by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm 0

2467 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple readers for sending:

“Just received an email from a commercial broker saying the building on 18th where Idle Time Books is located just sold, dunno what that means for the business but thought you’d like to know.”

In December the Washington Post reported the upcoming sale of the building and business to real estate executive Scott Spector:

“In November, after years of rejecting potential buyers who preferred her real estate to her first-edition copies of Jack Kerouac novels, [Idle Time owner Val] Morgan found what she considered an appropriate suitor — “the bookstore savior,” as she refers to him, bursting into a raspy laugh.

Spector, in a telephone interview, said he’s contemplating myriad changes, including selling new books along with the used, opening a cafe in the shop, and creating space for readings, lectures and community meetings.”


by Prince Of Petworth January 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm 0

Thanks to Kate for passing on from the Duplex Diner:

“Furloughed? We’re here to provide you a NIGHT OUT! Bediz Group is teaming up with Atlantic Coast Mortgage and Duplex Diner to provide a night out for furloughed federal workers.

Bring your business card or federal ID card with you between 6pm and 8pm to receive a FREE MEAL and GLASS OF WINE! Valid on food and wine items on their Monday Menu or receive a $10 dining credit that must be used that night.

Open to the first 150 people. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Harrison Jones

From Madams Organ (2461 18th Street, NW):

Tonight from 9-10pm Madams Organ will be giving free drinks to furloughed government employees with ID.

Well this my be my favorite offer yet: Rosetta Stone is offering a free 3-month subscription to furloughed government workers.

“Rosetta Stone sympathizes with federal employees impacted by the shutdown. Try to take your mind off of the shutdown by learning a new language. Email us at [email protected] during this offer period to claim a 3-month, no-cost online subscription for any of our available languages. Please include the name of the government department or agency you work for. This offer is good through January 31, 2019. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 10:30 am 0

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone heard details of the shooting that took place around 4:45/5am this morning on 16th and Columbia? We think it may have been near the All Souls Church. We live in the Argonne and woke up to 4 distinct gunshots. Shortly after, cop cars pulled up and my wife saw police interviewing a possible witness. They didn’t stay long and all returned to normal.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2019 at 10:45 am 0


“Dear PoPville,

1/6/18 at 11:30am Apartment Breakin.

Hello PoPville. We had two apartments robbed in Adams Morgan this weekend. It was a terrifying experience. First apartment-the couple was away. In the second-the girl was at home in another room. Horrible experience. She did not stay in the apartment that night. The individuals easily got into the building and we suspect they were tipped off by someone. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

2630 Adams Mill Rd NW Walter Pierce Park from Calvert Street entrance

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share a disturbing exchange I had this morning at the Walter Pierce Dog Park. I’m a half Chinese woman in my 30s. I was there around 8:00am when a man walks in with a throwing stick and kicks a park toy near my dog while making kissing sounds. Something is immediately off (his posture, the way he’s looking at my dog) and I glance around and see he is not accompanied by his own dog. (more…)


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