by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

14th and Monroe Street, NW

This is the former Jenkins BBQ space (forever Ruby Tuesday in my heart) that closed back in early January.

Thanks to all who messaged about the big news from Washingtonian last week:

“Iron Age is known for its affordable all-you-can-eat menus ($20-to-$25 per person in the Washington suburbs) and industrial red-and-black decor. DC diners can expect the same, though some locations have slight menu variations. The Columbia Heights spot, located at 3365 14th St., NW, will likely fit around 35 tables.”

Iron Age’s website says: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2019 at 1:55 pm 0

11th and Park Road, NW

Lots of folks are bidding their final farewells to Meridian Pint before they close after tomorrow. Long story short, I’m told they’re running out of food today. But fear not, you can bring your own food tonight if you are planning on stopping by after 5pm for the Caps game.

This has been a public service announcement by the Prince of Petworth blogging network.

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm 0

11th and Park Road, NW

I don’t have a lot to go on but what what the hell, the dragon must be fed. I’m gonna give this a 71% accuracy rating from the get go because the chain of scuttlebutt is a little looser than what I normally post. Nevertheless, because obviously this location is of major import – let me unburden myself of the morsel I’ve acquired with no further delay. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD last night:

“Earlier this evening, members of the Third District mountain bike unit were patrolling in the 2900-3000 blocks of 11th Street NW in response to the recent incidents involving gunshots. As the officers approached a group of individuals, all 3 fled on foot. After short foot pursuits, Officers were able to apprehend all 3 (2 juvenile males and 1 adult male). Each of the 3 subjects were in possession of illegal handguns and were placed under arrest.

As a result of the work of these Third District officers, 3 illegal handguns were taken off the streets and 3 subjects were arrested. We will continue our efforts to remove these illegal firearms from our streets, especially in an area that has seen too many recent incidents of violent crime.”

Another reader reports: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Thanks to Bill for passing on “I thought Kent’s message here was pretty thoughtful and addresses some of the key challenges and tensions in Columbia Heights right now.”

From Kent C. Boese | Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A | Single Member District (SMD) 1A08 (posting with Kent’s permission):

“The ANC members continue to work with officers, get to know them, and advocate for officers to walk our neighborhoods. We attend the Police Service Area Meetings when they are scheduled and many of us have developed strong relationships with our officers. What has changed in the 8+ years since you were on ANC1A isn’t the commitment of Commissioners or our dedication. We work very hard on public safety issues, often without the support we need from above.

While some of the challenges we face in effective policing are logistical (i.e., changing officers due to promotions and retirements, changes in MPD police district and PSA boundaries), the real challenge we face is changes (good and bad) in what our officers are allowed to do, largely based on political decisions from the Council.

Frankly, when it comes to public safety in Ward 1, I do not believe we have an effective advocate in the Wilson building who can articulate a sound policy that balances the rights of residents with the responses from our police and social service agencies. Yes, we now have the NEAR Act which I voted for on the ANC and which I wholeheartedly support. But we are not going to see the benefits of the ACT immediately, and even when we see the full benefits of the NEAR Act in the coming years, there will still be an appropriate role and need for police. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

11th and Park Road, NW

From Meridian Pint’s owner John Andrade:


We would like to take a moment to thank all our customers, staff, local breweries and overall supporters who have made Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights their home for the past 9 years.

We are honored to have served you the best American Craft Beers in the city along with having been your neighborhood gathering place for so many years.We are proud to have brought you a safe community space to cheer on your favorite teams, meet new friends, host great events, and spend time with the people you care about. We thank you all for believing in us and having made us part of what you love about being in DC.

During the last 9 years a lot has changed in regards to the evolving needs of our staff, our customers, our lives and our city. With change comes new opportunities for us all to grow in different directions. Therefore, we are very excited to announce that Meridian Pint will be moving to Arlington, VA to expand our passion for American craft beer into Northern Virginia. As a result, we are sad to announce that our Meridian Pint Columbia Heights location will have it’s final Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 then permanently close at 4pm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 14, 2019 at 8:55 am 0

via google maps

Rachel first reported to us last night:

“Just heard like 8-10 gunshots, sounds like from around 11th and Irving?”

From MPD:

“This event occurred at about 11:15 P.M.

3D units are on the scene of a shooting in the 3000 block of 11th Street, NW. Several persons were sitting on the steps at a residence when a vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them. A adult female was struck by the gunfire. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

2900 block of Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Joseph Motta

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department, Second District announce that on April 12, 2019, approx. 1715 hours, the Second District responded to a call for a suspicious package in the 2900 block Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. Vehicles and pedestrian traffic were ceased in all directions in the 2700 to 3300 block of Connecticut Avenue Northwest. Subsequently, the suspicious package was deemed to be safe, and all vehicles and pedestrian traffic have been restored.”

From MPD:

“At approximately 5:15 PM, members of the Third District attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2600 block of 11th Street NW. The vehicle, which was determined to have been reported stolen, fled from the scene of the traffic stop and was last seen heading towards Columbia Heights.

Additional units responded to the area to search for the vehicle and located it traveling northbound on 14th Street NW. When the vehicle observed the marked MPD units, it again attempted to flee but struck 2 metro buses. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2019 at 9:15 am 0

via google maps

Ed. Note: I was away from the computer when this went down yesterday, so I passed on reports via Twitter and Facebook. If you’re interested in following breaking news reports, follow us @PoPville on Twitter and/or on Facebook here.

From MPD:

“At approximately 3pm today (Wednesday April 10, 2019), officers from the Third District responded to the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW in reference to several calls for the sounds of gunshots. Officers on scene located several shell casings, but initially there were no victims or individuals reporting that they had been shot at. Several hours later an individual reported to police that they had been shot at while in that area. (more…)


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