07/14/14 1:45pm

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9th and P Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails about the Charlie Chaplin Bar opened in the former Mandalay Burmese restaurant space at the corner of 9th and P St, NW.

“Chaplin is a nod to Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, an English actor, comedian and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin Restaurant & Bar will be serving up Asian-inspired cuisine that will take diners on a journey to Japan and Shanghai in the 1920s, when muted films were appreciated globally for embracing and unifying separation thru emotion, expression, comedy, originality, risk, sorrow and entertainment.”

Anyone stop by?

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07/10/14 4:50pm

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From an email:

“Come to OLD CITY Farm and Guild on July 12th for a night of fire breathing, belly dancing, sword-swallowing, and other fantastical and dangerous acts!

This team of awesome performers is bound to present you with a highlight of your summer–you don’t want to miss out!

Tickets are $7 at the door
Doors open at 6:30 pm this Saturday July 12th [925 Rhode Island Ave, NW]

You’re encouraged to pack a picnic and bring a beverage or two.
We will call in a couple food trucks as well.

Performers include: Amanda Footen, Sara Brink, Tracy Lambert, Laura Steepleton, and last but not least Alan Risinger

See you there!”

07/07/14 10:20am

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1535 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent us emails and tweets about the new signage at Compass Coffee opening soon in the former laundromat next door to Ivy and Coney in Shaw.

“We are a new cafe and roastery dedicated to making real good coffee. We import our beans from all over the world and roast them on site in our cafe to ensure we produce the best tasting coffee in the city.”

07/03/14 12:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

We’re subletting a room in Shaw. Just a group of credible, non-pyscho craigslisters searching for a temporary roommate. Missed highlights in the craigslist post:

This room has a pillow loft, accessible via drop down ladder. Perfect for lazy lobster afternoons. Pies. We make a lot of pies. Please eat our pies. We’re all 5’2. Are you tall? That’d be great. There’s a lot of hard to reach shit that we haven’t touched in months.”

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The craigslist ad says: (more…)

06/27/14 8:55am

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a Homicide in the 1800 block of 8th Street, Northwest.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, at approximately 2:05 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and the Crime Scene Investigations Division processed the backyard area of a house in the 1800 block of 8th Street, Northwest, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant.

While executing the search warrant, the body of an unidentified adult male was discovered on the grounds of the residence where a homicide victim was located.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia determined the cause of death was multiple blunt force impact injuries and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia positively identified the remains of the decedent as 23 year-old Delano Wingfield, of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The homicide investigation is continuing.”

06/26/14 10:22pm

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9th and U Street, NW

Still no confirmation about a Whole Foods for the vicinity of 9th and U St, NW but I am hearing more scuttlebutt – word is that a Warby Parker eye glass shop will be taking over a retail space nearby. You can see their current retail locations here. The source who hears this rumor also says that the type of new retail coming to 9th and U will be of a similar variety ie not just super high end like CityCenter but a bit more, God I’m hesitant to use the word – hip. So anyway, I’m wondering what type of retail (besides restaurants/bars) you guys think would realistically do well around 9th and U St, NW. Any fans of Warby Parker?