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by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


5th and K Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’m curious if there’s a lighting ordinance in D.C. (or federal law, such as ADA) that prohibits colored lighting that casts its glow well beyond the actual building exterior. In the attached image, you can see the purple lighting on the wide sidewalk.”

Ed. Note: This is the Cloakroom.

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Hey PoPville – I live on the SW Corner of 11th and M. My coworkers say I live in Mt. Vernon. Google says I live Downtown. I say I live in Logan Circle. Who is right???”

Morgan votes:

“hello just here to pipe up for Logan Circle, because you’re a part of ANC2F, which is widely known as the Logan Circle ANC. Some of the border areas can be considered Shaw (ie parts of 2F06) or Downtown (2F08, your SMD) but not Mt. Vernon. THANK YOU”

OK as the arbiter of such battles, I must first give the cop out answer that I believe whatever neighborhood you identify with – within reason – is fine with me. I remember there was a time when people said Petworth ended at Georgia Ave and I personally spoke to neighbors who lived west of Georgia and had lived there for decades and firmly said they lived in Petworth. So they live in Petworth and nobody’s gonna convince me (or them) otherwise. OK now for the case at hand:

As Prince of Petworth I hereby decree, this Wednesday the 18th of July 2018 that the SW Corner of 11th and M Street, NW shall henceforth be known as the neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Square. I proclaim the north side of the street Logan Circle but the south side is Mt. Vernon Square. So it is written so it shall be. Sorry Lucas. Having said all that, just out of curiosity with zero binding implications – let’s have a poll: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


919 5th Street, NW

Thanks to Jayme for sending:

“Look’s like Silo is expanding. I wish there were more details on if it’s going to be a roof deck/outdoors or just a 2nd story.”

For those not familiar with Silo:

“Silo is conveniently located only blocks from Chinatown, the Verizon Center and the Convention Center. With a focus on local, fresh, modern American cuisine, Silo offers culinary excellence, genuine hospitality and fine craft cocktails. Silo features 12 rotating craft beers on tap, as well as 20 bottled offerings. Local spirits line the shelves and are perfectly displayed in pre-prohibition themed cocktails. The menu changes its core features monthly and highlights daily specials in step with the freshest, seasonal items. Come in, get comfortable and stay a while…Silo will take care of the rest.”

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


5th and K St, NW

Thanks to Mary for sending the story from the Washington Business Journal:

“After 10 years at the prominent corner, owner Andy Shallal is moving on — but not too far.”

WBJ says they are moving into the old Bistro L’Hommage space across the street at 450 K Street, NW and should be open in September. STAY TUNED.


450 K Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I have what could be the most random/weird question of all time. I noticed that there is an apartment above the City Vista Safeway (5th and L St, NW) that has what looks to be a blue light that fills the entire room. Do you have any idea what this is? It looks like a rave of avatar party……”

Somebody just digs listening to some String Cheese Incident and enjoys getting a little trippy?

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