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391 Morse Street, NE
From a press release:
“Husband-and-wife baking duo Tom Wellings and Camila Arango are bringing their sweet treats — and savory ones, too — to the Union Market District tomorrow, February 3 with Pluma by Bluebird Bakery.
“Pluma by Bluebird Bakery will offer morning and afternoon pastries, sandwiches, tartines, salads and Roman-style pizza as well as Stumptown coffee, beer and wine”
The new café concept, which began as a pop-up coffee shop at Prequel, will be located inside The Edison (391 Morse Street NW), the new 178-unit apartment complex near Union Market featuring 28,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level.
In addition to a robust menu of morning and afternoon pastries, such as quiche, croissants, tarts and shortbreads, Pluma will serve sandwiches, tartines, salads and Roman-style pizza as well as Stumptown coffee, beer and wine.
Local seasonal produce will factor heavily on the menu, which will continue to include well-known favorites like kouign-amann, a pastry from Brittany, France. Pluma is an expansion of Wellings and Arango’s Bluebird Bakery brand, a wholesale distributor of baked goods and coffee servicing 16 cafés and culinary hubs in the D.C. region, including Union Market. (more…)
Big news from Tom Sietsema:
“Food flash: Massimo Fabbri, late of @RistoranteTOSCA, today purchased Thally and plans to turn the Shaw storefront into San Lorenzo by April. “We want people feel as if they’ve stepped into Tuscany,” says the chef. On the menu: rabbit, ribolita, steak Florentine. #CantWait”
Thally’s last day is Saturday.
Food flash: Massimo Fabbri, late of @RistoranteTOSCA, today purchased Thally and plans to turn the Shaw storefront into San Lorenzo by April. “We want people feel as if they’ve stepped into Tuscany,” says the chef. On the menu: rabbit, ribolita, steak Florentine. #CantWait
— Tom Sietsema (@tomsietsema) February 2, 2018
I was perusing the Craigslist job section for a potential part-time gig when I stumbled upon this gem and wanted to share it with the world (or at least the readers of Popville). The best part is the self-asked and answered Q&A section where the poster talks about pheromones. ENJOY!
Needless to say, I’m still looking because I don’t want to be murdered and become a Lifetime movie. Let me know if anyone needs a weekend dog walker.”
What: Be my wingwoman
When: Weekends and weekday evenings when we’re both available
Where: Arlington VA (and downtown DC if its convenient). PUBLIC places ONLY. NOT at my apartment. NOT anywhere else private.
Why: Because I’m shy and want to meet women who are not shy
Pay: $30 per hour
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.
Astro, Hubble and Lyra are all 3 month old Plott Hound/Mountain Cur mix puppies looking for a home. (Don’t worry, these litter-mates are each looking for their own separate homes!) Hubble, pictured below, should steal your heart with his adorable antics. Astro and Lyra are pretty cute too! Check them all out on the City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties website under “Cosmos Puppies”.
Darling Winona had a tough start in life. She was left at a shelter with a number of other cats who were all very sick. Winona was the worst off and had to have her eye removed due to the trauma it received when she was ill. She is an adorable pirate cat that you should definitely apply to meet to see how sweet she is in person! You can tell Winona is truly grateful to have been rescued because she’s such an affectionate, sweet kitty. She loves to be petted and she enjoys snuggling with her blankets — while she doesn’t scratch furniture, she enjoys kneading whatever fabric she’s standing on. More info on Winona here.
The last three mornings in a row MPD has pounded on our door at 5:45 a.m., 6:45 a.m., and 7:10 a.m. They are looking for someone who has an outstanding warrant for a domestic abuse charge. We do not recognize the name and know the last three people that have owned our home. We have owned it since Nov. 2016. Each morning the police say they will remove our address from their records. The person they’re looking for must have given this address by mistake or purposefully. Yesterday I had a long exchange with the commander of 3D but he was ineffective as the police came again this morning looking for the same person. Again, they said they’d cross our address off their list. But when we called the officers’ sergeant she said that we would have to go through the court system to get the address stricken from the record. How is this our responsibility? And, is there anything else we can do?”
Update from MPD:
“OP first contacted me on Thursday morning regarding the 2 incidents in which MPD officers knocked on her door looking for an individual early in the morning. Unfortunately, OP was unable to obtain the names of the officers and indicated that the officers were different on both dates. She was able to give me a description of the officers from Thursday and a review of our Third District personnel that morning revealed no members matching that description. The name of the subject that the officers were looking for was a very generic name, and as such I could not ascertain the warrant or other information. At that time I advised OP that I believed that the officers were from another unit and I would begin making inquiries to identify them and their officials. I also advised her that if they returned for a third time, to get their names, car numbers and request that they have a supervisor respond.
Today (Friday), OP contacted me via email to say that the officers responded for a third time this morning. This time she was able to provide me with the names of the officers and it was determined that they were trying to serve DC Superior Court papers on an individual. With the names of the officers now known, I was able to loop the commander of that unit into our email conversation. It turns out that the individual who had petitioned the court, not the MPD, had provided the OP’s address as the subject’s address in their court filing. The commander of that unit has reached out to his team officials to make sure that the officers do not return to that location again looking for this individual. In addition, he and his team are working with the DC Superior Court to update their records indicating that this individual does not reside at the location. While we are making contact with DC Superior Court, it was relayed to the OP that they could also notify DC Superior Court of the issue, but this was never intended to be in lieu of MPD doing it. Although I was not there when that conversation took place, I believe that is where the confusion came from.
I am certain that this was a frustrating situation for OP, but I can assure you that once we obtained sufficient information to identify the officers and the subject that they were looking for, we began working to make sure that we do not respond to this address again for the same individual.
Commander, Third District
Patrol Services North
Metropolitan Police Department”
This rental is located at 234 Nicholson Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1995 / 2br – 2 ba – Amazing Condo with Brick Patio and Small Porch!
• Excellent Fort Totten/Riggs Park Neighborhood less than a mile walk to Fort Totten Metro Station (green, red, yellow)
• Provides terrific access to downtown DC as well as Maryland that sits just to the east.
• Walmart, Giant, Shop Rite are all in walking distance plus the Riggs Road Bus stop is at the end of Nicholson
• In walking distance to several parks including Riggs Rd Playground, Fort Totten Park, Keene Rec Center, Fort Circle Parks, plus Providence Hospital and Catholic University Campus-great location for a professor and their family, recent graduates, or doctor and family!
• Duplex home is brick appointed, fenced in backyard with brick patio and small porch.
THE HOME (more…)