by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

3931 14th Street, NW

The liquor license placard for JJ Restaurant says:

“New class “C” restaurant serving American and Spanish influenced foods. Applicant has also requested a Sidewalk Café with 12 seats and an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing. Total Occupancy Load of 70.”

Miriam’s Cafe was listed for sale back in September 2016.

Anyone know where the image behind the letters is from?

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

201 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“DC Bands to “Rock for Sanctuary DMV” at Slash Run on September 29
Ménage À Garage, The Prahns, District Sky Punch and Son Cosita Seria unite for a cause.

What: 250+ days into the resistance of the current presidency, four DC-based bands raise a fist in protest to the recent attacks against immigrants and other targeted communities at a concert benefiting Sanctuary DMV. Join us in solidarity to support our most vulnerable neighbors, to speak out against anti-immigrant policies and actions, and to #DefendDACA among other protections.

Who: DC bands Ménage À Garage, The Prahns, District Sky Punch and Son Cosita Seria

When: Friday, September 29, 2017,  9 p.m.

Where: Slash Run, 201 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Other: All ages. Cover $10. 100% of door proceeds to benefit Sanctuary DMV

Facebook event page at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/359699637781500/


Pop punk power trio Ménage À Garage (MÀG) has become known for “crushing venues across the region with their heavy, yet simple, melodic rock beckoning a return to the music of previous decades.” MÀG released its second EP “Throw My Doubts on the Fire” in November 2016.  Also since November 2016, MÀG has been spending its energy resisting and raising money for causes under attack. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

Remember a few years back when people posing as Verizon employees where knocking on doors to do a system check? I believe that scam is running again in Petworth/ 16th St. Heights.

I had 3 young adults knock on my door today alleging to work for Verizon. One was wearing a very faded Verizon shirt, the others looked like they were in school uniforms – dark polos and kakhi pants.

I explained that I had recently moved iand I just had Verizon at my house last week, so I would call the office if I had problems and they went away.

But just wanted to remind people not let these people in your house. Verizon employees should be able to show you an employee ID and do not do door to door solicitations.

Be safe!”

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Saga of the Old Soldiers’ Home Golf Course Cont. Changes Coming? Thanks to Grant for passing on from Stars & Stripes:

“The head of the Armed Forces Retirement Home agency was removed Thursday from his job operating two military retirement homes after years of festering financial problems at campuses in Washington and Mississippi, said a senior Pentagon official.

Tillotson pointed to the golf course at the Washington campus as an example of a largely untapped potential moneymaker.

“The current administration treated [the course] as a cost issue. When we did some research on this, we said, ‘There’s an asset here,'” Tillotson said. “This is a model that many other retirement communities pursue across the country. We’ve seen no movement by the retirement home staff on driving these issues in a meaningful way.”


140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

Fire struck Fish in the hood back in April. Looked like repairs were progressing nicely but I was sad to see they were still closed. A reader wrote in earlier this week:

“Walked by today and I’ve seen absolutely no progress on anything. I hope it’s just insurance issues vs. him deciding to close.”

Anyone hear anything on the street?

Georgia and Otis Pl, NW

by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

From Celebrate Petworth:

“This Saturday, September 9, come out to the 4th annual Celebrate Petworth Festival! This is a free community festival celebrating the creativity, culture, and people that make up the Petworth community. The festival will run from 11am-5pm and will be on the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW.

In addition to food trucks (listed below) and local vendors, there will be a music performances throughout the day, a dog show competition, 3×3 basketball tournament, and a 5K fun run! A Petworth History Tent will feature storytelling by local residents highlighting the rich cultural history, experiences, landmarks and historical milestones throughout the decades in Petworth. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 10:55 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 4418 5th St NW
Legal Subdivision: Petworth
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Petworth
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Attached garage with garage door opener (per listing) Ownership: Fee Simple

Original List Price: $1,199,990. List Price at Contract: $1,169,990.
List Date: 7/12/2017 Days on Market: 22
Settled Sales Price: $1,169,990.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/25/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Wow Petworth. This is the second time ever that a residential property in the NW neighborhood of Petworth has crossed the seven figure threshold. The first one happened in November 2016. You can see info on the settled sale here. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

The Petworth restaurant will open on their days off to support the Greater Houston Community Foundation and The United Way. Photo credit: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

If you want to eat for a good cause past Saturday – hit Himitsu.

From a press release:

WHAT: This year more than ever before, the DC restaurant community has mobilized to help neighbors and friends near and far. Earlier this year, Himitsu‘s Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien supported Planned Parenthood ahead of January’s Women’s March. In the past week, Tropical Storm Harvey has flooded Houston and the surrounding areas, causing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

In response, Himitsu will be open on Sunday September 3rd and Monday September 4th for regular dinner service and a Chicken Sando lunch pop-up. 100% of profits will be donated to local Texas resources- one for immediate relief and one for long-term relief that will help build back homes and neighborhoods. They are The Greater Houston Community Foundation and The United Way.

Himitsu will also be donating 10% of their profits (and will accept open donations) all week leading up to Sunday and Monday to Feeding Texas, a nonprofit that works with state and federal relief efforts and steps in during major disasters to help coordinate food efforts. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This house is located at 4321 2nd Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Charming well-maintained row house in Petworth! This 3 bedroom and 2 full bath home features an inviting front porch, hardwood floors, separate dining area, a sunroom and a finished basement. It has covered off street parking. Conveniently located near the Petworth Metro with local shops and restaurants also nearby. Priced to Sell.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $550,000.


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