10/21/16 9:15am

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2nd, Delaware and M Street, NE

A reader reports around 7am:

“Three hours before opening, the line is already around the building. Slightly embarrassed to say I am one of them… The good news is there is free food and drink for everyone!

Also, just found out the people next to me in line came all the way from Ohio just for this. They left late last night, arrived at 3 a.m., and slept in the car in a parking garage. Didn’t know it was such a thing, but I guess they have been to numerous openings around the country.”

Peek inside here and check out the planned festivities here.

Update from a reader – A Marching band has arrived:

2nd and L Street, NE

10/20/16 10:22pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing with a suggestion for a Friday Question of the Day: how often are DC residents called for jury duty?

I get called every 2 years pretty much like clockwork (and I’ve lived in DC for 20 years), whereas my husband has been called maybe twice in the 11 years he’s lived here. In fact, this year I got called twice – once for District Court and once for Superior Court. However, I was excused from Superior Court jury duty because I had served as a juror for District Court (technically didn’t serve, but got credit for having to go into Court one day, wait around, and ultimately was not selected for a jury panel).”

I’ve lived in DC for 19 years and I’ve been called four or five times and served once (a drug case.)

10/20/16 10:05pm

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From MPD:

“On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the Annual High Heel Race will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

The following streets will be closed from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm:

· 17th Street, NW between Riggs Place, NW to P Street, NW – Southbound

· Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street, and Church Street, NW (Eastbound and Westbound), between 16th Street NW and 18th Street NW


The race will start at 9:00 pm. The race will begin at 17th and R Street NW and travel southbound on 17th Street and disband prior to 17th and P Street NW.”

10/20/16 8:58pm


A reader reports:

“Several shots fired around 8:25pm on O Street b/w 6th & 7th NW. No one appears to be injured but police have taped off the entire alley.”

Update from MPD:

“Members of the Third District are currently investigating a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW. Responding Officers have located shell casings, but at this time no victims have been located. Traffic in this area may be affected by this investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099, or text your information to 50411.”

10/20/16 4:15pm


From Boundary Stone:

“Do you like history, biking, and/or adventure? Have you been waiting impatiently for #BSride2016 ever since #BSride2015 ended? Me too!!

So I’ll see you on October 22nd for a bike ride around the oldest federal monuments, the DC boundary stones.

Register now! We’ll meet at Jones Point (South stone) at 9am, wheels up at 9:30am. (more…)

10/20/16 3:40pm


Thanks to a reader for passing on from Ally:

“Ally today announced that it has placed Ally Lucky Pennies that could be worth $1,000 each in 10 cities around the country. The initiative seeks to demonstrate the importance of valuing every cent, while encouraging Americans to look for opportunities to save. The multi-city search invites people in these cities to be on the lookout for the 100 Ally Lucky Pennies, each of which is redeemable for $1,000.

Beginning today, people in Austin, Texas, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. can try to find the Ally Lucky Pennies in their cities. When found, Ally Lucky Pennies can be redeemed online from Oct.18 through Dec. 31, 2016 at AllyLuckyPenny.com. Finders can enter the redemption code located on the back of the Ally Lucky Penny on the site to begin verification as a potential prize winner. Clues to Ally Lucky Penny locations and updates on those already found will be provided on social media throughout the campaign.

To learn more about Ally Lucky Penny, and for clues and updates on the Ally Lucky Pennies and their locations, visit AllyLuckyPenny.com and follow the hashtag #AllyLuckyPenny on Twitter and Facebook.”