Petworth Citizen Hoping to Open around the First Week of October on Upshur Street, New Japanese-French Restaurant Opening Across the Street

829 Upshur Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

We’ve been to Domku a few times recently and keep peeking in to see the progress on Petworth Citizen. Looks a little quiet. Do you have an update on the opening?”

I spoke with owner Paul Ruppert (Room 11, Passenger etc.) who tells me they’ve made nice progress and are on track to open around the first week of October (knock wood, knock wood.)

“Petworth Citizen” is inspired by the community newspaper of the same name that chronicled Petworth neighborhood happenings from 1916 – 1951. “Petworth Citizen” will be a neighborhood bar (829 Upshur St, NW) with great bar food and a literary focus. The name also points to our intention to become a gathering place, welcoming neighbors from near and far.”

828 Upshur Street, NW

And in possibly even bigger news the unnamed spot from Mr. Ruppert located across the street should open about three months after the Petworth Citizen opens. They’ve recently applied for a liquor license which says:

“Restaurant serving a chef – driven menu of Japanese-French inspired food and cocktails. Seating capacity and total load of 25.”

More info as they get closer to opening. If you’ll excuse me for a few moments I’m going to go weep with joy…

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