Washington, DC

From an email:

“The retailers on the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW have planned all day on Saturday, August 17th, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock weekend.

Dubbed The Summer of Love on Uphsur, we are each offering the following perks:

Woodstock at Willow
– Take 69 percent off all items on the sale rack
– Enjoy Abita Purple Haze beer and an Electric Koolaid cocktail as you shop
– Catch the Woodstock movie, which will be screened all weekend
– Plus a Woodstock-themed window display!

Peace and Love at Lulabelle’s Read More

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Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW (formerly Sweet Mango Cafe)

“Dear PoPville,

Just passing along an update I received from Rooney Properties today regarding the development on the corner of Georgia & New Hampshire in Petworth (The Memphis). This project has been stalled for 3+ years now, however I noticed construction fencing going up this week so asked for an update. Read More

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828 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“We are pleased to announce that critically acclaimed chef Kevin Tien will soon be opening a new restaurant, Emilie’s, in the heart of Capitol Hill. The new 5,175-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in September 2019. Chef Tien will be leaving Himitsu later this month to focus on Emilie’s opening.

“I can’t thank our loyal guests and the Himitsu family enough for making Himitsu the incredible success that it is today,” remarked Tien. “While this was a very difficult decision to make, I’m looking forward to writing the next chapter and sharing my passion with the community on a larger scale and a different service style.”

Chef Tien’s final service at Himitsu will be September 15th. Himitsu will subsequently continue to operate under current co-owner Carlie Steiner. Chef Amanda Moll, former executive sous chef of Doi Moi, will be taking over as Himitsu’s new executive chef. Read More

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Joining the annals of awesome animals hitching rides comes an instant classic. And a corgi no less.

Thanks to Lex for sharing this awesomeness:

“Saw this woman on a bike, with a corgi, in a backpack (!!) near the Georgia Ave metro this morning. I don’t know who she is, but she and her doggo are clearly doing things right. Definitely put a smile on my face first thing in the morning!” Read More

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Ed. Note: Let me tell you about back in the day

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District will host its inaugural Open Streets event on Saturday, October 5, 2019, along Georgia Avenue, NW. Nearly three miles of the avenue will be free of vehicular traffic between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., allowing residents to walk along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Read More

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3819 14th St, NW via Redfin

“Dear PoPville,

Someone posted this Redfin listing to a new condo noting that the “Lower Level Commercial Space will be a 2nd Location for a Boutique Coffee Shop from Georgetown”.

After some calling around, one of my neighbors was able to confirm that it will be Grace Street Coffee opening a second location.

I guess they are doing their coffee roasting there for the first few months and then opening up a store front ~6 months from now.”

STAY TUNED.

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From MPD at 6:22pm:

“Shooting at 1822 hours in the 400 block of Varnum Street NW. Lookout for Suspect B/M wearing a ski mask.”

From MPD around 7:30pm:

“Earlier this evening members of the Fifth District responded to a call for sounds of gunshots in the 1300 Block of Saratoga Ave NE. Further police investigation determined that an adult male victim had been shot at the location. All further information regarding this investigation will be released by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes Branch which is handling the investigation.”

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