Washington, DC

Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW (formerly Sweet Mango Cafe)

“Dear PoPville,

Just passing along an update I received from Rooney Properties today regarding the development on the corner of Georgia & New Hampshire in Petworth (The Memphis). This project has been stalled for 3+ years now, however I noticed construction fencing going up this week so asked for an update. Read More


Ed. Note: Maybe they are using it as a staging ground or for part of the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing being built.

“Dear PoPville,

Hoping that the PoPville community can weigh in to help us figure out what’s happening with an empty lot behind our place. Between Chapin and Belmont off 14th St there’s a lot that has been overgrown (to the point where it caught fire on the 4th of July two years ago from some kids shooting fireworks into the brush) and unoccupied for the better part of three years, with three shipping containers as its only occupants (plus about a thousand rats). Read More


1001 North Capitol Street, NE via Town Danceboutique

Town Danceboutique closed after 10 years in Shaw last August. By the by – this is how it looks today (on Saturday):

2000 block of 8th Street, NW

The liquor license placard for Town 2.0 says:

“New Class “C” Nightclub offering entertainment, DJ, and dancing with snack offerings. Sidewalk Cafe Endorsement with 125 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 524 with seating for 40 patrons inside premises. Entertainment will occur inside the premises only

HOURS OF OPERATION (INSIDE PREMISES AND FOR SIDEWALK CAFE) Sunday through Thursday 12pm – 4am Friday and Saturday 12pm – 5am”

Town tweeted last night: Read More


From a press release:

Pendry Hotels & Resorts, today announced its further expansion into the Mid-Atlantic with Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. The 140,000-square-foot hospitality development located within Phase 2 of The Wharf, is set to begin construction this summer. This new addition to The Wharf will bring the Pendry Hotels & Resorts refined sense of modern-day luxury hospitality to the waterfront neighborhood in 2022. Read More


6th and Rhode Island Ave, NE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John J. Falcicchio broke ground on Phase I of Bryant Street, a 13-acre mixed-use development that will deliver 487 apartment units, a nine-screen cinema, and 35,000 square feet of retail to Ward 5. The District provided a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the first phase of the development, which is expected to generate about $4 million in annual tax revenue. Read More


Arielle writes:

“Anyone know why the area around McMillan “park” (aka not the reservoir) smells like feces? Second miserable run down north cap and turning onto Channing”

Ed. Note: Last week UrbanTurf reported:

“For more than two years, appeals have kept the planned-unit development (PUD) in limbo. However last week, the DC Court of Appeals, in its final decision on the PUD, affirmed that while the original PUD order offered insufficient justification for several provisions of the development, the response that the Zoning Commission issued on remand adequately addressed any outstanding concerns.

Between this decision and the time extension granted earlier this year, the development team has until March 2021 to apply for building permits.


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