Can the Columbia Heights Giant please collect their shopping carts. I see them all over the neighborhood. These are 7 of them lined up on Holmead Place, with more further down the street.”
Are folks noticing more than usual? I thought these carts had the wheels that lock when they leave a certain distance? Are others also noticing more than the usual number of carts?
Photo of DCUSA by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Thanks to Brent and all for sending word about the Payless Stores closing. From the New York Times:
“Payless ShoeSource, a once-popular seller of inexpensive women’s footwear and a staple in many suburban shopping malls, is closing all of its American stores.” (more…)
1400 Irving Street, NW courtesy Bar Roubaix
“Sim’s Creole Kitchen, the Mardi Gras pop-up at Bar Roubaix in Columbia Heights, is bringing Bourbon Street to the DMV this Saturday! If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras…We Gotcha Baby! Admission is $10 and includes one Hurricane cocktail or Abita beer. Bring your appetite, second line rags, umbrellas, whistles, and wear your best Mardi Gras costume to win a $100 Sim’s Creole Kitchen gift card to use on your next visit. (more…)
14th and Park Road, NW
“The 4th District continues to work on issues of concerns, namely prostitution on and around the 14th St corridor between Park Road N.W. and Spring Road N.W.
I would like to report that 7 recent arrests for prostitution were made in the area as a result of a focused effort.
These arrests were result of the concerns the community voiced and the information they provided in reference to prostitution and human trafficking as a whole.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in the 1400 block of Park Road, Northwest.
At approximately 7:28 pm, the suspect and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation at the listed location. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Brighenti
Update: “This ‘Verizon’ gentleman tried to let himself into my home.” Check out the video.
Has anyone else encountered the the youngish looking guys in neon yellow shirts and vests stating they are from Verizon? Three came to my door, in what appeared to be scam. They said they had recently installed new cable in the area (doubt it) and wanted to let me know about new benefits. They continued to ask who my provider was and if I was happy with them.
When I said if you worked for Verizon you would know who provided my cable, they mumbled something about a mistake and were off to the next house. Given that it was three guys, I assumed they were running a “knock on the door and let themselves in” type of operation. What do you think real Verizon guys, or scam robbery in disguise?”
3907 14th Street, NW
From Little Coco’s:
“Little Coco’s Restaurant announces the launch of APERITIVO HOUR, its modified version of the iconic Italian happy hour. Mondays through Thursdays from 5 – 7 pm, Aperitivo Hour is an all-inclusive, unlimited, food and drink offer for $23 per person.
Inspired by our pre-opening trip across Italy in 2015, the team at Little Cocos’ has been noodling over how to recreate the Italian love of pre-dinner apertifs and snacks. Based on the idea that digestifs/bitters such as Campari and Aperol combined with salty snacks whet one’s appetite for dinner, Aperitivo times are ubiquitous in Italy, from coast to coast, city-to-city, restaurant-to-restaurant.
via google maps
“Members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division conducted a prostitution operation last night in PSA 408. Seven adult males were arrested in the 3600 block of 14th Street, NW, and charged with Sexual Solicitation.”