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by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2018 at 9:15 am 0


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by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


2nd, Delaware and M Street, NE

I’ve been itching for a Red Bear Brewing update since we first got word back in December. At that time we learned:

“Exciting news: NoMa will be getting a brewery in 2018! Red Bear Brewing will establish its first location, a 100-150-seat taproom, in the ground-floor retail space at Uline Arena next to the REI flagship store. The brewery, which expects to open its doors late next summer, was founded by three fellows from Washington State who now call the Washington, D.C., area home (one of them even lives in NoMa).”

Sounds like late summer may be a bit optimistic but glad to hear construction is about to start!

“Construction is just around the corner! So we decided to prep our space with some amazing window covers. Check them out! They’re pretty awesome!

Much more to come!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thought I’d flag a suspicious Craiglist apartment listing. Another example of a listing being too good to be true, I suspect. The price and lack of pictures made me suspicious–other multi-bedroom units in the building go for well over $2800. The initial email claiming to have sent multiple messages through Craiglist’s email relay seemed fishy. The follow-up emails raised my hackles–erratic use of punctuation (though these days…), strange diction, a promise to run a background check before even applying, etc. Maybe I’m too suspicious–the embedded links and email address all checked out; they didn’t appear to redirect to a suspicious website. But I flagged the post for Craigslist and thought it’d be valuable to warn the PoPville community, nonetheless. When something seems too good to be true, well…it’s gotta be, right?

Looks like Craigslist took it down.”

Ed. Note: A good reminder to be alert and never send deposits, first month’s rent etc. without seeing the unit in person first. My wife has a colleague who recently moved to D.C. from out of town and when they went to move in to their apartment they were told, “what are you talking about, this unit is not vacant.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Ed. Note: StreetSense Media reported July 11th:

“Evicted tenants have a new chance to avoid the typical scene of belongings strewn on the sidewalk and left to be taken or damaged, according to the lawmakers behind new emergency legislation.

The D.C. Council passed a bill July 10 to grant those tenants an extra seven days to figure out what to do with their property. The vote was 11 to 2.”

The new process begins August 13th:

U.S. Marshals Service, District of Columbia, Superior Court, Service of Writs of Restitution (Evictions) (PDF)

U.S. Marshals Service, District of Columbia, Superior Court, Service of Writs of Restitution (Evictions PDF)

261018445-Bill-of-Rights (PDF)

“Dear PoPville,

On July 12, 2018, we witnessed the eviction of one of our neighbors while she and her child were not home. The new managers hired at 13th & U directed the building engineers to put her and her child’s belongings on U Street at 3:00pm as passers by and vagrants picked through her personal property. U.S. Marshalls and MPD were not present as required by D.C. Code §42-3505.01. Attached video and photos show the horrendous acts. 13th & U has a private loading dock where they could have left her to pick up her personal property. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

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“#DCDelano enjoying her patio garden in the Atlas District”

“Sadie after a rainy day. We live in Van Ness”

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

Thanks to Steve for sending from Dupont Circle:

“Environment betrays environmentally friendly car”

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