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by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thought you might be interested in this house going up – a teardown of a bungalow and a build of a crazy big house, totally out of proportion to what’s around it. I don’t know the zoning laws but this is taking up the whole lot. You don’t even see the two car garage to the right.

Here is what it’s going to look like – don’t know where the lawn surrounding the house is coming from because there will be no lawn or yard when this house is done.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


680 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to Juan for sending:

“Went to satisfy a Popeyes craving at the Rhode Island shopping center location and everything to the right of the Save a Lot food store is fenced off including access to the MBT.”

So what’s the story with the planned development here, anyone recall what’s coming?

Alamo Drafthouse coming:

“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema today announced its first Washington, D.C. location at MRP Realty’s Bryant Street development along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. The 44,000 square-foot theater is set to open in 2019 and is the fourth theater for franchisee Cojeaux Cinemas.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser and Events DC cut the ribbon on the Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The new venue in the sports capital will be the home of the Washington Mystics and the Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G-League team, as well as the official practice facility for the Washington Wizards. The Entertainment and Sports Arena will also serve as a world-class destination site that will host cultural and community events for residents and visitors across all eight wards. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


79 Hanover Place, NW

Ed. Note: This space was once planned for a Milk Cult cafe and others may know it for the former Marvin Gaye mural.

Thanks to Truxton Circle resident Jonathan M. Rogers for tweeting this awesome news:

“The @NoMaBID won’t be the only ones around here with #PublicRadio! @prx’s #PRXPodcastGarage is coming to 79 Hanover Place NW in @TruxtonCircle https://www.podcastgarage.org”

The PRX Podcast Garage website says:

“The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio and classroom dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0


Convention Center location

From a press release:


Eckington Place rendering courtesy JBG

“JBG Investment Fund IX and Boundary Companies announced another two tenants at their Eckington Yards project, Union Kitchen Grocery and Union Kitchen. The local food accelerator will open their direct-to-consumer concept, Union Kitchen Grocery alongside their second membership-based commercial kitchen, Union Kitchen. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

From a press release:

“Aria Development Group has purchased the 25,000 square foot property located at the corner of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street NE. The developer is planning a prominent mixed-use building for the site, which will include multifamily residential. This acquisition represents the culmination of three years of patient assemblage to connect tree-lined P Street NE with Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


1300 block of Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

DC Parks and Rec appears to have moved out of their space in the 1300 block of S Street. I’m concerned about what happens next with this space. I recall Studio Theatre and other local businesses have pushed for a parking structure in the past. Of course, it’s a great space to develop, but at what cost to the existing traffic and neighbors? A large building would completely block sun from all of the yards along T St and 13th.

Any intel on what the city plans to do? And what kind of input can neighbors have?”

Another reader passes on some scuttlebutt from a group email: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 10:05 am 0


1811 14th Street, NW

I ran down to the levee
But the Devil caught me there
He took my twenty dollar bill
And he vanished in the air

So much for that third floor expansion?

The Washington Post reported the bombshell news yesterday:

By the end of the year, its ground-floor Red Room bar — where, for years, young Washington’s edgier population convened to pound PBRs and Tecates — will close, along with the Backstage, the Black Cat’s small secondary performance space. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Ed. Note: They forgot the ‘end’ in North.

“Dear PoPville,

Went by the new “Trellis House” apartment building (Sherman Ave & Barry Place) this morning and saw Bozzuto had put out a bunch of signs, so I looked it up.

“We live where the iconic meets the worldly and style is supported by substance. Find us at the corner of Sherman Avenue and Barry Place, in the heart of the historic and dynamic North Shaw neighborhood.”

North Shaw?? (more…)

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