Thanks to AF for sending word and photos – props to the firefighters!
16th and Eastern Ave, NE:
DC MEETMarket is a monthly outdoor market featuring local designers, artisans, musicians and food purveyors. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the DC MEETMarket is located at 15th & P St.,NW in the heart of Logan Circle, Washington, DC. The market aims to bring together 42 local vendors and the surrounding neighborhoods in a celebration of community and craftsmanship.
5345 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
The H&M coming to the former Pottery Barn space in the Chevy Chase Pavilion is finally close to opening.
Here’s how it looked in Feb. 2012:
From Douglas Development:
Located at the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, the new building will include a modern, mid-rise atop the former Babe’s Billiards building. The property will feature over 19,000 square feet of retail on the lower two levels and five levels of apartment units. This project was the first new construction residential development in the District of Columbia to receive approval to be built without any parking at all.
68,500 rentable square feet (18,260 sf retail; 50,240 sf residential)
Historic building built 1949; Acquired 2009; Redevelopment 2013-2014
60 rental apartment units
You can see more info and renderings here.
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.
“This is Desdemona (Desi) from Park View!”
“Photo bomb! Pants the cat creeping on sleeping Lady (Columbia Heights)”
“Cooper (left) with Sophie hanging out in Mt. Pleasant. Coopernicus lives up the road but visits Soph-Dogg every now and then to chew on some ear.”
Category: Animal Fix
Torron Frieson, also known as Torron Frierson, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 7 ½-year prison term on charges stemming from a robbery earlier this year of a liquor store and market in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
Frieson pled guilty in March 2013, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to one count of robbery and two related firearms offenses. The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick sentenced him. Upon completion of his prison term, Frieson will be placed on three years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, on Feb. 7, 2013, at about 8:35 p.m., Frieson entered the M & S Liquor Store and Market in the 200 block of Upshur Street NW. He pulled a mask over his face, grabbed a bag of chips, and walked to the cashier counter. As the cashier prepared to provide change for the chip purchase, Frieson walked into the cashier’s booth, produced a long black handgun, pointed it at the cashier, and grabbed money from the register.
The cashier attempted to move the gun away from him and a physical struggle ensued. During the struggle, the cashier was struck and items in the store were broken. Frieson’s gun and car keys fell to the floor, and parts of the mask came off his face. The cashier threw the gun down an aisle and ran out the store. Frieson then retrieved the gun, and fled the scene, leaving his cell phone behind.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) determined that the defendant had been in the store to purchase beer minutes before he returned for the robbery. Officers also determined that the set of keys left behind by the defendant belonged to a Dodge Durango parked in an alley by the store. Officers found a .45-caliber cartridge stamped 45 Colt Hornady inside the store near the cashier counter. The Dodge Durango was registered to Frieson.
Pursuant to a search warrant, the Dodge Durango was searched and the beer that Frieson had purchased minutes before the robbery was inside the car. Frieson also was identified in a photo array. Frieson was arrested on Feb. 15, 2013 at a residence in Northeast Washington. Inside of one of the bedrooms at the residence was a black Ruger .45 caliber revolver with six cartridges stamped 45 Colt Hornady.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson, Victim/Witness Advocate Jennifer Clark, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who prosecuted the case.
Category: props to the prosecutors
This rental is located at 1150 K Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Only Studio in this terrific building in wonderful location. Large 657 sq. ft. Studio with granite counters in Kitchen and Bathroom. ~75 sq. ft Patio adds light and versatility. Two large double closets, washer/dryer in unit. Red, Green, Yellow lines only blocks away. Great roof deck with 360 degree views of city – terrific 4th viewing of fireworks. Gym and party room. K Street Corridor.”
This studio is going for $1,700/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user eakidwell
I am house shopping in Hill East (is this the correct name or is it just what the realtors are calling it?). In my 10 years in DC I have always lived in NW (Cleveland Park and then Columbia Heights), so my familiarity with the community is pretty limited, other than from a few friends who live in the neighborhood and seem to love it. I was hoping you could give me some advice on what it is like living over that way in SE, where to grocery shop, where to eat out, where to drink, where to take my dog to the vet, are there any farmers markets (other than Eastern Market), are there any super sketchy blocks that I should avoid, and is the waterfront there ever really going to get developed?
Be sure to check out Wisdom and Trusty’s by the Potomac Ave metro. There is a Harris Teeter at 1350 Potomac Ave SE. You should try La Lomita at 1330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. And you are not far from all the great restaurants on Barracks Row. There is the Capitol Hill Animal Clinic at 1240 Pennsylvania Ave SE. For folks who live in/nearby what other suggestions would you offer?
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Ed. Note: We’ve been having some sign in issues so I’ll pull some forum topics directly here. Should be fixed in a few weeks. Thanks for your patience.
Champions League Final Broadcast
Anyone know of any Petworth or Columbia Heights watering holes that will be televising Saturday’s Champions League final?
Buying a vacant fixer upper in DC
I was wondering how long it takes the city to get rid of the class 3 vacant status if I go ahead. Also, I’ve read on the DC website that if you’re doing major renovations on an investment property you qualify for an exemption from the class 3 rate. Does this also apply to residential properties?
