07/22/14 3:00pm

978 Florida Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 978 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rare opportunity to rent an AIA award winning row house just blocks away from buzzing U street corridor. This home’s unique floating staircase is complimented by exposed brick and bamboo floors. Light pours through skylight and impressive three-story wall of windows. Kitchen and baths have poured concrete counters & espresso maple cabinets, topped off with desirable Liebherr and Miele appliances.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

07/22/14 1:20pm

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@MrsARodriguez tweets us the photo above:

“Parked a few spots down, didn’t see vendor sign. Happened 2 another guy 2. Lesson learned I guess! $30 ticket on top of having to pay $120 to get his car from the towing company.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I did not realize until Sunday morning that drivers wanting to park along streets that have Sunday-only back-in parking near churches in Shaw were required to park that way during those times. I just figured it was permissible but not required. I was wrong. In other words, residents must move or adjust how their cars are parked by 7am on Sundays along many streets in Shaw. When I walked by 7th St NW Sunday morning two MPD officers were ticketing cars that were not properly parked (backed in, protruding into one lane of traffic).

What’s more, I understand that MPD will not ticket vehicles that remain backed in and blocking one lane of roadway after 3pm unless a complaint is called in.

By the way, the churches have petitioned the city to extend back-in parking on 6th St NW until 9pm Sundays. The city extended the hours while doing a study earlier this year. The study found that extended hours parking was unsafe but the Universal House of Prayer has hired an attorney to petition the city to allow the extended parking to remain. This extended parking makes it more challenging to find a place to park for residents as, even if they find a spot along that road, they need to move their car/adjust how its parked at 9pm…”

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07/17/14 4:45pm

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945 Florida Ave, NW formerly home to District Flea

Following last year’s wildly successful BRGR Battle in Ballston, the newly rebranded D.C. BRGR Bash will take place in the heart of Shaw at 945 Florida Ave, NW— just steps away from the U Street/Cardozo Metro stop. The event, which brings together 10 of the DMV’s best burger chefs for a friendly competition amidst live music, games, and a craft beer garden, will happen rain or shine on JULY 19 from 1 to 6 pm.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

Willow Restaurant – Arlington
Burger Tap & Shake – Foggy Bottom
Cafe Saint-Ex – 14th Street
GUGS – Georgetown
Big Buns – Arlington
Granville Moore’s – H Street
Boundary Stone – Bloomingdale
1905 – Shaw
Old Ebbitt Grill – Downtown
Fainting Goat – U Street

CRAFT BEER AND ENTERTAINMENT

D.C. BRGR Bash has partnered with DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works — two of D.C.’s top craft breweries — to offer a selection of 16 oz. drafts on sale for $5 at the event. On tap will be three beers from each brewery — DC Brau’s The Public, The Corruption, and The Tradition. Atlas Brew Works will pour District Common, Rowdy Rye and Home Rule.

D.C. BRGR Bash will feature live music for the entirety of the event from the following local acts: DJ John Bowen, house-infused funk group House of Soul, and the nine-piece soul and R&B powerhouse The Original Moonlighters.

TICKETS (more…)

07/17/14 1:25pm

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600 block of Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Do you have information about the parking lot right in front of Howard Theatre that it currently used as “Premium Valet” parking? To whom does this land belong and who is managing it? Are there plans to develop this lot into a public space that respects and celebrates the heritage of the Howard Theatre? Currently, it is an eyesore, which hides the theater from Florida behind rows of parked utility trucks during the week, in a section of the U Street Heritage Trail that it increasingly nice between the Theatre itself, the Duke Ellington Sculpture and plaza and Right Proper Brewing Company. The city provided an $8 million grant and $4 million in Great Streets Tax Increment Financing (TIF) toward the restoration of the historic Theatre and it is sad that 2 years later – the space in front of remains a dilapidated parking lot.

The Theatre does not actually need this lot as it already has a Self Parking lot A which they describe as “a safe, secure and well lit parking lot located less than 1 block away from the Theatre on the corner of 7th and T Streets, NW”.

The site would be much more valued by being a park or a plaza. In fact, this was the original plan in the 2004 Development Framework for a cultural destination district within Washington DC’s greater Shaw/U street: it intended to “Relocate the car dealership and create a restaurant / cafe use with an open space / outdoor cafe component”.

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2004 rendering via Office of Planning

How the Howard Theatre looked in 2008:

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07/16/14 10:20am

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1700 New Jersey Avenue NW (at R St)

Some interesting tidbits came out in yesterday’s discussion about Beau Thai applying for a liquor license at their new location at 7th and P St, NW. In the comments a couple readers say that the space at New Jersey and R St, NW:

“will become a noodle shop of some kind”

While the owner is unable to confirm at this time he does say:

“it’s getting a makeover and a new concept is going in that we think folks will love.”

07/15/14 3:55pm

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1250 9th Street, NW

Tons of progress at The Colonel coming to 9th and N St, NW.

leasing fall 2014
This boutique address in the heart of Downtown D.C. offers historically-inspired design with a hip twist while putting the city’s best offerings of art, culture and commerce at your doorstep. Located in the burgeoning 9th Street corridor your neighbors are the city’s most cutting edge art galleries, retailers, bars, and restaurant concepts.”

You can see some renderings here. Like the way it’s turning out so far?

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07/15/14 12:55pm

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This house is located at 443 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous Shaw renovation! This home boasts 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, two en-suite. Quartz countertop, hardwood floors, 10′ ceilings, stainless appliances, beautifully tiled baths. The open layout is complimented with two outdoor decks, perfect for entertaining. Rear of property is reserved for 1 car off-street parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $899,900.