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by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

via Google streetview

The developers and the representatives of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B/U Street agree that they would be happy enough to get something, anything, built at 1914 8th Street NW to improve the crumbling eyesore of a building that is there now. The property was on the agenda of ANC1B’s Zoning, Preservation, & Development Committee meeting on June 18.

“I just want to see it done,” said Commissioner Jerry Johnson (district 02). The property in question is in Johnson’s district.

“It’s ridiculous that you have to go through so many layers of stupidity,” said another member of the committee, concerning the developer’s trip through the DC city bureaucracy.

“At this point, he just wants to build something,” said Armstrong Kassa, representative of developers SGA Companies, Inc., and of the owner of the building.

via google maps

The developer would be more than happy to construct a building that would add a few more housing units to a high density area within two blocks of a metro station and a stone’s throw from U Street. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

1316 9th Street, NW. Former Thally space.

Nice little update from San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar’s Facebook on Sunday:

“We’re getting closer and closer to opening! We still have to do some finishing touches, train staff, get final permits, etc… but hopefully in about a week and a half, we’ll open our doors to serve you! In the meantime, here’s what you can expect to see inside of San Lorenzo!!!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

900 Florida Ave, NW

Climax closed after a major fire back in July 2016. A liquor license placard for Lucy Bar and Restaurant says:

“A New Class “C” Ethiopian restaurant, serving fresh vegetarian food. The restaurant will have 89 indoor seats and interior occupancy of 104. The licensee is requesting a 24 seat Summer Garden. Total Occupancy Load of 128. The Licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Live Entertainment, both indoors and outdoors, as well as a Cover Charge, and Dancing.”


looking north towards Duffy’s

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

1924 8th Street, NW

Oooh here’s some tasty scuttlebutt:

Union Kitchen grocery will be taking over the closed Glen’s Garden Market as early as late summer/Fall.”

Ed. Note: I give this scuttlebutt an 85% accuracy rating. STAY TUNED.

Union Kitchen Grocery on a tear!! Their original Capitol Hill location is located at 538 3rd Street, NE. Their second location is located at the Convention Center in Shaw and their are plans for another location for Franklin Square.

by Prince Of Petworth May 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert you to gunshots fired that took place at lunch time Friday right in front of the Shaw playground at 7th and P St. You can see the yellow markers showing each shell casing. A total of 6 shots were fired. When I drove by and asked the police what happened all they said was “destruction of property.” I was so disappointed by this response that I walked back demanding to speak with the office in charge. Only when I pushed did they admit it shots were fired right in front of the playground. The even more concerning thing was that they seemed to be cleaning the scene up quickly so it was as if nothing happened. A few minutes later all police presence was gone.”

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

“A Vegas Wedding for Charity at the Hot Dog House of Matrimony THURSDAY, JUNE 21st 2018

Ivy and Coney, located at 1537 7th St NW and DC’s #1 Underground Engagement Ring Reseller for five years running, is proud to present it’s latest creation, Vegas Wedding at the Hot Dog House of Matrimony. In a year where the world has turned its attention to nuptials across the pond, we are here to remind people of America’s greatest contribution to marriage, being wed on the fly with no regard for any sort of commitment or future together. Nothing shows our freedom and frivolity more than by getting married to that stranger you met at the casino four hours ago with a ceremony overseen by Elvis as your closest slot machine friends cry and hoot and holler. And we will not stand for this English aggression on our limited attention spans. This most splendid of occasions will start on May 19th (there’s nothing happening that day, right?) and conclude on June 21st with an all out debaucherous final “reception” for charity.

While Megan and Harry tie the knot in front of a crowd of dignitaries and heads of state, you can get married* FOR FREE in front of a crowd of tipsy strangers. That’s right, for free! We will pay for your DC marriage license, provide a licensed officiant, toast your vows with Malort, and chauffeur you through Shaw in our customized somehow-still-running 1977 El Camino.** Who needs a horse-drawn carriage when you can have 4,000 lbs of American steel pull you down 7th street in style? (more…)


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