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by Prince Of Petworth February 17, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0


via google maps

A reader reports:

“Around 11:30PM last night, I heard what I thought was probably a couple of gun shots fired on the 800 block of Kennedy Street, NW. Shortly after a cop car came patrolling around, circled the block, and then came back around with its search light on – minutes later, dozens of cop cars joined in with their red and blue lights and I believe they followed a suspect into the back entrance of an apartment complex on Longfellow. I’m most surprised nothing has been reported on this and that there wasn’t an AlertDC notification about this situation.”

Ed. Note: I believe Alert DC notices/MPD reports are not automatically sent for shots fired, they are sent when somebody is hit by gunfire.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

Finally some info and what’s coming to the former Straw, Stick and Brick space.

Patrick reports:

“5111 Georgia has a new sign up in the window, was driving by it this morning, looked like it said “Coming Soon, Pepperoni Chic,” I have seen a couple folks in there recently with what looked like a DCRA inspector too, and looks like they are pushing forward on it.”

I stopped by for some photos yesterday and this seems to have some potential:

“Iconic Pepperoni Roll of WV and Calabrese Pastas of Italy”

STAY TUNED.


5111 Georgia Avenue, NW

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0


709 Kennedy St, NW via soup up’s Facebook

“Our new sign is officially up! We’re so excited!”

Soup Up is coming to the former Culture Coffee space on Kennedy Street.

Their website says:

“Soup Up is a specialty soup shop committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of natural and delicious soups. Our soups are low sodium, prepared with organic, locally grown, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Always made from scratch, each bowl nourishes the body and stimulates the senses. No additives, preservatives, dairy or oil is used ever. Vegan and gluten free soups are always available. Soupsters will experience the warmth of authentic homemade cooking with every enticing spoonful.”

Check out their menu here and STAY TUNED for an opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 7:30 this morning an adult male victim was in the 4900 block of Georgia Ave. NW when he was approached from the rear by the suspect. The suspect said “Hey”. When the victim turned around to face the suspect, the suspect shot him twice striking him in both legs. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for non-lifethreatening injuries. The lookout for the suspect is a black male in his 20’s, 5’10” tall, medium brown complected with a full beard last seen wearing black pants and a black jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can reach MPD at (202)727-9099 or text to 50411″

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My neighbor and I have been in a heated (ok, casual) debate about the north boundary of Petworth. The Brightwood Park and Petworth wikipedia pages give conflicting information for the north border of Petworth.

Brightwood south border according to brightwood park wiki page:

Emerson Street NW to the south.

Petworth north border according to Petworth wiki page:

to the north by Hamilton Street NW

Do you have any official take on this so we can stop the madness?”

OK, OK, OK, here it goes – when I moved to Petworth in 2003 most folks I spoke to said that the north border of Petworth was firmly considered Kennedy Street though some people pushed it all the way to Missouri. From Kennedy Street to Missouri was considered Brightwood Park and north of Missouri was/is Brightwood proper. So, by order of the Prince of Petworth I officially declare the northern boundary of Petworth to be Kennedy Street, NW. Having said that, call it what you will – you people drive me crazy : ) As for the southern border

by Prince Of Petworth January 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Just wondering if anyone else heard 4 gunshots around 2am Saturday night on 9th St NW between Kennedy and Jefferson? They woke me out of my sleep and sounded like they were right outside of my window. By the time I rolled over to call 911 the cops had shown up on the scene (within about 5 minutes), possibly because they were parked around the corner and heard them. Their sirens weren’t on. The cops walked the block for about 15 minutes, but seemingly didn’t see anything, so left shortly thereafter.

I sometimes wonder whether [insert whatever word you want for a person who would do this] shoots randomly in one location to lure cops to that location and away from whatever corner or location the cops are parked at in order to engage in some illicit activity. Is this possible?

I can’t figure out the point otherwise. I didn’t hear any shouting, running and it doesn’t appear anyone or anything was shot. I thought maybe I heard a car drive away, but couldn’t be sure.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


116 Kennedy Street, NW

From an email:

Jackie Lee’s just started doing brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am.
Some offerings include:

Breakfast Burritos w/ Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Caponata, and Bacon
Wisconsin Hash Browns for 2
Chicken and Waffles
and more fun hangover food

Also, we are throwing a party this Saturday to remind people that our current political situation is NOT NORMAL…”

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


709 Kennedy St, NW

ANC 4D01 Commissioner, Nancy E. Roth reports:

“I’m truly delighted to report that a local entrepreneur has signed a lease on the old Culture Coffee space to open a Soup Up in our neighborhood! This unique culinary venture was pioneered in DC at Union Market.”

Their website says:

“Soup Up is a specialty soup shop committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of natural and delicious soups. Our soups are low sodium, prepared with organic, locally grown, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Always made from scratch, each bowl nourishes the body and stimulates the senses. No additives, preservatives, dairy or oil is used ever. Vegan and gluten free soups are always available. Soupsters will experience the warmth of authentic homemade cooking with every enticing spoonful.”

Check out their menu here and STAY TUNED for an opening date.


right across the alley from ANXO

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


paper in window only has a tantalizing “Coming Soon”. 5111 Georgia Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I heard Straw, Stick, and Brick Delicatessen on Georgia Ave is re-opening. It’d be so great if that was true. SSB had great food and was a kinda fun place to meet Petworth and Brightwood Park neighbors.

I was wondering if you might know whether the re-opening rumors are true?”

What I’ve learned is that the business was sold, name and all, back in September. Now I don’t know if the new owners have decided to keep the name or not but since they bought it and already have the nice awning – I’m guessing they’ll keep the name. As to what the new Straw Stick & Brick will be – obviously there will be a major food component but I think there will also be a major coffee component. So to sum up – new owners will be opening something here soon that may or may not be named Straw Stick & Brick. And there may be coffee. STAY TUNED.

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