04/23/14 11:55am

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1537 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Wednesday 4/23 we are celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Wrigley Field at Ivy and Coney by showing the game (2:20 est) and giving away a Free Chicago Dog & Old Style Beer to everyone who comes by between Noon – 7pm and shows an Illinois Drivers License! We want to give a little something back to our homesick Cub’s fans in DC!”

Ed. Note: Much love to my Chicago cousins but – go Nats!!! and Wizards too!

04/21/14 4:25pm

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1240 9th Street, NW

Back in Dec. 2013 we first learned a new pub called Lost and Found would be coming to 9th Street by the Convention Center from the folks behind Nanny O’Brien’s, Iron Horse Taproom and others. They recently applied for a liquor license which says:

“New Tavern with heavy snacks and recorded music. Occupancy load is 99.”

Hours are listed as Sunday 10 am – 2 am, Monday through Thursday 8 am – 2 am, Friday and Saturday, 8 am – 3 am. Updates as they get closer to opening.

They’ll be located just south of N Street and the new Colonel building.

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04/16/14 3:00pm

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This rental is located at 435 Q Street, NW. The listing says:

“Minutes to downtown – Renovated two story colonial home with two master bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. Master bedroom has fireplace, built-in shelves, skylight, full bath and walk-in closet. Open floor plan with fireplace on first floor. Formal dining room w/eat-in kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors throughout. Patio & roll up garage w/space for 2 cars.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.

Ed. Note: It’s interesting to note that in 2012 it was going for $2,400/Mo.

04/14/14 3:15pm

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From the Shaw listserv:

“Last Wednesday a pair of students were unloading a UHaul truck of stuff for Bread for the City and had their backpack stolen. I found the passport and a text book. He lost his laptop and some other textbooks. If you find any books about the Nazis in the area of Marion St please let me know. They are library books and he would really appreciate getting them back.”

04/14/14 10:25am

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1817 7th Street, NW

Uprising Muffin Company is located at 1817 7th Street, NW right by the Shaw metro, between the Solidcore gym (and opening soon Fishnet restaurant). Thanks to all who sent emails. Check out their menu here. Anyone stop in for a taste?

From a press release:

“Uprising Muffin Company is OPEN!!

Uprising is a bakery/cafe specializing in fresh, scratch baked muffins (in-house), locally roasted coffee and hand crafted grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.

Over 35 Flavors on a rotating basis:

From Blueberry, Black Bottom and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, to Maple Pancake & Savory Bacon, Egg & Cheese (yes, a bacon, egg & cheese muffin)!!

Mon – Sat: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm”

Here’s a peek inside:

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04/11/14 2:55pm

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1601 5th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I wonder if you know what’s planned for the corner of 5th and Q N.W.? A new “Ditto Residential” sign went up recently. I recall perhaps a year ago some discussion of a small condo building?”

The developers respond via email:

“Developers Greg Brennan and Ditto Residential are proud to announce the construction of a 10,000 SF, 4 townhouse project in the hot desirable area of Shaw at the corner of 5th and Q Street. Given the fact that this corner is not historic, they will be razing the existing structures and starting from the ground-up. Each unit will be approximately 2,500- 4 bedroom/4 1/2 bath with rentable “in-law” suites in the lower levels. Outdoor terraces off each main living space along with over 500 SF of roof terrace makes these condo’s one of a kind. Underground parking for each unit. The developers are working with local firm McGraw/Bagnoli to create a brick/glass exterior and several designers to implement top of the line finishes for the interiors.

The property was purchased back in July 2013 and we are starting to break ground this month. Units should be ready for sale February 2015. TTR/Sothesby/s will be handling the outsales. This is an opportunity to own a property that has been built and designed from the ground-up in an area that is seeing unparalleled growth.”

Ed. Note: previously a rendering was posted here that was actually for a different project and has since been taken down.