photo by Diane Krauthamer

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Dear PoPville,

I’ll keep this brief, but I was on a no-makeup coffee run (Monday, Jan. 30th) at the Starbucks on 16th & U when a really friendly guy held the door open for me and I liked his smile! Seemed pretty tall, brown hair, blue eyes (I think?) and was wearing a black hoodie I believe. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

Just read that the Starbucks at Union Station is closing. Starbucks said safety was the reason for the locations that came out… Hard to believe it is a safety issue there… There must be more to it!”

From the Wall Street Journal:

“Starbucks Closing Some Stores, Citing Safety Concerns in Certain Cafes”

Business Insider lists the 16 stores including:

“Union Station Train Concourse, Washington, DC” Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Since the pandemic started, I’ve gone on a walk every day before beginning the work day around my apartment in Adams Morgan.

Just now (around 9am), I was about a block away from my apartment next to the Starbucks at the corner of Calvert and Columbia when I was randomly approached by a man in a ski mask. I thought nothing of it, but before I could respond, the man grabbed an AirPod from my left ear and darted over to the plaza directly across the street. Read More


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