florida and north cap
1540 North Capitol Street, NW at Florida Ave

Thanks to Truxton Circle, DC for tweeting us word:

“I just heard #TruxtonCircle has a new bakery in the works: @SweeterHue, right above @wickedbloom1540. Not open to the public yet @PoPville”

Sweeter Hue’s Facebook says:

“A bakery located in Washington,D.C. proudly serving both sweet and savory baked items that taste unlike any other!”

Stay tuned.

via google maps

From MPD:

“MPD responded to the unit block of Hanover Place NW for sound of gunshots. Once on scene the officers located an adult male in and out of conscious and suffering from one shot to his rear shoulder/back. DCFEMS and EMS responded to the scene and took the male to the hospital. The male was pronounced while at the hospital. The case is being investigated by Homicide Branch. Any information please contact them directly. As for right now we have no look out for any suspects.”

Around 11pm readers started reporting:

“Wtf is going on in noma recently? Explosions, I swear I just heard like 10 gunshots.”

“about 12 shots heard by Hanover PL NW. Any ideas?”

“more than that! Plus someone injured.”

Update – full MPD report:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Unit Block of Hanover Place, Northwest on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

At approximately 11:06 pm, officers responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old James Mace III, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 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.”

1506 North Capitol Street, NW via 7DrumCity

A reader reports:

“Just walked down north capitol and I see that 7 Drum City is moving into the space at 1506 North Capitol Street. Excited to see some activity on this side of the block. They are two
doors down from Uncle Chips.”


Their Facebook page says:

“To help the DC music scene thrive, help people live more balanced and fulfilling lives, and provide a clean, comfortable “third place” to learn, rehearse, and grow through music.”

Lots more info on their website:

“Welcome to North Capitol’s music studio
​for drum lessons and rehearsal space!
Our motto: Increase the funk.

Standby for their opening festival on Saturday:

7DrumCity has relocated to the North Capitol neighborhood, and we’re celebrating with an all-day extravaganza featuring the best in local music, art, film, and food. Join us at our brand new location for an inaugural North Cap block party unlike any other!

$20 adv | $25 door
Your festival pass redeems you: (more…)

1534 1st St NW

This house is located at 1534 1st Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“This listing will not last long. Buyers are ready to sell and can turn this over in 30 days or less. This home boasts central air, 3BR’s, 1.5 BA’s, English basement, Beautiful Victorian 3 level in the heart of NW DC. Turn the key and live here or upgrade! Great opportunity to own a piece of history. Bring your approved Buyers. ‘AS IS’ clause required with all offers. Sellers will make no repairs.”

living room

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $644,900.


On the other hand, it’s only $250 a month…thanks to a reader for sending.

From Craigslist:

“It isn’t meant to sound sexual, but i mean for someone to lay in the same bed. Definitely would prefer a woman haha.

Anyway, I’m Scott. Looking for a possible tenant and friend.
Mentally sane, friendly, and composed is how i would describe myself , but during the fall/winter I can be a bit down, but that’s nothing to worry about, i act the same either way.
But what i’m offering is my room , and slight utility use if you’re just going to sleep here, and then leave the next morning. But will clearly change upon the dynamic .

Meaning you get free internet, free fridge use(but please ask if you want to use someone else’s food/drink), free outlets at reasonable use, backyard space, kitchen use, bathroom use, and some closet storage space, and a side on my queen size bed.

Yes, we will be sharing a bed. (more…)

220 P NW #1

This unit is located at 220 P Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Exquisite Living @ TRUXTON CIRCL, min frm metro, shps & Restaurants at Bloomingdale/ SHAW! Rare, 2100SF Contemporary TH style Condo, Beyond a Condo w HUGE Open flr pln, flooded w light, over-looking Open patio area, Top to bottom custom finishes thru out, Main Lvl MBR Suite, the LL has large Rec/Fam Rm, w 2 addl Master bedrooms w/2FB Hi- Ceiling Stairwells &Hallways, front & a HUGE Rooftop deck!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $938,900 ($200 monthly fee.)


From an email:

“We’re only a few days from the opening of The Triangle Known as Truxton Circle at 410 GooDBuddY (410 Florida Ave NW) on Friday the 13th from 6-8pm. But I really want to stress that we’ll have a few gallery hours including the day of the inauguration (1/20 Noon to 3PM), for locals who haven’t skipped town as well as an artists talk on February 11 from 2-4PM where we’ll explain our work in greater depth.

So what’s it about? Truxton Circle, the people and the traffic circle fountain. It is also about change and loss. My part focuses on the history of the neighborhood told through the story of maps, which show change in the neighborhood, from the physical environment to the changing demographics. With change there is loss. Ira Tattelman’s “Fountain” installation explores the lost fountain that once sat in the former Truxton Circle at North Capitol and Florida Avenue. Brian Bakke examines the people forgotten and lost in the changing landscape and tells their stories with small vignettes and etchings.”

“Son of Frankenmap” a composite of a few 1919 plat maps piecing together the neighborhood”

Ed. Note: I found this old photo below from an old PoPville post back in 2009.

Undated, Via National Archives in College Park