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“Marvin
invites you to
the book launch for
New York Times bestseller

“You Have To F**king Eat”

The sequel to NYT bestseller “Go The F*ck To Sleep”
with author Adam Masbach
in his only Washington-area appearance

Wednesday, December 10
6:30-8:30 PM

Reading and book signing
Books will be available for purchase
at the event via Politics & Prose

Marvin
2007 14th Street NW”

And for those who’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this:

Go The F*k to Sleep reading by Samuel L. Jackson from Nightmare Fuel on Vimeo.

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14th and U St, NW

@Fashionry tweets us this morning:

“@PoPville the McDs at 14th and U is closed and surrounded by fencing. Any word on if it’s a reno or closing?”

Back in February we learned that the McDonald’s at 14th and U St, NW would be closing for renovations to be rebranded as a McCafe. A new facade is coming too. Stay tuned.

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1939 12th Street, NW just south of U Street

Over the summer we learned that a new high end liquor store was coming to 12th and U St, NW in the space next door to Menchie’s frozen yogurt. The owners tells me there was a slight delay with permits but they are now on track for a December 1st opening.

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Here’s a rendering:

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“Dear PoPville,

My friend Richard and I came across a old milk bottle labelled “Thompson’s Dairy 2012 11th St NW”

It got us curious about the Dairy and the area itself during that time period.

As we did some research we met some great people and found out some interesting facts about the Dairy and what life was like back then.

We decided to put together a little documentary:

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1704 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

You shared the great news yesterday that Henry’s is reopening soon, but I didn’t know if you were aware that Henry himself passed away just last month.

My dad and his friends were close with Henry and his crew in the ’70s, and I’ve heard many fantastic stories. It’s a great loss for this city.”

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From Henry’s Soul Cafe Facebook page:

The District’s legendary “King of Soul Food” Henry Smith, died Friday, October 10, at the age of 73.

His world-renowned Washington establishment, Henry’s Carry-out & Delicatessen, has drawn celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals alike to enjoy its famed soul food for more than 45 years.

Smith, opened the U Street restaurant in 1968, featuring Southern cooking staples like fried chicken, barbeque ribs and collard greens. However, it was best known as the “Home of the Sweet Potato Pie,” having served its famous dessert to every District of Columbia Mayor since Walter Washington and even United States President’s Clinton and Obama.

“Today I lost my father, but D.C. has lost a legend,” said Jermaine Smith, son of Henry Smith.” During the 1968 riots, Henry and his brother sat in the window of his “then” new business armed with a shotgun and a bible. His restaurant was one of the few businesses that remained unscathed during the historic incident.

Henry’s Smith’s legacy continues today with his son and daughter at the helm of the original Henry’s at 17th& U Street as well as operating several other locations in the Washington Metropolitan area.