03/29/17 10:22pm


Back in January we learned that Piassa had closed, contributing to the 9th Street Massacre. The bleeding has officially stopped. Washingtonian reports:

“Kroll hopes to make his wine bar stand out from the pack with a rotation of offbeat themes. One month, half of the 5o wines by the glass (or half-glass) may all come from islands. Another month, he might feature wines from volcanic soil or “ABPG” (Anything But Pinot Grigio) indigenous white grapes from Italy.”

Earlier this week a reader snapped a photo and wrote:

“Sure looks like they’re building a bar of some sort in the old piassa space.”

Updates as he gets closer to opening.


03/29/17 3:30pm

no parking

“Dear PoPville,

I have a question about private parking experiences for other readers. I recently bought a condo in SW and learned after closing that I also own a spot. I confirmed this all with my management company, had my key fob programmed, and was shown my spot. However, another unit is claiming she owns my spot, and has threatened to tow me every time I park in the spot. This morning I found a $250 ticket issued from MPD for parking in a private spot. The property manager continues to assure me that it’s mine. But what do I do when I have my car ticketed and towed (in my own parking spot)? The other owner has apparently called the property manager and screamed at her, so I don’t doubt that this could get ugly real quick. Has anyone had similar experiences? Any advice to keep this from escalating?”

03/29/17 3:00pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Miss Maisy of Adams Morgan”


“This is Jack from Mt. Pleasant”


“Emi and Lucy of Lanier Heights. Emi (left) is an 8yo recent adoptee from Four Paws rescue. Lucy (8yo Homeward Trails alum) is not very pleased about this development.”

03/29/17 2:30pm

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I live in the 1500 block of 5th St, NW, in Shaw. Recently, the area’s seen a huge increase in the number of package thefts reported in the Third District. In fact, on the first day that we installed a security camera, we saw someone stealing packages from our front porch (it happened on 1/5/17). We filed a police report but haven’t had any luck identifying the person responsible.

On March 16, 2017, we were struck again by package thieves – this time they were two young black men (late teens or early 20s). I’ve attached the video of this latest left in hopes of drawing attention to this disturbing trend and to hopefully identify the perpetrators. In the video it looks like one of them has a DC Water ID tag hanging from his pants’ pocket. Please let us know if you recognize these two individuals!”

03/29/17 2:00pm

625 H Street N.E

This rental is located at 625 H Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1757 / 428ft2 – DC’s Hottest Luxury Apartments ~ANTHOLOGY~ on H St.

Luxury Residences With the Vibe of H Street

This is a Studio, 1 Bath

Anthology. It’s a collection of things. Materials, textures, people, experiences, ideas. And here, it’s your collection. When we decided to create Anthology, we wanted to make something that was more than just a place to live. We wanted to create a community that truly reflects the culture of H Street and makes an effort to be part of the neighborhood, from arts to music to food to all the little things that may go unnoticed but make an experience what it is. That, and be a really, really nice place to live.


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