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by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

3715 Macomb Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave

I was hoping for a 2Amys reopening update and stumbled upon this massacre:

“so much wine, but not a drop to drink.. all of these bottles have to be tossed”

via 2amys

On July 9th we learned that 2Amy’s had to close for the “foreseeable future” due to a water pipe burst. Hopefully not too much longer, stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth July 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Update on the iconic Uptown sign in Cleveland Park from the Cleveland Park Historical Society’s Carin Ruff:

“Last summer, AMC Theaters floated a proposal to replace the iconic UPTOWN sign with an AMC sign. After widespread outcry, they dropped that proposal. Last month, they submitted an application to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board to replicate the UPTOWN sign with LED lights inside red letters that would look like the existing letters, and to add smaller AMC branding to the marquee.

The CPHS Architectural Review Committee heard a presentation last week from the sign specialist hired by AMC and came away convinced that replicating the sign in LED was an acceptable solution, given the extreme deterioration of the existing sign. In addition to problems with the neon in the current sign, the attachment points of the letters to the wall are in danger of failing and there are environmental contaminants on the ledge where they sit. We should also note that we cannot prove that the current neon sign is the original one from 1936; the Historic Preservation Office isn’t sure, we aren’t sure, and the theater can only document the current sign back to 1968.

The proposed LED replacement would closely replicate the look of the current UPTOWN sign in color, warmth, reflectivity of the light elements on the surrounding body of the letters, etc., while using substantially less electricity to run 24/7. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW

UPDATE: Related:

From a press release:

“Statement on National Zoo Security-Access Plan

The safety and security of the visitors, staff and animals are the No. 1 priority at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The Zoo has an existing perimeter that currently has 13 pedestrian entrances. To improve the Zoo’s overall security and visitor experience, the number of pedestrian entrances will be decreased to three–Connecticut Avenue, the lower Zoo (Harvard Street) and the bus parking area near giant panda habitat. These are the three entrances that the vast majority of visitors use now.

Limiting the number of ways people enter the Zoo will enhance security and safety year-round. For the past four years during high visitation days or when there has been an increased threat level, security at these entrances has included bag checks and additional screening. The Zoo will continue this practice. On most days, visitors will use these three entrances as they do now.

The only part of the Visitor Access and Security Fencing Project proposal put forward to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) for approval is the installation of additional fencing, which will begin in 2019. Although the proposal before NCPC refers to additional phased security concepts, these proposals are not under review by NCPC at this time. The Smithsonian is committed to engaging in a public process before submitting new security concepts for review by NCPC. Comments can be submitted to the Smithsonian via [email protected]

FAQ Smithsonian’s National Capital Planning Commission Proposal: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Thanks to Sarah for sending:

“Spotted this sign in the window of Frame Mart Gallery.. seems like they are moving? Or maybe just closing? Their website refers to losing their lease but doesn’t say where they are moving, and they ask customers to “visit us while we are still here… as our ’50 years in one location’ but closing (?) anniversary retail sale is ongoing!”

Their website says:

While Northwest infrastructure crumbles (as the current mayor, ward representative and city council continue their push for expensive apartments and “new restaurant” gentrification & overdevelopment into the N.E., S.E., & S.W. quadrants), (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2018 at 1:42 pm 0

3715 Macomb Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave

Devastating update on 2 Amy’s from their Facebook:

“it’s the good news/bad
news/good news sandwich. GOOD NEWS: we are okay, nobody got hurt. BAD NEWS: we will be closed for the foreseeable future. a water pipe burst in the heart of our restaurant during the middle of the night. we came in the next morning to find our kitchen under 5′ of water. it’s going to take us awhile to regroup, rebuild, reopen. how long? weeks, for sure. hopefully not months. fingers crossed. GOOD NEWS: we will be back!!!

by Prince Of Petworth July 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

34th and Macomb Street, NW

Here are some details from theJohn Eaton reno website:

“Location: 3301 Lowell St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Ward: 3

Project Budget Estimate: $55M

Feasibility Study Design Architects: R. McGhee & Associates

Project Manager: Eupert Braitwaite

Project Start (Feasibility): January 2018

Anticipated Project Completion: August 2021

Project Status: Kickoff / Feasibility Study
DCPS Contact: Oni Hinton”

And you can see the latest meeting presentation here.

A change.org petition says:

“DCPS has announced plans to modernize our beloved John Eaton School that has served the local community and broader city for more than 100 years. To complete this important project, $55 million of taxpayer dollars have been allocated, and planning has been underway since 2017. However, there have been some serious missteps with the process. The community has not been fully engaged and current feasibility plans are flawed and ignore community input.

As a result, a coalition of unified Eaton parents and neighbors have joined together to ensure Eaton remains the neighborhood jewel that it has been for the last century – not a “big box” school as shown in some recent plans. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 2737 Devonshire Place, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“PRICE REDUCTION:Fabulous x-lrge studio w/priv fenced-in outdoor patio!! Super for entertaining.Eat-in kitch w/granite, sep DR w/built-ins, plentiful closet space & storage, 9′ ceiling, lrg entry foyer, full service condo bldg. doorman, 24/7 desk, gym, pets welcome, next to bike/walking trail Your own cottage in condo bldg.OH 6/24/1-4pm”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 617 square foot studio is going for $345,000 ($439 monthly fee.)


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