04/24/14 3:55pm

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“Dear PoPville

What Going on at the 3800 Block of 14th? The funeral home is almost gone. Any idea what the plan is?”

Earlier this month Washington Business Journal reported:

“The developer recently applied for permits to convert the building into nine two-bedroom, two-bath condos plus one for-sale commercial unit, said Philip Simon, S2’s managing member.”

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Rendering via S2 Development LLC

S2′s facebook page says:

“We have completed our design phase and applied for permits. This UN-named condo building should be done by the end of the year. Name suggestions?

New condo association names:

We have two new projects that need names. In keeping with the S2 tradition of using skiing related names for condo assocaitions below is a list of trails, lifts, lodges, bars, etc., tell us which you like best.

Encore Condominiums
Windows Condominiums
Cascade Condominiums
Larkspur Condominiums
Park City Condominiums
Lionshead Condominiums
Northwoods Condominiums
Timberline Condominiums
Prima Condominiums
Alta Condominiums
Riva Condominiums “

04/22/14 7:23pm

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 13 year-old Derren Richardson who was last seen in the 300 block of Webster Street, NW, on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Derren is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 5’0” tall, weighing approximately 110 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue and white checkered shirt, a green army camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Derren Richardson is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“The missing person identified as 13 year-old Derren Richardson has been located.

Derren was reportedly last seen on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the 300 block of Webster Street, Northwest.

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to thank both our community and media partners for their assistance in publicizing this case.”

04/21/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

“Dear PoPville,

I was writing because I hope that someone will know what the deal is with the broken escalator at the Petworth metro going from the platform to the turnstyles. This escalator has easily been broken for a year and I never see anyone working on it. I’ve had two back surgeries and find it really ridiculous that this fix would take more than a year (to say nothing about the Petworth metro ice rink that you wrote about a few months ago – I am surprised that we didn’t hear about any slip-and-fall lawsuits). I know there are elevators at the metro, and I use them when my back is hurting. But a year? Really?”

Ed. Note: Petworth is part of a big project to fix/replace escalators (“a $151 million contact with KONE Corporation to fully replace an additional 128 escalators by 2020″).

04/19/14 6:59am

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A reader sends the photo above around 6:15am:

“Happening right now at the house on the northwest corner of 3rd and Varnum. I woke up to screams and within minutes had this view from my porch. There’s 4-5 fire trucks, several ambulances and a “mobile air unit.” Smoke is pouring out of the house and I could hear the firemen smashing windows.

Feeling incredibly helpless…. Please send good thoughts to our corner of Petworth.”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“House Fire – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – 2-story rowhouse, fire showing all floors, extending to exposures #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – FFs extinguishing fire in basement, 1st & 2nd fl, making good progress, searches in progress #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – all fire knocked down, checking for extension; residents self-evacuated, EMS evaluating #DCFD”

04/16/14 10:22pm

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827 Upshur Street, NW

More exciting news for Upshur Street in Petworth – a new bookstore is coming next door to (from owners of) Petworth Citizen in the former Hair Impressions space. From an email:

“Join our Bookstore Founders Club and help open our new bookstore!

Slated to open later this Summer, Upshur Books is a small, independent bookstore with a strong connection to the Petworth community. The bookstore will focus on literary fiction and poetry, local authors, art books, and independent publications, and will also host free literary and cultural events. The bookstore will complement the thriving retail district that is growing on Upshur Street in Petworth.

To help raise funds for the new Petworth community bookstore, we’ve put together an innovative funding program. By joining the Founders Club, you receive store credit and additional discounts on future purchases.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

We also have a full-time position open for the Manager of the Bookstore listed here.”

04/16/14 9:10pm

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A reader writes:

“This dog was found in Petworth today, 9th and Buchanan. Ray is the person who found the dog, his contact is tel:202-882-8482″

Another reader sends:

“We took her to get scanned and she is not chipped. Very friendly, good in car and at vet. Pale pink collar. No id. Please call 202-321-7573.”

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04/14/14 12:55pm

4212 4th Street Northwest

This house is located at 4212 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful, newly renovated row home 4 beds 3.5 baths. Open floor plan new hardwood floors. Kitchen w/Stainless appliances and marble counters. Large deck off the kitchen. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. Master with vaulted ceilings and en-suite bath w/dual vanity. Lower level w/4th bedroom and 3rd bath, wet bar and family room, rear exit to detached 2 car garage. 6 mins to metro”

Ed. Note: Before we get into this argument…I’m not exactly sure what mode of transportation is 6 minutes to metro – but since I live nearby – for me it takes about 10 minutes to walk to metro and about 3 minutes to bike there.

You can see more photos of the inside here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,900.

04/09/14 10:25am

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Thanks to a reader for passing on word about STIX food truck coming to Petworth:

“@GoBrindisi

Congrats @eatstix on your new digs in Petworth #DC. So sad you’re leaving us at #Vocus. BTW your NY Strip today was super #yummy! #foodtruck”

“@eatstix – we will make an announcement soon!”

Their website says:

“Top quality chicken breast, NY strip and colossal shrimp meet the grill on this truck!

We’ve created amazing flavors by handcrafting marinades from the freshest ingredients. Natural flavors inspire us, so we use clean oils, citrus zest and juice, fresh herbs and spices bringing bursts of mouth-watering flavor to our recipes.

Fruit and vegetable STIX are selected on a seasonal basis always ensuring quality, full flavor and freshness.

It is our desire to offer stacked deliciousness to everyone.

A variety of vegetarian and vegan options available daily.”

Check out the menu here.

Updates when they make their announcement.