New signs went up yesterday announcing the name of the apartment building going up over the new Petworth Safeway – The Swift:
“Get with it. It’s brand new apartments right above the new Swift Safeway and just a block from the Metro in Petworth, Washington, DC. It’s the city at your feet. With panoramic views of the Washington Monument and National Cathedral—and easy access to all of DC. It’s jam-packed with amenities, from the downstairs Safeway and concierge services to a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. It’s designed to give your way of life a boost, styled with modern finishes and fully equipped with sleek appliances. It’s more than just a floor plan. It’s yours to make your own—just pick your apartment size from studios, one, and two bedrooms.”
Ed. Note the website says coming Spring 2014, but the sign out front says Summer 2014.
So I guess they hope the new nickname for the Safeway will be the Swift Safeway? I guess it’s better than Stinky Safeway…
You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
I stopped in Catch 15 over the weekend and the buildout is nearly completely finished. The folks inside told me the grand opening will be the week of Christmas though it’s possible a soft opening could happen before then. While the inside wasn’t photo ready when I stopped by – you can tell it’s gonna be pretty nice. There is a huge bar and lots of table and booth seating too. The menu is not yet live on their website but as we previously learned:
“Sit at our ice bar, in the window or inside for fresh oysters & clams, try an amazing variety of small plates, sandwiches and entrees inspired by the international vibe of all that DC has to offer–intriguing and indulgent casually-sophisticated dining in the heart of DC’s K Street corridor. Indulge in seductive flavors, relive classics and savor sophisticated pairings with signature creations. Enjoy dining al fresco or relaxing indoors for Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner or Late Night socializing–simply irresistible!”
” What: Art Yards, a month-long public arts project at The Yards, will culminate this weekend with a group exhibition by the renowned video projection mapping artist consortium 3_Search. Curated by NYC-based John Ensor Parker and Leo Kuelbs, the exhibition, titled “Illuminated Ops,” will feature works by Glowing Bulbs featuring John Ensor Parker, Integrated Visions, and United VJs. Illuminated Ops will turn the SE face of the former NGIA building into an 8,260 s.f. (five-story) canvas for stunning projected images. See examples of prior exhibitions here and here, and expect a teaser clip of the show on Thursday December 12th.
Like Art Yards itself, the fleeting nature of this final installation is perhaps its biggest draw. Since mid-November, Art Yards, which is co-sponsored by The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID, has transformed the monolithic government building into a large-scale public arts spectacle, receiving widespread praise and raising DC’s profile as a city for the arts. The installations will disappear when the building is demolished this winter.
To keep up-to-date, visit www.ArtYardsDC.com and follow #ArtYardsDC and The Yards on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about The Yards, visit www.dcyards.com.
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me 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 3-4 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.
“Consuelo behind bars with PBR in Truxton Circle!”
“This is Zoey from Navy Yard.”
“Xena and Conan from Mt. Vernon Square, ready for trick-or-treating.”
“Back in September we advised the 1D community about a particular tactic that was being used by individuals attempting to steal smart phones. Subsequent to posting that information, we noticed a decline in this particular tactic. This may have just been a coincidence, but we believe the decline may also be related to the community being made aware of current trends and patterns. In an effort to make the community aware of current trends, we are posting the below three tactics being used by individuals attempting to snatch smart phones.
· Suspect approaches a potential victim and ask for the time, when the victim pulls out their phone to tell the suspect the time, the phone is snatched from the complainant’s hand.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask for directions to a particular location out of the immediate area. When the victim take out their phone and look the location up for the suspect, the perpetrator will ask to see the map on the phone at which time they snatch the phone and flee.
· Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask to use their phone to call home, usually say they need to call their parents. When the victim complies with the request, the suspect runs off with the victim’s phone.
This is obviously not a complete list of tactics, but they are some of the trends we have noted in the last few months. Please remember to call 911 whenever you observe any suspicious activity or suspicious persons.”