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by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm 40 Comments


3702 14th Street, NW

Ed. Note: This strip of 14th is also home to Red Derby, Lyman’s, Mezcalero, Taqueria Habanero as well as Quincy Liquor hoping to add a coffee option, not to mention French’s Cleaners and the bodega.

A reader reports:

“Delicia’s Market on 14th Street recently gutted half of the grocery store. I asked the cashier if they sold the space and what might be going in. She told me the rent was too high and that she needed to downsize. She also mentioned a Cuban restaurant was going in the empty space.

Update:

I spoke to the owner of the new Cuban restaurant coming in next to Delicia’s market. They’re aiming for a September 2017 opening! They are currently building out the roofdeck too!”

STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments


207 Florida Ave, NW

About a year ago we learned about plans for The Darkroom to come to former Aida sales and service store next door to the new DCity Smokehouse. I happened to come across this listing while I was looking for today’s GDoN post. The MRIS listing says:

“Investment Opportunity! Pre-packaged condo development project with plans for a 4 unit, 5 story mixed use building. Commercial unit is 3 levels ideal for restaurant while top 2 levels features 3 residential condos. Two parking spaces in rear. Keep current design or create your own with MU-4 zoning. Amazing Bloomingdale neighborhood location next door to new DCity Smokehouse on high volume avenue.”

Stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm 3 Comments

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. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 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. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

“Roxie of U Street lounging on a lazy Sunday afternoon.”

“Joplin, the no-seeing-eyes dog of Mt. Pleasant, who will sacrifice her dignity for a joke.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm 34 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

“Dear PoPville,

I am trying to get a sanity check on a price quote we received for surveying our property lines and obtaining a fence permit. It took us forever to even get a surveyor to get back to us so we only got one quote. I was wondering if you might be willing to post this on POPville to see if anyone has any feedback on whether the quote is reasonable.

We were quoted $1,200 for a field run survey of our property (a row house in NW DC) and to mark our rear lot lines for construction of a fence.
We were quoted $1,000 for this same company to prepare and submit applications and packages to obtain permits from the city pertaining to construction of the fence.

I’ve got no frame of reference for the survey quote so have no idea whether it’s reasonable. But charging me $1,000 just to go through the fence permitting process sounds like I’m being fleeced and/or somebody’s palms are getting greased. Could it really cost that much to get this done? Appreciate any feedback on this.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 20 Comments

This rental is located at 1429 Columbia Rd., NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1028 Studio Apartment 1 Block from Columbia Heights Metro (1429 Columbia Rd., NW)

Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Located on Floor #: 1
Floors in Bldg: 4
Parking Spaces: Street
Pets Allowed: No pets allowed, but service & companion animals are welcome

DESCRIPTION

Spacious efficiency apartment located one block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station. This is a fantastic apartment with an affordable price in the heart of Columbia Heights. Tenants pay electric & cooking gas. (more…)

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