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by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


3704 14th Street, NW

Back in June we shared some scuttlebutt about a new Cuban restaurant coming to half of Delicia’s Market at 14th and Quincy St, NW. A new liquor license placard confirms it as Little Havana:

“New Class “C” Restaurant serving Latino-American cuisine. Total Occupancy Load of 60 and seating for 60. Sidewalk Café with 12 seats.”

This ought add another wrinkle to the friendly Taqueria Habanero vs Mezcalero rivalry.

Stay tuned for more on Little Havana as they get closer to opening.


14th Street looking north towards Taqueria Habanero, Mezcalero et al

by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 129 Varnum Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Welcome to The Clare; the newest address in Petworth! This new construction boutique building has 6 units with parking available. Unit 3 is a 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath unit with hardwood floors, Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble style bathrooms, and energy efficient building. Run don’t walk as these units won’t last!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $489,900 ($265 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


The famed “Columbia Heights Chicken” spotted strutting down 11th Street back in 2012.

Repeat. There is a chicken on the loose!! Thanks to Loren for letting us know:

“I deeply apologize for having no photos but there is a chicken on the loose around 13th and Quincy for those who need a little joy in their AM.”

It had been 8 months since our last Chicken on the loose spotting. May their freedom, no matter how long, be sweet.

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


750 Park Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

On Tuesday morning, January 9, I found a wallet outside the entrance to the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery in Petworth. It contained some sensitive documents but no money. It appears to potentially belong to an individual with the initials J.A.R.C., or maybe R.A.R.C. I turned it in to MPD’s 4th District Substation on Park Road NW. Hopefully the owner will be able to claim their wallet.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


810 Upshur Street, NW

Bummer – thanks to all who sent word that Bentley’s has closed. It was a big deal when they opened up on Upshur Street back in 2008.

“Bentley’s Vintage Furniture & Collectibles 810 Upshur Street NW in Petworth, has closed effective January 1, 2018.”


Next door neighbor Philip’s Shoe Repair closed after 51 years back in November.

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


3930 Georgia Ave, NW

Capitol Cider House‘s placard says:

“New Class “C” Tavern, serving cider and food with 46 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 78. Licensee is requesting a Wine Pub Permit, an Entertainment Endorsement with Dancing and Cover Charge, and a Sidewalk Café Endorsement with 24 seats, and exterior occupancy load of 38.”

Stay tuned for a for “late spring/early summer” opening.


Georgia and Shepherd St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2018 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 4418 New Hampshire Ave, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Rarely available, extra wide row house in a prime location. This 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath Home checks off everything on your wish list: Location, light, space, open floor plan, ample closets, inspirational kitchen, large deck, second floor balcony, tons of outdoor space, in-law suite in the basement, and to top it off, 2 secured parking spaces. Simply Must See!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $849,000.

by Prince Of Petworth January 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0


Photo by JK

From MPD:

“The D.C. Fire Department is currently working to extinguish a house fire in the 4500 block of 5th Street, NW.

The 4500 block of 5th Street, NW, and the 500 block of Allison Street, NW, will be temporarily closed to traffic while

this emergency situation is dealt with. It is currently unknown if there are any occupants inside of the home when it caught fire. Preliminary information indicates that fireworks may have ignited the house fire.

DCFD reported just after midnight:

“Working Fire 4500 block 5th St NW. heavy fire all floors in rear of row house.

5th St 2nd Alarm under control. #DCsBravest prevented spread of fire to adjacent, attached house. We removed wheelchair bound individual from adjacent house uninjured. Investigators on scene to determine cause.

Early image from the 2 Alarm fire we battled on 5th Street NW shortly after 2018 was rung in. This and another serious blaze 2 hours later led to a night of Fire and Ice for #DCsBravest.”


Photo by DC Fire and EMS

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