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by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


Georgia and Upshur St, NW. Back in February I saw these Exxon signs up.

Thanks to all who emailed the big Petworth development news from the Washington Business Journal:

“A judge for the U.S. District Court for D.C. on Friday sided with the owner of a Shell gas station who wants to redevelop the property into a 57-unit residential project in Petworth.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


3607 Georgia Avenue NW courtesy EatsPlace. Across the street from Looking Glass and DC Reynolds

From an email:

“WHAT: Littles: Jamaican Pop-up at EatsPlace
WHERE: EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010 (Petworth Metro)
WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 5:00-10:00 pm
DETAILS: a la carte menu; walk-in and no reservations; vegetarian and vegan options

Warm up with Jamaican dishes from the Littles pop-up at EatsPlace. Imagined through the creative and innovative lens of Chef Terry Tomlinson and his wife, Littles brings alive the spirit and flavors of Jamaican cuisine. This pop-up’s goal is simple, to pair the best authentic Jamaican recipes with locally sourced meats and vegetables. One of Chef Terry’s missions is to make Caribbean food healthful for the body and soul and embrace vegan diners. In addition to classic curry and jerk meats, there will be vegan entrees and sides.”

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

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user J LaBerge

“Dear PoPville,

A dude came to the door tonight after 8pm on 10th St, behind the Safeway (in Petworth), selling… books? for kids? at a hospital? I’m not sure, he spoke incredibly fast, was the most impressive sales person I had ever seen, and was gone before I could think twice when I said I didn’t carry any cash or check and would send him cash if I could get a card and research his cause. Dude was talented. Any similar reports?

In other door to door doings:

“Dear Popville – had two people come by around 6:30pm at 8th and Gallatin near the Truesdale campus. MO sounds a lot like this post.

Asian woman named Sam and black guy named Brad came buy saying they were with Star Green Energy. Flashed a badge rather quickly and asked if they could see my electric bill to make sure I was getting a clean energy credit. I politely refused and they walked away without pushing any further. Seeing the PEPCO post aside, something about people going door to door asking to see your bill just sounds suspicious.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at Kansas St NW at Emerson St NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2200 / 2br – Newly Renovated Modern DC Apartment

Awesome newly renovated 2 bedroom Basement Apartment in Petworth. This beautiful place incudes off-street parking at no additional cost and utilities (yes internet too) are included. Open to move in as early as 4/14/18. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or would like to see the place.”

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


via google maps

Alan Henney reports around 2:15pm:

“20+ GUNSHOTS FIRED- so far, nobody found injured, 4800 blk 9th St NW at Delafield Pl NW-DC. Police have found approx. 20 shell casings, still searching for a suspect and/or any victims (none found as of yet).”

Michael reports also around 2:15pm:

“Fire at 1117 Fern St NW.  Looks like they just got it put down, it was in the right side of a duplex, that side looks like it got messed up pretty good, left side had had smoke coming through at te attic level and fire fighters when into that one and opened all the windows, big response Georgia Ave is shut down both directions between Elder and Fern.”


“Georgia Ave looking North from Elder to Fern”

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0

This unit is located at 4525 Georgia Ave, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“GRAND OPENING THURS 6-8PM – Petworth Crossing: 8 new const brick TH condos. Unit 2: 2-lvl penthouse, 3 or 4BR layout, premium quality & contemporary design, dark maple HW flrs, hi ceils, window walls access to 2 balconies & priv ROOF DECK, big kit w/marble island & backsplash, gas cooking, heat & tankless HWH, nest, W/D. Huge MBR w/Euro Ceramic & carrara BA, walk-in closets. Parking Included.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1600 square foot 4 bed/3 bath is going for $799,900 ($291 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


8th and Upshur St, NW courtesy Ruta del Vino

From a press release:

“Ruta del Vino has launched its spring menu, the first menu of its new Executive Chef, Wille Harner. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Chef Harner has cooked in Bologna, Italy; Lima, Peru; under Jeremy Fox at the Michelin-starred Ubuntu in Napa Valley; and more recently in Washington at restaurants ranging from Casa Luca to Whaley’s.

Harner’s first menu brings back guest favorites like queijo coalho, a firm Brazilian cheese grilled over wood and finished with garlic-infused olive oil and oregano, and introduces new dishes like a Colombian cazuela de mariscos , a coconut milk-based seafood stew, as well as a vegetarian version of Ruta’s popular parrillada. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Dan McQuade

From the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW):

“Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith prayer vigil on Friday, March 23, for activists, students and pilgrims who are attending Saturday’s March For Our Lives to demand that their lives and safety become a priority for Congressional leaders in order to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Students and leaders from many faith traditions will lead this prayer service recognizing the breadth of trauma caused by gun violence, including community shootings, gang violence, school massacres, and suicide. In prayer and song, this gathering will honor those lost, acknowledge the pain survivors and victims’ families carry, and lift up the need for healing for communities impacted by gun violence and our country. Families, including that of Carmen Schentrup, a victim of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will be a part of the program of prayer and reflection.

Vigil partners include the Episcopal Diocese of WashingtonMayor’s Office of Religious AffairsThe Nation’s Mosque, Masjid MuhammadThe Dietrich Bonhoeffer InstituteSt. Mark’s Episcopal Capitol HillEpiscopal Youth MinistriesThe Church of the EpiphanyThe TraRon CenterCouncil of Churches of Greater WashingtonProgressive National Baptist ConventionFellowship of ReconciliationReligious Action Center of Reform JudaismVirginia Theological SeminarFaith in Public LifeShiloh Baptist ChurchEpiscopal Bishops United Against ViolenceThe Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut; and, Jewish Teens March for Our Lives.

Tickets and registrations will not be required for entry; however, registration is encouraged to help the Cathedral prepare to welcome everyone. Doors open at 6 pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis.


“The Endless Cycle” by Tim Tate. “For every man shown here, 1000 people died last year because of gun violence. For every gun shown here, a child dies every day. A hard lesson we have to learn from Orlando…and Parkland… and…..Only by joining together can we hope to curtail gun violence!”

From an email:

“Artists Against GunViolence opened Thursday in Petworth and runs through April 9th.

Hours: March 24 (after March for Our Lives) 3-6pm, March 28: 6-8pm, March 31: 3-6 pm, April 4: 6-8pm, April 7: 2-4pm,
April 9: 6-8pm

Artists Against GunViolence was created in solidarity with the students from Parkland Florida who quickly responded to the tragic events at their school with a call to action. 53 artists from the DC area show their opposition to gun violence in a gallery show at Third Floor and additional spaces in the Petworth neighborhood to open March 22nd in time for the Student led March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington DC Saturday March 24th!

Participating Artists: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0


140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW across from Slash Run and the Hitching Post

Ed. Note: We last spoke about the AFRH Golf Course here.

Thanks to a reader for passing on this press release from the Department of Defense:

“The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) hosted an Industry Day, March 19, to seek ways to leverage private-sector, multi-use development of 80 acres of Washington, D.C. property operated by AFRH to create lasting revenue for the Home.

“Our objective is to generate long-term income to support the Home’s mission of caring for our enlisted veteran residents,” said AFRH Chief Executive Officer Steve Rippe. “We’re looking to industry for creative solutions to maximize revenue to the Armed Forces Retirement Home and improve the community as a whole. (more…)

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