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by Prince Of Petworth — June 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at Connecticut Ave NW at Ordway. The Craigslist ad says:


This totally renovated euro style studio comes completely furnished (SORRY, IT ONLY COMES FULLY FURNISHED) and ready to go. New everything in a vintage era building located immediately across the street from the Red Line Metro. Restaurants abound, grocery and convenience stores are outside your front door along with one of DC’s finest movie theatres, the Uptown. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

As you and others have pointed out, Cleveland Park has been losing businesses and struggling to attract new ones. Cleveland Park faces tough competition from other neighborhoods, both established and newly-resurgent. But the neighborhood and surrounding community now have an unique opportunity to protect Cleveland Park’s historic character while preparing it for the future.

We’re looking for feedback on our proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map and we are using this survey to begin needed community engagement on how to ensure our little neighborhood’s long-term health. With Ripple and Nam Viet both closing their doors this month, it’s clear something needs to change.

The Comprehensive Plan contemplates what the District will look like over the next 10-20 years. We think these proposals can help start the process of increasing density in Cleveland Park to take advantage of our Metro station, to provide more affordable housing units, and to help ensure the necessary foot traffic to support vibrant and diverse businesses in Cleveland Park. We know these proposals are not some sort of magic bullet – but we think they are a necessary first step. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 19, 2017 at 10:10 am 0

3419 Connecticut Ave, NW

I hope your precious service lane was worth it. Even the flower thief is gonna leave Cleveland Park in disgust. And I don’t blame him. The Nam Viet news follows word of Ripple closing June 24th and 7-E opening.

From Beau Finley:

“Dear PoPville,

Another Cleveland Park institution is closing its doors this month: Nam Viet is closing.

Please see attached.”

Full farewell letter from Nam Viet after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 9, 2017 at 10:10 am 73 Comments

3417 Connecticut Ave, NW

Dagger. Dagger, dagger, dagger. So much for those two steps forward. At least the powers that be have preserved their precious service lane…for now. JFC. There is no spinning this, this is terrible. Thanks to all who emailed last night. From Ripple’s brutal announcement:

“It is with great sadness that we will be closing Ripple later this month. Despite a great sense of pride and accomplishment for everything that our team has achieved over the last seven years, the reality of a slowing business means we will no longer be able to serve our guests in Cleveland Park. We will remain open through dinner service on June 24th, and hope you will be able to join us over the coming days to share another memorable meal with us, or perhaps a glass or two of wine at the bar. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments

This rental is located at 2756 Macomb Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1459 / 430ft2 – Run to The Dore! Top Floor, Studio/Eff for Rent $1,459.00 + Electric!!

Newly Renovated Studio 1 bath 430 sq ft Rent $1,459/month Plus Electric!!
Newly Renovated Studio Bedroom Floor Plan, Top Floor!!!


by Prince Of Petworth — May 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm 29 Comments

3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Or vice versa. Or at the very least we can call this a wash. Thanks to Justin for sending word that the 7-E opened, which personally only stings so much because this was previously home to two fantastic restaurants – Dino’s and Yanyu.

In more exciting news, on the other end of Cleveland Park’s anachronistic service lane – a flyer for the new farmers market kicking off Saturday (across the street on the west side of Connecticut).

Props to the Cleveland Park Business Association and Susie Taylor, among others, for making the Market happen:

“CPBA is pleased to announce the launch of Cleveland Park’s own Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the West sidewalk of Connecticut Ave NW between Newark and Ordway.

Join your friends and neighbors and shop with Garner’s Produce, Stachowski Sausage and Charcuterie, Happy Hens Barnyard eggs, Fresh Crunch pickled items, Les Caprices Belgian waffles plus other great local purveyors. We also hope that you will shop locally at your neighborhood businesses throughout the week.”

Ed. Note: Standby for updates on the Uptown Market and hopefully the inevitable death of the current “service” lane that keeps Cleveland Park in a choke hold of failed suburban car oriented planning. Speaking of which, God willing, historic designation or not, Sam’s Park & Shop – you’re next.

by Prince Of Petworth — May 12, 2017 at 11:30 am 9 Comments

3412 Connecticut Ave, NW looking north towards the Uptown Theater

Somehow controversial, the Cleveland Park farmers market is a go!!! [Ed. Note: Service lane, you’re next!!!]

The Cleveland Park Business Association shares the good news:

“We are very happy to announce the long-awaited launch of the Cleveland Park Farmers Market! Permit applications have been submitted and we anticipate opening on Saturday, June 3. The Farmers Market will operate outdoors every Saturday morning from 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM, in the heart of the Cleveland Park on the West Side Sidewalk of Connecticut Avenue between Newark Street and the Uptown Theater.

This year’s launch of the Farmers Market is in direct response to a survey conducted in the Community. We were delighted to learn from the survey that an overwhelming 88% of respondents supported the Farmers Market and 80% of respondents intend to shop at the neighborhood businesses when they came to the Farmers Market. “We are hoping that the Farmers Market will remind and encourage the community to shop at and support their local bricks and mortar businesses all week. ” says Susan Lihn, owner of Wake Up Little Suzie, and CPBA’s Board Co-Chair. (more…)


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