07/01/15 10:22pm


Friday’s press release from District Distilling Company projects an “early 2016 opening”.

And now we now exactly where it will be, the liquor license placard lists 1414 & 1418 U Street, NW. 1414 was the former home of Coppi’s and 1418 U Street was the former home to Utopia. The placard says:

“High-end tavern with adjacent distillery pub. Will serve high-quality menu and provide live solo and small combo performers and recorded musical entertainment with or without D.J.

Entertainment Endorsement and a Distillery Pub Permit. Seating for 157 inside and a Total Occupancy load of 170.”


looking east on 14th Street towards U Street

07/01/15 4:30pm


From a press release:

“On Tuesday nights starting July 7, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off Georgetown Sunset Cinema, Georgetown’s first-ever outdoor movie experience, through August 4. The inaugural slate features movies filmed in or inspired by Georgetown, Washington’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge.


WHEN: Every Tuesday, July 7 through August 4. Movies begin at sunset; arrive at 7 p.m. for best seating and giveaways.

WHAT: FREE outdoor movies series hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).


July 7 St. Elmo’s Fire (Rated R)
July 14 State of Play (Rated PG-13)
July 21 No Way Out (Rated R)
July 28 Burn After Reading (Rated R)
Aug. 4 TBA

WHERE: Georgetown Waterfront Park at the intersection of K/Water Street and Cecil Place, NW.”

07/01/15 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.


“Pippa from Columbia Heights”


“hanging out at the S St dog park”


“My Zsa Zsa, a 5 year old Cockapoo, with a tennis ball she found behind the courts at Carter. Baron. We live in 16th Street Heights.”

07/01/15 3:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From MPD:

“On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the 2015 Fourth of July Celebration will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Street Closures

Streets Closed from 6:00 am until approximately 11:00 pm

Ø TR Bridge Inbound to Constitution Avenue. All traffic diverted to the E Street Expressway

Ø Independence Avenue SW from 15th Street to 23rd Street SW

Ø 23rd Street NB from Constitution Avenue to Virginia Avenue NW. Southbound 23rd Street will be allowed to flow and access outbound TR Bridge.

Ø 22nd Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 21st Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 20st Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

Ø 19th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue

Ø 18th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue

Ø 17th Street NW from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW

Ø 15th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW

Ø Henry Bacon Drive7th Street from Constitution Avenue NW

Ø Constitution Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street.

Ø Arlington Memorial Bridge

Ø South Bound Rock Creek Parkway closed at Virginia Avenue

Ø 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW

Ø 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW

The following streets will be closed at approximately 11:15 am for the Independence Day Parade and will remain closed for the remainder of the day: (more…)