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816 H Street, NE

Thanks to Andrew for sending. Beetle House’s website says:

“Beetle House is a year round celebration of Halloween with an artistic and thematic atmosphere inspired by horror culture, magic, and the artistic, literary and cinematic works of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe and many more. Read More


If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

Say hi to Elise! This 50-lb., approximately 3-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix was rescued from a rural shelter. She was dreadfully skinny, but you won’t find a happier or friendlier gal! She’s the best coach you could ask for – now that she’s at a healthier weight, she will keep you motivated to run, hike, or take long walks (it’s amazing how much less it feels like exercise when you have a loving dog by your side). Elise’s foster mom says she has been a dream in the home and is calm and well-behaved, as well as good in her crate. Elise is smart and treat motivated, so she’s a great candidate for training classes and learning new tricks. She is wonderful with other dogs and has done well with children, making her an excellent choice for a family dog. While she doesn’t seem to want to harm her kitty friends, she is very playful and likely a bit too much for them (perhaps she can have a kitty when she’s older!). Elise is ready to complete your home and family! To learn more about her and the adoption process, please visit here.

Gracie and Ninja after the jump. Read More


Thanks to John for sending:

“Happy Cleaners at 7th and M, across from the Mount Vernon Square Metro station is closing around the end of the month (9/28 I believe). The same couple has been running it for 25 years (6 days a week without days off it seems) and is finally retiring. They always did a great job and will be missed.”

But DRYY (garment care) coming to CityVista: Read More


From DDOT:

“Today, the Bowser Administration announced that the bus lane pilot on H and I Streets NW will become permanent effective November 12, 2019. Bus speeds and reliability were improved during the pilot program, and DDOT is continuing to make adjustments that will enhance the experiences of bus riders along the route.

“Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership, we are committed to improving bus travel for residents and commuters across all eight wards,” said the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Jeff Marootian. “The H/I bus lanes will make the commutes of thousands of bus passengers traveling through downtown faster and more reliable every day.”

Preliminary data comparing June 2018 and June 2019 found improvements in bus speeds and reliability on I Street NW but not on H Street NW. DDOT will implement the following changes to remedy operational challenges identified during the pilot period: Read More


14th and R Street, NW

Thanks to Jessica for sending: “Seen in one of the doors at the Liz… Wonder if it’s going to be a storefront for the bedding/towel company?? Seems like a good fit for the spot”

Parachute Home’s website says:

“We believe that when we take care of our home, it takes care of us. That’s why
we make premium quality sheets, towels, robes, rugs and all things soft and wonderful.”

Update from a reader: “The Parachute store at The Liz is expected to open early December.”


Sidney shares a letter he wrote to WMATA:

“I am writing to you about a potential health problem at the Mt. Vernon Metro Station. Every afternoon between about 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm there is an abundance of bird (I assume pigeon) droppings all over the escalators. The disturbing thing is it’s all over the handrails and I see Metro riders putting their hands in it every single day. Read More


With 320+ open houses across the District this weekend, there’s bound to be one that matches your home search criteria. Take a look at some of our suggested options below and to see the full list of open houses, click here.

  • 1444 Church Street NW #402 — $820,000 — Logan Circle
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Andres Serafini
    2 BR/2 BA  1k+ square foot industrial style unit at The Metro, a condo building that isn’t even 20 years old yet.
  • 608 4th Place SW — $1,149,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Lewis Bashoor
    Three-level + attic brick 4 BR/3.5 BA Federal spacious townhouse.
  • 2737 Devonshire Place NW #8 — $419,000 — Woodley Park
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-4 p.m. — Andrew Norris
    “Take part in the opportunity to own one of Washington’s “Best Addresses” on the first floor of the building “but above exterior ground level.”
  • 612 Orleans Place NE — $775,612 — NoMA
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — Harrison Beacher
    Gorgeous 3 BR interior row home with exposed brick & beam, a private fenced-in rear patio and a perfect master bedroom suite.
  • 3308 Woodley Road NW — $3,250,000 — Cleveland Park
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Kim Gibson
    Massive 6 BR/5.5 BA single-family Wardman home “has been beautifully updated and expanded in an enviable location,” featuring a home gym, pool, library and more.

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