12/20/14 9:00am

“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to inform everyone to keep a look out for a man who assaulted my wife last night while walking our dog on the corner of Allison Street & the 4500 block of Georgia Ave around 8:30pm. I am writing on her behalf as I think people need to be aware of this.

A hooded Hispanic man was standing up against the fence along the 4500 block of Georgia Ave as my wife was walking north up Georgia Ave. Suddenly the man charged full speed at my wife shoving her, and tried to knock her to the ground. She caught her balance before he began charging at her again to knock her over. She then screamed at him and yelled “WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM??!!!” and he stopped a few feet short of her I guess surprised that she was not backing down. He said nothing to her and he began approaching her again. She screamed at him again and he apparently just stood there staring at her like a F***ing creep. My wife at this point was bracing herself to fight back and slowly began backing up as to not turn her back towards him. He kept walking slowly towards her, but she has told me he seemed unsure about approaching again since she was going to put up a fight. When she had enough distance from him, she ran away down the block with our dog towards 13th Street. She looked back after running down the block to make sure he wasn’t following her and said she saw him just calmly walking away up Georgia Ave out of view.

My wife ran back to our house, as this was only a block away and called the police. The police came within 2 minutes and immediately began relaying the man’s description to the other police in the area. They were great and many thanks go out to the two officers for making sure my wife was safe and arriving so quickly.

My wife’s description of the man was this: Hispanic male, probably late 20s, dark hair, stocky, probably around 200 pounds, wearing a bright blue coat with the hood on. The coat appeared to be a wind breaker. I wouldn’t be surprised if this psychopath lives nearby.

Sadly our 80 pound dog is really friendly and didn’t do much to protect my wife at the time. Unfortunately, I happened to be at my office Xmas party when this all went down. I have to say this guy was pretty brazen to attack my wife with such a large dog at her side. The police were equally puzzled by this. We have lived in the neighborhood for years and never had a problem like this. Either way, if you see somebody suspicious on the street fitting this description, please call the police and be careful.”

12/19/14 4:55pm

The good news that the water advisory has been lifted for Shaw/Logan came after the filming – so imagine me saying hurrah!

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12/19/14 4:45pm

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Photo Credit: Paul Sirajuddin

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“Three years ago, our founder David Fogel, had a vision to create a place that would continue our mission of cultivating a caring, conscientious community focused on forward thinking music, culture and pro-actively pushing things forward.

Tomorrow marks the end of the visioning and building period and the start of a new phase as he and long time friend Joe Liehr open the doors to Bump ‘n Grind – a boutique coffee shop, record store in downtown silver spring [1200 East West Highway].

Bump ‘n Grind will feature single origin, locally roasted coffees. A signature BnG espresso blend, locally crafted beers, sandwiches, salads, burritos and new release vinyl records from all over the world. We will also feature radio shows, hosted by local record labels ; music themed movie nights ; coffee cuppings and other associated events.

Please join us This Weekend for the Grand Opening Celebration Featuring our Vendors and some of our favorite local DJs and the culmination of years of hard work! Details Here.”

12/19/14 4:37pm

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) incident which occurred on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 12:29 PM in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The subject was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN 14-194-426.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411″

12/19/14 4:15pm

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You can see last week’s most popular posts here.

Major Progress at Pub and the People hoping to Open in Bloomingdale in February

Smashburger Closes in Dupont

Grilled Oyster Company joining Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Raku and other retailers at Cathedral Commons

Rep. Andy Harris Not Welcome at Capitol Hill Bikes

Holy Cow this is really Happening! Colony Club, “coffee shop, bar and ping pong club”, coming to Georgia Ave

Black and Orange (fomerly Rogue States Burgers) closes in Dupont, 24 hour Surfside opening around the corner in January

Metrorail service suspended in both directions due to water main break

Dupont Underground Signs Lease With D.C. for Abandoned Trolley Station

“Starter Condos” on H St, NE start in the “mid $300,000’s”

McDonald’s Gets a Paint Job at 14th and U

Atlas Brew Works Offering Beer in Cans

Wake for the Burgundy and Gold at Lou’s City Bar this Saturday

Glover Park Hardware Closing Jan. 15th after 10 Years – Hopes to find new Location

The Barbies are Back in Full Christmas Gear

Epic Edgewood/Brookland News: ‘Dew Drop Inn’ Tavern from owners of Wonderland Coming to space above Chocolate City Brewery/Chocolate City closing at the end of the year

One Eight Distilling (D.C.’s First Vodka and Whiskey) Grand Opening Sat., Jan. 10th in Ivy City

“OFFICIAL: D.C. United will finally have a home of its own, right here in DC, at Buzzard Point.”

Scuttlebutt: The Heights Sold in Columbia Heights? The Counter Burger Coming? Ed. Note: Sale confirmed.

Heads Up – Do Not Drink/Use Water Advisory for Parts of Shaw/Logan/U Street

Update on Bistro coming to Woodridge – Nido Restaurant opening this Spring

Dolcezza (and other official retail) coming to CityCenter

Very Cool“real-time customer information displays at four bus stops in preparation for a wider rollout next year”

Jose Andrés, “I have long respected Donald Trump for his business acumen and am proud to partner with him to create a truly remarkable, fine dining restaurant in the city”

More Jose Andres NewsBeefsteak, “vegetable-focused fast casual restaurant”, opening in GW’s new new Engineering Hall in February

Shooting at Georgia and Quincy near the Petworth Metro at 12:50pm

Sad News for another Long Time Adams Morgan RestaurantMeskerem For Sale

Phenomenal! Metro video spoofing the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Ads

12/19/14 3:59pm

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@dcwater tweets the good news (and photo above):

“The advisory has been lifted. #shawdc #logancircle

Residents should flush their water for 5 minutes to remove any old water in their lines. #shawdc #LoganCircle

We will continue to look for the source of the contamination but our flushing program has worked according to two EPA certified labs.”

From MPD:

“The DO NOT DRINK advisory has been lifted for affected DC Water customers. Customers in the affected portion of Northwest DC should flush their household or commercial plumbing before using tap water for all purposes. Please see the interactive map at www.dcwater.com or at http://bit.ly/1xrvzFM to review the boundaries of the previous impact area.

DC Water lifted the DO NOT DRINK advisory after confirming that the drinking water meets EPA drinking water standards. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites in the affected area after extensive flushing was conducted in the pipe system. IMPORTANT***DC Water and EPA strongly urge you to flush water through your home or building by following the instructions outlined below: (more…)

12/19/14 3:55pm

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3118 Georgia Ave, NW

On Monday I was overjoyed to share an update about Colony Club, “coffee shop, bar and ping pong club”, coming to the former Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine space by Georgia and Kenyon St, NW. I was able to get in touch with the owners who say if all goes well they should be able to open by early February. I was curious about the ping pong aspect and they share:

“We’ll probably just have one indoor table to start (space is tight!). We’re going to have a professional caliber table (probably from Joola) and gear. We’ll have a system for reserving the table, certain times will be open play, and we’ll host tournaments and a league. In keeping with everything we’re doing, we welcome people to take it as seriously (or not) as they want.”

Lots more updates as they get closer to opening.