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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you could do a post asking for readers’ best advice on moving in the DC area and any tips they have for a first time home buyer. Just went under contract for a condo in Columbia Heights (more like Pleasant Plains) and would love any advice related to movers, the neighborhood, or anything else related to homeownership!”

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945 Florida Avenue, NW

Whoa haven’t checked in on this development in a minute. A liquor license placard posted for Wm. Mulherin’s Sons says:

“New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant serving pizza and other Italian-influenced, wood-fired fare. Applicant is applying for a Summer Garden Endorsement with 40 seats. Total seating inside is 200 with a Total Occupancy Load of 275.

Their website says:

“Wm. Mulherin’s Sons started with the discovery of a derelict, abandoned 100-year old whiskey blending and bottling facility on the S. E. Corner of Front and Master St. The building was constructed in 1890 and has been converted into a restaurant and boutique hotel serving urban, wood-fired Italian.” Read More

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Harvard and Sherman Ave, NW

Update: A reader on the block reports the man has been taken into custody peacefully.

Alan Henney reports:

“Police have CLOSED several streets in the Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods while they attempt to talk a wanted man out of a residence near Girard Street and Sherman Ave NW-DC. The SWAT team and fire/EMS are assisting.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on Irving Street between Georgia Avenue and 14th Street, and it is constantly littered with trash. Two things exacerbate this: the south side of the street has street-side trash pickup that blows loose bits of trash everywhere, and my multiple attempts for public trash cans have been rejected by 311.

Today, I came home to find 3 lovely young women in Howard Bison jackets picking up every tiny bit of trash on the street, smiling and making their way down Irving. I jumped out of my car to thank them and they just waved off my thanks.

I’m not sure what prompted this, but thank you Howard University and thank you to students doing this on a blustery, gloomy day instead of Black Friday shopping.”

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2000 block of Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Heard Howard announced at the civic meeting on Monday that they are closing the current hospital, moving it elsewhere on campus, and redeveloping the 3M sqft into private, non-academic use. Saw it on twitter from @EricFidler

Do you have any more news? Timelines?”

Thanks to the many, many folks who sent me Eric’s tweet:

As for timelines he added in a response that it was “probably 10 years off”: Read More

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Georgia and Columbia Road, NW

Andrew first reported around 11pm: “did I just hear gun fire around Harvard and Georgia streets northwest?”

One reader reported: “5-7 shots on Hobart at 10:52PM.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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