1539 7th Street, NW

Last week we noted The Passenger was looking ready to open in their new digs soon. And soon, sorta, means Monday the 15th. They’ll be having a “Rent Party”:

“We’re having a Rent party on Monday, August 15th. Why? Because it’s the 15th and we still gotta pay rent! Our friends @FilibusterDC are bringing the rye, and @schlitzbrewing is sending the beer. @HariKaraoke is helping you supply the tunes! $40 (cash) at the door for all the beers, shots and live band karaoke, 8p-12a Monday!!!!”

It’s a Monday in August so there probably won’t be too many people around…or it’s gonna be the greatest party of the summer!

1932 9th Street, NW

Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee/Nocturne has posted a liquor license placard for 99 seats and hours to be Sunday through Thursday 7:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am – 3:00 am.

You can check out Sugar Shack’s goods here.

CityPaper reported that the 20 seat bar, Nocturne, will be located in the basement and:

“Fifteen of the seats will be for regular bar patrons, while the other five will populate a tasting counter where a prix-fixe menu of cocktails will be offered.”


2030 8th Street Northwest

This penthouse is located at 2030 8th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous bi-level penthouse at Atlantic Plumbing featuring a spectacular 700+ square foot private roof deck, floor to ceiling windows, an expansive master suite, and garage parking.The Morris Adjmi designed building has a gym with a view, concierge, and has earned rave reviews. Open Sunday 8/7, 1-3PM.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,750,000 ($1,208 monthly fee.)

blagden alley

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Robbery and Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse that occurred in the rear of the 900 block of M Street, Northwest (Blagden Alley).

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016, the victim was walking in the rear alleyway of the 900 block of M Street, Northwest, when the suspect approached, robbed and assaulted the victim with the intent to commit first degree sexual abuse.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-21 years old, 6’0” tall, with a chubby build and dark complexion. The suspect was seen wearing a black tank top t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

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.”

1539 7th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Not sure if I’ve been sleeping on this or what, but The Passenger looks like it’s getting close to ready in Shaw next to Ivy and Coney. Any word on an opening?”

CityPaper reports: “Tom Brown’s bar will open in August.”

And this just in from The Passenger’s facebook: “celebrating getting our Certificate of Occupancy” Stay tuned for an exact opening date…


They left directions from their old spot:

1021 7th Street, NW


horses ass
(The image looks northeast from the intersection of 8th and V Streets, NW.)

“Dear PoPville,

I nominate these two buildings on the 2100 block of Georgia Avenue, NW for the Horse’s Ass award. These derelict properties are on the site of the once planned Howard Town Center. The development, proposed years ago, received an $11 million tax break in 2012 (over the objection of DC’s CFO) before being canceled in 2013 after a falling out between Howard University (the property owner) and Cohen Siegal Investors (the developer).
The two parties locked in a legal dispute ever since. The most recent news available (June 2015) is that the DC Court of Appeals overturned an earlier ruling and sent the matter back to a lower court.


shaw shooting
via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third district is currently on the scene of a double shooting in the 600 block of N Street Northwest.

Motorists can expect road closures in this area while we investigate.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should please call 202-727-9099.”

Corey tweeted us around 10pm:

9 Gunshots in Shaw. Took >5 mins on hold for 911 dispatcher to take my call.

MPD originally tweeted the location as: “1300 blk of 7th Street, NW”.

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 600 block of N Street, Northwest on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

At approximately 10:04 pm, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals, where the first victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second victim was admitted in stable condition.

The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Derryk Johnson, of Northwest, DC.”

via google maps

From DC Alerts around 10:15pm:

“Shooting at 2215 hrs in the 900 block of Crittenden Street NW. No lookout.

Shubha tweeted us:

“shots on 900 b/o Crittenden. 2nd time in 6 weeks. Cops looking for casings all, ambulance here as well, loading someone up. Scary


Halfsmoke’s website says:


The most versatile and flavorful American staple is long overdue for a makeover.

HALFSMOKE is the first fast casual restaurant to upgrade how we eat sausages.

What used to be a guilty pleasure is now a gourmet treat.
AUGUST 2016″

Check out their menu here.

Update: Well this is something – thanks to Jane for pointing out:

“Did anyone else catch this from the menu page (scroll almost all the way down): “Wine and bubbly will help us attract more female patrons and reinforce the perception of quality food.” OK, then.”


7th/Georgia and Florida Ave, NW

Check out some spectacular renderings after the jump. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

After our walk this morning [Sunday], my dog, Dax, and I stopped by Compass Coffee on 8th Street. I tied her up to one of the steel beams attached to the building to the left of the door. I had finished ordering coffee when one of the staff members pointed and asked if that was my dog. A man had untied her and was walking away with her towards T St. I ran out of the door and caught up with them. We struggled for the leash for a second and I pushed him to the ground. He got up and ran off. Dax is a bit of a nervous dog so I stopped to check her out and try to calm her down. He had removed her gentle leader and had wrapped it around her neck. Other than that and being scared, she was fine. I walked back into Compass and grabbed my coffee, talked with a few people about what happened, and then went home. It was a bit of a crazy morning, but, luckily, it all ended okay.”