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by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 9th and N Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1899 / 479ft2 – BRIGHT JUNIOR ONE BEDROOM WITH BALCONY AND FREE RENT!

FREE MONTH WITH a MARCH 1ST or sooner MOVE-IN DATE and a 14 month lease!

The Colonel is located in Shaw, known for being one of the hottest neighborhoods, with art galleries, top restaurants, great local bars, and more, the Colonel offers luxury apartments, thoughtfully designed, with elegant finishes and modern amenities.

Availability Details
1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Bath Apartment
479 Sq Ft
Available for Move In: IMMEDIATE
No Security Deposit (with approved application)

Apartment Features: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“Returning for its second year, Drink Company’s Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar opens March 1st to usher in springtime with inspiration from both D.C. and Tokyo. This time, Drink Company is partnering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to further celebrate the Japanese gift that has become unanimous with spring in D.C.


Photo by Farrah Skeiky

“This is our second annual love letter to DC and the, quite literally, beautiful relationship we have to Japan, enshrined in our Cherry Blossom trees,” says Drink Company President Derek Brown. “Last year we had a sensation with Mario Bar and we want to keep the pop-culture element alive by featuring perhaps our second closest association with Japan, Godzilla. While there will be pagodas and blossoms, we know that most Americans think about the famous monster flick when they think Japan and we’ve given it the PUB treatment: giant monster replicas, flashing warnings, Tokyo streets and drinks to match.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD around 5am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of 7th Street, NW. The victim has been transported to a local hospital with a non life threathing injury. The lookout for the suspect is a black male wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. Should anyone have any information that can assist the investigation please call our Command Inforamtion Center at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“Members of 5D responded to a call for service for a shooting at 8th & Monroe St NE as well as a Man with a Knife. When units arrived on the scene they found a 19 y/o male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim reports that he was shot in reference to a robbery. However, MPD is investigating additional information.

RPT DATE
February 18, 2018 11:02 AM

OFFENSE
Assault with intent to Kill (AWIK)

LOCATION: 3409 9th ST NE”

Update from a reader:

“Our car just happened to be in the line of fire at the Brookland shooting. 3 bullet holes and 2 windows gone.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 10:45 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1909 8th St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Shaw
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Basement: Connecting Stairway, Partial Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
House Living Square Footage per Tax Record: 1464 square feet
Original List Price: $810,000. List Price at Contract: $810,000.
List Date: 1/8/2018 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $855,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/09/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The next door neighbor to the subject property sold in January 2017 for $835,116. It was a very similar house, with an unfinished basement, radiator heat (which home inspectors generally like for being efficient), but with one less bathroom and a less updated kitchen. These homes are close to the Shaw/Howard Metro, and even closer to U Street (Brixton, Glen’s Garden Market, Nellie’s, Warby Parker, etc.) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


917 V Street, NW

From an email:

Sunday 2/18/18 Vanish Brewery is taking over the beer taps at American Ice Company AND roasting a whole pig from noon – 4 pm.

Live bluegrass music provided by Near Aintry Trio (Only Lonesome).

6 different beers from Vanish will be featured. Specialty cocktails by Jim Beam.

$25 for ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT roast pork with mac + cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, and cornbread. Ticket link: here

Whole Roast Pig. Local Craft Beer. Live Bluegrass music.
It doesn’t get more American than this.

Come pig out with us!”

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


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

“Dear PoPville,

“Doug” the scammer is loose on Q Street. Just chased him away from our house just down from Dacha. Calling himself “Dr. Doug Scott” and that he needs to make a call since he left his suit somewhere blah blah blah. The pic you have from Jan 16 is spot on except he’s now wearing glasses. He rang the bell and when I opened the outer door (since I thought it was UPS) he stuck his foot in the door and began his pitch. I called him out as a scammer and that the whole neighborhood was aware of him. He got real quiet and backed away slowly. The Hubby was a little taken aback by how forceful I was but then I showed him the photo and your ongoing coverage and I mentioned he shoved his foot in the door. I did call the cops.”

From the Whitman-Walker Health:

“Thank you for publishing this piece on Doug/Gene. I wanted to offer an update that this individual is not a Whitman-Walker employee and has not been on staff with us.

We appreciate you bringing light to this story as we’ve learned of their scams.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Good morning. Members of the Third District are currently investigating a shooting that took place in the area of 9th and V Streets NW this morning. An adult victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099. Motorists and pedestrians may experience road closures in this area while the investigation is ongoing.”

The mayor’s office reported:

“Outreach representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services have been in communication with MPD in regards to a shooting on the 900 block of Florida Ave NW. A Male Victim was transported to a near by hospital and will be treated for non life threatening injuries.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


1934 9th Street, NW

Thanks to Erin for sending:

“It looks like a Po Boy Jim’s is opening up a second location in the former Axum Ethiopian restaurant. Looks like a great addition to the neighborhood. Next to the Shaw Sugar Shack.”

Back in March of last year we first learned that H Street, NE’s Po Boy Jim would be opening up a second location in Shaw on 9th Street just south of U Street.  The original Po Boy Jim opened on H Street back in July 2014. Check out their menu here.

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2018 at 10:00 am 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I would like to try to let a woman know that myself and my husband are willing to be witnesses for her if she wishes to press charges against her assailant. We attempted to intervene and called 911 when we witnessed her being assaulted on the street at 7th and M tonight [Tuesday 7:30pm]. I thought she was being robbed but when I stopped and honked to try to scare him off and he went back to choking her and holding her against a vehicle it became more apparent they knew each other or were in a relationship. I really would like to help her if possible.”

Ed. Note: If the victim or a friend of the victim happens to come across this offer please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with the OP. Wishing you peace and safety.

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