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“Dear PoPville-

I’m wondering whether you know anything about the funny little building at 640 Columbia Rd NW. I pass this every day and I’m always curious. Looks like it may be some sort of garage-to-apartment conversion? Is that sort of thing legal in DC? Attaching a photo from Google Maps.”

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3301 Georgia Ave NW

Lucky Buns looks pretty tasty:

“Tasty burgers popping up every sunday 12-9 @ Alfies”

Burger Days reports:

“McCoy will also be throwing a few new recipes into the mix including a veggie burger, a bacon cheeseburger with bacon “XO” marmalade and a green chili burger with pickled-and-charred poblano peppers. Burgers at Lucky Buns will be available for both eat-in and take out.”

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Lex

“Dear PoPville,

On Thursday, May 12th, we spoke to a neighbor who witnessed Lexington walking alone down the 700 block of Kenyon St NW. This would have occurred roughly 5 minutes after she escaped from our backyard. The neighbor followed Lex down the road to investigate and witnessed a woman in a car pull-up beside Lexington, exit her car, pick up Lexington, get back into her car and drive off. This occurred near the drop-off area in front of Chavez Prep. Thus, we are convinced Lex was dognapped as she had tags with our phone # and a microchip, so the woman could have called us or brought Lexington to a vet or shelter to be identified.

Later on Thursday, a certified search and rescue dog tracked Lexington’s scent in the area that the neighbor saw her abducted, though she had not been on a walk on that street for a week. (more…)

524 Irving Street Northwest

This rental is located at 524 Irving Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Lovely expansive two level townhome in Columbia Heights. This home boasts three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, updated kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Washer/Dryer, Deck, and Water Slide. Ideal for living and entertaining. Equidistant to U Street Corridor and Columbia Heights Town Center. Walking Distance to Howard University and Petworth Metro Stations.”

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You can seem more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition will host an At-Large Candidates Forum tonight, Monday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View School – 3560 Warder St. NW. The following candidates will be present:

CM Vincent Orange
Robert White

David Garber had previously confirmed but is now unable to attend. Please come by to hear the candidate’s views on important Lower Georgia Avenue issues.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On May 7, 2016, shortly after midnight, Fourth District officers responded to the 400 block of Park Road, NW, for a shooting inside of a residence.

An adult male victim was located on the sidewalk suffering from serious facial and head injuries. An investigation revealed that the victim had been assaulted during a party inside the residence. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries. It was also determined that an unknown suspect had fired a handgun inside of the location, causing all of the individuals in the house to flee. At this time, it does not appear that anyone was struck by the gunshots.

The Fourth District is asking anyone with information about these offenses to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Thank you.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I witnessed a rather disturbing event yesterday evening (April 28) on the 700 block of Morton Street NW. From inside the house I was at, I heard multiple gut wrenching howls seeming to come from a dog. I go outside and notice on the sidewalk at the middle of the block a man with two pit bulls – one of which appeared to be hanging from a tree. The dog was howling in pain and I couldn’t really see what was going on but the noises the dog made were definitely ones of pain. I proceeded to take a small video clip from afar (did not want to approach this man and the pit bulls). A screen shot is attached (grainy- but you can see the dog standing/hanging upright on the right). I spoke with two others that passed by and witnessed this going on and apparently the owner of the dog was teaching the dog to “prune the branches of the tree”. I have no idea what the hell that means, but the dog was hanging from a tree branch from his mouth and again making just the most terrible noises. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Neighbors around Lamont and Morton Street would like community input/reactions and advice. We all received a request to survey the inside and outside of our homes:

“Dear Owner/Resident/Authorized Representative:

We are contacting you concerning the soon to begin redevelopment of the ALSCO facility located at 713 Lamont Street near your property. Seismic Surveys, Inc. (SSI) is an independent, third party consulting firm that has been engaged by The Holladay Corporation, the developer of the ALSCO facility, to conduct pre-construction photographic surveys of the buildings and improvements that are adjacent to the project prior to the commencement of the construction. These surveys are being offered to property owners immediately adjacent to the site…. at no cost to you. (more…)

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Rendering for 3333 Georgia Ave, NW

If you like the new sign/mural get ready to do triple back flips. A long awaited update on Park View’s new beer garden – The Midlands:

Projected Opening is Summer 2016. We are still navigating the DC permitting process to be allowed to start our buildout, but we’re confident that will be over soon. Everything is in place and our contractor is ready to get started as soon as DCRA approves our architect’s drawings. We believe build-out will take no longer than 1 month. The inside will have a “Beer Hall” feel to it. 10 picnic tables (5 on each side) with a large rectangular bar in the middle. We’ll have 6 large screen HDTV’s inside, We’ll be subscribing to direct TV for the NFL ticket and College Football plus many other sports including the Summer Olympics and we’ll also be showing the Presidential Debates.

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The mural was designed by Mike Tanoory who is based here in DC. His instagram is @MikeTannory and his website is www.tanoorystudios.com. The mural will be inside the Midlands and span the entire right 40’ wall. It’s a collaboration between The Midlands, PBR, but mainly it’s all Mike’s amazing imagination.

INDIEGOGO: I find it appropriate that on the day we launched our campaign on the same day 83 years ago prohibition ended.

As we navigate DC’s permitting process and prepare for construction we thought we’d try to raise a little extra capital to help our build-out costs and at the same time offer some fun rewards to those who are as excited as we are to get this party started! So, take a look! From glassware and Midlands gear to keg parties and even the opportunity to design your own bathroom! There is something in there for everyone.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and we can’t wait for summertime!
– Robin, Trent, Peyton & Tony”