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by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user bajidc

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking back to my office with my lunch on 14th st (between Rhode Island and N) when a cylist on the sidewalk tried to snatch the pad thai out of my hands. Friendly reminder that nothing is off limits when it comes to theft in DC.”

Ed. Note: Fortunately the thief failed and OP tells me the pad thai was delicious!

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Pretty much sums up life in our nation’s capital these days. Thanks to Rokas for sending the snapshot. 14th and P Street, NW. November 16, 2017.

Anyone ever get a delivery from one of these robots? If so, how’d it go?

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1340 Vermont Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2200 / 1br – 750ft2 – Large 1 br/1 bath in the heart of Logan Circle /14th Street

Our 1 bed / 1 bath, 750 SF condo unit is available. It has a great layout with separate dining room off of the kitchen, large living room with access to quaint private patio, a spacious bedroom, a lot of closet space, cute built-ins, washer/dryer, and gas stove. Bedroom carpet, kitchen, and windows are only 2 years old. Fresh coat of paint applied 10/23/17! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Thanks to Mary for letting us know on Thursday. I stopped by for photos on Saturday and was told it was a plumbing situation. Mary updates us on Monday: “Still closed! Zengo in the same building is closed as well. May be a building issue.”

Normally these “Temporarily Closed” situations are forced closures by DOH but there were no red forced closure notices so this seems like a legit plumbing problem. Updates when we learn more. Please remain calm.


1508 14th Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1314 Wallach Place, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“OH on 11/12; 1-3p.m. Great remodeled wider than most 4 BR, 2 1/2 renovated BA’s. Amazing t/s kitchen w/ new state of the art appliances inc. Bertazzoni Induction range & dishwasher + French door Samsung refrigerator & back door to deck & pkg. LL has full bath, storage, large room for 4th BR or den/fam rm. Beautiful new paint inside & out. Vacant after 4 p.m. on 11/9 thru OH on 11/12.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3(?) bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,250,000.

by Prince Of Petworth November 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


1315 14th Street, NW

Hando Mendo’s website says:

“Our new restaurant introduces a fresh, new concept that will blow your mind.

It took many years of studying the Japanese art of hospitality and casual dining to get to where we are today, and now we are ready to present our skills and services to you! We are confident in our skills as they are backed by 20 years of experience in the industry. We only use the highest-quality, freshest ingredients because our commitment to our guests is our top priority!

We guarantee we will change your whole outlook on sushi.

From premium koshihikari rice native to the Chubu region that is known for their firm ,sweet, and milky after taste to the freshly harvested organic yaki nori from Kyushu. Rice and Nori that is something truly to be respected in our temaki.

Our restaurant introduces a beautiful sushi bar with relaxed modernized settings in the simplest form.

Our experts will thoroughly surprise and impress you with a creative assortment of hand rolls that you will love. We believe once you take just one bite of our hando medo rolls, you will instantly crave for more. Itadakimasu”

I took a peek inside Saturday and was told they’d be opening Monday:

Check out the menu and Hours after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


1210 R Street, NW

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

Developers legally committed to providing a unit of affordable housing at the Logan Station Condominiums (1210 R Street NW) are asking Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle whether they can abandon the commitment if they provide the community some other type of compensation.

On October 25, attorney Anthony Rachal and a representative from the developer told the Community Development Committee of ANC2F that they wished to be relieved of this responsibility, due to unforeseen construction problems.

“This is becoming obscenely expensive,” the developer’s representative said.

Since 2007, when it opened, the 63-unit Logan Station Condominiums has had a large “community room”, which was primarily for the use of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the condo’s original landlord and previous occupant of the space. However, the church filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016. In the wake of the filing, the church petitioned DC authorities to convert the now-unneeded community room into three additional condominium units, of which one unit would be officially designated as affordable housing.

Inadequate documentation of the original project caused repeated delays in construction, the developer said. In one case, an attempt to drill into the slab foundation of building cut the electrical supply for all the elevators in the condominium complex. Because of these difficulties, the developers would not be able to construct the additional units as originally planned.

Instead, the developers and their attorney suggested that stakeholders, including the ANC, negotiate a package of community benefits in compensation for the lost unit of affordable housing. For example, the developers offered a larger unit of affordable housing at 721 Kennedy Street NW. A committee member asked how far away it was.

One mile?, the developer guessed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


Proposed. Photo credit: from documents submitted at the committee hearing on October 25

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

Inscape Studios was back in front of the Community Development Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle on October 25. Gregory Kearley of Inscape came with a modified plan to develop the space above 1412 Q Street NW. The lot is owned by the proprietor of The Bike Rack, a bicycle dealership on the first, and so far only, floor.

The expansion plans need approval from DC’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), because the shop is located within the Fourteenth Street Historic District. However, the owner does not need separate relief from zoning requirements, as the present proposal is within what the owner may build “by right”.

The plan presented was a scaled-down version of an earlier proposal. Kearley told the committee the new version of the plan has lost 12 feet in height by dropping a proposed penthouse.

Still, ten neighbors stood before the committee to object to the project. In addition, ANC2F Vice-chair John Guggenmos (Commissioner for district 02) read a communication from a constituent against to the project. (1412 Q Street is in Guggenmos’s ANC district.) Some neighbors criticized the design. Others objected to the effect the proposed expansion would have on their view, light, and air. The latter is a zoning matter and is not, strictly speaking, within the purview of HPRB, which is primarily concerned with the exterior appearance of the building. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 30, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1805 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts announce November 9 as the opening day for the new Cork Wine Bar & Market at 1805 14th St NW. The new concept will join the classic Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market under one roof. The move sees the iconic Logan Circle wine bar transition from its original location a block south on 14th Street into a second-floor space that allows it to expand its operation with outdoor dining and increased private dining options, event spaces and educational programming. Downstairs, the market will see growth with the addition of a tasting bar and café with casual bistro seating and a house rosé made on-site. (more…)

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