Following the recent closures of Ruta del Vino and Hank’s Cocktail Bar there will understandably be many hot takes about Upshur Street and Petworth in general, let us remember that things with Slim’s Diner have been rough from the very start back in 2016. You can revisit all the ups and downs here.
Due to the private nature of the letter I’ve removed the investor letter from owner Paul Ruppert but the last day of service will be Sunday and I’ll be updating as we learn what becomes of the space.
Paul tells me:
“The current plan is to close on Sunday – but that is dependent on our staffing. We are considering our options for the future, including subleasing the space to another operator.
We are closing because our revenue is lower than our expenses and thus we are losing money. (more…)
Thanks to Leah for sending:
“New Hampshire Avenue & 7th Street NW shut down from Randolph to Shepherd. Multiple fire engines, ambulances, other department vehicles on site. Drivers probably want to detour!”
From DCFD: (more…)
4400 Georgia Ave, NW at Webster
Thanks to Erin for sending:
“Uneeda Market on Webster and Georgia Avenue looks to be transforming into a new coffee shop. Could be a promising new option for the neighborhood.”
Updates as Buna Coffeehouse gets closer to opening.
9th and Varnum Street, NW
TheMonthlyBleed reported to us: “At least 10 gunshots near 4th and V in ledroit park, and screeching cars”
From MPD around 8:30pm Sunday Night:
“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of W Street Northwest. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.
Motorist and pedestrians in the area can expect road closures.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the 200 block of V Street, Northwest.
At approximately 7:59 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
On Monday, January 7, 2019, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Damon Dukes, of Northwest, DC.”
and regarding the photo above which was sent by Katie at 8:35am this morning:
“Shooting at 2253 hrs in the 800 block of Varnum St, NW. LOF: (S1): Unknown race male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt; (S2): Unknown race male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects L/S in a black sedan.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the 800 block of Varnum Street, Northwest. (more…)
3657 Georgia Ave, NW just across the street from the Petworth metro
Thanks to Jes for sending:
“In the spot where Petworth Cafe used to be- shawarma with a side of copyright infringement.
It doesn’t appear to be anywhere close to opening yet, but they painted that awful chartreuse awning brown and put this up in the past few days.”
Ed. Note: A commenter says it’s already open!
Ed. Note: Not to belittle the seriousness but the burglar crashing into the cat’s water bowl upon entry is pretty great.
“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a Burglary I incident which occurred in the 4900 block of 4th Street, NW, on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at approximately 11:30 AM. The subject was captured by a nearby camera.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. (more…)
Starting around 6:30/7am this morning I got a ton of inquiries asking about:
“HELICOPTERS AGAIN AT 13th AND SHEPHERD MORNING EDITION?!?!!”
“there’s a helicopter circling with a search light on 10th Street between Quincy and Spring and around the Raymond Rec Center”
“For the second time in 3 days. This time beginning at 6:30 am. Still going at 7:30”
“I can hear them repeatedly flying over at Sherman and Park. I’ve heard them pass over at least 10 times”
MPD tells me: “it was US Park Police who was in the area executing a search warrant.”
I caught the city’s towing squad clearing my block of parking offenders. They’re so eager to swoop in on these cars they’re lined up.
I don’t know how many tickets these poor folks had. But forcing someone to pay hundreds to get theirs car out of the towing yard on top of whatever tickets they owe is an F’ed up way to do someone the week before Christmas. (more…)
14th and Quincy Street, NW
From the Red Derby:
“we’ll be hosting our annual Decades of Decadence New Year’s Eve Party — 1970s on the deck … 1990s downstairs …
disco lemonade & other drink specials, awesome tunes, party hats, tiaras, & noise makers … and free champagne toast at midnight (if you’re sitting at a table, the table will get a free bottle of bubbly just before midnight)
for reservations (parties of 4 or more), please email [email protected] ($10 per person/per seat – non-refundable)
(we also have 2 areas that are perfect for large groups of approx 25 ppl: the back room and the back portion of the deck. if a group books one of these areas, we’ll throw in 3 bottles of bubbly on the house)
this year, we’re also adding a really fun 5 course retro hors d’oeuvres tasting menu which includes a glass of bubbly and a pop of an after dinner liq (gm, bailey’s or amaretto) — we have 2 menus: (more…)