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819 Upshur Street, NW

Happy Friday indeed! Washington City Paper reports:

Hank’s Oyster Bar chef and owner Jamie Leeds has built up the bar areas at her seafood-focused restaurants over the last few years. Next, she’s opening a cocktail bar called Twisted Horn, coming to 819 Upshur St. NW this spring.”

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Upshur Street looking west towards the future Slim’s Diner and Georgia Ave

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Georgia and Upshur St, NW

The much anticipated project from the owner of Petworth Citizen, Crane & Turtle, Room 11, Upshur St. Books etc., Slim’s Diner, has launched their facebook page and gotten a lot of folks, me included, super stoked (thanks to all who sent emails):

“I am excited to launch our newest project. It should take us about 6 months to finish construction and we plan to open in the summer.

Look for frequent updates here and let us know if you have any suggestions. We hope that Slim’s Diner will be a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.

– Paul Ruppert, owner”

And holy cow do they have an awesome old photo, streetcar and all, of Georgia and Upshur back in the day:

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Photo courtesy Slim’s Diner

Ed. Note: On Saturday night “Over 200 patrons from the establishment exited the location, and a large fight then started on the sidewalk and quickly spread out onto Georgia Avenue, NW”.

From MPD:

“Just wanted to let everyone know that today the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruled to indefinitely suspend the alcoholic beverage license for the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington also known as The Club House located at 5123 Georgia Avenue, NW. The license holder can opt to have a hearing with the ABC Board regarding restoration of the license. New yellow placards have been posted at the doorway of the Club House notifying the public of the indefinite suspension effective today.”

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829 Upshur Street, NW

From Denizens:

“Since we opened our brewery and taproom in July, we’ve released over 12 beers and grown our distribution in and around the DC area to more than 30 bars and restaurants. This Tuesday (1/20), we are having a Tap Takeover at Petworth Citizen. It’s a great chance to check out our beer in your neighborhood and our brewer will be on hand to answer any questions.”

From Petworth Citizen:

“We’ll be serving these beers on Tuesday night –

Born Bohemian Pilsner
Third Party Tripel
X-giving Belgian IPA
Ponch’s Porter”

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801 Shepherd Street, NW

If you’re wondering about the heavy police presence around the Petworth – I’m hearing it’s for a Presidential visit.

Update from @karentravers:

“Pres Obama is doing an #MLKDay service project at Boys & Girls Club in DC’s #Petworth neighborhood. His 2nd trip to area in a yr @PoPville”

First visit to the area was:

“Powell elementary-remarks last March when he released his budget.”

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Georgia and Upshur St, NW

From MPD:

“On January 17, 2015, at approximately 1:30 A.M., a large fight erupted inside of 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W. (Trinidad and Tobago Association/ Clubhouse DC). Over 200 patrons from the establishment exited the location, and a large fight then started on the sidewalk and quickly spread out onto Georgia Avenue, N.W. When police units from the Fourth District arrived on the scene moments later, the individuals involved in the fight dispersed and fled the scene. Due to the large number of disorderly subjects who remained in the street, Georgia Avenue was briefly closed in both directions between Ingraham Street and Jefferson Street, N.W.

After MPD units were able to move the crowd out of the street and ensure it was safe to do so, Georgia Avenue was re-opened. An investigation revealed that one patron was seriously injured inside of the club when he was struck in the face with a bottle. The patron was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The investigation of this criminal offense is on-going. Suspect information is not available at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

also:

“The Club House aka Trinidad and Tobago Association at 5123 Georgia Avenue NW has been temporarily closed by Chief Lanier based on an assault and allegations of underaged patrons consuming alcohol on the premises. An ABRA hearing has been requested.”