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by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2018 at 8:05 am 0


1839 7th Street, NW

Whoa. Thanks to Julia (and others) for sending. Julia saw these signs posted around 7:30pm Friday night: “Wubalubadub pub pop-up in Shaw shut down for an emergency.”

Drink Company Facebook says:

“Wubba Lubba Dub PUB was designed by fans for fans, though we think everyone would have enjoyed it. It was a labor of love and included hand sewn Meeseeks from our CEO Angie’s mother; graffiti work by an incredible artist; a 25-foot Ruben cut out by our Special Projects Director, hockey-referee-turned-craftsman Matt Fox; and deep references to a show that has made us all laugh out loud and confront the deeper meaning behind the gags. In a word, we are fans geeking out.

Turner Broadcasting/Cartoon Network wasn’t willing to let us do that and demanded we shut down. We then reached an agreement, and thus delayed for a week, but they changed their minds, threatened us with exorbitant fees and then took everything off the table today and refused to talk any further. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at New Jersey Ave NW and Warner Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3500 / 3br – 1500ft2 – Renovated Shaw Victorian 3 Bedroom for Rent

Beautiful Bayfront Victorian located in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood is available for rent Sept 1st. Totally gut renovated 8 years ago with all new woodwork, windows, systems and heart pine floors throughout. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

UPDATE from the Howard Theatre:

“I would like to bring to your attention the simple fact that the liquor license at the Howard Theatre was never actually suspended. The suspension notice was a clerical error made by ABRA. Please see attached letter from ABRA explaining such events (above.)

Upcoming shows include:

8/25 – Sheila E
9/7 – Wyclef Jean
9/12 – The Wonder Years
9/15 – Stanley Clarke
9/20 – Black Uhuru
9/21 – Roc Marciano & Friends
9/26 – Pete Yorn
9/28 – White Ford Bronco
9/29 – Ginuwine
10/10 – Buika
10/11 – Kool Keith
10/12 – Kranium
10/31 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic”

Update from Jim: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


815 V Street, NW

Update from Audrey Fix Schaefer
Communications Director
I.M.P. • 9:30 Club
Lincoln Theatre • The Anthem
“Live At 9:30”
Merriweather Post Pavilion:

“it’s unequivocally not true.”

“Dear PoPville,

I heard a terrible rumor from a friend in the music industry that the 9:30 Club is not long for this world. All of the big acts go down to the Anthem now, and this friend said the owners of 9:30 keep getting offers from developers that are ever higher and harder to refuse.

I have noticed that Satellite Room is rarely open Monday – Wednesday anymore (it was completely dark by 7:00 Wednesday night), wondering if this doesn’t substantiate it a bit. Would obviously be a huge loss for Shaw/U Street and the whole city, just wondering if anyone has heard anything similar.”

Again, THIS IS JUST A RUMOR. But it is worth talking about because I actually heard this same rumor a number of months ago. I asked somebody who is very well connected to the powers that be and he said there are absolutely no current plans for 9:30 Club to shutter/sell and he didn’t think they would. Having said that, the incredibly development going on all around 9:30 Club has changed things. I mean I don’t think I need to go into the history of 9:30 Club – everyone knows they are the best club in D.C. and quite possibly the country. They have had legendary performances there. They are the best. Period.

However, the Shaw of today is not the same as the Shaw/U Street of 1996 when they moved there. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 9:45 am 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday morning I was assaulted by another woman while I running (9:20am) at the corner of 8 and Q St, NW. The woman was in front of me, and as I went to pass her on the left, she stuck out her foot and tripped me,

Then pushing me into the short metal fence. She also proceeded to yell at me and insult me for basically just running. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2018 at 10:55 am 0


515 Florida Avenue, NW

Thanks to Jeremy for sharing the great news that the original Thai-Xing has reopened for business: “I had dinner there last night and it was amazing.”

I believe this location had been closed at least a year, right? Thai-Xing opened their second location, 2020 9th St, NW, near 9:30 Club back in 2014. I’ve always felt that the original location was superior but that could be just cause I’m an old dude. Anyway, great news!!

From their website:

“Every Night is Chef’s Choice Pre-Fixed Menu (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


1909 9th Street, NW

On Monday we broke the news of the legendary Etete closing at 1942 9th Street, NW just south of U Street but don’t take that as an indication that little Ethiopia is no more. A liquor license just posted at 1909 9th Street, NW down the street says:

“New Tavern offering quick-service Ethiopian foods. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment. Total Occupancy Load of 125 with seating for 125.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Last Dance at Town from Ben Carver on Vimeo.

From Benjamin Carver:

“Town danceboutique closed its doors after 10 years as a hub for the Washington DC LGBT community. More than a place to dance, it was a social and event space for expansive community interests, a refuge where gay people embraced and developed their identities and a laboratory for creative expression. It is where we came out, had our first kiss, lamented our heartbreaks, celebrated our successes, and felt less alone, all under the disco ball. (more…)

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