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The spring market is heating up! Are you thinking about buying a home in 2021? Learn how to buy a home and build equity with our First Time Home Buyer Workshop Saturday, May 1.

Learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent and how to make a winning offer from GreenLine Real Estate agents Jonathan Bartlett, K. Leszczak, Abiola Akintunde and owner, Tom Spier.

Buy a home in 2021 and build equity while interest rates are still low!

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • May 1
  • June 5

For your convenience, our workshops are virtual and free of charge and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can learn home buying strategies from the comfort of your own home. A Zoom.us link to our video conference will be emailed to those that sign up.

No obligation to buy… only to learn

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Photo by Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

I used to get the best haircuts from Billy at Parlour Salon on U Street. He is the only hairdresser who made my hair look good curly, straight, and even as it grew out. At some point while I was away from DC for grad school in 2015-2017, he left Parlour. I haven’t been able to find him, and I haven’t gotten an equally good haircut in years. Can the DC hivemind help? Anyone from the readership know where he is working?”

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 216-208 to pass the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51):

“Today, for the second time in two years, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of making Washington, DC the 51st state.

“This vote comes at a critical time when Americans nationwide are eager to deliver on the promise of liberty and justice for all. For centuries, an incremental approach to equality in America has delayed this promise for too many. Now is the time for bold action.

“We know well the grave injustices our nation was built on. We also know that progress has been made time and time again because elected leaders and everyday citizens had the courage and vision to demand a more inclusive democracy. Read More

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Adams Morgan Inn Says Good-Bye after 38 Years — by Adam Crain, owner, Adams Inn B&B

“After 38 years, the 27-room Adams Inn on Lanier Place in Washington DC is now closed, another victim of the Covid pandemic. Founded in 1983, Adams Inn’s namesake was its Adams Morgan neighborhood. There were two previous owners before I became owner in 2001. It is sheer coincidence that I share the same name as the Inn.

Adams Inn prided itself on affordability, always offering several rooms for under $90/night. With an average room rate of $128/night, breakfast included, the Inn was flooded with budget-conscious travelers. Our 86% annual occupancy rate was one of the city’s highest year after year. Many guests were repeat visitors, and many stayed for weeks at a time.

The Inn offered an intimacy rarely seen at larger hotels. With a small staff and low turnover, I got to know my staff; and they in-turn got to know our guests. My staff’s work ethic never ceased to amaze me; sick days were a rarity, and the work was fast paced. Most employees lived, at best, paycheck to paycheck, some hovering just beyond poverty. All were consumed with providing for their families, and as a result they yearned for work. I cannot imagine a group of harder working people. Yet because Covid devastated the hospitality industry, many will likely be left behind even as the economy recovers. Read More

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Yesterday there were 46,941 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 includes 99 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 47,040.

The District reported that one additional resident lost her life due to COVID-19.

39-year-old female

Tragically, 1,098 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More

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Ed. Note: See this year’s Bib Gourmand recipients here.

From a press release:

“The MICHELIN Guide celebrated resiliency and culinary talent at the highest level in Washington, D.C., with the announcement of 23 Starred restaurants. MICHELIN Guide inspectors recognized one new Two MICHELIN Stars and four new One MICHELIN Stars in the nation’s capital.

MICHELIN Guide D.C. Stars (PDF)

“This starred selection highlights the remarkable strength and innovation of chefs and restaurants who continue to serve D.C.’s community of locals and tourists with high-quality cuisine,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Michelin inspectors were especially impressed to discover inspiring new restaurant openings, despite the challenges of the global health crisis.”

Here’s the list of new starred restaurants, with inspector notes from each restaurant: Read More

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