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Thanks to a reader for sending: “Saw these on my 16th street walk. Outside the Carnegie Building. They installed a lot on both 16th and P St.”


I also was impressed with the street bike (scooter?) parking in Georgetown:



2439 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“We’re sad to say that we’ll be closing our Adams Morgan location for good on April 30th and reopening at 3289 M Street NW on May 2nd. We love Adams Morgan and will miss it dearly but we’re also SO EXCITED to move Violet to a much larger space and bring our brand and exceptional customer service to Georgetown!

Since we’re moving moving to Georgetown at the end of April, we wanted to show our appreciation for all that our neighbors in Adams Morgan have given us over the last 5 years. To celebrate our 5th anniversary, on 3/11, we will be making three $1,100 donations to non-profits in the greater Adams Morgan neighborhood. We would love for our customers (and neighbors) to vote to assist us in picking the recipients. Voting will begin tomorrow at 5pm via an online form. Likes and comments on social media will not count towards voting. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopVioletDC/ and Instagram @shopvioletdc to cast your vote!” Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett

Always a fun time – Canal Park:

“2nd & M Street, SE

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm


Adults: $9.00
Children/Seniors/Military: $8.00
Skate Rental: $4.00

Weekly Specials & Events

Tuesday: 2-for-1 Tuesdays (2 admissions for the price of 1!)
Thursday: College Night 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: Rock & Skate 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: Cartoon Skate 11:00 am – 1:00 pm”

National Gallery of Art (Sculpture Garden): Read More



From @MayorBowser’s State of the District last night:

“We all know that the Streetcar has been long on promises but short on results. That changes now.

I promise you that we will get the Street Car along H Street and Benning Road line up and running.

Then we will extend the line to downtown Ward 7 so that Councilmember Alexander’s constituents along Benning Road can ride to Union Station and eventually all the way to Georgetown.”

What about Georgia Ave and Walter Reed…?


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Photo courtesy Luke’s Lobster

From an email:

Luke’s fans have been clamoring for the return of the lobster grilled cheese ($12) since the summer. But we knew that they’d need that pick-me-up most when winter hit. We’re excited to announce that lobster grilled cheese will be back starting Black Friday, November 28th. We’ll be cranking out hot lobster goodness to refuel fatigued shoppers. We’ll even have it on the truck!

Made with organic white bread, melted gruyere and the knuckles and claws of two and a half lobsters, our lobster grilled cheese is the perfect comfort food for happily riding out this year’s vortex/blast/character building experience. Pair it with one of our soups of the day, and you’ll be sufficiently invigorated to come back the next day, which happens to be Small Business Saturday.

As you climb out of your tryptophan daze, you’ll be happy to know that lobster’s selenium improves brain function for back-to-the-grind Monday.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

Yesterday we learned National Gallery of Art Ice Rink opens next Friday, November 14th. More good news:

Canal Park’s website says:

“The Canal Park Ice Rink will open for the season on Saturday, November 8, 2014 (2nd and M St, SE).

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday: 12pm-9pm
Thursday & Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Adults: $9.00
Children/Seniors/Military: $8.00
Skate Rental: $4.00″

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From a press release:

“Washington Harbour is preparing its outdoor ice rink for the season and expected to open for public skating by Friday, November 14, weather permitting. Until March 2015, the rink will be open every day, including all holidays, for recreational skating and also offers individual and group lessons for all skill levels, birthday parties, private events, and special events. This will be the rink’s third season of operation, receiving accolades and thousands of skaters since it opened in late 2012. Located on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink has iconic views of the Potomac River and a glittering nighttime atmosphere, surrounded by restaurants for indoor and outdoor dining. At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink is the largest outdoor skating venue in Washington, DC

Ice Skating Rates – 2014-2015 Season:
Adults: $10.00; Children/Seniors/Military: $9.00; Skate Rental: $5.00; Season Pass: $175.00 (includes skate rental). Birthday Parties, Group Rates, and Private Rentals are also available.
Hours of Operation – 2014-2015 Season:
Monday – Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user clif_burns

And this one I’ve heard of too! Washington Business Journal reported the news and adds some interesting details about choosing CityCenter over Georgetown:

“The brand originally set its sights on Georgetown for a D.C. outpost, Goldmeier said, but the mix of retail at CityCenterDC was ultimately a better fit.

“With no disrespect to T.J. Maxx,” Goldmeier said, “but when that starts to be the big face in Georgetown as opposed to what was originally proposed as a Bloomingdale’s, it does affect an outsider’s view of what’s going on there.”

They say this Arc’teryx location is aiming for a December opening at the corner of 11th and H St, NW.


From @DCPoliceDept:

“2D Stabbing_0315_3100 blk of M St NW_No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911.”

From MPD:

“On May 10, 2014, at approximately 0545 hours in the 3000 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Northwest, a suspect entered the location produced a handgun and demanded money. The suspect obtained cash from register and shot the complainant. The complainant obtained flesh wound to the lower leg. The suspect was black male 5’7, and was last seen running eastbound on Hobart Street, Northwest.”


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