by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

Thanks to Patty for sending from Tenleytown yesterday.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send 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 April 14, 2019 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Chuck Ludlam for sharing and sending renderings from artist Jarrett Ferrier:

“I’m leading the work to paint a fantastic mural on the huge white wall on the back side of the McDonalds. Right across from Johnson’s. It’s a celebration of Rock Creek Park — with Glover-Archbold Park right across the street. Painting of the mural will begin within a month or two.”

More panel renderings and location: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2019 at 10:45 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District is pleased to announce an arrest for Carrying a Pistol Without A Permit and Unregistered Ammunition that occurred on today’s date in the 4000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest.

On today’s date [Wednesday April 10], the Second District responded to a call for a weapon found in the bathroom. Subsequently, a call was received for a Theft f/Auto in the 4000 block Wisconsin Ave NW. Upon arrival on the scene it was learned that the two calls were related. The arrestee who claimed ownership of the weapon was detained and arrested for the above listed charges.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0


4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street

Happy to report that major progress continues at the Surfside coming to the former Ruby Tuesday/Firelake Grill space on Wisconsin. They’ve just applied for a liquor license:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 146 and a Total Occupancy Load of 206.”

Check out their menus here.

Also a “Sidewalk Café with 50 seats”: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live in the Forest Hills neighborhood. I’ve noticed something while walking my dog in the neighborhood. I’m a man of color with a larger dog (50/60 lbs) and I’ve noticed that when walking my sweet, friendly mutt down the street that white people go out of their way to cross the street or to avoid me entirely. At first I thought, hey maybe they think my dog isn’t friendly or maybe their dog isn’t friendly, so when approaching them, I’ll be sure to say “He’s very friendly,” but I’m almost always ignored or they say their dog isn’t nice. I wouldn’t second guess this but more often than not I notice that those same people allow their dog to meet and greet other dogs (often times bigger than mine) of white owners.

Today [yesterday], I felt was a more egregious moment. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2019 at 11:15 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards

Update from MPD:

“I am pleased to announce that we made two arrests in reference to the two robberies and the two attempt robberies (and a theft from a CVS) that occurred yesterday. I don’t yet have all the information, but the arrests close the following:

Robbery (snatch) 3620 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (attempt) 3859 Gramercy Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery (snatch) 4001 Brandywine Street NW 3/19/2019
Robbery ( attempt) 3801 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019
Theft II 3327 Connecticut Ave NW 3/19/2019”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Second District is currently investigating a series of robberies that occurred on yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 between 5pm and 6pm:

4000 block of Brandywine Street, NW CCN: 19-046-543 (Open Case) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0


4912 Wisconsin Ave, NW

I keep forgetting to share this comment from our Best Thai in Town thread:

“Sadly, Tanad is closing. It’s on the Chevy Chase Listserv. I just went back and looked at the posts, and apparently a hostess has told people that March 5th is the last day. The (perhaps someday) good news is that the owner is apparently hoping to take a year off/restructure, and reopen next year.”

In January 2012 we noted that there was a lot of love for 4912 Thai, the precursor to Tanad, which was closed after it’s retail license was suspended.

Ed. Note: Phone numbers listed for Tanad that I’ve tried calling have been disconnected. Updates when we learn more.

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2019 at 9:25 am 0


4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW

In November I shared some scuttlebutt about the space saying “The strongest rumor that I continue to hear is that a full size Target may take over the space.” The Washington Business Journal confirms the news this morning:

“Target to fill big Tenleytown retail vacancy.”

Best Buy closed November 3rd leaving a big hole to fill. Some folks doubted that a Target would fill that hole due to the fact that Cleveland Park was getting one of the “small-format” urban stores (opening April 7th by the by.) Stay tuned for updates as this one gets closer to opening, probably this fall.

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