03/27/14 10:30am

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3830 Georgia Avenue, NW

Now that the Trader Joe’s countdown has finished it’s on to The Swift Safeway – coming to Georgia and Randolph St, NW in Petworth. According to spokesman, Craig Muckle, we’ve got 90-120 more days to go. Though they’ll hopefully be able to narrow down the date next month. As for the apartments above they’ll start to be “ready by early summer, with an additional floor available every two-three weeks, so completely done end of summer.” And one more piece of info about the safeway – they’ve applied for a beer/wine license with hours of operation for the store listed as Sunday through Saturday 5 am – 12 am.

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03/26/14 5:00pm

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From an email:

What: Come greet 25 DC-area WWII veterans and give them the ‘welcome home’ that has been owed to them for nearly 70 years. It’s quite easy: simply applaud, cheer and say ‘thank you’ to the veterans.
Where: Armed Forces Retirement Home, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd, NW, DC 20111 – free parking at AFRH
When: Saturday, April 5 at 3:15pm EDT – veterans arrive at 4:00pm sharp, so folks will need time to park, walk to greeting area, etc.
Why: Help us to honor our Greatest Generation; let’s let these amazing men and women know that their service all those years ago has not been forgotten.”

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03/24/14 9:30am

A reader writes:

“7 shots were fired tonight on Farragut street NW between Illinois and 9th. The first officer on scene was a park police with MPD a few minutes later. A parked car on the street was hit several times and later the police updated that they found a victim though unclear what their condition was.”

From MPD:

“After further investigation of these sounds of gunshots in the 800 block of Farragut Street NW, an adult male victim was located at a local area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Fourth District detectives are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

03/23/14 10:02pm

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The pop up on New Hampshire Ave just north of the Petworth metro had it’s first open house on Sunday. Anyone stop in?

One of the 3 bed/3 bath units is listed at $649,999:

“Petworth Commons ~ Modern design & elegance to Petworth in the form of 2 unique 2 level townhome style condos. 3/3 beams abundance of light from every direction. Private balconies, backyard, & rooftop deck. 1700 sqft open interior space. All the bells & Whitles! Look no further for your city oasis! OPEN SUN 3/23 1-4pm”

Check out a virtual tour here.

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03/20/14 2:15pm

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Restaurant Coming to Murell Building on Georgia Ave and Upshur:

“According to the DCRA permit status website, zoning has been approved for a restaurant on 4201 Georgia Ave NW. Here’s the zoning description:

Zoning Review Approved . ZONING APPROVAL FOR AN INTERIOR ONLY, MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT WITH 41 SEATS ON THE 1ST FLOOR AND INCLUDING MECHANINCAL ROOM AND STORAGE ON THE CELLAR LEVEL POD. THE DEVELOPMENT SHALL INCLUSE INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING OFFICE SPACE ON THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOORS, POD. NO AUTOMOBILE PARKING IS REQUIRED AND NO AUTOMOBILE PARKING CREDIT IS EARNED FOR EITHER OFFICE USE AT 2,338.6 SQUARE FEET OR RETAIL USE AT 2,338.6 SQUARE FEET.

The Structural Review is still pending so no permits have been issued yet.

Has anyone heard what type of restaurant they are planning on opening here? This has the potential to be awesome.”

Rumor has it this will become another spot from the owner of Petworth Citizen, Crane and Turtle etc. but I haven’t got confirmation on that.

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03/20/14 11:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user thelester

From the GEORGIA AVENUE BUSINESS ALLIANCE (GABA):

“MARK YOUR CALENDAR – PCM which operates between Upshur & 9th at Georgia Ave will become a Saturday market beginning May 3 to October 25, 2014 from 9am-1pm

Petworth Community (Farmers) Market (PCM) moves to Saturdays. Let’s support its Annual Fun-Raiser on April 16th for a Great Cause! Join PCM for a fun night and great cause at Chez Billy – 3815 Georgia Ave NW, on Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Buy Tickets in Advance or at the door Online.”

and Dupont Circle [20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Connecticut Ave] hours are currently Sundays, 10 am to 1 pm (Jan. through Mar. 2014) but will increase to Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm (April 6th through Dec. 2014).

03/19/14 4:30pm

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3903 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking by the old Rib Pit building near 14th and Randolph, and I noticed the For Lease sign has been taken down (it is up over the old Rib Pit Lounge next door), and it now looks like the space is being renovated.”

Back in July we noted the Rib Pit and Rib Pit lounge spaces were for sale at 14th and Randolph St, NW.

Stay tuned for more info on the new restaurant as it becomes available.

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