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“Dear PoPville,

I thought I had dodged a bullet when I saw three individuals on ATVs ride past me on my way home just now. But as I got closer to home, things took another turn. On Warder Street, I encountered the scene captured in this photo. Talk about sketch! As if Park Morton doesn’t have enough problems — now this.

Perhaps your readers know of something that can be done? Surely these people do not own this land, and have not cleared any croquet-related activity with the city. Yet there they were, using it with abandon. It’s so unnerving to be going about one’s business in an urban setting and then be confronted with a group of people wielding wooden clubs. When I looked at them for what must have been a second too long they made some sort of joke among themselves and just laughed.

You would have maybe hoped that this element would be too distracted by the Nationals to be on a street corner, menacing passersby with mallets and the threat of an errant ball. But no. I risked taking a photo but obviously I didn’t want to get very close. But I just had to let innocent people in the area know to beware. The last thing I want is to turn on the news tonight and see a report about Park View’s wicket problem.

Knowing that you care deeply about safety issues in the community, I wanted to let you know. Please keep this note anonymous, as I would be worried about possible retribution (I live on a street nearby).”

Ed. Note: Hilarious. Though I’m not sure if the woman hit by an ATV resulting in a broken pelvic bone, broken tailbone and a left broken leg, and other injuries would agree.

DC8466222 - Prime end lot home

This house is located at 720 Quebec Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming corner lot Century Home on treelined street with deck, fireplace, original details incl pocket doors, formal DR. En suite bathroom, huge front porch, Den, Ample closets. Easy BSMT conversion. Home Warranty. 3 car pkg! 1 block to Petworth Metro! Short walk to 11th St hotspots, Lincoln Cottage, Washington Hospital Center and more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $715,000.

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3118 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader asks:

“do you know anything about coffee/bar replacing Ma Ma’s at 3118 Georgia?”

Back in March we learned that a new bar with ping pong tables would be taking over the space. A new permit posted out front says buildout for a new “coffee shop/bar”:

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Sounds like in the morning they’ll be a coffee shop and transition to a bar at night. Keeping my fingers crossed on the ping pong tables…

Ed. Note: A new coffee and deli spot is also slated to come nearby to the former Tibet Shop at 3213 Georgia Avenue, NW.

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Looking north towards Kenyon

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3214 Georgia Ave, NW (just north of Kenyon)

This week in scuttlebutt I hear that a fried chicken pop up (from chef/folks many have heard of) is coming to that vacant space set to eventually be developed at Georgia Ave, NW. I guess while they are waiting for plans/logistics to fall into place a pop up restaurant featuring fried chicken could take over the space for a while. Updates when/if more info is know.

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3213 Georgia Avenue, NW

Back in April we learned that Heat Da Spot Coffee and Deli would be replacing the short lived Tibet Shop on Georgia Ave. You can see the progress that’s been made in the photo above – with larger windows added and a new entrance onto the good sized patio space. Looking forward to seeing how the inside turns out too!

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3301 Georgia Avenue, NW

From an email:

“We’ve expanded the menu and duration this year, almost half of our regular menu and going on now through the end of September.”

Lazy Days Tasting Menu
 $20 = 1 choice from each category (no substitutions) 


Starters

Soup of the Day 
ask your server for details


Simple Salad 
Mesclun Greens, Cotija Cheese, Red Wine Vinaigrette (vegetarian GF)

Kale Caesar! 
with Romaine Hearts, Asiago, House-made Croutons

Warm Salad 
Rainbow Swiss Chard, Roasted Beets, Grape Tomatoes & Shallots with Clipped Herbs & Banyuls Vinaigrette (vegan, GF)

Steamed Buns (pick one) 
Crispy Pork Belly, Green Mango & Papaya 
Seared Tofu, Green Mango & Papaya (vegan)


Mini Oxtail & Bone Marrow Patties 
Spicy Guava Sauce, Cotija Cheese

“Simply Sausage” Merguez & Black Angus Meatballs
Black Garlic Salsa, Roasted Grape Tomatoes


Grilled Chicken Wings
House “Mumbo” Sauce


Entrees
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“Dear PoPville,

All three of our bikes (our only mode of transportation) were stolen out of our garage in Park View, in the alley between Irving St NW and Columbia Rd. NW between Warder and Georgia Ave. The crime happened between 10pm on 8/11/14 and 6:30am on 8/12. Unfortunately, there was no way to lock them to anything in our garage so they were locked to themselves. The thieves came in the back yard and through a second story window into the 2-story garage, jumping down below and opening the garage door from the inside. We just purchased and moved into this home a few weeks ago, so needless to say we are gutted.

Taken were: 2008 navy blue Bianchi Volpe with a Brooks saddle, SPD pedals and drop handlebars with brown tape, featuring a large dent in the top tube; a 2008 forest green Surly Long Haul Trucker with an Air Zound air horn, Brooks saddle, black handlebar tape, a Surly “Nice” rear rack and SPD pedals; and our most prized possession, a 2005 silver Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike with an Xtracycle long tail attachment and black Surly front fork, with a padded “magic carpet” seat on the rear and blinky lights strung about.

We rode off from our wedding on the Xtracycle, use it to haul our Christmas trees in the winter, and are in the midst of training for a century on our other two bikes.

We are particularly concerned that a neighbor was involved in this theft as it seems unlikely that a random thief would break into our garage in such a manner without knowing the interior contents.

Please be on the lookout for these special bikes! Contact christinaines[at]gmail[dot]com with any information or if you see these bikes around town!

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