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Featured Events This Week

by PoP Sponsor October 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

Happy Monday! The following is a list of featured events for the upcoming week, as submitted to our event calendar.

Fast Forward Series: The Future of Hospitality featuring Sheila Johnson
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.
@ Halcyon (3400 Prospect Street NW)

The Fall 2018 Fast Forward series kicks off with this conversation between Bluemercury CEO and Founder Marla Beck and Sheila Johnson, CEO and founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. Ms. Beck and Ms. Johnson will discuss the future of hospitality.

A Taste of Chevy Chase at The Lindley Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, October 25 from 6:30-9 p.m.
@ The Lindley (8405 Chevy Chase Lake Terrace, Chevy Chase, MD)

Sip ice cold beer and wine while you listen to live music from a jazz trio, and take tours around these great, new luxury apartments in the heart of Chevy Chase, MD.

This modern and contemporary building is everything you’ve always wanted in a home. You can RSVP at lindleyrsvp.com, and we hope to see you there!

LabX @ DX: A Fresh Taste
Friday, October 26 from 7-9:30 p.m.
@ Dance Exchange (7117 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD)

Join LabX in collaboration with Dance Exchange for an evening of performances and conversations to help us gain a better understanding of the food we eat every day.

Experience food-themed songs, spoken-word and comedy performances alongside interactive conversations with experts in the fields of social equity, sustainable diets, food waste and GMOs. Use offer CODE POP50 for 50% off!

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From a press release:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to provide answers about recent ICE enforcement actions in the District. The lawsuit alleges ICE did not properly respond to AG Racine’s requests demanding information about ICE raids in predominantly Latino communities in the District this summer. The requests asked ICE to identify the individuals who were detained, give reasons for the detentions, and explain the agency’s immigration enforcement policies. OAG’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit asks a federal court to order ICE to respond to the requests. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Photo Credit: My wife.

Back on October 10th I posted some scuttlebutt about Tenleytown’s Best Buy closing soon. Thanks to David for the update:

“The Best Buy Tenleytown location closes November 3rd. All of their DVDs shelves are empty, most home appliances are gone, and an employee informed me of the closing date.”

Now for the scuttlebutt about who could be taking over – a tipster tells me that a TARGET is a good possibility. A commenter to the October 10th post says “Amazon has the lease.” STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon page here.

“My cat Walker made a wild new friend tonight in Dupont Circle. Thank goodness my window was closed!”

Hopefully not visiting from Chevy Chase.

“Charlie from NoMa”

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

Yikes. In February we posted a story from David McAuley “FoBoGro Tries to Clean Up Act, Mend Fences”. This morning Deputy Mayor Donahue forwarded to us from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program:

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 16th and Colorado Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1800 / 800ft2 – Carriage House

A large unfurnished detached studio carriage house is available for immediate occupancy in NW DC.

The rent of $1800 includes all utilities. The apartment has a private gated entrance and street parking.

It is located a short walk from the bus line and directly across the street from Rock Creek Park. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

It’s been about a year since you last posted a question about the much-anticipated, but long-elusive XSport Fitness Fort Totten opening.

As recently as last month, the retail page for the Modern at Art Place indicated that this gym would be opening in Winter 2018. Now, they no longer list the gym as a future tenant, and XSport has removed the Fort Totten gym from their “Coming Soon” page.

Does anyone have any inside info? Can us Brightwood / Petworth / Fort Totten / Lamond-Riggs / Michigan Park residents still hold out some hope? Or is XSport Fort Totten the gym equivalent of vaporware?”

Another reader writes:

“This gym has been “coming soon” for over 4 ½ years. What’s more absurd is that the facebook page has a daily stream of pics of people working out, tagging the Fort Totten location and then has stupid chicken soup for the soul (or I guess muscle) quotes. The people posting on the page about the perpetual non-existence are pretty funny. And I have contacted them multiple time and they said we don’t have an opening date. This place has been coming soon longer than the duration of the American civil war.

I think it will be a great addition to the community –if it ever opens. And having a new fitness chain will be good for access in these areas of Northeast.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I had a tenant move into our English basement unit about six weeks ago. We live upstairs in the main unit with our four week old baby. Unfortunately, it’s become evident that our tenant is a daily marijuana smoker and our entire house now smells like marijuana everyday including our daughters nursery. My husband let her know about the situation and she said she’d stop but she hasn’t. We can’t go on with this, it is a real health hazard for our daughter, what are our best options? Unfortunately, we trusted a realtor with the lease and he overlooked putting a no-smoking clause in there. We are obviously very distressed by this. Any legal advice/experience with this helpful.
Thank you!”

Ed. Note: Back in the day we spoke about when an elderly neighbor’s pot smoke was also getting into someone’s apartment and in May 2016 “we’re pretty sure babies should not be exposed to pot smoke”.

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I had an unfortunate incident Saturday around 5 PM in the 1 St NE separated bike lane in NoMA. Uber and Lyft drivers blocking the lane is a constant occurrence on weekends and unfortunately there is no enforcement by the city. As a result, I try and just remind drivers in a friendly way they they’re creating a hazard by parking here. I always try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and just ask they not do it again. No one is going to feel like complying with the law if they get screamed at, even if they’re in the wrong.

Saturday, however, I encountered a stop Lyft in the lane (it was obvious based on the app the driver had mounted to the dash). When I tried to quickly remind the driver he shouldn’t be in the lane, one of the passengers became belligerent, cursing at me and then came around the vehicle, put his hands on me, and shoved me. (more…)

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