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by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm 0

From a press release:

“Competitors wanted! If you like winter and you love to play games, here’s your chance to participate in the first annual Wharf Winter Games. You can compete in multiple disciplines, from pin the tail on the Husky to corn hole, and curling, no pre-sign up needed! Wharfarod “dog” sled races (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve any actual dogs) start at 3:00 PM. Participants will sled and try to get as many pieces of gold during this race. ​Sign up is required and will be available at the DJ table at 2:00 PM. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW

From a press release:

Shop Made in DC, the first brick and mortar store stocked exclusively with DC brands, will open a second location at The Wharf in Southwest D.C. on February 12th. Located at the corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW, the second Shop Made in DC will be exclusively retail-focused, [Ed. Note: no cafe]with established, independent DC-based brands such as Bailiwick and Cherry Blossom Creative along with newcomers like Annie Margot and Sharlaine Anapu Jewelry.

The 1,400 square-foot retail shop features an industrial aesthetic with a mural by local artist Meg Biram, along with a plant canopy installation by Jungle & Loom. Curated by Stacey Price of People Make Place, Shop Made in DC’s second location will continue its mission of low-entry to marketplace for DC creatives to sell their goods and increase visibility of their brands while stimulating the local economy. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 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: 1336 4th Street, SW
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: River Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 Parking: Rental parking Available On Site Ownership: Cooperative
Original List Price: $649,000. List Price at Contract: $649,000.
List Date: 10/11/2018
Days on Market: 21
Settled Sales Price: $635,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/7/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Whereas everyone loves a Brookland bungalow, barrel top townhomes, located in SW DC’s Charles Goodman-designed River Park Mutual Homes community, get mixed reviews in PoPville. It seems people either love them or hate them. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2018 at 10:10 am 0


1130 Maine Avenue, SW courtesy Potomac Distilling Company

From a press release:

“On December 10, 2018, Todd Thrasher, the lauded wine and spirits devotee and multi-year James Beard Award finalist, has just opened the doors to his own highly anticipated Potomac Distilling Company on DC’s buzzing District Wharf. Nearly two years in the making, the project is Thrasher’s first venture into spirits production and an exciting transition from a storied career as one of the Beltway’s most celebrated barman. Potomac Distilling Compan houses a three-story Polynesian-style Tiki bar, Tiki TNT, which draws inspiration from countless rum-sodden scuba diving adventures throughout the South Pacific and West Indies during Thrasher’s time as a dive master. The complex houses the urban rum distillery, which will produce four varieties of Thrasher’s Rum – White, Gold, Spiced, and Green Spiced, a one-of-a-kind botanical blend made to impart flavors of gin with herbs grown on the distillery’s rooftop garden. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From a press release:

“On Thanksgiving Day, Arthur Capper residents and their families will gather for a traditional dinner hosted by Edgewood Management, the management company for the Arthur Capper Senior Building, and the building’s owners, Urban Atlantic and Forest City, as well as the Community Services Foundation, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, Kaliwa, PN Hoffman, and The Anthem.

The Arthur Capper Thanksgiving Day event will be held at The Anthem at The Wharf, with the meal prepared by Cathal Armstrong, chef and owner of Kaliwa.

The event will run from 1:00PM-3:30PM on Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day).”

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