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This rental is located at 912 Shepherd St, NW. The listing says:

“Great Location In Petworth — Top Floor, Bright 1BD, 1BA, Hardwood Floors, W/D, Gas Range.

This Top Floor 1 BD, 1 BA Condo is an Ideal Home with its Convenient Central Location and Large Windows. Just 2 blocks from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro, 1 block from YES! Organic Market, Safeway, Qualia Coffee, The Pitch and Chez Billy. Hardwood Floors, Gas Range and Stainless Steel Appliances including W/D and Dishwasher. A/C. Garaged Parking is available at additional cost.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

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201 Upshur Street, NW

Slash Run kinda reminds me of the Red Derby when they first opened. Meaning – it is freaking awesome. Unpretentious. Trying but not trying too hard. Good people. Delicious burgers. Great beer list. A freaking huge score for this end of Petworth. I was able to attend an early preview tasting last night and even though I had sky high expectations from the folks that brought us Bar Charley, El Chucho etc. – they exceeded my expectations by far. And my wife says the portabello burger was delicious too. Also they have a kids menu. And the inside – is just right for a casual burger spot:

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Lots more photos including a peek at some beer and burgers after the jump. (more…)

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4016 Georgia Ave, NW

The Petworth restaurant explosion of 2015 continues with word of a new Latin American Wine and Spirits Bar coming to Georgia Avenue. Word on the street is that it will have:

“About 20 Latin American wines by the glass, plus a cocktail list featuring Latin American spirits. Full menu featuring foods from across Latin America, and a good sized patio space in the rear.”

Stay tuned for updates when more is known and they get closer to opening.

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looking north toward Taylor Street, NW

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“Dear PoPville,

There was another bad accident at the intersection of Kansas Ave & Quincy St this morning. Police, Ambulance and Fire are on the scene. There was a toddler in one of the cars and a man was taken away on a stretcher. In the picture, you can see the man carrying the toddler away from the scene.

This is one of the most dangerous intersections in the District yet despite repeated concerns by neighbors for over two years, DOT refuses to make this a four-way stop. Vehicular accidents withstanding, pedestrians are nearly run over every day.

This is the only intersection along Kansas Ave between Georgia Ave & Spring Rd without a stop sign.”

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“There was actually a second accident that day. Unbelievable. A man T-boned/sideswiped another car in middle of intersection. The biggest thing we learned though was that MPD has a policy not to file an accident report of no injuries or if a tow truck is not dispatched. DOT has repeatedly refused to put in a stop sign because they said that we didn’t meet the “accident threshold” for the intersection. This despite the fact we’ve seen at least 9 accidents in 2015 alone. DOT only had a record of like 3. Now we know why… MPD hasn’t been filing reports on the fender benders. Crazy. “

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3632 Georgia Ave, NW

I’m told if all goes well expect a soft opening mid-week and grand opening on Friday!

From a press release:

“A new fan­focused, family friendly sports bar and restaurant, Walters ­is opening soon on the Georgia Avenue corridor in Parkview.

Named after legendary Washington Senators Hall­ of ­Famer and local icon Walter Johnson, the bar and restaurant will have a sports themed look and feel, with a décor highlighting the prohibition era of baseball. Along with Walter Johnson memorabilia, the atmosphere will pay tribute to the Washington Senators including team photos and a classic image of Babe Ruth at Griffin Stadium. Walters will also pay homage to local area sports including Sammy Baugh and the early days of the Washington Redskins. (more…)

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From an email:

“I wanted to spread the word about the Petworth Dance Project’s summer performance series in Petworth, and their upcoming July 11 show at the Petworth Rec Center. The organizers provide large blankets for attendees to sit on and the performances are free. The past May and June performances were well attended by young and old alike, with little kids dancing on the lawn copying the dancers (pretty cute). It’s a nice way to spend an hour+ on a warm summer evening, and to hang out with and support the Petworth community.”

The 1st Annual Petworth Dance Project, an outdoor festival in the heart of Petworth DC!

The newly formed Petworth Dance Project, which is an extension of the successful Petworth Jazz Project, launches its first Summer series in Washington, DC, with performances on the second Saturdays of the months May through September. The outdoor dance series is free to the public and features an eclectic set of performances on the lawn of the Petworth Recreation Center located at the corner of 8th and Taylor Street NW. The Petworth Dance Project Summer series features eleven DC area dance companies with styles ranging from Modern, West African, Ballet Folklorico, Contemporary, and more. The Project’s goal is to bring the art and joy of Dance to our neighborhood by introducing the community to a wide range of artists, while creating a new space for thriving DC dance companies to perform.

July 11th:
Light Switch Dance Theatre

*all shows begin at 7:00pm

Location:
801 Taylor Street NW

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4815 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Over the weekend, mignot quietly opened. They are a coffeehouse serving coffee from Java House (of DuPont fame), sandwiches, salads, breakfast, milkshakes and some Ethiopian dishes. We stopped by to check it out and it seems like a really nice neighborhood coffee shop.”

Ed. Note: I stopped in as well and the owner was super nice – she tells me that Mignot means My Wish in Amharic (from Ethiopia) and that this restaurant/coffeehouse is her wish. Also breakfast served all day! Stop by and say hi.