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by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1317 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Co-owners and close friends Vipul Kapila, Chef Sanjay Mandhaiya and Chef Shankar Puthran announce plans to open Pappe, an Indian neighborhood restaurant, in DC’s bustling 14th Street neighborhood. Pappe, which means ‘brother’ in Punjabi, is an affectionate term the three friends use to refer to one another. The trio bonded over Vindaloo at Chef Mandhaiya’s Northern Virginia restaurant Saffron and wanted to bring an authentic Indian restaurant within a refined yet playful setting to Washington. Pappe, located at 1317 14th Street, NW, will open later this spring. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0


via DPR

From DPR:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and DC Department of General Services (DGS) announced on Marvin Gaye’s birthday that a brand new multi-million dollar facility in his honor will open with a block party style festival with members of Gaye’s family, live music, food trucks, giveaways and more for DPR’s first Marvin Gaye Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2 p.m. at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center.

Highlights of the event include the ribbon cutting of the new center by Mayor Bowser and Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye and ex-wife Janis Hunter. Author, Georgetown professor and music historian Michael Eric Dyson will speak to the crowd before Marvin’s former band/group, The Marquees, perform a tribute set. Closing out the event will be a more current Marvin-inspired performance by Black Alley. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

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“Fred our lab mix having fun up in Petworth”

“Georgia in her element at Stanton Park (Capitol Hill)”

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


“renderings via Perkins Eastman, the architecture firm.”

Update on “D.C.’s Historic Spy House” across from the Russian Embassy in Glover Park.

“Dear PoPville,

A new 40-foot-tall building is being proposed for the lot at 2619 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The new structure to be developed by MED Developers is intended to be used as an assisted living facility.

The plans for the lucrative parcel of land resemble MED Developers’ previous plans for a Ward 3 homeless shelter that was to be built on the same spot (plans that were dropped after an investigation by the  Washington Post).

The new structure would require demolishing the infamous “Spy House,” used for decades by the FBI to spy on the Russian Embassy. The proposed facility would also violate multiple zoning regulations in this residential neighborhood due to its size and scale.

MED Developers are seeking numerous special exceptions from the Board of Zoning Adjustment in order to move forward with the plans, including a special exception to build a facility in a neighborhood zone for single family homes and an exemption from limitations on parking.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 1st and D Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1627 You’re In Luck! Perfect Location in Capitol Hill – No Deposit

Last Studio available on this Special.
Located just 2 blocks from the US Capitol in Beautiful Historic Capitol Hill, A Studio Apartment @ $1,775.00 with ALL Utilities Included and No Security Deposit!

SPECIAL: $1,627.00 per month includes One Month Free and $350.00 move-in fee is waived on apartment #303. This is a savings of $2,125.00.

Beautiful views from rooftop sundeck overlooking parks and skyline of Historic Congressional Buildings. Apartments large oversize windows reveal a southern exposure. You’ll enjoy the luxury feel of our hard wood and marble floors. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

When a DC street parking meter is broken, how do you avoid a ticket AND officially register a request for repair? I know how to request a repair, dialing 311 gets you to the central phone line for DC parking meter repair requests but the voice mail states reporting a broken meter will not excuse a ticket. I’ve had a couple incidents lately where meters were broken, and I’d love to hear anyone’s experience with this regarding how to use the space but not receive a ticket: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


2nd floor of the Chevy Chase Pavilion. 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washingtonian reported yesterday:

“Maryland-based celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has closed Range as of today.”

RANGE opened up back in December 2012.

The Washingtonian story notes: “His casual sandwich shop, Lunchbox, will continue to operate in the Pavilion.” and “He plans to open a still-unnamed restaurant within the forthcoming luxury Conrad hotel at CityCenterDC next year.”

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