05/22/17 12:30pm

A reader reports Sunday:

“We literally just installed our Ring video doorbell yesterday and our house was burgled early this morning. We live on 14th St between Taylor & Upshur. The man just walked in the front door (forcing the lock with a pocket knife) walked into our home and took a laptop. Our dog was right there but in her crate. She barked and woke me up, but I didn’t realize anything was missing till 2 hours later. Have contacted Police and filed a report but wasn’t sure if there was anything else proactive to do? I’ve attached some pictures in case anyone recognizes him.

FYI, just an update that we miraculously recovered the laptop this morning. It’s a crazy story but we located it 4 hours after the burglary. We located it via the ‘find my mac’ feature. We went to the vicinity (by Fort Steven) and called police. In the meantime my wife randomly asked some kids we saw near where the laptop was located and they recognized the man. He apparently showed up that morning bloodied and seemingly high. They called an ambulance and when the cops showed up he had a warrant and was this arrested. I guess everything he had was left at that families house so they brought my laptop & charger out to us.

Still trying to actually get the computer unlocked & functioning, but glad to have it physically in my hands.”

05/22/17 12:00pm

This house is located at 1627 Monroe St, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Charming 2BR/2BA townhome in Mt. Pleasant! 2 outdoor spaces- front porch & back deck. Front yard has a garden w/ adorable peach tree! Large basement w/ tons of storage, full bath, laundry room & extra fridge/freezer. ROOF-MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS make this home an eco-friendly city abode! 96 Walk Score, but 1 off-st. parking spot conveys- best of both worlds!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $724,900.

05/22/17 11:45am

From Alert DC at 10:50am:

“ADW (GUN) at 1040 hrs in the 700 block of Upshur Street NW Lookout for 3 B/M’s, L/S driving a burgundy vehicle unknown make and model possible armed
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20170294436”

Ed. Note: Last week a 17 year-old juvenile arrested for assault and armed robbery 11:45am Tuesday at 9th and Upshur St, NW

Update from MPD:

“Around 10:45 am today, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 700 block of Upshur St NW. Arriving units found the adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of a non-life threatening injury. 4D detectives are investigating this case.

Anyone with information regarding this offense should call the MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

05/22/17 10:15am


3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Kurt reports Saturday:

“Caught them taking down the Zabver sign in Mount Pleasant last night… I stopped in to see what was going on and met the new owners of the space. Looks like we won’t have to go too long without a second Thai place on the same block — it’ll be called Sabydee and will be a (hopefully) similar Thai and Laotian joint. They handed me a menu and said their first day will be this Tuesday. End of an era!”

Ed. Note: Zabver was only open for 2.5 years so I’m reserving end of an era status for Adam Express.

Stay tuned for an opening date for Sabydee and check out their full menu after the jump. (more…)

05/22/17 9:15am


Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

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05/22/17 8:30am


3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

If you will it is no dream Vol. 820. Following a week we willed a Wawa and an indoor competitive Axe Throwing option to the District, I was sure we’d be talking about dog poop and doors this week. Boy was I wrong. (Well the week is young…) But last night around 10pm, while I was too engrossed in Netflix’s Who Murdered Sister Cathy? to post, WDCEP (Washington DC Economic Partnership) tweeted us:

“It’s true! @Wegmans is coming to #DC.”

“Old Fannie Mae HQ!!”

This confirms our first report of a Wegmans possibly coming to the future, former Fannie Mae site back in March.

The Washington Post reports:

“Fannie Mae is scheduled to move out of the complex late next year, clearing the way for Wegmans to open by 2022, according to Richard Lake, founding partner of Roadside Development. The grocery store, which is expected to take up about 80,000 square feet, will be located on the lower level, with an entrance at the back of the building, Lake said.”

And there was great joy in PoPville. STAY TUNED.