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by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0


924 U Street, NW

On October 4th Pinz-N-Needlez wrote on their Facebook:

“With great thought and regret… I have to announce that as of Sunday, October 8, 2017 will be the last day of business at Pinz-N-Needlez Washington D.C.

Artist Information will be updated on the Shop website and facebook page soon to stay in contact with your artist of choice from the shop.

I would like to take this time to thank each and every last person that has come out to support the business over our tenure. It has truly been a blessing to be a vessel to bring so many different people from all different walks of life and create art and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Thank you to every last artist and collector that chose to make the shop home and contribute to our small part of history in this microcosm of life.

~Chris Mensah, artist/ owner”

Back in 2009 they moved next door. Their old space is now home to Service Bar.

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0


1112 19th Street, NW

Smith & Wollensky closed back in March 2016. Bisnow reported in November:

“After opening its first DC-area AC Hotel at National Harbor, above, Marriott is bringing the Millennial-targeted brand to Dupont Circle. South Carolina-based OTO Development plans to open the 219-room hotel at the former Smith & Wollensky restaurant site on 19th Street, the Washington Business Journal reports.”


previously

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


Photo by Robert Staudhammer via Wikipedia

“Dear PoPville,

This month’s Washingtonian mentioned that Ginger in the MGM offers birds nest soup, off the menu, for $188. Having spent time in Thailand studying various sources of harm to the ecosystem there, I thought it would be worth flagging that this delicacy can be incredibly harmful to the environment, as well as a source of violence and black market trade. Ideally Ginger should take a hard look at this offer, or disclose their supply chain to show they are sourcing it from sustainable and reputable sources.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 3:00 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.

“Parkview’s favorite husky shiba, Nikolai (or Niko for short)!”

“Turk Turkleton of Dupont Circle getting his hike on at Sugarloaf Mountain!”

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


1210 R Street, NW

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Developers legally committed to providing a unit of affordable housing at the Logan Station Condominiums (1210 R Street NW) are asking Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle whether they can abandon the commitment if they provide the community some other type of compensation.

On October 25, attorney Anthony Rachal and a representative from the developer told the Community Development Committee of ANC2F that they wished to be relieved of this responsibility, due to unforeseen construction problems.

“This is becoming obscenely expensive,” the developer’s representative said.

Since 2007, when it opened, the 63-unit Logan Station Condominiums has had a large “community room”, which was primarily for the use of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the condo’s original landlord and previous occupant of the space. However, the church filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016. In the wake of the filing, the church petitioned DC authorities to convert the now-unneeded community room into three additional condominium units, of which one unit would be officially designated as affordable housing.

Inadequate documentation of the original project caused repeated delays in construction, the developer said. In one case, an attempt to drill into the slab foundation of building cut the electrical supply for all the elevators in the condominium complex. Because of these difficulties, the developers would not be able to construct the additional units as originally planned.

Instead, the developers and their attorney suggested that stakeholders, including the ANC, negotiate a package of community benefits in compensation for the lost unit of affordable housing. For example, the developers offered a larger unit of affordable housing at 721 Kennedy Street NW. A committee member asked how far away it was.

One mile?, the developer guessed. (more…)

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