Washington, DC

1115 New Jersey Avenue, SE right outside the metro photo by Kristi Clough

Thanks to Kristi for sending: “I’m excited to report that the Gregorys Coffee in Navy Yard opened today (Thursday)! Coffee’s good & I’m looking forward to trying nearly everything on their menu (look at the Cold Brew Bar list!). I love that they’re offering a more creative & healthier menu than competitors” Read More


Thanks to Jonathan for sending: “I noticed the new painted bike lanes on 17th NW south of Mass Ave.”

Looking good!

Related, from the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by community members and District government leaders to highlight her significant investments in providing infrastructure and mobility improvements in neighborhoods across all eight wards. The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2022 #FairShot Budget proposal dedicates more than $670 million to fix roadways, add sustainable transportation options, and create new outdoor spaces for community use.

“The Fair Shot Budget has the ability to transform the way we move around DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “As the District reopens and more of our residents are actively getting to and from home, work, and school, we are seizing this opportunity to expand access to a wider variety of sustainable transportation options. These investments will improve the quality of life for residents right now but they’re also the right investments for our kids and our kids’ kids.”

The Mayor’s $17.5 billion budget will improve the District’s transportation system and expand mobility throughout DC by delivering: Read More


1100 15th Street, NW

Thanks to Matt for sending last night: “The Blue Bottle Coffee at Midtown Center has been wrapped in brown paper. No signs on the door. I’m guessing we lost another one.”

When we recently spoke about the Logan Circle and Wharf permanent closures we noted Blue Bottle’s website only lists locations for Georgetown, Union Station and Union Market.

However, in more positive coffee news: Read More


Connecticut and Jefferson Pl, NW

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports the 1200 Block of Connecticut Avenue NW is closed until further notice for water service repairs. Please use an alternate route.”

Thanks to AJ for sending around 12:35pm.

And Mike: Read More


1426 L Street, NW

Ed. Note: This space was previously home to XO Restaurant and Lounge (and many others.)

The liquor license placard for Vortex says:

“The Establishment will be a Tavern serving American Tapas and fusion foods. Seating Capacity of 200 and a Total Occupancy Load of 300. The licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement with Dancing and Cover Charge to provide live entertainment.” Read More


20th and L Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Do you have any idea what motivated DC to install what appear to be permanent pylons on L Street NW at 20th, effectively making L Street one lane at that point, then reopening to two lanes once through the intersection? There was already a left-turn lane there. Takes many drivers by surprise and can’t think of a single rationale for doing it.” Read More


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