From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three persons and a vehicle of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1700 block of U Street, Northwest, on Tuesday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 11:12 am.

Three suspects entered the establishment. One suspect brandished a handgun and demanded US currency. The employee complied and the suspects fled in vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle was recovered.

The persons and vehicle of interest can be seen in this video (above.)

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.”

1212-t-street-northwest

This rental is located at 1212 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Coolest fully furnished apartment you will find in the U street corridor! 1 block from the U Street Metro. Granite Counter Tops. Exposed brick walls throughout. Cherry Hardwood floors. Built in bookshelves. Separate entrances from the front and back. Just a few steps away from the exciting U Street night life. Approx 900 sf. Owner is an Agent. Available Immediately. Sun Open House”

rental

You can see more photos here.

This 900 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

bbq-joint
2005 14th Street, NW

What a crazy weekend (RIP Rustik)!! The Washington City Paper reported this morning:

“The BBQ Joint, which opened on 14th Street NW in February, is now closed. Owner Andrew Evans informed the staff Sunday night.”

Seems this spot is getting very close to being labeled cursed if it already isn’t. This was an empty lot next to Marvin and Blackbyrd Warehouse was built and opened up back in 2011. Then it became a Vietnamese Restaurant and Pho house (Hanoi House) in 2012, and Marvin also expanded into the upstairs space in 2012, then it briefly housed a Maketto residency before becoming Den of Thieves. And now BBQ Joint has passed too. I vote Marvin take over the whole space!

bikecab
via google maps

Ed. Note: On Twitter another reader reported the incident to us around 9:30am

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to let you know about another bad car vs. bike crash at 13th and Florida NW this morning. The cyclist was riding fast down the hill on 13th heading south, and a cab never saw her and made a right turn from 13th onto Florida and cut her off. Cyclist tried to brake and swerve and went over her handlebars into the cab at fairly high speed. Fortunately from an initial look it looks like she will probably be OK, but she had a lot of facial injuries and probably a broken bone or two in her arm.

A few bystanders and I kept the victim calm while MPD and EMS were on their way. They arrived quickly and were extremely helpful and professional.

This was clearly the cab driver’s fault–he should have seen her coming and not made the turn. Just want to spread the word to everyone who goes through that intersection to exercise extreme caution. This is at least the 4th serious accident to occur there in the last year or so. Drivers need to be aware of the possibility of fast-moving cyclists as they go through the intersection, and cyclists, even though it’s not their fault, need to anticipate unaware drivers cutting them off.”

trump

Or just remember to “go high”. But certainly don’t vandalize someone’s car.

“Dear PoPville,

Thought I would share this: late last night I was walking my dog on 12th St NW a few blocks below U St. and came across this letter taped to a car. I approached it because I saw a few Trump stickers on the car, one on each window, and I was curious.

The text reads: “Dear Vandals, If you do not like my license plates or bumper stickers please fee free to report to [address] for a lesson in exercising ones 1st and 2nd amendment rights instead of vandalizing [?] vehicle.” (more…)

garden-district

Sweet! From Garden District:

“We usually reach out around this time of year to let folks know when we will be closing Garden District for winter vacation, and we’ve finally got a date – December 18th – with one big twist..

For the next month, in the tradition of Munich’s holiday markets, we’re decking the place out and bringing a Christmas Beer Garden and Holiday Market to 14th Street.

Look forward to 10,000 twinkling lights in the beer garden, Christmas trees for sale, a quarter mile of tinsel, a new menu of holiday beverages on top of our normal lineup of german beers, and a Holiday Market Tent with a lineup of local craftspeople, makers and vendors!

There will be boozy wintry drinks: Eggnog Shots, Miracle on 14th St Mulled Wine, Office Party Punch, Santa’s Little Helper Hot Chocolate, Blitzen’s Blitzed Hot Cider and a few more we’re still cooking up.

Tons of patio heaters will be on hand to beat the cold, and our Holiday Market Tent will be up on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, featuring local vendors including: (more…)

wet-dog-tavern
2100 Vermont Ave, NW at V Street

Thanks to Gabriel for sending to the PoPville facebook page:

“Finishing touches on Vermont and V. Can’t wait for the new neighborhood spot to open up.”

We’ve been waiting on Wet Dog Tavern since the summer 2014! Their facebook page says:

“DC’s 1st Bar Garden! Sports Bar · Beer Garden
in Washington, District of Columbia”

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Stay tuned for more details and an opening date.

2014
Back in 2014 in between Duffy’s and American Ice Co.