Washington, DC

“Bar-b-q carbecue”

Jerold reports at 1:22pm: “The Carolina Chopped BBQ food truck was being dealt with by fire department personnel on NY Avenue NE near Ivy City a few minutes ago.”

AlertDC reported:

“DDOT reports the inbound left travel lane in the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE is blocked due to a food truck fire. Traffic gets by on the right. Please use caution in the area.”


Thanks to Dennis and Michael for sending the opening date for Ivy City’s Target:

“Take all my money”

From Target: “The stores will celebrate their grand openings to the public on Nov. 10.”

New York Ave. Target – 67,000-square-foot
1515 New York Ave., NE

“The two stores will offer a curated selection of apparel and accessories for the whole family, home décor and essentials, an assortment of health, personal care and beauty products, grab-and-go groceries, fresh produce and more. Services at both locations will include a CVS Pharmacy and Order Pickup – which allows guests to order items online and pick up in store in as soon as an hour. The New York Ave. store will include a Starbucks.”

Tenleytown Target – 46,000-square-foot
4500 Wisconsin Ave.


“Opening Winter 2020 in Ivy City. 1408 Okie Street, NE”
From a press release:

“he Lane, a family social club providing a modern and stylish space for today’s families to play, relax, eat, and build community, will open its first location in Washington, DC’s Ivy City neighborhood in late winter 2020. The two-level concept will feature one-of-a-kind play structures for children, comfortable seating areas for parents and caregivers, exciting programming for the whole family, a café and bar serving food and drinks from local makers, and private spaces for celebrations, classes, and other special events. The brainchild of two local working mothers, Molly Nizhnikov and Rachel Lubin, The Lane will redefine leisure time for urban parents. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

I’m a local musician and wanted to tell you about my DC-baed 501c3 nonprofit for female musicians, ProjectHERA. Our mission is to support, empower, and promote women of all ages in music. We are hosting our 3rd annual HERA Music Festival on Sunday, September 22, at City Winery DC from 12-9pm. This is an all-ages, family friendly event highlighting female musicians with performances by full bands, acoustic artists and DJs! Read More


Photo by Dennis Jansen

“Dear PoPville,

For the last month DC has let an abandoned car with smashed windows and dozens of tickets sit and rot while partially blocking traffic in Ivy City, on Gallaudet St, (right near Gravitas and the Hecht Warehouse). Repeated calls to 311 from many residents have yielded no results, though the city posted a warning that the car would be towed back at the start of June. Wishful thinking with no follow-up. It’s still there.” Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 3/15/2019, at approximately 10:00 PM, an adult female reported that she had just been carjacked by two (2) suspects, in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road, NE. The complainant reported that one of the suspects produced a handgun, and ordered her out of her vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene in the complainant’s vehicle.

A short time later, at approximately 10:30 PM, members of the 5D Crime Suppression Team located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Circle 7, at 1211 Mt. Olivet Road, NE. The officers approached the vehicle, at which time the suspects fled in the vehicle, striking an officer who was out on foot. Read More


From an email:

“Santa is coming down from the North Pole and stopping at Atlas Brew Works! Whether naughty or nice, bring the family (including well-behaved dogs) for a fun day of pictures on Santa’s lap and Atlas’ delicious solar powered craft beer. Pictures are gratis (please bring your own camera) but Santa is accepting donations to go towards his fundraising efforts for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Donate to Santa’s St. Baldrick’s Campaign here.

WHAT: Santa Comes to Atlas Brew Works
WHEN: Sunday, December 9, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Atlas Brew Works, 2052 West Virginia Avenue NE
COST: Free (donations accepted to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation)


From MPD around 8pm:

“Earlier this evening Fifth District officers responded to a call for sounds of gunshots in the 1800 Block of Kendall St NE. Officers responded to the scene and located an adult male victim suffering from gun-shot wounds to the leg and foot. He was transported to an area hospital and is in serious condition. 5D detectives are handling this investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this offense are urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411.”

A reader reported around 11:45pm:

“@PoPville‬⁩ at least 12 gunshots heard in Ledroit park, anyone have any information?”

From MPD around midnight:

“Shooting in the 2100blk of 4th St NW. No lookout at this time.”

Updates when/if more is known/released.


OK beer geeks, buckle up. I got a few queries over the weekend asking about the giant line Saturday in front of the Bruery Store in Union Market. It turns out that the Other Half Brewing Co. had a can pop up event. The line was around the block (see above, thanks to Laura for sending.) Then this week, I started to get a steady flood of scuttlebutt from sources saying that they hear Other Half were planning on opening up a brewery here in D.C. Word is the location will be somewhere in Ivy City.

I had their Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags at Boundary Stone last night and it was outstanding. This is very, very good news indeed. I rate this scuttlebutt accuracy at 97%. Read More


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