by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user María Helena Carey

“Dear PoPville,

I moved into my rowhouse in Park View about 2.5 years ago and both adjacent properties were under some serious construction: the facades of the houses were still up, but behind them were huge holes in the ground. Construction has moved super slowly over the past two years, with issues of homeless people sleeping in the unlocked/unfinished houses, and my roommates and I have seen other sketchy behavior (i.e., groups of guys on bikes go in during the middle of the night, girls in very little clothing going in as well) while construction on those two houses was seemingly at a standstill. At one point, maybe eight months ago, the developer contacted my house asking if we had any information about a robbery that took place the prior evening: about $15k worth of appliances were stolen. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Small Fry located at 3212 Georgia Ave, NW next Union Drinkery

Thanks to Matt for sending:

“There’s a sign up on Small Fry / Sundevich on Georgia saying Small Fry is closed as of Jan 1 and they are going to focus solely on the sundevich brand.”

And to JC for sending the sign:

“Small Fry switching gears. Going to miss their fried catfish and other things.”

You can see the Sundevich menus here.

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

3120 Georgia Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for Sonny’s Square Pie/Sister Bar says:

“New class “C” restaurant with 199 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 250. Applicant requests
two Summer Gardens: a front Summer Garden with 25 seats, and a rear Summer Garden with 95 seats. Applicant has also applied for an Entertainment Endorsement.”

City Paper reports that it comes from next door neighbors, Colony Club, and in addition to the square pizza:

“The menu will also include house-baked breads, sandwiches, salads, and “old-school New York-style sides like garlic knots and pepperoni rolls.”


by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

via google maps

A reader reports at 9:15pm:

“I just heard someone empty the clip out my back window, near the corner of Park Road and Park place NW. I called it in. I hope he missed!”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 9:07pm last night, we received several calls for the sounds of gunshots in the area of 600 Morton, Georgia/Keefer, 3300 Warder, 500 Lamont. Units responded and found a residence with a damaged window in the 500 block of Lamont that we believe was caused by a bullet. It is believed that the gunshots were fired from somewhere near the basketball court on Morton street, but we are continuing to investigate and review videos. Anyone that might have additional information is asked to contact MPD.”

via google maps

Another reader reported:

“Just heard about 12 gunshots at 9:07pm as i was sitting on my back porch. Now 7th and Upshur Street is blocked by police.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Woke up to gun shots at 155am followed by a heavy police presence near Otis Place and Georgia ave nw.”

From MPD:

“At 1:40 this morning an adult male victim was inside of La Morenita at 3539 block of Georgia Ave. NW. The victim went outside to smoke and asked the suspect for a cigarette. The male suspect produced a handgun from his waistband and struck the victim in the face with the gun. The victim fled on foot and flagged down police a short time later. As a result of the assault the victim was transported to the hospital for a minor injury to his nose.

The lookout for the suspect is a Hispanic male 30-35 years old, 5’6″ wearing a blue jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this offense can reach MPD at (202) 727-9099 or text to 50411″

Ed. Note: On Monday there was also an awful incident inside La Morenita.

From MPD:

“On Sunday, around 2:00 am, MPD officers responded to the sounds of gun shots in the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. During a canvass of the area, the officers located an adult male that was suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1000 block of Spring Road, NW. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

Ed. Note: When MPD was asked by a resident if these two incidents were related they replied:

There is a probability however we don’t have enough information at this time. The cases are under investigation by detectives. We are working with ABRA to review the licensing of the establishment.

Anyone with Information is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411″

Full MPD report after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“At 2:10 this morning 4D units responded to a business establishment in the 3500 block of Georgia Ave. NW for the report of an assault. The investigation revealed that a female suspect was involved in an argument with a waitress. The suspect jumped over the counter and began striking the waitress with her fists. When another waitress attempted to intervene, the suspect grabbed a knife off the counter. The suspect chased the two waitresses with the knife but they were able to retreat to the bathroom and lock the door. The suspect went outside and got her male friend. While they were outside another employee locked the front door of the restaurant. The male suspect kicked the front door in then both suspects went to the bathroom to try to confront the victims. The male suspect kicked a hole in the bathroom door but prior to forcing the door all the way open 4D units arrived on the scene and arrested both suspects. Arrested and charged with ADW knife, threats to do bodily harm and destruction of property were 19 year old Lidia Ventura of Northeast Washington, DC and 28 year old Eric Umana of Northwest Washington, DC.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

3628 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending from Thrive:

“Happy Hour Fundraiser!

Thursday, November 9th
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

DC Reynolds
3628 Georgia Ave

In the face of our budget cuts, one volunteer and his mom have organized a fundraiser to help our homeless clients. Join us at DC Reynolds for cookies, a raffle, and a fun event for a great cause!

Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives.

Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.

We are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity. With our help, our clients take the first steps toward independence and self-sufficiency.”


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