04/11/14 2:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ken_1001

“Dear PoPville,

I’m looking at a rowhouse to rent at Sherman and Irving. It’s a crazy good deal so I don’t want to miss the opportunity. I don’t live in the neighborhood now but love it and go out with friends who are there regularly.

My question is this: the bedroom faces Sherman and I’m a super light sleeper. Do you think I’ll be kept up all night with noise from Sherman?

Any insights would be super helpful. Thank you so much!!”

04/06/14 10:22pm

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2911 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“Just a heads up that a new restaurant is going in about 3 doors down from Bravo Lounge. I don’t know anything more about it. That will make 3 new businesses on a block that had only recently been totally dead.”

Nice! Looking forward to learning more details. The second restaurant the reader references is Tipsy Peacock, which incidentally just applied for a liquor license which reveals a few more details:

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“The establishment will serve coffee, tea, small dishes and alcoholic beverages. Maximum number of seats is 50, total load 65, Summer Garden seats 15. Establishment will offer entertainment from DJs and musicians. The estimated dimension of the dance floor will be 14ft x 10 ft on the ground floor.”

Tipsy Peacock is located right next door to Bravo Bar, which incidentally just got new signage:

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Also walking further north on Georgia it looks a new Mexican restaurant called Ana’s is coming soon:

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3217 Georgia Ave, NW

03/17/14 4:00pm

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2915 Georgia Avenue, NW

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Tipsy Peacock coming right next door to Bravo Lounge at the corner of Georgia and Columbia Rd, NW. They’ve now launched a facebook page:

Georgia Avenue’s first wine bar featuring wines from around the world along with international light fare.”

Via email the owner tells me that they are in the “very early stages” and “are excited to be opening on Georgia Avenue and look forward to having the community involved!”

Awesome.

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2917 Georgia Avenue, NW

03/04/14 4:30pm

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2915 Georgia Avenue, NW

Another potentially awesome find from ‏@WashBizNeibs:

“An LLC called “Tipsy Peacock” was registered on Valentine’s Day to 2915 Georgia Ave. NW. My curiosity is piqued.”

Though no info is available – Tipsy Peacock does have a website set up:

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Tipsy Peacock will be located right next to Bravo Lounge at the corner of Georgia and Columbia Rd, NW. The property was a Good Deal or Not? post back in 2008. At that time the asking price was $549,999. More info on this phenomenally named new spot when it becomes available.

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2917 Georgia Avenue, NW

Bravo Lounge is the spot that recently opened with the sweet happy hour:

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02/11/14 11:11pm

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2632 Georgia Avenue, NW

Looks like Koffee’s Lounge located above the Salt and Pepper Grill Indian and Pakistani restaurant is going to become Peace Lounge. A recent liquor license application says:

“Neighborhood lounge offering Ethio-American style cuisine with a seating capacity for 86 patrons. Total occupancy load of 99. The following endorsements summer garden with 13 seats and entertainment to include dancing and cover charge featuring occasional acoustics jazz band, karaoke, open mic and DJ.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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From MPD:

“On Today’s date [Sat, Feb. 1], at approximately 15:15 hours members of your Third District VICE Unit along with the Districts Detectives arrested a subject in the 700 block of Fairmont Street , NW who was wanted in connection with a recent 3D “Armed Robbery”. The subject was taken into custody without incident and was found to be carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest.

A Search Warrant was subsequently conducted on a residence for which the defendant was connected, within the same area. This warrant yielded the recovery of several additional weapons and other critical evidence.

It should be noted: this apprehension was attained thorough the hard work of the 3rd District Detectives who worked this case, as well as assistance gained from the public. For that, we at the MPD are thankful.”

and

“At approximately 2:00 AM. Third District officers confronted a suspect who had assaulted a female victim in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, Northwest

During the confrontation with the officers, the suspect displayed a handgun and pointed it at the officers.

The officers quickly grabbed the suspect and disarmed him.

As a result of the quick action of the officers the suspect was taken in to custody and the handgun was recovered.

This is the 5th handgun and 3rd BB gun that your officers recovered over the past 2 days!”

715 Euclid Street Northwest

This rental is located at 715 Euclid Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“RENOVATED TOP TO BOTTOM 2014 IN THE HEART OF DC!! GORGEOUS WOOD FLOORS AND CERAMIC TILE ,MODERNIZED KITCHEN AND BATH ,PARKING SPACE IN THE BACK,,MINUTES TO 2 METRO STATIONS,RESTAURANTS,SHOPPES AND MORE ! THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!LOCATION AND CONDITION CAN NOT BE BEAT!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.

01/21/14 2:15pm

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From Council Member Jim Graham:

“On this day of blizzard, I must inform you of the death of two persons in an apt at 710 Girard NW. The bodies of the male and female (both about 30 years of age) were found late last night.

Neither of them lived in the apartment, and both had addresses outside of Ward 1.

MPD is suggesting it may be drug related, and there may also be a suggestion of an execution style killing. None of that is confirmed.

The male victim has been identified but the name is not being released because the family has not been notified.

More as information is provided.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the 700 block of Girard Street, Northwest.

On Monday, January 20, 2014, at approximately 10:56 pm, police officers from the Third District responded to a call for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult male and an adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene. Neither victim exhibited any signs consistent with life. Both decedents were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.

The male victim has been identified as 36-year-old Oluremi Thomas of Northwest, DC. The female victim has been identified as 24-year-old Keyonna Proctor of Southeast, DC.”

01/15/14 4:00pm

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2917 Georgia Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

After wandering in, this place is better on the inside than outside. Happy hour specials (until 9pm) are amazing at buy one get one and even a shot, beer and hot dog for $6. While they are still updating on the exterior, the interior is well renovated with original tin ceilings and actually nice bathrooms.

It would be great for a place like this to do well in this neighborhood.

Yay Bravo Lounge on Georgia!”