07/28/15 10:22pm

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520 Florida Ave, NW

Back in April we learned about the new ownership at Shaw’s Tavern. Now they’re moving forward with their expansion plans:

“Requesting an expansion of existing licensed premises to include 38 seats (Total Occupancy
Load of 43) on the 2nd floor. Current Approved Occupancy Load is 105 on the first floor.”

So have folks noticed a difference since the ownership change?

07/28/15 10:05pm

caption contest
Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Your captions in the comments and winners (free PoP t-shirts, onesies or tote bags) picked Friday. If you find a caption particularly funny be sure to let me know in the comments so I can select a reader pick too.

Ed. Note: I’m very tardy is sending out some past winners, I promise I haven’t forgotten you! Winners will have to pick up your goods at a happy hour I’m planning soon.

07/28/15 10:01pm

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

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Above: “From my rooftop pots in Eckington. Those peppers are HOT! (Shoutout to the Bloomingdale farmers’s market vendors for providing the seedlings.)”

Below: “Recent harvest of cucs, and some older earlier spring pics. From my tiny backyard garden on 12th Place, NW. A shout-out to Love & Carrots for the garden help.”

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07/28/15 4:30pm

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courtesy DCPL

From an email:

“It’s a lecture about Harry Potter! Wednesday, July 29, 7pm at the Shaw Library [1630 7th St. NW]. (It also coincides with his birthday, which is the 31st!)

Description:
Birthdays have a special significance in the world J.K. Rowling has created. Hagrid doesn’t reveal that Harry is a wizard on just any day of the year, and every witch and wizard looks forward coming of age on their 17th birthday if for no other reason than that they are finally allowed to do magic outside school. Join us for a conversation about the significance of birthdays, especially Harry’s, in the wizarding world. Birthday cake and butterbeer will be served!

ASL interpreters will be present.

Tolonda Henderson is a librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and disability studies.”

07/28/15 4:10pm

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A reader reports:

“They sent out menus to the neighborhood over a month ago, but the phone number on the menus redirects to the H St. location. Also, the space looks completely done (see attached). I don’t know what the holdup is and I’m sorta annoyed about it, because I could really go for a jumbo slice right now. Maybe they’re having trouble finding staff?”

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2117 Rhode Island Ave, NE

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From a press release:

“LCOR, a fully-integrated real estate company specializing in property development, investment and management, has closed on a $30M construction loan from M&T Bank for the development of The Edison at Union Market, in Washington D.C. LCOR plans to develop the land at 4th Street and Florida Avenue, NE into a mixed-use property bringing forth the vision of incorporating forward thinking retail and smart living into the thriving historic district.

Upon completion, The Edison at Union Market will include 187 apartments, approximately 28,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a below-grade parking garage. The six-story building will serve as the first residential development delivered to Union Market, signaling a major step in the revitalization of the evolving district. (more…)

07/28/15 3:30pm

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 6-8 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.

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“Carmela, Petworth. She loves to eat flowers.”

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“Tigger of Columbia Heights, just chillin'”

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“Marley running with a giant stick at Upshur dog park”