via google maps

From MPD:

“Good evening. On April 11, 2016, at approximately 920 PM, units responded to the 100 block Q St NW for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a victim was located suffering from multiple points of trauma to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where they remain in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660.”

Greg Dixon tweeted us:

“shooting was in the parking lot on the 100 block Q NW. Ambulance took at least 1 person away.”

Davis Bates tweeted us:

“Oh shit, at least 12 shots fired in in quick succession in Bloomingdale/Truxton Circle area.”

Thanks to all who tweeted us (@PoPville) and emailed [email protected]

220 P Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Remember the building that collapsed a couple years ago on P? It was recently finished and a few of the units are on the market now. The most expensive is $1.3 million! I don’t think I have seen anything listed that high in Truxton. They are nice looking units, but that seems crazy. Then again, the Ditto development on NJ and P could be in that range if the 5th and Q units are any sort of a price point.”

Chef Vallcorba at ANXO Pop up Crane and Turtle - Skeiky
Alex Vallcorba, photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“Chef Alex Vallcorba, who has been working with the ANXO team since its first pop-up back in July of 2015, has become ANXO’s Executive Chef.

Alex Vallcorba was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and has been passionate about Basque culture since childhood. Vallcorba isn’t new to DC; he has cooked at Obelisk, Black Salt, 2 Amys, and served as Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Chef. In between kitchen jobs in DC, he lived and worked in Basque Country for six months, cooking at Assador Etxebarri: a Michelin-starred restaurant specializing in wood grilling. This experience reflects Vallcorba’s love of ingredient-driven, rustic cooking.

This change comes about as Chef Brad Walker departs from the ANXO team. From Chef Walker:

“I have come to the difficult decision to part ways with ANXO. I absolutely wish them the best of luck in their efforts and look forward to the opening.” (more…)

134 Q Street Northwest

This rental is located at 134 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2BR/1BA Townhouse style condo minutes to the METRO, Shopping, and all that DC has to offer. Hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen ceramic tile, great appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. Awesome size laundry room with washer and dryer. Updated bathroom with with ceramic tile and beautiful vanity. Large bedrooms with plenty of closet space.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

New Jersey and Rhode Island Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Is there any scoop what is going on with Valero gas station at NJ and RI Avenue intersection in Truxton. That is next to the leaning tower of Shaw building. It looks like it has been boarded up and closed.”

I’ve been getting tons of emails and tweets about this. Anyone got the skinny?

via google maps

From Alert DC:

“Shooting at 1512 hrs at 3rd & Q Street NW. LOF: 2 Black/Males, Suspect (1) dark pants.”

Update from MPD:

“The 5th district is investigating a shooting which took place on 3-14-2016 at approximately 3pm in the 100 block of Bates st NW

The complainant reports while in the 100 block of Bates St. NW, he heard the sound of gunshots. The complainant began to run from the location when he realized he had been shot in the right arm. The complainant was transported to a local hospital

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

via gofundme

Thanks to all who passed on from gofundme:

“On February 24, Zack and I experienced most people’s worst nightmare. We were evacuated from our home on a few moments’ notice for our own safety. Within an hour, we were alerted to the terrifying fact that we would never live their again, and many of our possessions had been destroyed. The middle section of the three-story building where five of us had been living collapsed from negligent construction nextdoor.

We have now been informed that the city of DC will conduct a piecemeal demolition of our home, and we will only be able to salvage priceless items. Not only are we homeless and possessionless, but we feel emotionally and physically destroyed. I know some people feel these fund sites are tacky, but this is what the are designed for–to help people in crisis. We are fighting tooth-and-nail with the insurance companies…but they are not quick to offer up cash to assist in things like food, toiletries, transportation, and putting a deposit down on a new apartment. We thank everyone for their support and I can honestly tell you I have never felt more defeated in my adult life.”

Photo by Billy Andrews

Billy tweets us around 9:45 last night:

“Just watched house across from me partially collapse. Woah. #DC @PoPville unit block of Q St NW”

and another reader sends video via email:

“So this happened on the unit block of Q st nw tonight. There’s construction happening on the lot next to this apartment building and clearly something went wrong while digging the basement. They haven’t worked on the building since Monday.”

Watch video of the collapse after the jump. (more…)