

From an email:

“Event Details
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW)

About the Event

The largest event of its type, The Bloody Mary Festival is a celebration of the most beloved brunch cocktail. Now in its second year in Washington DC, the Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty bloody mary mixes, curated by our team of Bloody Mary aficionados and made by local bars and restaurants. ~800 attendees have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite via the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of industry judges will also select the “Best Bloody Mary in DC.” Tickets to the Festival include tastes of all participating Bloody Marys, bagel bar, cheese station and tastes of local food and beverage products.

We’ll be pouring Bloody Marys by: (more…)

800 4th Street Southwest

Today’s rental is located at 800 4th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Light filled & furnished unit in a completely remodeled building in SW! This studio has great light, kit w/ upgraded cabinets & appliances, large closet, & spacious BA. Bldg w/ 24 hr concierge, laundry in basement, fitness rm, business cntr, outdoor pool, & community room. Located 1 mile from Nats Park, this unit is also walking distance to multiple Metro stops, dining, shopping, & more!”


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This studio is going for $1,695/Mo.

Del Mar at The Wharf[1]
renderings courtesy The Wharf

From a press release:

“Fabio Trabocchi, a James Beard Award-winning chef, leads The Wharf’s restaurant line-up. Having received numerous international honors, Fabio’s use of fresh seafood brilliantly combined with quality ingredients will come to life at Del Mar in a menu that pays homage to the seaside town of Mallorca. Fabio’s two-level waterfront Spanish and seafood restaurant at The Wharf is destined to become a standout in the DC restaurant scene.

Mike Isabella and Top Chef Finalist Jennifer Carrol are collaborating at Requin – their restaurant on the edge of District Pier—bringing the Mediterranean coast of France to The Wharf. The riverside restaurant will have an extensive European wine menu and a social-centric sharing menu. The restaurant’s indoor-outdoor setting will have expansive waterfront views.

Jamie Leeds is one of Washington’s most highly recognized chefs. Jamie is reinventing her famed Hank’s Oyster Bar for The Wharf. Hank’s On The Water will be known for its simple, approachable seafood menu, consisting of “urban beach food” in small and large plates for sharing—in an incomparable waterfront setting along 7th Street Park and Wharf Street.

Todd Thrasher has a true talent for mixing ingredients and turning them into unforgettable cocktails. At The Wharf, Todd’s passion and creativity will come to life at the Potomac Distilling Company. His waterfront commercial rum distillery and two-story tavern will feature some of the best hand-crafted cocktails anywhere along the East Coast.

Since 1899, the Croxton family has farmed oysters from Virginia’s Rappahannock River. Cousins Travis and Ryan are fourth generation Croxtons carrying on the family’s oystering legacy with Rappahannock Oyster Bar. They are widely recognized as passionate and inspiring restaurateurs known for “good food—grown well.” Their Rappahannock Oyster Bar will occupy the restored historic oyster shed (circa 1912) building at the Municipal Fish Market—a truly fitting location for a family business that has been in operation for more than a century.

After working for Guinness for more than nine years, Ireland native Mark Kirwan is creating an authentic Irish Pub that will honor the rich Irish heritage of the Southwest Waterfront. Kirwan’s waterfront pub will be reminiscent of the Irish charm and hospitality of Mark’s beloved homeland. The waterfront bar and traditionalist Irish menu is the heart and soul of Kirwan’s. Live Irish music will complement the convivial scene.

The team behind DC’s original dock bar, Cantina Marina will continue to be a District Institution at The Wharf—a wonderful addition of live music, great libations and bar food on the waterfront.

Casey Patten is adding Taylor Gourmet and its hand-crafted, Philly-style hoagies to District Square. Casey’s commitment to “make you the best damn sandwich in the District” is one of the reasons that Taylor Gourmet has become a perennial DC favorite and will create a new fan base at The Wharf.

Dolcezza Gelato will also open up shop at The Wharf, featuring old-world gelato and carefully crafted coffee at a waterfront café on Wharf Street, featuring locally sourced ingredients. Husband and wife team Rob Duncan and Violeta Edelman will be expanding Dolcezza Gelato’s artisanal offerings with hand crafted sweets, savories on the menu, and beer and wine.

Negotiations continue with great chefs and food purveyors to complete the remaining restaurant and quick service food spaces at The Wharf.”

More on Del Mar after the jump. (more…)

600 Water St, SW

From an email:

Spring It On! Saturday, March 19 at Cantina Marina, DC’s only Dock Bar.

What better way to ring in Spring than to celebrate the re-opening of Cantina Marina from winter hibernation?

Enjoy live music by the Wil Gravatt Band with high-energy, foot-tapping country, rock and honky-tonk tunes.

There will be fun food and drink re-opening specials — so gather your friends and “Spring It On!”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

Around 5:50pm Sunday night, a 12-14 yr old kid grabbed my wife’s butt while we got off the metro at Waterfront station (train was headed southbound, we were in the last car). I confronted the group – 4 kids total – and stated that they were most likely on video (hopefully this is true) and that I was calling the police. In response, one of them told me that he was going to “blast” me. Long story short, I followed them and gave a description to the 911 operator – props to Metro Transit PD and MPD for a very quick response. Of course, some idiot who had nothing to do with it was chirping at me to “stop snitchin.”

Suspects: (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Melanie Cohen

“Dear PoPville,

The past two days walking home from the metro at around 5 I have encountered more than a dozen drunk men hanging around my neighborhood. It was a little unnerving yesterday to hear them aggressively yelling at each other (on the verge of blows) but I kept my head down and tried to avoid them as best I could. If it weren’t for their age I would have thought I had stumbled upon a tail gate or something, the atmosphere was so similar.

Fortunately, the sidewalks in my neighborhood are mostly clear (there’s a few piles that have caved in from the side of the road) but unfortunately the cleared area is small and only wide enough for one person at a time. Tonight, a man saw me coming and jumped over the snow bank in front of me and asked for money (not a theft, just begging) and when I said no he got aggressive and touching my arm saying “please, please just a few bucks for the store…” He didn’t move aside or stop when I asked, so I had to step into the ice covered snow to get around him and almost fell. Normally I take advantage of the full width of the sidewalk, but with the snow I couldn’t do that. My purpose in sending is just to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings, and to keep your eyes open for one another. Also, shovel your damn sidewalks more than just one shovel length in width!”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett


“Tonight, Metro and its escalator contractor KONE will begin a project to install the system’s 50th new escalator since 2011, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced today. Over a two-year period, the project will replace the three entrance escalators at Waterfront Station in Southwest, DC.

In the past five years, Metro has installed 37 new escalators at the following stations: Bethesda, Branch Avenue, Brookland, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Friendship Heights, Georgia Ave-Petworth, Glenmont, Metro Center, Mt. Vernon Square, Pentagon, Van Ness and Woodley Park.

In addition, projects are currently underway to replace an additional 12 escalators.

Metro owns and maintains 618 escalators in its stations and parking garages, including the longest escalators in the Western Hemisphere at Wheaton Station.

The investments in replacing or rebuilding Metro’s escalators has yielded positive results for customers. In 2015, Metro’s escalator availability rate reached 93.3 percent, the best annual performance in five years.

The work at Waterfront Station will begin Monday night after the station closes. Each escalator is expected to take 35 weeks to replace, including site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing. For safety reasons, most of the work will be done during overnight hours.

Waterfront Station’s entrance will remain open to customers during the project with one escalator running up and one running down.”