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by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

3705 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Last summer you highlighted the opening of Bluebell Spa at 14th and Spring. I finally went – and it’s amazing. One of the best massages I’ve had in years and completely adorable and cozy inside. TuSuva fans will find the experience very comparable. They now offer massage, facial and skincare, and waxing. Appointments are easy to make online. Highly recommended!!!”

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

777 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“Nearly five years after opening the award-winning South American steakhouse, chef Victor Albisu is replacing Del Campo with two Mexican concepts. Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria, will have its first permanent D.C. home in the front bar and dining room, while the back dining room and patio will welcome Poca Madre. Albisu’s first upscale Mexican concept will offer a refined menu for dinner only.

“Del Campo has had a great run at 777 I (EYE) St., but the success of the Taco Bamba lunch counter made me think it’s time for a change in this space,” Albisu said. ” When I first opened Taco Bamba in Falls Church my goal was to introduce people to a different side of Mexican food, respecting the classics, but also showing off how cool and creative the cuisine could be. Poca Madre is going to be a more upscale experience, but the goal is similar. There are very few refined contemporary Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and none in D.C. I want to bring a different kind of Mexican experience to the District.”

Poca Madre and Taco Bamba in Washington, D.C. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I’m so confused. I have a flight out of BWI March 21st. Was planning on taking the $7 MARC/ Penn Line ride from Union Station to BWI….and it’s not there anymore?

Anyone have any tips for getting to BWI outside of commuter hours??
Other Amtrak lines are ~$28 for the same route.”

Ed. Note: We spoke about super shuttle here and some other options way back in 2009 here.

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 3:00 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. Every little bit helps. Thank you. Though I should really be paying you for sending in your pets that brighten my day, every day – thanks for that too!!

“Lil Jerry Seinfeld (yes, that’s her actual name) of Logan Circle hamming it up for the camera after a trip to the groomers.”

“City Dogs Rescue alum Arya (yes that’s Arya for Arya Stark) of Dupont–on a good hair day!”

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The home of one of DC’s most open secrets, widely known only as ‘The Spy House’, has come back under intense focus by a local developer. The house at 2619 Wisconsin Ave NW, which until recently was used for decades to spy on the Russian Embassy, is at risk of being demolished.

For the last three weeks, a surveying team has been assessing the vacant lot and property, including the entire 2600 block of Wisconsin Ave NW.

At the height of the cold war, the home served as the primary observation point for intelligence gathering, including the launching point for a $160 million project to train a cat to spy on the Russians.  The historic home still resides in its original condition – an untouched interior that was once home to three shifts of agents working nonstop. As tensions have reignited between Russian and the United States, the DC Council renamed the block where the Russian Embassy sits to “Boris Nemtsov Plaza,” in honor of a slain Russian politician opposed to the Putin government. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 4th and F Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3600 charming two story penthouse in capitol hill / h street corridor

Charming two story apartment in top two stories of a yellow townhouse on 4th Street NE between F and G. First floor has open layout with large kitchen (gas range), two-story living area (with fireplace) and half bath. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0

1st and O Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Since moving to Shaw at the end of last year, I’ve loved having access to the Dunbar High School track on weekends for my runs. However, the past couple times I’ve tried to access the track (mid morning on Saturdays), most recently yesterday, the turnstile on O Street has been locked. Any idea if this is just an oversight, a change in hours, or a change in policy?”

Ed. Note: We’ve spoken about the Dunbar Pool here.


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