5th Street, NE back in 2008. round and round we go

Ed. Note: Once upon a time there was Capital City Market. There was also a FRESHFARM market here back in 2013.


“We love fall at the farmers market, which makes it the perfect time to launch our newest location: FRESHFARM Union Market District opens on Sunday, September 17! This new farmers market will be open year-round from 9am to 1pm and feature a wide mix of produce, meats, baked goods, prepared foods, coffee and tea, local spirits, and more. Join us for the grand opening this Sunday! (1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC, at the Plaza at The Dock, adjacent to Union Market.)”


photo by Emma K Alexandra

Update from The Wharf:

“Today, Jessie Taylor Seafood began the process of expanding their seafood business with the addition of a new barge at the Municipal Fish Market at #TheWharfDC.

Owned and operated by the Evans family for nearly 90 years, Jessie Taylor Seafood is the longest-tenured vendor at the Market. Recently they completed a long-term renewal of their lease which will extend their business at The Wharf for at least another 20 years.

Thanks to Emma for sending: “Spotted Jessie Taylor Seafood being tugged down the Anacostia, near Buzzard Point this morning. Pretty cool! Maybe they’re filling the vacant spot at the fish market?” Read More


14 F Street, NW

Ed. Note: In December 2022 we shared the sad news that Kelly’s Irish Times announced “the passing of our founder and patriarch, Hugh Kelly”.

Thanks to Brian K. for sharing the massive news that Kelly’s Irish Times Pub is for sale:

“14 F St NW represents a rare opportunity to acquire a freestanding restaurant/retail building only two blocks from Union Station on the border of the Capitol Hill/East End submarkets. Read More


Matteo Catalani

“Dear PoPville,

We are organizing a special event to honor the memory of our beloved friend, Matteo Catalani.

On August 13, 2023, we will be holding an informal memorial service at Retrobottega (2435 18th Street, NW), starting at 9:00pm. This occasion marks the first anniversary of Matteo’s passing, and it serves as an opportunity for all those who knew and loved him to come together, reminisce, and celebrate his life. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing about the recent naming competition for Dave Thomas circle. The description for Mamie Johnson notes that she went to Long Branch High School, which as far as I can tell isn’t and has never been a high school in the DC area. It appears Mamie went to Long Branch in New Jersey. So while it’s technically correct, it feels misleading and leaves out a considerable portion of Mamie’s DC legacy; her 30 year nursing career at Sibley. Description below. Read More


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