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by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


11th and Park Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I believe it must have slipped off at or around the northwest corner of Park Road NW and 11th Street NW (outside of Meridian Pint). I’m crushed by the loss of this very sentimental item and if by some miracle one of your readers finds it I would be eternally grateful if they could notify you [[email protected]] or return it to Meridian Pint. It is a tungsten wedding band with a subtle rose gold inlay. There is some sort of manufacturer’s mark on the inside but otherwise no markings. Thank you!”

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by Holly Gerrity

Holly reported:

“Heard 10 gunshots at about 8:20pm. was on the corner of Columbia rd and 14th and the shots sounded close. People ran out of Apt complex. cops swarmed 2 min later.”

MPD reported:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower extremities.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


14th and Irving Street, NW

I’ve been getting tons of inquiries asking for updates on the coming Columbia Heights Wawa. I’m told that building permits have finally been issued and “hard construction” begins after the holidays. If all goes according to plan they should be open by May 1st.

And thanks to Eric Kmetz for passing on word about the Georgetown Wawa: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo by DC Fire and EMS

Elle reports:

“Could see it all from my bedroom window…glad to see that no one was injured. That pupuseria was a total hidden gem too.

Updates when we learn more on the status of Pupuseria Maria at 3915 14th Street, NW.

From DC Fire and EMS around 4am:

“Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building containing several stores. Fire in 1 occupancy at present. Checking for extension. No injuries reported.”

“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire 1 story commercial building in 1 store with some extension to adjacent store. Fire knocked down. Hitting hotspots. No injuries reported.”

“Update Working Fire 3900 block 14th St NW. Fire under control. No reports of any injuries. Investigators on scene to determine cause.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


14th and Girard St, NW

Damnit. I loved this Dunkin Donuts. They opened up back in 2007. What the hell?!? Thanks to Sarah and Stuart for sending. They always seemed busy. Very very odd.

Stuart writes:

“Seemed to happen without warning and overnight. I showed up this morning for my daily coffee in shock at its sudden closing. Curious to see what happens at this space.”

Sarah spotted the closure on Saturday: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1413 Park Road, NW

From a press release:

“Inspired by the street food he grew up eating in Bombay, restaurateur Asad Sheikh will bring India’s bright and vibrant flavors to Bombay Street Food, opening Friday at 1413 Park Rd NW in Columbia Heights.


Photo by Emma McAlary

Bombay Street Food evokes the sights and sounds of old Bombay, bringing the flavors of both traditional and street food vendors to the Washington, DC dining landscape. After opening award winning restaurants in Northern Virginia (Curry Mantra , London Curry House and 1947), now Sheikh will focus all of his attention on bringing his long time dream of the Bombay-based street food concept to reality. Sheikh and his business partners/chefs Pradip Shrestha and Dolly Khan recently traveled to Bombay for ten days to completely immerse themselves in the culture and do further research on the menu. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 5:35 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating the sounds of gunshots in the area of 14th Street and Columbia Road NW. At this time, we have not located any shooting victims, but we have found property damage to several vehicles and a building.

Pedestrians and motorists can expect traffic closures in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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