Washington, DC

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From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1900 block of 9th Street NW. An adult female has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

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

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



Thanks to Tony for sending &pizza at 13/U was shut down yesterday by DC Dept of Health.

Ed. Note: These closures usually only last a few days at most. Can anyone find the DOH report?


Photo by Wesley Whistle

Thanks to Wesley and everyone else who messaged: “fire on 12th between T and U. Fire and police moved quickly to get there.”

DCFD reports: “Working Fire 1900 block 12th St NW. Fire rear ground floor level 4 story occupied apartment building. Fire is knocked down. Checking for extension on interior first @ second floors. No injuries.” Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jonathan Rogers

Nice. From the New York Times in part:

“The U Street area, sometimes referred to as Black Broadway, is packed with historic theaters and concert halls where jazz flourished and go-go music was pioneered. Beyond a small but growing set of pricier Michelin-starred restaurants, Washington has also seen a younger, forward-thinking crop of restaurants emerge, with Ethiopian and Laotian food well represented. Even as a modern, homegrown and ever-changing culture percolates below the surface, though, Washington holds to its historical ideal of a city built on a common heritage — a place for all Americans to reflect on a shared identity, even in a contentious election year.”

More fun recs from you guys back in the day here.


1939 12th Street, NW just south of U Street

A new liquor license placard for a name TBD says:

“New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant with a wine bar, serving wines by the glass and the bottle, with a wine-focused cocktail list and light snacks. Applicant is also applying for a Sidewalk Café Endorsement with 15 seats. Total seating inside is 40 with a Total Occupancy Load of 49.”

Menchie’s opened up here back in 2013.

Ah the old “refresh and renovate” eh? Read More


Zack asks: “Some active work going on inside long vacant Republic Gardens on U St – any idea what’s going on, PoPville?”

Back in May we learned that a new bar called Alice was planned for the retail space at the former State of the Union next door:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 225 and a Total Occupancy Load of 325. Rooftop Summer Garden on the second floor with 70 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge inside the premises only.”


UPDATE: Alice is still coming and I’m told another restaurant is coming too but there won’t be condos. Stay tuned.


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in the 1200 block of U Street, Northwest.

At approximately 2:21 am, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More


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