Upshur and Georgia Ave, NW

Got a lot of emails about Slim’s Diner being closed by the Department of Health. One reader reports:

“Do you have any info on what happened to Slim’s? They’ve been closed at least since Friday due to some sort of health inspection violation. Their twitter just says something about needing to fix their grease trap…”



Well this is an awful thing that happened at beloved Fish in the Hood while I was gone last week. Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted.

I stopped by yesterday and repairs had already begun so stay tuned for a reopening date hopefully soon!

Georgia and Otis Pl, NW


4820 Illinois Ave, NW

This house is located at 4820 Illinois Avenue, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“MUST SEE – Unique and soulful. Mid-century form with modern function. Open floor plan w/defined & light-filled spaces. Upstairs, skylights, massive master suite, carrara & travertine marble baths, roof garden views & rear all glass bedroom. W/D upstairs, hookup in basement in-law suite. Speakers everywhere. Large rear deck w/awning, brick patio, garden, cedar fence & parking. OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4PM”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $819,900.

821 Upshur Street, NW Photo by Jai Williams

From an email:

“After celebrating its first two weeks welcoming in guests, Taqueria del Barrio will be adding reservations and updating its hours. Guests can now call Taqueria del Barrio at 202-723-0200 or email General Manager Mikey Torres at [email protected] to reserve a table. Taqueria del Barrio will be open from 4pm to 12am on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 4pm to 10pm on Sundays; a lunch and brunch menu are expected to roll out in the coming months.”

3655 Georgia Ave, NW

Major progress at Reliable Tavern!! Their facebook page says opening Winter 2017 – looks like it’ll be worth the wait:


“Reliable Tavern aims to be your classic, professional, neighborhood tavern with two floors, pool tables, live music and dedicated nights for the science and queer community of Petworth and greater DC. Food will be provided by Republic Kolache, an amazing and delicious pop up food vendor who will have a home with us. Keep an eye on our social media for updates!! We look forward to serving our community!”

3607 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy EatsPlace

From an email:

WHAT: ¬†KalyeDC’s Kamayan Fiesta Filipino Pop-up at¬†EatsPlace

WHERE: EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010 (Petworth Metro)

WHEN:  Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2 seatings: 5:30 and 8:30

COST:  $50 + tax, tickets available here

Kalye DC Presents Kamayan Fiesta:

Kalye DC and Chef Red Garcia are returning to EatsPlace in Washington DC to present a Kamayan Fiesta on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Kamayan means eating with your hands with mounds of delicious Filipino food laid out on top of banana leaves right in front of you. This communal dining experience is best shared with family and friends, or come and make new ones. As Chef Red says, “Filipino food is life, love, and it’s about family!”


The menu: (more…)

3830 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to share that rodents have made their way into the “new” Safeway in Petworth. Really unfortunate. I’ve reported it to the city but wanted to share with PoPville.

I was grocery shopping and saw one run right in front‚Äč of‚Äč me across the ‚Äčcereal ‚Äčaisle‚Äč. It ran‚Äč from one bottom shelf to the other‚Äč. I was so ‚Äčshocked and ‚Äčdisgusted that I just left my‚Äč half-full grocery cart right there and walked out. I tried to tell customer service on my way out, but there was no one there.‚Äč Also, I figured it was better to report to the city‚Äč, as I’m sure Safeway must‚Äč already be aware.

‚ÄčI moved to Petworth about a week or two before the Safeway opened. I had never been to the “Smelly Safeway” but from what I hear, it was pretty bad! I hope that our new Safeway doesn’t go down the same path.”

Ed. Note: The old store was known as the Stinky Safeway.

stinky safeway
Back in 2010

4215 7th St NW

This house is located at 4215 7th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautifully maintained Petworth home w/ original details such as, fireplace, hwds, fixtures, trim all with modern amenities including updated kitchen, BA’s & solar panels! This home is ready for dinner parties, bdays & morning coffee! Just steps from vibrant Upshur ST this home is in the heart of Petworth. If you’re tired of the same old reno, this is what you’ve been waiting for!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $679,000.

gdon revisited

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for Popville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 4107 8th St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Petworth
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Petworth
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $649,900. List Price at Contract: $649,900.
List Date: 3/2/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $712,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 3/31/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.


The original Good Deal or Not post regarding this property brought forth some interesting conversation (which you can see here. Several commenters expected the property to sell over $700,000. (which it did), and others appreciated the ‚Äúcharacter‚ÄĚ of the place in contrast to brand new completely renovated houses, which some perceived as more sterile.

Google maps puts this at a six minute walk to Metro and Safeway, which definitely is an add for desirability, and makes a strong case for holding or increasing in value. As of this listing, the subject house has not brand new appliances, a galley kitchen, does not have central air and employs radiator heat (radiator heat is very efficient and home inspectors generally like it).

For perspective, a house that was similar in size and location but not as prepped for listing sold in December for for $551,000.

And a house around the corner on Taylor that appears fully gut renovated with open floor plan sold a few weeks ago for $841,000.

The listing agent for this property was Marshall Carey with Redfin Corp. Loic Pritchett with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, assisted the Buyer.