by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

River Road and Western Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

The playground at Ft Bayard has been closed for renovation with no progress since December. I’m getting nowhere trying to find out who to contact for information.”

Ed. Note: Looks like this is run by the National Park Service, in which case Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office might be the best bet? Anyone know what’s going on here?

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards

Update from MPD:

“I am pleased to announce that we made two arrests in reference to the two robberies and the two attempt robberies (and a theft from a CVS) that occurred yesterday. I don’t yet have all the information, but the arrests close the following:

Robbery (snatch) 3620 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (attempt) 3859 Gramercy Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (snatch) 4001 Brandywine Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery ( attempt) 3801 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Theft II 3327 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Second District is currently investigating a series of robberies that occurred on yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 between 5pm and 6pm:

4000 block of Brandywine Street, NW CCN: 19-046-543 (Open Case) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thought you might be interested in this house going up – a teardown of a bungalow and a build of a crazy big house, totally out of proportion to what’s around it. I don’t know the zoning laws but this is taking up the whole lot. You don’t even see the two car garage to the right.

Here is what it’s going to look like – don’t know where the lawn surrounding the house is coming from because there will be no lawn or yard when this house is done.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Another Carpe Librum opened in Union Station back in April.

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been really bummed about Carpe Librum’s Farragut location closing, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a new location in the Mazza Gallerie last night! The man working there told me they’d been open for a few weeks and are planning on making it a permanent location. Their posted hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, and Sun noon-6pm. They told me they are always accepting book donations during business hours! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 7, 2018 at 11:05 am 0

Greatest reuse of an old ATM space? It’s right outside the Friendship Heights metro in the same building as the Michael’s craft shop. It is beautiful. Like wheels on luggage, I can only wonder why it has taken so long for someone to invent this:

My only question is – why in the world is this thing not open 24 hours a day?!?!? Anyway, if there is any justice in this world, expect to find one near you soon!!

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

2nd floor of the Chevy Chase Pavilion. 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washingtonian reported yesterday:

“Maryland-based celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has closed Range as of today.”

RANGE opened up back in December 2012.

The Washingtonian story notes: “His casual sandwich shop, Lunchbox, will continue to operate in the Pavilion.” and “He plans to open a still-unnamed restaurant within the forthcoming luxury Conrad hotel at CityCenterDC next year.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

This rental is located in Friendship Heights. The Craigslist ad says:

“$800 Studio Basement Apartment

no smoking

Basement Studio Apartment conveniently located 4 blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. Full kitchen, full bath, private entrance and shared laundry. $800/month plus $800/security deposit. Utilities included. No smoking. Text any interest to set up a time to see the apartment. Thank you.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2017 at 11:10 am 30 Comments

5247 Wisconsin Ave, NW via Chads’ Facebook

Back in March we shared some scuttlebutt saying the long time, low key Chads of Friendship Heights was for sale. Apparently it sold. The Washington Post reports:

“Tony Kornheiser announced on his podcast Tuesday that an ownership group that includes himself, former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams and TV host Maury Povich purchased Chad’s, the longtime Friendship Heights restaurant and bar.”

Well, this is either gonna be absolutely awesome or absolutely awful. Stay tuned!


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