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by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0


709 Kennedy St, NW via soup up’s Facebook

“Our new sign is officially up! We’re so excited!”

Soup Up is coming to the former Culture Coffee space on Kennedy Street.

Their website says:

“Soup Up is a specialty soup shop committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of natural and delicious soups. Our soups are low sodium, prepared with organic, locally grown, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Always made from scratch, each bowl nourishes the body and stimulates the senses. No additives, preservatives, dairy or oil is used ever. Vegan and gluten free soups are always available. Soupsters will experience the warmth of authentic homemade cooking with every enticing spoonful.”

Check out their menu here and STAY TUNED for an opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

From the D.C. Public Library:

“1968 was a momentous year in US history. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. The Poor People’s Campaign, which Dr. King was organizing at the time of his death, brought activists from across the nation to the District.

Locally, 1968 brought the groundbreaking of what would become the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the founding of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the opening of Federal City College, now part of the University of the District of Columbia.

This year, the Library is hosting a series of programs and events to highlight the experiences that shaped 1968 locally and nationally titled, “The People’s University.” This month, the celebration starts with an online exhibit, “Evolutions and Legacies: Martin Luther King Jr. and D.C., 1957-1972.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


2319 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From Legacy:

“On February 4, 2018, Ravi Shankar died in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is survived by his mother, Maya Devi, two brothers, Tarun Shankar, and Arun Shankar, his wife Geeta Shankar and two children, Jatin, 19, and Raychal Shankar, 17. Ravi was 49 years old. Ravi was born and raised in Delhi, India. He was an enthusiastic badminton and squash player in his early teen years, before turning his attention to tennis.

At age 19, he opened up his own tennis academy, which was the third largest tennis academy in the region. He was proud of that. He moved to the United States in the mid-1990’s. He worked at the Drilling Tennis Shop in downtown Washington, DC for eight years. He then went out on his own and opened the Tennis Zone tennis shop, first in Chevy Chase. Later he moved the store to Glover Park where it has operated for the last five years.

A man of exceptional talent and a warm personality, Ravi had an unparalleled ability to string tennis and squash racquets, matched with a sophisticated knowledge of string types and racquet differences that benefitted beginners and professionals alike. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Just a heads up that Five Guys Navy Yard is closed again for “renovations”. We stopped in yesterday and they told us that they would be closed for renovations until baseball season and that they would have milkshakes available for purchase when they reopened.

This same thing happened a couple years back, and the restaurant looked the same when they reopened so I figured it was equipment or something. Stinks for the staff.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 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. Thank you. Though I should really be paying you for sending in your pets that brighten my day, every day – thanks for that too!!

“Winter cat Jobi “Jo Below Zero” lounges on leather in Adams Morgan.”

“Sal and Charlie from Cleveland, OH”

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I found this curious and thought you might too. The pic is of an envelope taped to Sticky Rice’s door on H St. NE that says “Confidential for Owner.” The same envelope was taped to the doors of most businesses this morning between 13th and 10th (and maybe more but those were the streets I walked between).”

What do you guys think, some sorta marketing thing? Or the key to the collusion?

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at Upton and Connecticut Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1600 / 600ft2 – Modern English Basement Close to Metro

English basement apartment available for rent in historic 1924 row house available for move-in immediately.

What you get:

– Brand new appliances (Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher)
– FREE wifi! (Tenant responsible for cable and electric)
– Separate entrance with motion activated lights for safety
– Gorgeous natural light as well as recess lights installed in the unit
– Separate heating and cooling system with temp controlled by tenant (plus insulated windows for optimal warmth during the winter)

Pet friendly on a case by case basis. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

From Luke’s:

“To celebrate the opening of its 4th shack in DC, Luke’s Lobster is giving one lucky person the chance to win lobster for year! Anyone who visits the new Luke’s Lobster shack in Farragut on opening weekend, Friday Feb 16th through Sunday, Feb 18, can enter to win lobster for a year. No purchase necessary.

Luke’s Lobster Farragut Square 800 17th St. NW
Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
1600 square feet; 32 seats

Luke’s Lobster is thrilled to announce two new developments furthering their coastal sustainability mission in 2018. (more…)

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