A reader reports around 1am:

“A shooting occurred by an alley on 15th between Swann and T streets NW at approximately 1:45am. The shooter was firing a handgun from about 10 feet away at a man trying to run away toward the alley. There was no audible argument between the two prior. There were 5 shots. Afterward, the shooter jogged up 15th toward U as the victim bled making his way through the alley toward 14th. The police found the victim in the alley bleeding about 10 minutes later.

Some good citizens that originally thought it was fireworks called it in as witnesses did not have charged phones. Thankfully, some people are willing to stand up, get involved and say something. How do we end the constant violence here in the District?”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting in the 1700 block of T STREET NW”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date, early this morning, officers were in the east alley of the 1800 Block of 14th Street NW. At approximately 0215 hours, a black male walked from the alley behind the members and fell onto the ground. Officers immediately called for an ambulance. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6918″

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This unit is located at 1413 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Urban, loft living in one of DC’s Hippest neighborhoods. Steps away from restaurants, shopping, nightlife, music venues, art galleries and more. Stylishly updated with granite counters and sleek stainless steel appliances. Soaring ceilings and an additional loft space allow for picture windows providing tons of light. A perfect urban oasis merely doors from 14th street and a block from U Street.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $299,000 ($225 monthly fee.)


Friday’s press release from District Distilling Company projects an “early 2016 opening”.

And now we now exactly where it will be, the liquor license placard lists 1414 & 1418 U Street, NW. 1414 was the former home of Coppi’s and 1418 U Street was the former home to Utopia. The placard says:

“High-end tavern with adjacent distillery pub. Will serve high-quality menu and provide live solo and small combo performers and recorded musical entertainment with or without D.J.

Entertainment Endorsement and a Distillery Pub Permit. Seating for 157 inside and a Total Occupancy load of 170.”


looking east on 14th Street towards U Street

14th and W St, NW

From a press release:

“Homebuyers in the Nation’s capital will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Own Fourteenth Street” as Urban Pace begins sales at Lumen, the first new condominium development on 14th Street in five years. Lumen’s 18 elegantly appointed residences, delivering in early 2016, will provide direct access to one of the city’s most vibrant entertainment and commercial hubs. One fortunate buyer will enjoy a full-floor penthouse with direct private elevator access, a 600 square foot private terrace, and expansive southern views. Prices will range from the $500,000s to over $1 million.

Penthouse rendering via Lumen

Located at 2200 14th Street, NW at the intersection of 14th and W Streets, NW, Lumen will offer six one-bedroom, 11 two-bedroom residences, and the spectacular 1,540 square foot penthouse. (more…)

dc distilling
1418 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“District Distilling Company, Inc. is in the process of developing DC’s first combined craft distillery + bar + restaurant in an approximate 8,000 square foot space near the corner of 14th and U Streets, NW. District Distilling Company will produce a range of distilled spirits, which will be served in the adjacent bar and restaurant, as well as available for purchase in the tasting room. Tours of the distillery will be offered to the public.

Complementing the onsite distillery will be a full service bar and restaurant located on the second floor with seating for approximately 150, including private event spaces. The restaurant will offer unique American cuisine highlighted by the diverse range of products from the growing craft distilling industry.

The project is still in the permitting stage; and plans call for an early 2016 opening.”

1711 U Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1711 U Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful upper level of 2 unit end townhouse on U Street. Living room with fireplace, renovated kitchen with washer/dryer and 1/2 bath on carpeted 1st floor. Large master bedroom with wood floor and carpeted 2nd bedroom on upper level – both with full baths. Includes 1 surface parking space in rear. Available August 1st. Be close to everything U Street has to offer. No pets and no smoking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

I saw the item about the demolition at 13 & U, NW. I live near 12th & U and walk by there pretty regularly. The upper, more sun-bleached part of the mural was uncovered a week or so ago while the demolition was still underway. Then just a couple days ago the lower half of the mural, much brighter in color because it had been completely walled over, began to appear as workers slowly chipped away at the wall of the adjoining building.

Would be interesting to know when these were painted and the story behind them. Pretty sure that the building that housed Rite Aid and a few other shops was built in the 1980s, give or take, so obviously this mural pre-dates that. All I know for sure is that when we moved to the area in 2000 the Rite Aid building was there.”