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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“The last Bike House clinics of the year are this weekend.

Saturday from noon-3 at Annie’s Ace Hardware, and Sunday from 11am-1pm at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market. But don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of fun in the winter months. Watch our website or like us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events, like winter cycling workshops and the infamous “Coldest Day of the Year Ride.”
Thank you to our gracious hosts at Annie’s Ace Hardware and the Bloomingdale Farmers Market, and to all our guests and volunteers who made 2014 our most successful season yet.”

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Georgia and Upshur St, NW

I’ve getting a number of emails about the Murrell Building at 4201 Georgia Ave, NW:

“I saw folks working on the 1st floor of the Murrell Building on Upshur last night and was curious what the future held in store for the space. I think there was talk about the building on the PoP site a couple of years ago but haven’t found any more about what’s happening.”

In March we learned that owner of nearby Petworth Citizen, Upshur Street Books and Crane & Turtle (and of course Room 11), Paul Ruppert, planned on opening a diner here. Though details remain slim, CityPaper reported the name will be Slim’s Diner. And it looks like there’s an interesting interim use too. Thanks to @Petworthnewvie for tweeting us the info yesterday:

“@PoPville Murrell Building pop up art exhibit”

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31 Grant Circle Northwest

This house is located at 31 Grant Circle, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fully & carefully renovated grand Wardman style town home directly on Grant Circle NW! Spacious and elegant floor plan with open, sunfilled rooms, preserved architectural detail, inlaid hardwoods, transom windows and period moldings.Fully fenced rear garden w/ stone patio. Gas fireplace, 2 wine refrig, marble, granite & limestone accents, heated floor in p/r, exposed brick! Garage!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $839,900.

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3907 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails – the placard says:

“New restaurant serving Italian cuisine and Artisan pizza. No entertainment, no dancing and no nude performances. Seating inside premises is 99 and the total occupancy load inside is 120. Summer Garden with seating for 64 patrons and Sidewalk Café with seating for 29 patrons.”

You can read more about the plans for the new Italian restaurant from the owners of El Chucho, Bar Charley etc, Little Coco’s, here.

From MPD:

“Shortly after 7pm [Wednesday], units received a call for a man down in the 1400 blk of Perry Place, NW. Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from apparent stab wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Full press release:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of Perry Place, Northwest.

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at approximately 6:40 pm, police officers from the Fourth District responded to a call for service in connection to a man down in the 1400 block of Perry Place, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to ascertain the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 41-year-old Inoe Javier Salvador, of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


Ed. Note: Last week an arrest was made in another stabbing homicide nearby at 14th and Meridian Pl, NW.

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