Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth September 9, 2019 at 9:45 am 0


Florida Ave between 8th and 9th Street, NW

Thanks to Cameron and Kristin for sending: “Another hit for small retail in DC. First Punch, then this.”

From Violet:

“This is a bittersweet email to write. After much thought, I’ve decided to close Violet. Our last day open will be October 20th and all sales will be final as of September 30th.

There are many reasons I’ve made this decision. Some personal. Some related to the business environment that retail, in particular small retail, will face over the next few years. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

From an email:

We at Violet Boutique are excited to announce that we are moving from our current Georgetown location at the end of November, and are headed to the Shaw neighborhood. You may remember that we relocated from Adams Morgan to Georgetown in 2016, and we learned so much by being able to expand our square footage, and by testing the waters in a retail-heavy neighborhood.

Our last day in Georgetown (3289 M Street, NW) will be Sunday, November 26!


1924 8th Street, NW

And in December – we’re back. We will be opening a temporary pop-up shop from 12/1 – 12/31 in The Shay (1924 8th St NW – the former Steven Alan space), and the tentative opening date for our new location (a few doors down from the pop-up space) is March 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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2439 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“We’re sad to say that we’ll be closing our Adams Morgan location for good on April 30th and reopening at 3289 M Street NW on May 2nd. We love Adams Morgan and will miss it dearly but we’re also SO EXCITED to move Violet to a much larger space and bring our brand and exceptional customer service to Georgetown!

Since we’re moving moving to Georgetown at the end of April, we wanted to show our appreciation for all that our neighbors in Adams Morgan have given us over the last 5 years. To celebrate our 5th anniversary, on 3/11, we will be making three $1,100 donations to non-profits in the greater Adams Morgan neighborhood. We would love for our customers (and neighbors) to vote to assist us in picking the recipients. Voting will begin tomorrow at 5pm via an online form. Likes and comments on social media will not count towards voting. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopVioletDC/ and Instagram @shopvioletdc to cast your vote!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2011 at 11:30 am 10 Comments

Violet Boutique located at 2439 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan opened up last weekend. This one is for the ladies – from their Web site:

With an incredible array of fashions and accessories, you can have it all at Violet.

Fashion should be fun. It’s about experimenting, trying new looks, and most importantly, being your best self. Above all else, I want every woman to leave Violet feeling beautiful in their own skin.

The space looks great and it’s nice to Adams Morgan add some retail to the eating/drinking options to 18th Street.

As always the photos will tell a better story:

Couple more shots after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: If others are interested in submitting their budget diary please send via email to [email protected] thanks.

“Dear PoPville,

Last Friday I shared an overview of my expenses for 2018 and was shocked by the amount of responses. I’m grateful for those of you that have provided insight and tips in reducing costs for 2019, especially for our utilities. I know the total is outrageous, so I’ll provide a bit of background and a better breakdown.

The $900/month is our high average. It includes:
Electric $300 we have a whole-house dehumidifier that runs continuously.
Gas $100
Water/trash/sewer $50 paid to the county.
Verizon Fios phone, cable & internet including HBO & sport networks $170
ADT $55 we’re locked into a contract until February.
Cell Phones $180 includes “leasing” our phones for 18 mos. Contract ends in March.

The home is a 2100 sq ft 3bd/2b with garage in Arlington and was purchased in 2015. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0


1522 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Fyubi Makeup & Brow Studio on 15th & U is closed – the location has been empty for the past 3 months now – no one responds to voicemail. Any information on them relocating in the neighborhood?”

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“After almost 5 years in our first store front studio on U St., Fyubi Makeup & Brow Studio has recently partnered with Violet Salon at 1513 Wisconsin Ave NW (about 5-6 minutes from U St @ the corner of Wisconsin Ave & P St). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

“Here is a poem from Ann L. Ingram, who co-existed with ginkgo trees in Tenleytown for four decades (and now lives with tree frogs alongside Rock Creek Park).

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Gingko fruit’s orange
And stinky – P. U!

Now when one plants
This beautiful tree,
A grafted male
Will please you and me;

For males don’t bear
That obnoxious fruit,
But leaves still turn golden
In Fall – no dispute.

So as these trees die,
As one day they will,
Replace them with grafts.
Smells won’t make you ill!

And we will greet Autumn
Without any fears!
(We just need to wait
About 95 years!)

Now bring on those great yellow leaves!! If anyone gets a particularly good photo when they change please send to [email protected] and let me know what neighborhood you were in. Thanks!

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