08/21/14 1:35pm

Photo via Washington Humane Society’s Facebook page

From the Washington Humane Society:

“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was alerted to a Pygmy goat just running down the street! He had obviously taken a few wrong turns, and was calculating his next move when he was spotted on V Street, NE, between 31st and 33rd Streets.

WHS Animal Care and Control Officer Beth Phillips was quickly en route. Sure enough, a young, male goat had been corralled by MPD into their vehicle maintenance facility. Officer Phillips arrived and sprang into action, easily leashing up our new friend and guiding him safely into her van.

Back at the New York Avenue animal center, Billy was given a deluxe suite in our agility yard. For the first few days his fame overwhelmed him, so he rested beneath the stairs. But after settling in, and spying on the nearby dogs inquisitively, Billy took to exploring his temporary home and lying in the sun.

In the meantime, WHS searched for a more suitable habitat for Billy, and soon found one with our friends at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD. Just three days later, Billy was once more catching a ride, this time to his new home.”

Washington Humane Society

08/21/14 1:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user streetamatic.com

“My son turned 2 this summer and walked home from a party store near our house with balloons for the party. A few neighbors asked what they were for and my husband invited them to stop over if they could. Two neighbors came by after the party was over each with a card and a gift for my son. I love our block.”

Ed. Note: We hear a lot about crime in certain neighborhoods. This is the other side of the coin. If you have a story/experience from your own mean streets please send a brief description in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dog)com and include what neighborhood you live in.

08/21/14 12:55pm

DC8435868 - Exterior (Front)

This unit is located at 1125 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“The perfect marriage of design and function in an unbeatable Capitol Hill location! The smart floor plan features an updated kitchen w/ new appliances, tons of cabinet space and granite countertops, gleaming hardwood floors, washer & dryer in unit and plenty of storage space. Close to public transportation options, Stanton &Lincoln parks, walking distance to Eastern Market, H Street &so much more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $239,000 ($198 monthly fee.)

08/21/14 12:25pm

1309 5th Street, NE

Thanks to @vplus for tweeting us:

Panorama Bakery

“new “Panorama Bakery” at @UnionMarketDC going in..”


@vplus also notes that it looks like a Toki Underground stall is coming to Union Market:

“what about @TokiUnderground new space at @UnionMarketDC ? Looks like it. it’s next to the butcher in the back corner”

Union Market’s website says:

“Toki Underground, the acclaimed Ramen and dumpling house from H Street Corridor will be at Union Market serving street food breakfast. Toki will run from 8 a.m. until it is sold out, Tuesday-Saturday.”

08/21/14 11:45am

3206 N Street, NW via Neyla’s facebook

Following news of the Chadwick’s Closure/Mr. Smith’s move comes word on Sunday from Neyla who posted on their facebook page:

“Today is our last day serving you in this location. Tell us your favorite memory, dish, event, date or experience. Let’s stay in touch!”

It’s reflected on their facebook page message and The Georgetowner also reported:

“Those involved with Neyla say they hope to find a new location.”

Updates if/when they find one.


08/21/14 11:15am

7th and O Street, NW

From a press release:

“Roadside Development, LLC (Roadside) is pleased to announce that the Giant Food at City Market at O won the Award for Best Overall Design for a grocery store from Progressive Grocer. The Award is part of Progressive Grocer’s annual design competition that recognizes store design, construction and store impact. Shalom Baranes Associates (SBA) was the architect for the overall project and JCA Architects was the project architect for the Giant interior. Progressive Grocer is a national publication centered on the grocery store and grocery distribution industry.

The state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot Giant Food Store, is located in the historic O Street Market at 7th and O streets, the cornerstone of this 1 million square foot development project. “It is rewarding to work with a talented team that produces such quality places,” said Richard Lake, founding Partner, Roadside Development, LLC, developer of City Market at O. “Our design team incorporated this new modern store with a National Historic Landmark building. Combining the charm of a 19th century marketplace with 21st century efficiency and innovation to create a very comfortable and compelling retail environment.” More than a quarter of the new store, including the produce section, resides under the historic O Street Market structure. (more…)

08/21/14 10:45am

1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A reader forwards this disturbing allegation via Jezebel from Collective Action DC:

I was studying downstairs at the Panera in Dupont Circle when I looked to my right and a man had his pants fully down and was masturbating in my direction. I screamed and ran upstairs to get a manager. The man walked past me and the manager on the stairs and I pointed him out. The manager asked if I wanted a cookie or anything. I told him I wanted him to call the police. He asked which seat the man was in so he could clean it off. I was crying and shaking and not sure what to do, so I left the Panera. Later I had composed myself and decided I wanted to report it. I called the police, who came to the Panera and told me they couldn’t file an official report if the man was gone. They also told me I should have called them right away so they had a chance of finding the guy, and that I should have captured what he was doing in a photo or video so they could have evidence against him. I tried to contact Panera about training their employees to respond to such incidents and didn’t get a response – but they did quickly delete my yelp review when I described what happened on the site. I haven’t been back to the Panera.

UPDATE from @panera:

“We were disturbed by reported sexual misconduct by a guest at this location in March 2013. At that time, cafe management

immediately acted by speaking w/ the witness & offered to contact the authorities. The Panera team did speak w/ police that day.

We have zero tolerance for this type of activity. The safety & comfort of our associates and guests is always our first priority.”

08/21/14 10:15am

827 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“Today Upshur Street Books launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the new neighborhood bookstore on Upshur Street in Petworth. This is a new project by the same team behind Petworth Citizen and Crane & Turtle. The bookstore will focus on literary fiction and poetry, art books, children’s books and local authors and will be the first stand-alone, independent bookstore selling new books to open in in DC in 20 years.

Upshur Street Books will complement the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen, home to a Free Book Library and a rotating list of literary events.

Find a link to the Kickstarter campaign here.”