by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

From a press release:

“Aria Development Group has purchased the 25,000 square foot property located at the corner of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street NE. The developer is planning a prominent mixed-use building for the site, which will include multifamily residential. This acquisition represents the culmination of three years of patient assemblage to connect tree-lined P Street NE with Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


Photos by KJ Phillips

Thanks to KJ Phillips for sending the Magnolia Bakery update:

“They opened yesterday to a crowd of about 60 waiting with bated breath.”

Previously we learned:

“Founded in New York City’s West Village in 1996, Magnolia Bakery first gained a reputation for its charming vintage decor, inviting atmosphere, and fresh-from-scratch desserts. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0


Florida and 4th Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

I was grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s at Union Market. We parked on the lower basement level. There is a rancid smell not unlike 1000 soiled baby diapers in the Arizona dessert sun. I vomited in the garbage can. The patrons next to me pulled their t-shirts over their mouths like kids playing masked robber. It harkens the scene from Silence of the Lambs when Clarice just couldn’t take it anymore. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


2nd, Delaware and M Street, NE

From a press release:

“Red Bear Brewing Company started construction this week on its future home at the District’s historic Uline Arena building. The brewery is partnering with 3877, a D.C. design studio, and McLean, Va.’s PWC Builders for the project. The site, which sits adjacent to the REI flagship store at Uline, totals ~7,000 square feet and will include a brewery, kitchen, taproom, and event space.

“We will be able to pack in up to 300 thirsty craft-beer patrons, board game enthusiasts, drag queens, NoMa locals, and happy-hour hunters,” said Bryan Van Den Oever, one of the brewery’s three co-founders. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 2, 2018 at 6:55 am 0

From MPD:

“We have a confirmed shooting, a crime scene was located in the area of # 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE with shell casings.  ShotSpotter detected 8 rounds at # 2 Massachusetts Ave.  So we had lookout broadcasted for a Hit & Run vehicle speeding away from Union Station around the same time as when Shotspotter alert come out. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

For the second time in a week we have widespread power outage issues in the triangle east of 2nd St NE, South of Florida Ave and north of the H Street. On the Pepco outage map it looks like approximately 1,300 customers are without power. Last week’s outage(s) map looked like a “Whac-A-Mole” game, one outage would get fixed and multiple smaller ones would pop up. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingston

“Dear PoPville,

I work near Union Station and use to live around the area two years ago, and have noticed the amount of homeless people and drug users around Union Station appears to have dramatically increased. Whenever I walk over to the station, there are groups of people completely passed out or tweaking from drugs. Recently, one person, who was clearly high, was just wandering around in the middle of the street with his eyes closed. Later I saw, the police had to intervene.

Anyway, it makes me feel very unsafe and uneasy about walking over to Union Station. Does anyone know why there has been—what appears to be–an increase in homeless people in the area?”

Ed. Note: In May of 2016 we spoke about “Harassment Outside Union Station” and later that month Korrin L. Bishop, on behalf of Capitol Hill Group Ministry wrote a thoughtful response.

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

Back in January we first broke the news that a Magnolia Bakery (and many others) was coming to Union Station. We just got word that they’ll be opening in September! Here’s the full press release:

“Magnolia Bakery, the cult New York City bakery, cherished for its freshly baked, classic American desserts, is thrilled to announce that it will soon open inside Washington, D.C.’s historic Union Station. Upon debuting, the brand will introduce its signature cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, icebox desserts and more to the Nation’s Capital. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Thanks to Amanda for sending from Union Market:

“$10 parking fee per car. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Free for walk-ups.

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