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“Dear PoPville,

Are facemasks in supermarkets still required in supermarkets other than Trader Joe’s or not? Harris-Teeter has it on their website that they are not required, but everybody is wearing them in the one in AdMo. There are no signs saying they are required in any supermarket I have been in recently yet I don’t see any customers without facemasks. I haven’t heard any press announcements either.”

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1234 H Street, NE

After a long, long wait, the sweetest words can finally be uttered, er typed, whatever – The Pug is reopening tomorrow (Saturday) at noon!! Hours will be Saturday opening noon til close. Closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday-Friday open 4pm til close.

And there was great joy on H Street and beyond.

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1100 15th Street, NW

Thanks to Matt for sending last night: “The Blue Bottle Coffee at Midtown Center has been wrapped in brown paper. No signs on the door. I’m guessing we lost another one.”

When we recently spoke about the Logan Circle and Wharf permanent closures we noted Blue Bottle’s website only lists locations for Georgetown, Union Station and Union Market.

However, in more positive coffee news: Read More

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Yesterday we spoke about those continuing to have difficulty getting DMV appointments.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“This week, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) extended the time residents have to renew expired driver licenses and identification (ID) cards to September 9, 2021. The previously announced deadline was July 1, 2021. This action, as well as other changes DC DMV is making, will give residents more time to renew driver licenses and other ID cards that require an in-person appointment at a DMV Service Center.

This announcement does NOT impact the enforcement of valid inspections and vehicle registrations that took effect on June 1, 2021.

In-person service at all DC DMV service centers, adjudication services, and the Deanwood CDL Office is still by appointment only. DC DMV will continue to offer more appointments and other options to ensure all residents have a chance to be in compliance with their credentials before the September 9, 2021 deadline. Changes at DC DMV include: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

We are among the many families that formed learning pods to survive a year of remote schooling. Our pod purchased elementary school sized desks and chairs, along with a variety of school supplies that we will no longer need once regular school reopens in the fall (hallelujah!). We’d love to donate them to someplace that could really use these school items, rather than just take them to Goodwill or similar. Any ideas?”

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1 Market Square, SW photo by LaTur

Last we learned that Blue Bottle had permanently closed their P Street/Logan Circle location. Thanks to Alex for passing on the response he got from Blue Bottle about their Wharf location:

“Hey there, thanks so much for checking in. In our efforts to meet our guests where they are, we have closed this cafe and reassigned the team to higher-traffic locations. We hope to see you at one of our nearby locations!”

Blue Bottle opened their Wharf location in 2018.

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From WMATA:

“Beginning Sunday, June 6, Metro customers who need to get to work or home late at night will have more options when Metrobus extends late-night service on dozens of bus lines throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia. Buses on 36 of Metro’s busiest routes will operate until 2 a.m., seven days a week, providing a vital link for those that depend on public transit. Read More

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