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by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Thanks to Bill for sending:

“If you try to make a reservation for Tadich Grill through OpenTable, you get a “Permanently Closed” message.”

Last week we posted that they had closed “Due to Fire Protection System Inoperable”.

San Fransisco’s Tadich Grill opened up in the former Ten Penh space back in late 2015.

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0


7th and H Street, NW. Photo by Matt Liptak (Truth Initiative)

From a press release:

“Pharmacies selling tobacco: it sounds like a retail oxymoron. That’s why truth, one of the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, announced today its zombie-themed demonstration outside of Walgreens’ Washington, D.C. flagship store to symbolize the consequences of smoking and protest its sale of tobacco products. Despite significant progress in reducing the rate of youth smoking, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. According to a recent survey conducted by Truth Initiative, the national public health organization that directs and funds the truth campaign, 82 percent of adults in the United States feel that pharmacies should sell products that help people get and stay healthy and 60 percent of adults who shop at Walgreens agree that pharmacies should not sell tobacco products.


Photo by Matt Liptak (Truth Initiative)

truth will kick off the demonstration at 12 p.m. EST at the Walgreens’ location at 801 7th St., N.W., with the help of teens and young adults, as well as local organizations and colleges from the D.C. area. The protest title, “Not Happy or Healthy,” takes aim at Walgreens’ longstanding tagline, “On the Corner of Happy and Healthy”.  Earlier this month, Walgreens changed its tagline to “Trusted Since 1901”, removing any reference to health. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


7th and H Street, NW

From a press release:

“Twenty metal street banners were installed this month in Chinatown as part of a collaborative project between the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID).

The red banners, which have been affixed to light poles in the Chinatown neighborhood along sections of H and 7th Streets NW, aim to accentuate and enhance the cultural identity of Chinatown by ensuring that creative signage in the neighborhood reflect Chinese and Asian characters. This project is a direct result of the Chinatown Cultural Development Small Area Plan developed by the DC Office of Planning, MOAPIA and community organizations in 2008. The plan provides strategies to help reposition Chinatown as the region’s top destination for Chinese/Asian cultural businesses, programs, services, events and festivals. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Sounds like Tadich Grill may be in trouble. A tipster sends word that they’ve closed. Oddly their D.C. Facebook page posted something at 11am this morning:

“The holidays may be over, but we’re still full of cheer…and lobster rolls!

Please call 202-638-1849 or click bit.ly/2fBKzdJ to reserve!”

But when you call the number (where the restaurant is supposed to open at 11:30am) goes to voicemail and the Facebook has no mention of “Fire Protection System” problems.

Thanks to Rachel for sending this note on the door:

San Fransisco’s Tadich Grill opened up in the former Ten Penh space back in late 2015. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth December 28, 2017 at 11:15 am 0


901 New York Avenue, NW

Last week we shared the good news (for those who work/live nearby) that Bagels and Baguettes was reportedly reopening at 901 New York Ave, NW just north of City Center and west of Mount Vernon Square (where the Apple store is coming) and the Convention Center. I took a walk to see where exactly it might be and hadn’t realized that Lawson’s Grill had closed:

Nice score for Penn Quarter. Stay tuned for confirmation/exact opening date.


looking east towards Acadiana and Mount Vernon Square.


previously 236 Massachusetts Ave, NE

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2017 at 8:45 am 0

Full report from MPD 1:23pm:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 600 Block of H Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

At approximately 7:58 am, the suspect and victim were at the listed location. The suspect brandished a firearm and began shooting at the victim. Both the suspect and the victim fled the scene.

The person of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo below:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Update 10:15am: Roads now open, MPD confirms 3 shots fired, fortunately nobody struck.

Rachel writes:

“Tons of police cars, H St shutdown, cops marking off casings on the street…”

Another reader writes: “reports of shots fired in Chinatown. Heavy police presence and office buildings on lock down.”

Alert DC reports: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


740 6th Street, NW

Uh oh, thanks to Mark and Steve for messaging about On Rye being papered over in Chinatown. Almost exactly a year ago I declared On Rye legit. Their website is still active, you can see their menu here. On December 21st they changed their Business Hours on Facebook, which is sometimes not a good sign. I’ve left messages and will update when I hear back. On Rye only opened in November of 2016 so hopefully this is just some minor renovation but history tells us otherwise. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

From WMATA:

“An alert off-duty Metrobus operator is being credited with the safe recovery of loaded firearm that was carried onto the rail system this morning.

The employee observed a male subject on the platform of NoMa-Gallaudet Station shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. The male was seen showing the gun to another, unidentified individual prior to boarding an inbound Red Line train moments later.

The employee immediately called Metro Transit Police to report what he had observed and provided a detailed description of the subject. The train was intercepted by MTPD officers two stops away at Gallery Place. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Whoa, thanks to Allison for sending. Dangerously Delicious Pies opened their Chinatown spot back in April 2013. The original H Street location was renovated last year and looking good.

From Killer E.S.P’s website:

“Killer espresso, sorbet and pie
All the flavors of Old Town Alexandria in a cup, cone, or crust

Take a scoop of homemade gelato, a forkful of mouthwatering pie and a shot of espresso, and mix it right into the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and you get Alexandria’s best spot for delicious food and good company – Killer ESP. Our sweet treats and amazing coffee with have you back on your feet exploring historic Alexandria in no time.”


675 I Street, NW

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