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by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


5405 Georgia Avenue, NW looking south towards Macombo Lounge at Jefferson Street

Back in December we shared some mouth watering Scuttlebutt that the folks from Bloomingdale’s Showtime Bar, across the street from Boundary Stone on Rhode Island Ave., had plans to open up a second spot in Brightwood Park on Georgia Ave (photo above.) [Showtime opened in Bloomingdale back in 2013 and is perennially placed on all the ‘best of’ lists around town.] A week ago I reported that Neptune Room was coming to 5405 Georgia Avenue, NW and because the liquor license placard listed the prolific Andrew Kline as attorney, I suspected this might be the rumored Showtime spot. And now a local food blog confirms it is indeed the Showtime folks: “Team Showtime confirmed”.


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: Sweet. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 611 Jefferson Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Perfect in Petworth! This large over 2500 square feet home is the perfect investment in D.C. Area. It is located near shopping and metro. This home has been loved by it’s owner for the last almost 40 years. The home is SOLD STRICTLY AS-IS. The homes old world-charm is accented by it’s 4 large bedrooms, and 1.5 bath which is quite unique in the DC area. Rear parking is also unique! WON’T LAST!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1.5 bath is going for $550,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


5405 Georgia Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for Neptune Room says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern. Seating capacity of 30 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 96. The License will include an Entertainment Endorsement for the inside of the premises only.”

The attorney listed on the placard is the prolific Andrew Kline who is usually involved with significant projects. Could this be related to the scuttlebutt about a 2nd bar from the owners of Showtime in Bloomingdale? Either way, STAY TUNED.


looking south towards Macombo Lounge at Jefferson Street

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


5828 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending from Change.org Save Simple Bar & Grill: A Proud Georgia Avenue Business!

“Since 2010, Wilfredo Guzman, better known as “Will” by many in the neighborhood, has been arduously working on his vision to help be a part of the revitalization of the 5800 block of Georgia Avenue. Wilfredo is an example of hard work and perseverance. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0


via google maps

Alan Henney reports around 2:15pm:

“20+ GUNSHOTS FIRED- so far, nobody found injured, 4800 blk 9th St NW at Delafield Pl NW-DC. Police have found approx. 20 shell casings, still searching for a suspect and/or any victims (none found as of yet).”

Michael reports also around 2:15pm:

“Fire at 1117 Fern St NW.  Looks like they just got it put down, it was in the right side of a duplex, that side looks like it got messed up pretty good, left side had had smoke coming through at te attic level and fire fighters when into that one and opened all the windows, big response Georgia Ave is shut down both directions between Elder and Fern.”


“Georgia Ave looking North from Elder to Fern”

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

I was in a car accident last Friday a few blocks from my house. Minor fender bender but I was majorly pissed because the car I hit didn’t stop at her stop sign. I didn’t realize until after inspections of the vehicles that her stop sign was laying on the ground. *insert colorful language here*

My assumption was that the sign probably came down as result of the crazy wind storms we’ve had since that previous Friday. Regardless, today is now Wednesday (5 days after I called 311 to make the repair) and and the sign is still down! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 700 Jefferson Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1500 / 1br – 553ft2 – Charming unit for rent in sought after Brightwood Park

This 1 bed/1 bath condo in Brightwood is now available for rent. The unit features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, washer & dryer in unit, walk-in closet, and a ton of natural light throughout. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2018 at 10:20 am 0


702 Kennedy Street, NW via Home Rule Records

Well this is awesome – thanks to Emily for passing on word of Home Rule Records:

“Home Rule Records is a used vinyl record store located in Washington, DC specializing in quality used and rare records. We focus on jazz, soul and R&B records. Our goal is to share our love of jazz music and the history of jazz with our community. We have for sale: • Jazz (straight-ahead, spiritual, free-jazz, experimental, and private label). • Classic Hip-hop • Soul • R&B • Rock • Gospel • Reggae • World • Classical • Children’s • Comedy • Sealed Records”

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