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by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.


Photo of the Gryphon in July 2017 from google street view

A team of developers briefed Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont at its regular monthly meeting February 14 on its plans for the proposed “Penelope Hotel” at 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW, south of Dupont Circle. The space currently hosts “The Gryphon” bar and restaurant.


Photo by David McAuley

As currently planned, the hotel will have 73 “keys” and space for a bar/restaurant on the Connecticut Avenue. Since it is located on a wedge-shaped block, it will have entrances both on Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street.

Felipe Serpa, Development Manager at Valor Development, told the ANC the developers were close to a deal with a hotel operator and would be “back in front of you guys” when the deal was finalized.

The purpose of the briefing was to present the construction schedule and let the ANC know about possible disruptions to Dupont life, such as the closing of traffic lanes on 18th Street and when construction cranes will be used. The developers are adding an additional floor to the existing five-story building.

Exterior construction work is scheduled to begin on April and end in February 2019. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 1933 18th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“OPEN SAT & SUN (2/17 & 18) 1 to 3PM. 1BR/1BA condo in great location- middle of Dupont, AdMo & U St! Boutique pet friendly condo w/ exposed brick, bay windows & faux historic FP mantel. Hrdwd flrs & high ceilings! Kitchen w/ gas cooking, dishwasher & opening to living room. BR w/ wall of closets. Bldg ft. common laundry, patio & bike storage. Low condo fee w/ water, sewer, heat and hot water!”

You can see more Photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $305,000 ($274 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1815 17th Street, NW at Swann St NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1649 / 350ft2 – Don’t Fuss with The Bus. Live Here At The Croydon.

$300 move-in fee waived! $500 off first month rent w/move-in by 2/28/18.

This amazing Art Deco building located in Dupont Circle has an abundance of light and sleek charms. The apartment homes are sun filled cozy space surrounded by bay windows capturing pure scenery. Each apartment has its own unique floor plan. Showcasing beautiful hardwood floors, generous closets and storage space, light fixtures throughout the home! The Croydon is steps away from an oasis of popular restaurants, tourist attractions, and boutique shops. Conveniently located 1/2 mile away from the Dupont Metro( Red Line) and Dupont Circle fountain!

At this fantastic location we offer: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2018 at 7:16 pm 0


Photo by @Coffee2Brain

Dean writes around 6:45pm:

“Power is out at the North Dupont Metro entrance. Pretty weird”


Photo by @Coffee2Brain

Billy writes at 6:30pm:

“No power in Dupont Circle Station. Passengers have to go up the escalators in the dark.”


Photo by @Billyistan

From WMATA:

“WMATA reports Dupont Circle’s 19th St entrance is closed due to escalators and elevators malfunctioning, however the 20th St entrance remains open. Shuttle bus service has been requested.

Metro reports the following correction, the 20th St NW entrance is closed and the 19th St NW entrance remains open.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


Hinckley Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh

Prince of Westend and many others asked:

“intense policy activity this morning starting at 18/Florida all the way down to Dupont circle. Including a chopper. Anyone know what’s up?”

I gotta get better at this – of course it was the National Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton!!

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

“Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” this Friday, February 9 at Dupont Underground. The restored space that lies beneath Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind immersive theater where the decisions from the actors – and the guests – impact every aspect the show. “Cabaret Rising” ticket holders will experience a 360-degree sensory explosion of interacting with theatrical story lines while being immersed in a historic underground space. They will also have access to food and beverage specials at neighboring Dupont restaurants, Urbana and Firefly.

Dupont Circle: The Safe Haven

“Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” transports guests into a world where survivors are part of ‘The Resistance’ movement. They have retreated to the only remaining safe haven: Dupont Underground. (more…)

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