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by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


415 14th Street, SE. Photo by Mary Baumgard

Thanks to Mary for sending. Capitol Hill Corner reported in November:

“Construction will take 24 months. During that time, Safeway will be closed.

The current Safeway will be demolished. The new Safeway will be 60,000 square feet – 10,000 square feet larger than the current store. The developer said that the new store will be “bigger, better, fresher.”

Updates as construction progresses.

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

Thanks to a neighbor for sending an update on the Coffee Controversy Brewing in Hill East:

“This morning’s interpretive closure sign (photo attached). The “Loaf Lounge” shock jock segments certainly have not gone unnoticed by neighbors in this residential spot.

The prior business, Mia’s, had some clouds too. It had been operating without a license since 5/2017. And the owner left unannounced.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


15th and A Street, NE (101 15th Street, NE)

Hill Rag reported on Saturday:

“Loaf Coffee Opens in Former Mia’s Coffeehouse Location”

Multiple readers write:

“Dear PoPville,

There is a coffee shop that just took over Mia’s space in Hill East. I wanted to learn more about the owners, and I was grossed out by their Twitter feed – it was mostly pictures of women in sexy Halloween costumes. After I wrote them a message (below), they took down their Twitter account, but they still have their podcast (Loaf Lounge) on their website. The podcast content is garbage. I’m not trying to be the mortality police, but they are hosting these images and a misogynist, immature podcast as part of their coffee brand.


screenshot sample of some podcast episodes via loafcompanies.com

There is a big population in Hill East who would love to have a coffee place, bar, or sandwich shop in their neighborhood, but I’m never stepping foot in this store.”


Photo via Loaf Companies Contact Page

The company’s reply to OP’s concerns:

“We sincerely apologize if our twitter feed had any offensive images. We haven’t used Twitter in a very long time and have now shut it down.

Loaf Companies wasn’t always just coffee. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 770 11th Street, SE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“CLASSIC, Incredibly Comfortable and functional 3BR/2BA CAPITOL HILL FEDERAL HOME featuring many original arch details incl. hrdwd floors, Pella windows, radiantly resplendent heat and stunning kitchen w large dining area. Modern updates with fabulous energy flow, lovely STRATEGIC Eastern Mkt location in the heart of Capitol Hill/near Congress, Metro and renowned shopping, entertainment and dining.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $854,900.

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

From Events DC:

“WHAT: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, will host a public community meeting to provide citywide residents with an update on the RFK Campus redevelopment project – as well as any upcoming Campus event announcements. Updates will include timing on the short-term Campus program elements, the multi-purpose recreational fields and environmental study.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Luke Catholic Church
4925 E Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20019

**Food will be provided; this meeting is free & open to the public.

To RSVP here.

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, in honor of the Year of the Anacostia, Mayor Bowser announced significant conservation and investment commitments for Kingman and Heritage Islands. The Mayor directed the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to designate portions of both islands as a State Conservation Area and the southern area of Kingman Island as a Critical Wildlife Area. The State Conservation Area designation mimics the federal covenant for the islands, restricting their use to environmental, educational, and recreational purposes. In addition, the Mayor also announced a new $4.7 million investment for educational and recreational improvements on the islands.

“Our goal is a fishable, swimmable Anacostia River, and over the past few years, we have made tremendous progress toward that goal. However, there is more to do, and these conservation designations and this new funding will help us get that work done,” said Mayor Bowser. “Efforts and investments like these are how we will become the healthiest, greenest, and most sustainable city in the world.”

Consistent with the Kingman Island & Heritage Island Planning and Feasibility Study, the new investment will support outdoor classrooms, bathrooms, and accessible routes and pathways for visitors to the islands. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2018 at 11:50 am 0

This unit is located at 1345 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“A bit of Parisian flair on the top floor @ the George. Bask in the sun from the soaring sky lit ceilings, enjoy treetop views over PA Avenue! Spacious kitchen, marble counters & gas range will be ideal for you to perfect your coq au vin. Smart design offers a MST BR, double closets & ensuite BA with soaking tub, serene 2nd BR & BA. 1 block to Metro/grocery & steps to restaurants, TJ, Eastern Mrkt”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $539,000 ($157 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 14th and A Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2495 / 2br – 1000ft2 – Really Nice 2BR With 17 Windows! on 2nd Fl. of Converted Storefront

Truly beautiful and spacious 2BR (or huge 1BR for a couple) on 2nd Floor of Converted Storefront on Capitol Hill. All amenities, including W/D in the unit. High Ceilings. Hardwood Floors. Designer Kitchen and Bathroom. Ceiling Fans. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


“A floating environmental laboratory is part of the DOEE master plan for the island. Image: DOEE”

From the Anacostia Waterfront Trust:

“Tell Mayor Bowser: Make Kingman Island a place for DC kids to learn about the environment!

Kingman and Heritage Islands, also known as National Children’s Island, are natural areas in the middle of the Anacostia River. For more than 50 years, plans have existed to make the islands educational and cultural spaces for District children and families.

In 2016, the D.C. Council asked the Department of Energy and Environment to produce a new planning study for infrastructure to provide environmental education for DC students on the island. A multi-sector team led by the prominent architectural firm Hickok Cole developed a phased plan, beginning with some basic amenities and leading up to the long-envisioned state-of-the-art nature center. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


via google maps

Last August an arrest was also made for voyeurism at Columbia Heights Station.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch, announced an arrest has been made in a Voyeurism offense that occurred in the 1900 Block of Independence Avenue, Southeast, on Friday, December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, the suspect unlawfully used a cell phone for the purpose of recording a juvenile victim, who was partially undressed, without the express and informed consent of the victim.

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 23-year-old Krisha Garris, of Temple Hills, MD, was arrested and charged with Voyeurism.”

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