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by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm 0

Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

A few folks have been writing in: “I noticed that work has started on the interior of the old Slim’s Diner in Petworth. Any idea of what is going to open in its place?”

A few weeks ago Eater DC reported:

“The chef behind one of the most respected barbecue joints in the D.C. area will turn his attention to fried chicken buckets, chicken wings, and chicken sandwiches at a new restaurant coming to Petworth’s main drag later this year. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

Ed. Note: Slim’s closed for good back in January and was listed for sale in February.

From the Petworth listserv:

“Come Work With us!

We are located at 4200 9th St, NW, on the Third Floor of the Murrell Building at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street in the heart of Petworth. Sign up for a reserved desk or pick a new one everyday. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0

Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

Ed. Note: Slim’s closed for good after a bit of a bumpy ride back in January.

Thanks to Jake for sending the listing:

“Uptown restaurant space available in the heart of Petworth.
Terrific Opportunity for Chef to open their own restaurant.
Corner location–Georgia Ave & Upshur St NW.
Bright, Sunny, Turnkey, Ready to Go. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2019 at 9:25 am 0

Following the recent closures of Ruta del Vino and Hank’s Cocktail Bar there will understandably be many hot takes about Upshur Street and Petworth in general, let us remember that things with Slim’s Diner have been rough from the very start back in 2016. You can revisit all the ups and downs here.

Due to the private nature of the letter I’ve removed the investor letter from owner Paul Ruppert but the last day of service will be Sunday and I’ll be updating as we learn what becomes of the space.

Paul tells me:

“The current plan is to close on Sunday – but that is dependent on our staffing. We are considering our options for the future, including subleasing the space to another operator.

We are closing because our revenue is lower than our expenses and thus we are losing money. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

4203 Georgia Avenue, NW

I’ve always wondered how this space could still be vacant at such a prime corner. Think a cigar bar will do well here?

The liquor license placard says:

“New Class “C” Tavern that will serve as a cigar retailer serving spirits, wine, and beer in addition to tobacco products and other cigar-related products. The Tavern will have 100 seats inside, and a Total Occupancy Load of 100, and also a Summer Garden with 10 seats. Licensee is requesting an indoors-only Entertainment Endorsement to provide Live Entertainment.”

Georgia and Upshur Street, NW


by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm 42 Comments

Upshur and Georgia Ave, NW

Got a lot of emails about Slim’s Diner being closed by the Department of Health. One reader reports:

“Do you have any info on what happened to Slim’s? They’ve been closed at least since Friday due to some sort of health inspection violation. Their twitter just says something about needing to fix their grease trap…”



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