Washington, DC

2130 8th Street, NW via Neighborgoods

From The Neighborhoods:

“UPDATE: I am sad to announce that we’ll be closing down The Neighborgoods retail shop next week. We were given the opportunity to get out of our lease early and with the unknowns of covid, as well as other business channels being up in the air (wholesale, markets, etc…), we decided it was the best business decision to get out early and save the monthly expenses of running the shop to keep The Neighborgoods going and growing in new directions.

PLEASE NOTE: This does not mean The Neighborgoods as a business is closing down! You will still be able to find us online, at other stores who sell our products across the country, and at markets when they start opening up again including the @downtownholidaymarket that is officially happening this year (we’ll be there Dec. 8 – 23)!

This wasn’t an easy decision to make. Read More


1440 8th Street, NW courtesy Oyster Oyster

From a press release:

“After COVID delayed its long-anticipated opening, sustainable plant-centric restaurant Oyster Oyster turned to take-out, serving local farm dinners and vegetable-focused fare to-go beginning in August of this year. But the Shaw eatery has two exciting dining experiences launching this weekend: its first foray into on-premise outdoor dining, featuring private pizza, pinball and oyster parties in its funky “Oyster Garage” space; and a daytime coffee shop pop-up with local RĀKO Coffee Roasters.



One reader reports: “Two shots fired, according to police victim was shot in the leg. Area roped off for now, lots of officers on scene. Shooting happened 12:38 pm.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 700 block of N Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

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

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


1819 7th Street, NW Photo by Sarah Bedsole

Thanks to Sarah, Ben and for sending: “old Mason Dixie space on 7th. There are signs in the window for Prescription Chicken, but this Takorean signage went up today. Does anyone know which is coming?”

Michela reported yesterday:

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but TaKorean’s Shaw location is now open” Read More


The Gibson (left) Marvin (right) 2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street

Thanks to all who passed on this awful coronaville massacre news (will closefor the foreseeable future on Halloween“) from the Washington CityPaper:

“Eric and Ian Hilton say they fought for six months to keep American Ice Company, The Brixton, Echo Park, El Rey, The Gibson, Marvin, and Players Club running through the COVID-19 pandemic, but ultimately couldn’t.”

Out of the seven which hurts the most?

Full statement from Ian Hilton on twitter:

Photos of all the spots: Read More


A reader reports:

“Thought I would share some recent bicycle thefts I’ve witnessed over the past 2 weeks. Both instances occurred on N street nw (in front of Espita). First on 8/31 @ 5:03pm and the second on 9/9 at 9:07am. Both times they used an angle grider to cut locks. I have heard the angle grinder on other days, but didn’t think much of it, but I am sure the same was happening. Police were called on both occasions, but seems there is not much that can be done.

Just a warning to be aware if parking a bike in this area.”


N Street, NW between 6th and 7th. Photo by MJ

Ed. Note: On Tuesday we reported: “Shots fired on 400 Block of N Street NW – 2nd night in a row!”.

You can follow @PoPville on twitter if interested in getting the real time reports.

A reader reported:

“I’m at 7th and O St. and heard about 5-7 shots shortly after 9:20pm. Several police cars, ambulances and a fire truck are responding on 7th and possibly N/M Streets but I can’t exactly see where. An ambulance that had arrived left the scene around 9:35.”

and “Uncertain what I heard just now but I think it was 10-15 shots in rapid succession between 4th & 5th on M/N St NW”

and this morning: “The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. 7th and N ST NW”

from 7th and O Street, NW. Photo by Tim

From MPD around 10pm: Read More


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