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by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


2009 18th Street, NW at California

Well this is interesting, back in September 2017 we posted about Alfresco Tap and Grill’s original liquor license placard:

“New Class “C” Restaurant serving American comfort food and offering alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 350. Offering Summer Garden with total capacity of 150 seats.”

A new placard went up over the weekend that says:

“Applicant requests to add a second Summer Garden to their existing Summer Garden endorsement. The second Summer Garden will have seating for 65 patrons on the terrace.”

This is going to be some serious outdoor seating. Sweet. And hopefully construction will start soon – STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

From a press release:

Union Market’s popular Drive-In Movie Series returns this Spring with a special screening of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, May 11 at 8pm. The Harrison Ford classic will officially kick off the annual Americana-inspired drive-in experience held in the Market’s parking lot (1309 5th Street NE) and projected onto the wall. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans viewing in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

From a press release:

“On Friday, May 4th,  Health Care Voter is marking Star Wars Day and the one year anniversary of the date the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill passed the House with a Lightsaber Rally to Defend Health Care  in Dupont Circle. The event will occur in coordination with activists across the country who will use #StarWarsDay and #HealthCareVoter to defend the ACA. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

“Dear PoPville,

Need some suggestions from your readership. I live on the first floor of a 4 unit condo building, and my upstairs neighbor frequently enjoys playing his piano. He does have the ability to use headphones, so I don’t always hear the piano itself, but I do get the incessant pounding from him working the pedals. I believe that it already sits on a rug of some sort.

Two questions: does anybody have any particularly effective mitigation strategies? And what’s the best way to politely bring this up?”

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon page here. Every little bit helps.

“Aurelia, Hill East, Congressional Cemetery”

“Zoe in Brookland”

“Harper enjoying the snow at the mall!”

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I witnessed something tonight (Tuesday, around 6:45pm) that I wanted to share and get ideas on how to address. I was walking by the 7/11 at Florida and 14th Street and saw a man in a wheelchair attempting to open the ground level door along 14th Street. I went over to help him open it, but found that the door was controlled by the clerk inside and he was waiting for them to answer the bell. (Like in a fancy jewelry store in the movies, you have to be buzzed in.) Except they didn’t buzz him in and the clerks just shrugged him off, making “it’s broken” gestures at us. According to the guy in the wheelchair, the door is frequently “broken” and he’s not often not able to get inside.

This is ridiculous, offensive, and (I think) illegal. I’m calling DCRA and Councilmember Nadeau’s office. I heard back from Briane this morning – they’re aware of and they’ve notified the store that they’re in violation of federal and local laws. Yet it seems to continue. I wanted to ask if anyone else has experienced/witnessed this behavior and if you have any ideas on what else we can do to stop it.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1163 3rd Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2350 / 2br – 840ft2 – Charming 2 Bed/1 Bath Home Near Metro Available Early June!

2 Bed – 1 Bath
Size: 840

Year built: 1925$2,350.00Rental DescriptionCharming Two Bedroom Row House Near NOMA/Gallaudent Metro available Early June!

This charming home is located on a quiet street in the Union Market area. It has two nicely sized bedrooms and one full bath with a large skylight. The living area is spacious and opens into the retro-styled kitchen with a uniquely painted floor. Off the kitchen is a private fenced-in patio with mature vegetation. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm 0


2036 G Street, NW, photo by Endrit

Thanks to Endrit for sending:

“Just saw what appears to be President Macron’s vehicle and security team park at Tonic on GW’s campus. Reportedly he’s having lunch there.”


Photo by Kristin Furio

Kristin writes us:

“He walked along all four corners of G St & 21st and shook hands and spoke with GW students. He was accompanied by Rep. John Lewis.” (more…)

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