Dear PoPville – Something’s Going on at the L Street Subway

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2014 at 9:59 am 24 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

So something is going down at Subway across the street from my office on L street in NW. There is an unmarked and a marked police car, k-9 dog and the windows are boarded up. Can you find out what this shady business is all about?”

A couple other readers have tweeted this too. Any idea what would warrant something like this?

Update – First Lady Michelle Obama at Subway?: @DCSmalls tweets us:

“FLOTUS is going to a “national restaurant chain” today to talk about their healthy menu options…could be?”

  • Steve

    I don’t know what is going on, but the photographer has a great shade of nail polish on.

  • Beth

    Where on L Street is this?

    • laplotkin

      It’s actually on 15th St NW between L & K

      • laplotkin

        never mind – it’s not that one

    • Truxton Thomas

      I believe it’s the one between 17th and Connecticut Ave. NW, but I could be wrong.

    • Niceguy_321

      Its on L just east of Connecticut. Right across the street from the Farragut North L street metro exit.

  • Darrel_J

    The police just found out about the criminally low $5 footlongs all January

    • Chops


  • JFinMVT


    WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama is getting a new ally in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

    The first lady was scheduled to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes from the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House.

    Subway will only offer items on its kids’ menu that mirror federal standards for the school lunch program. That includes offering apples as a side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water as a default beverage.

    A White House food policy adviser says Subway’s commitment shows what a quick-service restaurant can do to help support a healthy nation.

  • Megan P.

    Its FLOTUS Michelle Obama promoting Subway’s healthy eating..on 17th and L St NW (Farragut North)

  • ek

    isn’t this one at the corner of connecticut and L st?

    First lady makes sense–the first thing I noticed from the picture was the secret service police car, not MPD.

  • fda100

    what are the chances of seeing her if i walk over? is it worth leaving my warm office for a chance to shake hands with FLOTUS?

    • Chops

      Munch kale chips nonchalantly on the sidewalk and see if she walks up to you.

    • Anonymous

      There is very little chance they’ll let you get anywhere near her. If they’ve gone so far as to paper over the windows, it seems like they don’t want any regular people taking part in this.

  • Anonymous

    FLOTUS is such a terrible-sounding acronym, really unbefitting of the position.

    • Anonymous

      “F. LOTUS”

    • Anonymous

      Agreed…if you rearrange the letters of FLOTUS, it looks like a Webster’s origin: “of slut”

      • Anonymous

        The acronym for Jill Biden is worse… SLOTUS?

  • Anonymous

    creepily peering out your window between the blinds and aiming something at the FLOTUS’ is a good way to get a cap in your ass

    • That MAn A

      Right lol

  • iaom

    The White House must like the corner of Connecticut and L, that’s the same place they sent Biden to that sandwich place on the other side of Connecticut.

    • atlas

      don’t you mean M st between 18th and 19th?

    • Anonymous

      It’s because they’ve already got rooftop snipers in place in the area

  • Anonymous

    She likes the same thing I do! Turkey, no cheese, pepperocinis, and a pile of veggies.


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