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by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


Photo by Cody

Huzzah!! I’ve been having lots of folks asking for updates on this.

From a press release:

“Calling all kids and their canine friends! The NoMa Parks Foundation will celebrate the completion of Swampoodle Park with an inaugural Wallholla climb and dog procession on the morning of Saturday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. Located at the intersection of 3rd and L streets NE, the 8,000-plus-square-foot park — previously a vacant lot for which condominiums were once planned — offers a play structure for children, a dedicated space for dogs, and public seating, as well as trees and other plantings. Swampoodle Park was designed by District landscape architecture firm Lee and Associates, with substantial input from the NoMa community provided through multiple public meetings and surveys. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 9:50 am 0


Photo by NoMa Parks Foundation‏

The people of both Alabama and NoMa got it right yesterday.

The park will be located at 3rd and L Street, NE. And once again – if you will it, it is no dream. The park should be open to the public in “early 2018” according to the NoMa Parks Foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth November 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0


rendering via NoMa Parks

From NoMa Parks:

“NoMa’s first park is under construction at 3rd and L streets NE, and 123 submissions from hundreds of community members have been narrowed to three final names. Please vote! The proposed names are: Swampoodle Park, Old City Corner, and 3rd and L Park. The first two were popular in the community submission process this summer; the latter has been the working name throughout the park’s development and was also suggested in the community submission process. Please view signage mock-ups with each name and take the survey here. The final contender will be recommended to the DC Council and the Mayor, who will make the ultimate decision.

The park at 3rd and L is an 8,000-square-foot space that will include plantings and gathering spaces; a vertical play structure designed for children ages 5 and up; and a space for dogs to run and play, complete with a dog agility ramp. It is built on the first parcel purchased by the NoMa Parks Foundation, which held multiple community meetings and received input from the public for two years to design the space to meet the neighborhood’s needs. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW

I’m getting giddy. Though the eye catching bright green shall be missed, the rendering (above) for Moreland’s Tavern looks great. And the history is freaking phenomenal. More info on the chef and menus coming soon!

Here’s some more background on the restaurant replacing Swampoodle from one of the owners of Boundary Stone and DC Reynolds:

“We are still aiming for a Fall opening with the name Moreland’s Tavern.

Some history here on Moreland’s Tavern:

Moreland’s Tavern is where the soldiers from Fort Stevens used to go to eat and drink during the civil war. Fun fact about Fort Stevens, it was also the only Fort to see any action during the civil war and actually defended the city from the Confederate Army. So basically Moreland’s Tavern saved D.C. It was also the first place place to welcome people into the city, and the last stop on the way out with Georgia Ave being a main thoroughfare.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

Last week we finally learned who was likely taking over the old Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado. Now it is no longer likely – it’s confirmed!! And what’s better than one of the owners of Boundary Stone, Matt Croke, being involved? One of the partners in DC Reynolds, Tony Kowaleski, is also involved!! Tony and Matt have each lived in the neighborhood about 8 years so given that and their bona fides, this will surely be a legit neighborhood gathering place. They hope to open this Fall so standby for many many more details including the new name soon. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

“Dear PoPville,

There are a lot of rumors swirling around the 16th St Heights neighborhood that the people behind Boundary Stone are taking over the Swampoodle space. Their sponsoring the Kennedy Street Festival only strengthened those rumors. Have you heard anything about this? Something you can get to the bottom of?”

BREAKING: One of the owners of Boundary Stone is indeed in negotiations to take over the Swampoodle space at 14th and Colorado Ave, NW. Now keep in mind the negotiations are still ongoing but if I was a betting man I’d say there is a very, very good chance this will happen. STAY TUNED for many many more details if/when it does.

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2016 at 10:10 am 49 Comments

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14th and Colorada Ave, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted word. A reader first reported earlier last week (and others have confirmed they were dark through the weekend):

“Swampoodle’s been closed up tight for at least two nights in a row. I wonder if this is the end for them?”

This one hurts given how long it took Swampoodle to get open.

Their last facebook post was written on Nov. 29th gives no indication that anything was amiss:

“#TACOTUESDAY has arrived! Get three tacos and a margarita for $12 #delicioso”

Updates when more is known.

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5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm 31 Comments

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5501 14th Street, NW

At least based on the dozens of emails I got over the weekend that is. Thanks to all who sent word and photos that Swampoodle finally soft opened:

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Another reader reports:

“They say they plan to be open 5-10 pm for dinner starting midweek and will focus on just brunch on the weekend and weekday dinners for now.”

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Check out some of the preview menu after the jump. (more…)

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