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by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Photo by Karlin Villondo courtesy Drink Company

From a press release:

“Drink Company is going romantic and regal for its next PUB (pop-up bar) experience, transforming one of its trifecta of bars into a throne room fit for a queen — or an American princess.

Royal Wedding PUB Menu (PDF)

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will serve as the backdrop for the new limited-run Royal Wedding PUB (1839 7th Street NW), launching Friday, May 4 and ending Sunday, May 20 — one day after the nuptials of Britain’s most eligible bachelor and America’s newest sweetheart.

Photo by Karlin Villondo courtesy Drink Company

“It’s hard not to get swept up in the romance of a royal wedding, especially when it involves a modern, real-life fairytale,” says Drink Company CEO Angie Fetherston. “I’ve been a superfan of the royals since I was a kid and knew as soon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged that we had to bring a slice of their day to all of the fans who want to experience a little bit of the fantasy — fascinators and all.”

The Royal Wedding PUB will be decked out in all things royal, from family crests to a throne room inspired by the real thing in Buckingham Palace. And, the bar will open early on Saturday, May 19 for wedding watchers to celebrate the ceremony, which begins at 7am ET that day, with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales benefiting The Invictus Games Foundation, for which Prince Harry is a patron. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for the wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

Throughout the run of the PUB, fans will get a chance to win a replica of the happy couple’s lemon elderflower wedding cake, baked by the official chef of The British Embassy here in Washington, D.C. Each Royal Wedding PUB guest will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets benefitting The Invictus Games Foundation, with the winner of the cake being revealed at the conclusion of the PUB. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 902 S Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Don’t miss this 4BR/3.5BA light-filled rowhome in heart of Shaw w/fully finished basement. Historic features include a Hera & Zeus FP in cozy living rm, original woodwork & exposed beams on top level. Gourmet kit. boasts 6-burner Bertazzoni gas stove, Van Gogh granite & open shelving w/sep dining area. Private deck off updated master bath. Two blocks from metro, minutes from shops, dining & parks.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $999,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Sorry I couldn’t resist posting this multiple “House of the Day” Honoree. It’s located at 1120 5th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“In the heart of Shaw/Mt Vernon Triangle, rarely available 4BD/3.5BA grand Victorian boasts over 3200 sq/ft across four levels of expansive living. Steps from City Center’s world class shopping and dining. Expansive two-level roof deck. 1 car parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,595,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

Florida Ave between 8th and 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“JBG SMITH (NYSE:JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, announces that a new collection of local retailers will be joining The Shay in Shaw. Located at the corners of 8th and Florida/U Streets NW, JBG SMITH first brought an eclectic and celebrated mix of retail and dining options to the neighborhood in 2015. Since then, a new enclave of DC-based options is slated to join the project.

New Retailers include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

1607 7th Street, NW. Photos by Robert McNeely.

Thanks to Robert for sending: “New coming soon sign in Shaw, 1607 7th St NW. Jake’s Tavern”

Jake’s Tavern website is currently a holding page saying coming soon:

“Where friends and neighbors gather for good food and honest drinks.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

1924 8th Street, NW

Ed. Note: Glen’s Garden Market’s last day in Shaw is Monday with a farewell party (and $2 drafts) starting at 5pm.

Thanks to all who passed on Glen’s latest comments on their upcoming closure in Shaw:

“I’m writing to clear up some prevalent misconceptions about our difficult decision to close Glen’s Shaw.

We’re not blaming the community – our Neighbors have been our tireless champions, remaining patient when we stumbled, treating Glen’s like a second home and coming together here to talk, drink, shop and hang out. We’re also not blaming our landlords – our rent structure was favorable, and JBG has been a terrific and compassionate partner to us since day one.

It may not be obvious, but grocery is a brutally thin-margin business. If everything goes right (a near impossibility), we stand to make one third of a penny for every dollar we do in sales. In our case, we play the already difficult game of keeping an independent grocery store in business on the level “Extra Hard”. We pay our folks a living wage. We provide generous benefits, which include health care, profit share and a full and nourishing meal every single day. We pay our vendors fair prices for their small-batch products. We pay more for our energy because it is critically important to us to be 100 percent renewably powered. We even pay more for things like waste haul-away because we choose to compost, and invite the community to compost with us.

The simple fact is, no matter how hard we tried – and to clear that up as well, we’re not closing because we didn’t try hard enough – we just couldn’t get enough people through our doors on a daily basis to make the math work. (more…)


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