by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Dupont and we have a huge rat issue. We recently had a few come through the pipes in our toilet (like they physically tried to crawl out when I flushed – everyone’s worst nightmare). I’m at my wits end trying to find some sort of solution to this, or find anyone who has encountered this before. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

1330 19th Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, as part of #ObviouslyDC Week, Mayor Bowser celebrated Shop Made In DC, a new brick and mortar store and café stocked exclusively with DC brands and concepts. The new storefront operation is a collaborative retail extension of the Made in DC program and is made possible through a partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Boston Properties, People Make Place, and Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG). Just a few days away from Shop Made in DC’s grand opening, the Mayor made the first purchase in the store.

“Those of us who live and work in DC already know that Washingtonians make tremendous products. Now, Shop Made in DC is giving more DC entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell and promote their brands while growing their customer base,” said Mayor Bowser. “When Washingtonians share their talents and creativity with our city, we want to make sure we are doing all we can to support them. Shop Made in DC just made that a little bit easier to do.”

 The unique store features a rotating selection of products designed, crafted, built and made in DC, including jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, furniture, and food products. Starting Thursday, customers can shop DC-made items from brands like DISTRICT of CLOTHING, Hollow Work Ceramics, Milks Letterpress, and Mallory Shelter Jewelry. View the Makers List for the complete list of 24 participating brands.

The in-store cafe features a menu of bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches from Bullfrog Bagels, alongside a coffee program by Small Planes Coffee. Shop Made in DC is the first location for the local coffee roaster and the café will offer a full menu of espresso beverages and cold brew. New concepts Dorjee Momo, nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering, and Tortilladora, southwestern tacos and sides by Chef Ed McIntosh, will also share space in the Shop Made in DC café, with their own menus available for lunch and dinner. In addition, a selection of RunningByrd Tea, Misfit cold-pressed juices, Thunder Beast craft root beer, and craft kombucha will be available. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Scott Davies, photo via ANC2B

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Commissioner Scott Davies (district 09) of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont missed last week’s meeting, but no one present faulted him.

“It’s more important than this,” said Commissioner Mike Silverstein (district 06) in an announcement at the beginning of the October 11 meeting.

Silverstein was referring to Davies’ work on the hospital ship USNS Comfort, which has been deployed to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

1825 M Street, NW

There was a time… Thanks to Brian for the heads up:

“curtains drawn/windows papered over, and a sign on the door that said “We are closed until further notice.”

Sign of The Whale 2.0 opened up back in 2010. Stay tuned for 3.0.

: Thanks to Grant for finding – perhaps not 3.0 after all. From DC Tap House:

“Rustic-modern Gastropub, serving NEW American fare, craft beers, specialty cocktails, FRESH raw bar, LIVE music & TV sporting events.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

Photos by Phil Carney

From an email:

“The Dupont Circle House Tour will be Sunday, October 15th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrating its 50th year, the house tour will highlight the Avenue of the Presidents: 16th Street NW. Tour goers will explore the corridor’s varied architectural buildings ranging from four-story row houses to apartment buildings, Embassies, institutional buildings, and churches.

Included in the tour is an afternoon tea at the Temple of the Scottish Rite. Designed by John Russell Pope (who also designed the National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial), the temple was constructed between 1911-15, and was modeled after the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus.

Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door, and may be purchased on line www.dupont-circle.org/tickets. Tickets on the day of the tour are available at the Temple of the Scottish Rite, 1730 16th Street, NW, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1421 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


The Phoenix is offering an array of unique floor plans and distinctive features in a charming historical building located off Thomas Circle minutes from the blue line McPherson Square metro and the red line DuPont Circle. Enjoy the desired comfortable living offered here at The Phoenix (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

1333 19th St, NW entrance on New Hampshire Avenue Ave (before renovations)

The following was written by David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Shop Made in DC (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, next to Buffalo Billiards) received unanimous approval for a stipulated liquor license from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle at its regular meeting October 11. However, there was some evidence that this DC-government sponsored retail establishment is having trouble getting its ducks in a row before its scheduled opening this month.

