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Inside 14th and Park Road, NW

Yesterday we wrote about the odd hours at the Z Burger in Columbia Heights. We got an update at 5:30pm yesterday from Katherine:

“Looks like it’s lights out for Z Burger. Just stopped by and no one was there. Fryers and grills removed, everything off, signage removed from doors, including the operating hours signage.”

Z Burger opened here back in 2013. Updates when we learn what becomes of the cool, historic space.


Sherman and Irving Street, NW. Photo by Grant

Around 3:15pm Alert DC Traffic Police reported: “Traffic Alert
700 b/o Irving St NW btw Sherman Ave and Georgia Ave NW [EB One-Way] due to Police Activity
Alternative Route[s]: Park Rd, Harvard St, Lamont St
Watch for MPD direction // Closures are subject to change”

Some are hearing this was a shooting but that has not been confirmed at the moment. Update when more is known.


Ed. Note: Maybe they are using it as a staging ground or for part of the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing being built.

“Dear PoPville,

Hoping that the PoPville community can weigh in to help us figure out what’s happening with an empty lot behind our place. Between Chapin and Belmont off 14th St there’s a lot that has been overgrown (to the point where it caught fire on the 4th of July two years ago from some kids shooting fireworks into the brush) and unoccupied for the better part of three years, with three shipping containers as its only occupants (plus about a thousand rats). Read More


14th and Park Road, NW

A reader reported at 6:15pm last night: “just went to Z Burger at 14th and Park in Columbia Heights and they said they were closed and the staff was packing up a bunch of stuff. Any rumors if they’re closing?” Ed. Note: Their listed hours are from 11am until 10pm. A call to the store this morning at 11am rang repeatedly but there was no answer or voicemail.

Anyone hear anything? Z Burger opened here back in 2013. (RIP Nori Sushi, Mayorga Lounge.) Updates if/when there is something to this.


North Capitol and P Street, NW photo by Daphne Assimakopoulos

Niccole first reported at 10:39pm Saturday night:

“what’s going on at P and North Cap? Lots of cops, sidewalk sectioned off with caution tape…”

From MPD:

“Shooting in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NE. LOF: B/M 6′ wearing grey shirt.”

via google maps

From MPD around 2am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Disturbing detail from a twitter reply to MPD: Read More


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