Washington, DC


2319 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From Tennis Zone Plus:

“New Location: 4839 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., 20016 – Tennis Zone Plus will be moving from its current location of 2319 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., 20007. It will now be just a couple blocks from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station.

D.C.’s premier tennis store is moving to a larger space to provide its customers with more options than ever before.

Since opening in 2009, Tennis Zone Plus has been a fixture in the D.C. community, becoming a one-stop shop for tennis players of all skill levels. Tennis Zone Plus not only provides the tennis community with the latest gear, it also has a wide variety of items to suit the needs of the squash, racquetball, pickleball, and badminton communities. Read More

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River Road and Western Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

The playground at Ft Bayard has been closed for renovation with no progress since December. I’m getting nowhere trying to find out who to contact for information.”

Ed. Note: Looks like this is run by the National Park Service, in which case Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office might be the best bet? Anyone know what’s going on here?

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Down Goes H&M


5345 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Thanks to Reid for sending:

“They shut down the bottom floor (out of 3) about 2 weeks ago and pulled the plug on the rest of the store in the last 48 hours.”

This H&M opened here in the former Pottery Barn back in August 2013. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards

Update from MPD:

“I am pleased to announce that we made two arrests in reference to the two robberies and the two attempt robberies (and a theft from a CVS) that occurred yesterday. I don’t yet have all the information, but the arrests close the following:

Robbery (snatch) 3620 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (attempt) 3859 Gramercy Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (snatch) 4001 Brandywine Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery ( attempt) 3801 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Theft II 3327 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Second District is currently investigating a series of robberies that occurred on yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 between 5pm and 6pm:

4000 block of Brandywine Street, NW CCN: 19-046-543 (Open Case) Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Thought you might be interested in this house going up – a teardown of a bungalow and a build of a crazy big house, totally out of proportion to what’s around it. I don’t know the zoning laws but this is taking up the whole lot. You don’t even see the two car garage to the right.

Here is what it’s going to look like – don’t know where the lawn surrounding the house is coming from because there will be no lawn or yard when this house is done.”

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5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Another Carpe Librum opened in Union Station back in April.

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been really bummed about Carpe Librum’s Farragut location closing, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a new location in the Mazza Gallerie last night! The man working there told me they’d been open for a few weeks and are planning on making it a permanent location. Their posted hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, and Sun noon-6pm. They told me they are always accepting book donations during business hours! Read More

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Greatest reuse of an old ATM space? It’s right outside the Friendship Heights metro in the same building as the Michael’s craft shop. It is beautiful. Like wheels on luggage, I can only wonder why it has taken so long for someone to invent this:

My only question is – why in the world is this thing not open 24 hours a day?!?!? Anyway, if there is any justice in this world, expect to find one near you soon!!

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