05/22/17 10:15am


3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Kurt reports Saturday:

“Caught them taking down the Zabver sign in Mount Pleasant last night… I stopped in to see what was going on and met the new owners of the space. Looks like we won’t have to go too long without a second Thai place on the same block — it’ll be called Sabydee and will be a (hopefully) similar Thai and Laotian joint. They handed me a menu and said their first day will be this Tuesday. End of an era!”

Ed. Note: Zabver was only open for 2.5 years so I’m reserving end of an era status for Adam Express.

Stay tuned for an opening date for Sabydee and check out their full menu after the jump. (more…)

05/22/17 9:15am


Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

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05/22/17 8:30am


3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

If you will it is no dream Vol. 820. Following a week we willed a Wawa and an indoor competitive Axe Throwing option to the District, I was sure we’d be talking about dog poop and doors this week. Boy was I wrong. (Well the week is young…) But last night around 10pm, while I was too engrossed in Netflix’s Who Murdered Sister Cathy? to post, WDCEP (Washington DC Economic Partnership) tweeted us:

“It’s true! @Wegmans is coming to #DC.”

“Old Fannie Mae HQ!!”

This confirms our first report of a Wegmans possibly coming to the future, former Fannie Mae site back in March.

The Washington Post reports:

“Fannie Mae is scheduled to move out of the complex late next year, clearing the way for Wegmans to open by 2022, according to Richard Lake, founding partner of Roadside Development. The grocery store, which is expected to take up about 80,000 square feet, will be located on the lower level, with an entrance at the back of the building, Lake said.”

And there was great joy in PoPville. STAY TUNED.

05/21/17 10:02pm

We admired their look a couple weeks ago. Who knew?!?

From the Downtown DC BID:

“Waste receptacles equipped with sensors were installed this month in Chinatown and are being installed in Anacostia as part of a DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), Anacostia Business Improvement District (ABID) and D.C. Government pilot to explore innovative waste management solutions in the District to influence maintenance programs across the country.

A total of 34 new, red Victor Stanley Relay™ Sensor and Service smart waste receptacles have been installed in the Chinatown neighborhood along several streets including H, 7th, 6th and I streets NW, in a pilot in partnership between the BID, the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) and with funding support from D.C.’s local soft drink companies and the American Beverage Association.

The Chinatown pilot cans are easily distinguishable. Each red can features brightly-colored Chinese-themed motifs on the lids and on a side plaque, which displays a Chinese dragon. Each can is outfitted with a smart sensor to monitor fill levels and send alerts when service is required.

The DowntownDC BID is simultaneously supporting a similar pilot in Anacostia where 53 waste bins with sensors are being installed. (more…)

05/20/17 2:08pm


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.