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11th and U Street, NW

Solly’s and Sloppy Mama’s present Pig, Beer and Bourbon:

“Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A full carolina pig pickin’, plus smoked brisket, mac n cheese, slaw, collards and cornbread. Tickets are $49.99 and that includes a full buffet of smoked meat goodness, and all you care to drink PBR and Jim Beam. Only 70 will be sold so get yours before they’re gone.”

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New Year’s Social Hour with Generation Conservation:

“You are invited to The Nature Conservancy’s Generation Conservation New Year’s social hour!

On January 27, please join Conservancy staff, supporters, and friends at Eatonville Restaurant. Learn more about the Conservancy’s global fisheries work from Jeremy Rude, who is a Fisheries Specialist with the Conservancy. Mix and mingle with friends and colleagues, all for a good cause!

The suggested donation for this event is $10. Your gift will help support the MD/DC Chapter’s conservation work in the Mid-Atlantic region, protecting iconic natural areas like the Appalachians and the Chesapeake Bay. From our mountains to marshes, your donation will allow the Conservancy to continue protecting the lands and waters that we all love and cherish.

*The Nature Conservancy’s Generation Conservation (“Gen C”) is a local group of Conservancy supporters who plan events several times a year to help raise awareness for the Conservancy and its conservation projects. To learn more about what the Conservancy is doing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, please visit www.nature.org/MarylandDC and www.nature.org/Virginia.

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When: January 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Eatonville Restaurant (2121 14th St. NW, closest to the U Street Metro stop)

What: Happy Hour in support of The Nature Conservancy
VIP: Jeremy Rude, Fisheries Specialist at The Nature Conservancy”

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Photos used with permission by ‏@TonyTGoodman

Earlier today @TonyTGoodman tweeted:

“Temporary Rite Aid on former sidewalk at 13th & U to make way for new apartment building.”

In early December the Washington Business Journal reported:

“A 1,400-square-foot prefabricated modular construction trailer will be placed on the sidewalk adjacent to the existing, soon-to-be-razed Rite Aid, for use as a temporary pharmacy. The JBG Cos. plans to knock down much of the block — five buildings totaling 19,000 square feet — to clear the way for an eight-story mixed-use project. The new building will include space for a new Rite Aid and roughly 165 multifamily units.”

We’ve previously spoken about the development here.

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13th and U Street, NW

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1916 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Back in April, when it opened, I asked about the hours of the Trader Joe’s on 14th and T. It has opened at 9am rather than 8am. As someone who lives near by I like to hop into a grocery store on my way to work for fruit, lunch, etc. Walking to work today I notice that the Trader Joe’s looked open and the sign on the door had the 9 removed but no new time list.

Sure enough I just looked at the website and it lists the hours as 8AM – 10PM. I spoke with a staffer; he said they started opening at 8am on January 2nd.”

1426 Florida Ave Northwest

This rental is located at 1426 Florida Ave, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated English basement 1 bedroom apartment with all utilities included and Direct TV (Sports Package). This beautiful home features a renovated kitchen, fireplace, wood grain tile, and recessed lighting. Lots of light into this basement apartment through front, side and back windows. Just one block from the U St and 14th St Corridors. Only 5 mins from Metro, Trader Joes, and Yes Organic”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,850/Mo.

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been reading all of the comments on your post regarding our ‘No Pets’ sign. I’ve tried to comment and let people know why this happened. Many people have basically called me a liar and ‘shady’ for blaming DC Code and say that DC allows pets on patios.

The facts: A customer took a picture of a dog on our patio and I assume turned us in. A person from the DOH paid us a visit and was very nice about it, but informed me that it was against health code. He had run out of signs, so he emailed them to me. I felt the signs were very harsh and unfriendly [see example above], so I made my own. Now that there is so much chatter and negative comments towards me and the bakery, I wanted to send the signs to you and thought maybe you could update your post with the sign….just so people know that it wasn’t just me. I’m very dog friendly and want to have them on the patio, but I don’t want to be shut down for Health Code violations.

I hope everyone can understand that I had no choice in this matter….unless I risk being fined or closed.

Thanks,
Jimmy Hopper
ThreeFifty Bakery”

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1926 17th Street, NW

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

My apartment building was affected by the power outage this morning. First time I’ve lost power in 10 years! I was shocked to find that there was no emergency lighting of any sort in the building – no lighted exit signs, absolutely pitch dark in the stairwells, fire alarm lights looked dead, etc. Basically, if you did not have a flash light (or a phone with a flash light), you could not possibly have exited the building. Did some searching online, and couldn’t find anything that would require emergency exit lighting for a large residential building in DC. How can that be?! Am I missing something?”