“They keeping shuffling the dates when we’re opening,” Stacy Price of People Make Place, an organization that advocates for local businesses, said.

Price and Stephanie Babin of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group made the presentation to the ANC in support of the request for a stipulated liquor license. A stipulated liquor license allows an establishment to serve alcohol while it is finishing the formalities necessary to get a permanent liquor license. It is one of the few acts that an ANC can take that is not only advisory in nature, that is, once an ANC approves a request for a stipulated liquor license, the license is routinely issued by DC authorities upon payment of a $100 fee.

Price and Bavin told the ANC that Shop Made in DC plans to serve alcohol from noon to 8pm, even though its application, if approved, will grant them longer hours, including until 10pm. The shop is planning to have 20 seats inside and 14 seats outside, the presenters said, although their license application as written might allow them more.

The ANC noted that the applicants did not yet have all the paperwork necessary to use the outdoor patio space, and that it wished to note that fact on the resolution otherwise supporting the liquor license application. Sidewalk cafes require a separate license from the District Department of Transportation, which in turn means a separate application to the ANC for approval. Since the October 11 ANC meeting was the last scheduled meeting before the planned opening, it would be impossible for Shop Made in DC to get approval before its long-planned opening this month.

The presenters told the ANC that there had been a lot of interest at DC’s Department of Small Business and Local Development in getting the shop open on schedule, so they were looking into work-arounds that would allow the outdoor space to operate legally. This included possibly obtaining a special events permit from DC’s alcohol licensing authorities.

The ANC amended its original resolution to note that its endorsement was conditional on the applicants obtaining the required public space usage permits.

The presenters also told the ANC that the establishment plans to have nine taps, eight dedicated to local beer brewers and one to “specialty cocktails”. It planned to start non-alcoholic coffee shop service at 7am on weekdays and 11am on weekends, and would start serving “fast casual” lunch at 11am.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at Connecticut and California Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1895 / 525ft2 – Sun Splashed Studio with W/D! Available November, Open this Saturday!

2000 Connecticut: Large Studio Available in November. Excellent Natural Light w/ Spacious Open Floor plan!

This gorgeous studio apartment is fully upgraded with hardwood floors, granite kitchen, new porcelain tile bath, great closet space and washer/dryer.

A sunny and spacious apartment over looking our beautiful entrance courtyard off of California Street, NW.

Located between two of Washington’s two most esteemed residential neighborhoods, Dupont Circle and Kalorama, we offer a fabulous location with all of the amenities you need.

The building features front desk services including package handling and dry cleaning valet, a roof top deck with panoramic views and a Weber gas grill for resident use, a 24 hour fitness center, free bike storage, and additional rental storage! Public WiFi available in the lobby, fitness room, and roof deck! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Barbara.K

The following was written by David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings. David will be starting a regular column for PoPville. And this is very good news!!

Report of last night’s Dupont Circle ANC Meeting

Private lawyers are drafting legislation to limit noise from street musicians, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle was told at its regular monthly meeting last night (October 11).

A pair of lawyers told the ANC they intend to return and ask for support of a resolution favoring new legislation creating a “reasonable and enforceable standard” for the volume at which “buskers” (street musicians) can play. No resolution was proposed at last night’s ANC meeting. The lawyers said they had been “retained by commercial interests” to work on this legislation, which they intend to eventually send to the DC City Council for approval. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

Was finishing up a movie late last night around 2:30am (Hidden Figures, amazing film) when I heard a crash outside. A silver Mazda sedan (older model) had crashed into three parked cars on the south side of P Street NW between 17th and 18th. The Mazda reversed and continued eastward along P Street with his front bumper dragging beneath the car. Driver definitely seemed inebriated as they were swerving along the road. Immediately called the police who showed up within minutes. Didn’t get a license plate number. Anyone living along P Street in the vicinity of Webster House have any security cameras facing the street that can identify the license plate? 30 minutes after the police showed up they had not located the silver Mazda. Returned to finishing Hidden Figures.”


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