pain sculpture

“Dear PoPville,

As I write this, I can still hear the mowers, weedwackers and leaf blowers …. why are contractors (anywhere) but especially at a DC public school (Raymond Elementary) mowing grass at midnight? It’s Sunday night, now after 12:15 and they are still out there – wouldn’t local noise ordinances cover this? They ended up stopping around 12:40am, still… pretty late for that kind of noise.”

little coco
3905 14th Street, NW

More good upper 14th Street news, at long last Little Coco’s is close to opening. For real – don’t let the rough facade fool ya – I peeked in last week and was told that opening by the end of the month is very realistic. Did I mention they have a sweet roof deck? You will not be disappointed – and check the draft menu too:

COCOS DINNER MENU DRAFT (PDF)

The transformation from Rib Pit Lounge is another staggering one – stay tuned for an exact opening date.

IMG_6246
3815 Georgia Ave, NW

Update from Chez Billy to clear up some of the rumors. Renovation on the space has “started for a new concept” today. What exactly the new concept will be still needs to be “ironed out”. They are hoping renovations will only take a month but realize in reality it could take longer. Maybe two months. No employees were laid off. All will be invited back when they reopen with the new concept. Also employees can transfer to their other restaurants. Updates when more is known on the new concept. (more…)

slims
Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

I’ve been getting a ton of emails requesting we do an early word for Slim’s. So here goes:

“They’ve been getting HAMMERED on Yelp and I haven’t heard a whole lot of good experiences from it. We haven’t been yet as we’re just waiting for things to settle down.”

So for folks who’ve actually been – what’s the early word? Please say when you went and if you’ve been back since?

metro fight
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob

“Dear PoPville,

Anyone have information about metro fight that started at Georgia Ave about 6p today? [Sunday]

Just saw an apparently disturbed man lunge at a passenger and start throwing punches after a Greenbelt-bound train pulled into the station. Ran to tell the station attendant, and didn’t see what happened, but the train kept going.

Scary thing to see.”

Another reader reports:

“Any information about a guy jumping on another passenger out of nowhere and throwing punches, about 6pm last night? [Sunday] Started as the car was about to leave the Georgia Ave. stop, I ran to alert the attendant and would imagine cops were called to Ft. Totten.”