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by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:

“$850 WELCOME TO THE THUNDERDOME

IN A WORLD where finding housing in DC is a total crapshoot, and living alone is miserable…

One group house will CHANGE EVERYTHING. 4 daring adventurers seek a prophecized additional hero/heroine to challenge the forces of mundane living. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


4619 41st Street, NW

Thanks to Jason for sending:

“any information on Olive Bistro and Cafe coming into the old Bread + Salt location in Tenleytown?”

Tenleytown Main Streets reported:

“The latest entrant into the Tenleytown restaurant scene will offer a Mediterranean-influenced menu, with a strong emphasis on Turkish cuisine.

The new restaurant will offer full-service lunch and dinner during the week, with plans to expand into breakfast on the weekends. A late night bar will serve signature drinks with a Turkish spin, while on the side patio they plan for hookah to be available. And, of course, patrons can enjoy a special blend of freshly brewed Turkish coffee.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 11:10 am 0


4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street

The long vacant Firelake Grill (OG Ruby Tuesday and once planned for Guapo’s and Five Guys) will finally have a new tenant – Surfside!! Eater DC reports:

“Ten years after Surfside first brought its gourmet tacos and margaritas to D.C., restaurateur Bo Blair is ramping up expansion plans by opening at least two more locations next spring.

Blair recently signed a lease for a new Tenleytown spot at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, he tells Eater. Another deal is close to being closed at the Wharf across from the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market.”

In an email Bo shares a few more details with me:

“We are going to do a 24 taco stand, like Dupont. It will be fast casual with no waiter service. We will be serving Margaritas, beers and specialty cocktails. We are shooting for an April 1, 2019 opening. The outdoor patio will be killer.”

Check out their menus here and STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 4, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


4445 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From BTS’s Facebook on Saturday June 2nd:

“Calling all of our #Tenleytown burger lovers – our location there will be closing permanently after service on Sunday. Stop by for a burger fix! All draft beers $3 all day Sunday too!”

BTS opened here in July 2015. Burger Tap & Shake remains open at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW in Foggy Bottom.

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


Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

From Kickstarter:

“First things first: Fort Reno is absolutely happening this year. We’ve already secured a permit and the necessary funding to host six shows, which will likely run throughout July. So no need to worry in that regard. That said, we’re hoping to go a bit bigger.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fort Reno Concert Series, and we’d like to celebrate with an extended season. To make that happen, we’ve decided to seek some additional financial support. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I volunteer at the New York Avenue location of the Humane Rescue Alliance on Sundays and I noticed a familiar face yesterday. A Bobwhite Quail, matching the description of Robert of Tenleytown had been picked up by an animal control officer. I told staff about the PoPville post about Robert, and they confirmed he was indeed found in Tenleytown. They determined that he is too tame to released into the wild so he is under their care and will be adopted out, likely to a rescue. Also, they decided to keep the name Robert.

Some commenters were (rightly) concerned about Robert’s ability to survive alone in the city, so I thought they might want to know that he is safe.

Oh, I forgot to mention–they said it’s illegal to keep Robert as a pet in D.C. so he’ll be adopted out to someone outside of the city.”

And more on the backstory from the Tenleytown listserv:

“The mystery is solved. The bobwhite that many of us have been seeing and interacting with is NOT a wild bird. A couple living on Grant Road ordered quail eggs from a breeder with the objective of having a little covey in their backyard. Four grew to adulthood, but they didn’t stay in the yard and have wandered out into the neighborhood. It’s not clear whether the one we’ve come to call “Robert” is really just one bird, but we do know that only the male makes the loud “bob-white” call. Robert spent a lot of time in my garden on Friday. He’d become bolder with his “herding” behavior, and was rushing at my sandaled feet and pecking my toes–don’t know if he was being friendly or trying to scare me off. I didn’t see or hear him yesterday.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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

“Dear PoPville,

Our Tenleytown neighborhood has a resident bobwhite quail. He has been heard calling his loud and distinctive bob-WHITE and has been sighted around the area of 38th and 39th streets between Chesapeake and Alton Place for several weeks. Now he’s settled down in my immediate neighborhood and we’ve named him Robert. He’s extremely tame. He follows me around and today was actually trying to “herd” me, running circles around my feet when I walked. So is this normal behavior for a bobwhite quail? Might he be a domesticated bird who has strayed away from his home?”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth March 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


rendering courtesy UIP

From a press release:

“Urban Investment Partners (UIP) of Washington DC has unveiled Frequency Apartments, a 100-unit luxury apartment community located in a former northwest Washington, DC office building that housed National Public Radio affiliate WAMU.

UIP acquired the building at 4000 Brandywine Street, NW, along with two other properties, from American University in 2016. The company has now completed a $14 million year-long 36,000 square foot gut renovation and a 14,000 SF addition to the building, which is just one block from the Tenleytown-American University station on Metrorail’s Red Line. UIP joined with Tenleytown Main Street to officially open the neighborhood’s newest multifamily residence.

“Frequency is our most contemporary apartment community to date,” said UIP Principal Steve Schwat. “The name is derived from its history as a radio station and recording studio for WAMU/NPR programming, including the syndicated talk shows hosted by Diane Rehm and Kojo Nnamdi. (more…)

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