Window repair recommendations
Anyone had good luck with a company that replaces glass in broken residential (double-pane) window? Hoping for quick and good service. Thanks for your thoughts.
Category: Forum Topics
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 to Monday, May 27, 2013
Annual Thunder Alley
Rolling Thunder will kick off its Annual Thunder Alley on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The following streets will be affected on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, May 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· 22nd Street, NW between C Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Rolling Thunder Rally
On Sunday, May 26, 2013, the Rolling Thunder Rally will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration. For more information on Thunder Alley and Rolling Thunder Rally, please visit http://rollingthunderrun.com/.
· Route will begin at the Pentagon and travel across the Lincoln Memorial Bridge (Eastbound)
· North on 23rd Street, NW
· Right turn on Constitution Avenue, NW
· East along Constitution Avenue, NW
· Right on 3rd Street, NW
· South on 3rd Street, NW
· Right on Independence Avenue, SW
· West along Independence Avenue, SW until Ohio Drive, SW
· West on Ohio Drive, SW until West Potomac Park (disband).
· The stage and rally point is located near the Korean Memorial in West Potomac Park (USPP Territory).
Monday, May 27, 2013
National Memorial Day Parade
On Monday, May 27, 2013, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
The streets along the following route will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Starting from 7th Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW ending at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
· Also closed: 7th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue, SW
All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.
and from MPD:
United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Starting at 12 Noon to 3:30pm
The parade will form at 6th and M St NW. It will then start north on 6th St NW to S St NW, west on S St to 13th St NW, South on 13th St to Logan Circle southwest around Logan Circle to P St NW, east on P St to 7th St, South on 7th St to M St, East on M St to 6th St where they will disband.
This house is located at 1517 Caroline Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Spacious 2BR + den townehome on quiet and serene Caroline Street. Bright southern exposure & large windows, separate dining and living rooms, KI w/ gas cooking all leading to private terrace and secured off street parking. In addition there are two deco FPs, HWFs, W/D and new windows throughout. Below there is a full lower level with generous storage”
You can see a virtual tour here.
This 2 bed/ 1 bath is going for $795,000.
From a press release:
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) will offer a series of outdoor movies this summer in partnership with The Heurich House Museum. The “Golden Cinema Series” will be shown in the courtyard of the Heurich House Museum on Fridays, June 7- July 12. All films are free and open to the public. Gates to the Heurich House Museum courtyard will open at 8 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset.
Films selected for the “Golden Cinema Series” were produced during the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood,’ including three films from the 1940’s and two films from the 1950’s. The five features are: Casablanca on June 7, Rear Window on June 14, Some Like It Hot on June 28, Yankee Doodle Dandy to be shown on July 5 in honor of the Independence Day weekend, and, The Philadelphia Story on July 12. Iconic personalities from Hollywood, including Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, star in the movies.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, and to make a night of the “Golden Cinema Series” in the garden of one of D.C.’s finest Victorian-era homes.
The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., south of Dupont Circle and a block from the south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro station. The gates to the courtyard are located on Sunderland Place NW.
The Le Pain Quotidien coming to the former Corner Bakery space in Union Station has applied for a liquor license which says:
“New Communal table restaurant and bakery store. Seating Capacity is 68. Total occupancy load is 83.”
They’ll be open Sunday through Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
City Kids is written by Takoma, DC resident Caroline. Caroline previously wrote about BloomBars Harambe!
City Kids: Brunch at Jake’s American Grill
My affinity for brunch did not decrease when I had kids. But the feasibility of waiting in a long line to have that brunch definitely did. Luckily, I heard through the grapevine recently about the weekend kids’ brunch at Jake’s American Grill.
Jake’s is welcoming families with young kids with open arms. The lower level was fully outfitted with games, crafts, and activities. The TVs were tuned to Sesame Street and other kid favorites (and staff were willing to take requests when Sponge Bob was a bit too much for our toddlers). The crowning jewel, however, was the dedicated childcare provider who was available to play games, color, or just keep an eye on them while the grownups enjoy a mimosa.
The staff of Jake’s was eager to see us and spread the word about their kids’ brunch. We arrived early due to our nap schedule, and we had the place to ourselves. Later, other families and groups arrived and the place filled up.
The brunch menu offered a number of typical offerings, as well as some snazzier egg dishes.
What: Kids’ brunch at Jake’s American Grill
Where: 5018 Connecticut Avenue, NW
When: Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pmCity Kids: Brunch at Jake’s American Grill
Category: City Kids
but the vets who died gave you the right to voice your opinion. God Bless themMemorial Day Weekend Road Closures for Rolling Thunder, National Memorial Day Parade and United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
i'm guessing they put in some good sound buffering windows? fl ave is LOUD.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
^yes. The only danger at this location is being run over by a motorist from Maryland.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
Faison's writeups make me crazy. And not in a good "I'm crazy for buying this house!" way.Good Deal or Not? “Price silly!” edition
The Dancing Crab's commercials have to be the worst I've ever seen. The owners saying,...Happy 40th Anniversary Dancing Crab!