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by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I was crossing the intersection at 17th Street NW and S Street NW, near the S Street Dog Park with a co-worker. A car with about 4 or 5 young white men were at the stop sign, honking at people walking and giving them the middle finger.

My co-worker and I had crossed the street and as they drove through the intersection towards us. They yelled out what I believe to be, “Hey you!” Throwing a full bottle of Vitamin water at us, which, was clearly intended to hit either of us in the head but, it missed. I didn’t catch their license plate number but, it was a Maryland license plate.

So, folks beware, a car with Maryland license plate (think it was a Honda Civic) of about 4 or 5 white men are driving around the city being terrible and assaulting folks. This happened around 5:20pm.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1323 Connecticut Avenue, NW

This is the former Yola, GBD, and most recently Red Apron Burger Bar which closed back in September 2017.

The liquor license placard for the new, to be named, restaurant says:

“A New Class “C” Restaurant serving gourmet pizza with other light fare. Total Occupancy Load is 48, with seating for 40. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement, to include live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge inside the premises only. A Sidewalk Café with 9 seats is also requested.”

STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


2100 P Street, NW

Thanks to Josh for passing on word from Scion:

“Scion Dupont will permanently close for business Tuesday August 7, 2018. As we approached the culmination of our ten year lease we have been able to reflect upon what an honor it has been to serve the Dupont Circle community but also recognize the time has come to make way for something new and exciting! It has been our greatest honor to be a part of this neighborhood and we will miss the many friendships we have made over craft beer, burgers and of course, brunch! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved out of my apartment and jumped through all the appropriate hoops to get the street parking spots in front of my building reserved for a moving truck. My permits were approved well before my move, and I posted and verified the signs one week prior to my move date (signs must be posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance).

Despite all this, two cars were still parking in my reserved zone at 9am on the morning of my move! One had been there all night, and the other parked sometime that morning. Ultimately, I had to get both towed because A) I had hired movers to show up at 10am and B) there was nowhere else to park the truck without blocking the street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


1603 17th Street, NW corner of 17th and Q

Sad news from the “Indian food and spice market, cafe, and cooking school”,Pansaari, on July 31st:

“Our journey ends today. But, we are sure many of you will take a bit of Pansaari and it’s food with you on your individual journeys; and that is the only way we would want our story to continue. Thank you for all the love. We leave you with this lovely smile of our fearless leader!

Alvida, Khudaa-haafiz, Adios, Au-revoir, Sayonara, Goodbye.”

Ed. Note: Pansaari opened back in September 2014 in the former location of Club Chaos, which closed in 2008.

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1839 Corcoran Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Dupont Circle
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo Square Footage per tax record: 744
Original List Price: $469,000. List Price at Contract: $469,000.
List Date: 6/29/2018 Days on Market: 3
Settled Sales Price: $469,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled price per square foot: $630.
Settlement Date: 7/31/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This one bedroom lower level condo in Dupont sold at list price in three quick days. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 27, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


1330 19th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants of Washington, D.C. have always made commitment to support the local community, and this year, Kimpton is excited to launch a new partnership with Shop Made in DC, a Dupont Circle-based retail incubator showcasing local makers and their goods a selection of over 100 products made solely in the District. With the new partnership, Shop Made in DC will roll out programming at each of Kimpton’s 10 boutique hotels in Washington, D.C. including a “Make a Getaway” hotel package with an overnight stay, welcome gift of a small batch of locally roasted Lost Sock Roasters coffee, a Shop Made in DC tote bag, hand-illustrated postcard by D.C.-based artist Carlos Carmonamedina, and a $15 credit to spend at the shop. Additionally, Kimpton will offer meeting and event activations at each hotel that can be arranged by planners who want to add some local flare for their attendees to experience, featuring DIY sessions with select District-based makers. To celebrate the two locally loved brands’ partnership, Washingtonians can toast the launch with a refreshing complimentary Lost Sock Roasters nitro cold brew coffee on the house to the first 500 locals to swing by Kimpton’s cart outside of Shop Made in DC’s Dupont Circle storefront.

WHO: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants with Shop Made in DC

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7:00 – 10:00 a.m., while supplies last
(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 1718 Corcoran Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Open Sat/Sun!! Light filled, updated oasis on a quiet, tree lined street in the heart of Dupont!! Combining historic charm with modern conveniences, this 2 bdr condo features hardwood floors, a brick wood burning fireplace Large bedroom with walk in closet. Washer/dryer in unit. Walk score of 96 w/ restaurants/grocery/metro around the corner. Condo fee includes all utilities.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $545,000 ($630 monthly fee.)

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