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by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 23 N Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Architecturally stunning 4 story Truxton Circle gem w/ entertainer~s dream roof deck, striking chef’s kitchen w/ Lacanche range & pot filler, incredible master suite w/ walk-in closet & spa bath, 3 additional bedrooms across 2 upper sleeping levels, soaring ceilings, incredible light, fully finished LL with legal bedroom, full bath & exterior entrance & 2 car secure parking. OH 9/23 & 9/24 12-2pm.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,250,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm 0

About those “53 shots fired” in Truxton Circle yesterday afternoon. It’s one thing to read it, it’s another to see it.

From a discussion on the PoPville Facebook page:

“Yep, many of us across the street have bullets in our living rooms & bedrooms!

My downstairs neighbors have a clean bullet hole through a second story window, and across the room through the wall of their loft.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 9:25 am 0

A reader reports:

“Yesterday there was a shooting near Dunbar high school. 53 shots were fired. The suspects drove off and crashed right outside the mosque in NW. The street was closed off and mosque was blocked off. I passed by this and thought it was moving. Believers were praying in the parking lot near the mosque since they couldn’t go inside.”

From MPD around 5pm Thursday:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 400 block of N St., Northwest. Officers on the scene have two gunshot victims who have been transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Pedestrians and motorists should avoid the area due to road closures.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


57 N Street, NW

This is the former Brass Knob Warehouse space and the future Chapman Stables condos.

The liquor license placard for Republic Cantina says:

“New Restaurant, serving tacos and other Tex-Mex food. Total Occupancy Load is 100, with seating for 60. Requesting a Sidewalk Café with 40 seats and Summer Garden with 10 seats, along with an Entertainment Endorsement.”

STAY TUNED.

Ed. Note: Of course simply typing cantina has me weeping again for Cantina Marina. But such is life. The gods giveth and they taketh away.

by Prince Of Petworth August 28, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


via google maps

A reader reports (thanks to all messaged):

“Shooting on N St on August 26th

The shooting happened around 11 am on N Street NW between North Capitol and 1st Street. It was closer to 1st Street than North Cap (the police recovered a lot of shell casings on the corner of N and 1st).

I was in my backyard when the shooting happened. There were 2 or 3 shots followed by a barrage of shots. Initially I thought it was gunfire, but then there were so many occurring so fast I thought, “No, this HAS to be fireworks.” Some other neighbors I talked to later thought the same thing.

I talked to a neighbor that lives on N street. He said he was leaving to go to the dry cleaners and saw a group of teenagers on N Street who were very animated. Their behavior made him so uncomfortable that he actually called the police BEFORE the shooting asking them to send a patrol car by the area to disperse the kids. I’m not sure if he knows this from talking to other neighbors or the police, but he told he that 9 people in total called the police before the shooting.

I do not know how many shooters there were. The above neighbor told me he knew of one kid being arrested. From the shell casings and bullet holes, it looks like at least one person was on the corner of 1st and N street (dot in “shooter location” attached) shooting back down and across N Street (dot in “target area of shooter”). In the “target area”, there were numerous bullet holes in two vehicles (including Robin’s), a street sign, and the house of the neighbor mentioned above. A third car on the same side of the street as the shooter(s?) also had a bullet hole.”

From MPD: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


1535-9 New Jersey Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

There was talk of a restaurant called Garden State going in there YEARS ago, and that fell through. Guess we’ll see!”

BISNOW reports:

“Victoria Manages, the owner of Shaw’s Salon Le Fini, filed an application with the Board of Zoning Adjustment Saturday to open a restaurant in the adjacent storefront at 1545 New Jersey Ave. NW. The restaurant would be named Great American Bistro and would have a 1,600 SF footprint with a total occupancy of 127 people, according to the application.”

Great American Bistro’s website says opening summer ’17:

“The Great American Bistro is all about bringing that friendly, neighborhood feel to the busy lives of the people around us. We are a no-fuss eatery that aims to make our customers feel right at home and provide them with a simply delicious meal. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch or a drink and experience the simple pleasures of good food and great company.”

Check out an early menu here and stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0


via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

The displaced neighbors [8 people from the 200 block of Morgan St, NW] are working with the Red Cross for some short term needs, but in addition a neighbor has started a GoFundMe to bridge some gaps.

A Facebook group has been set up to track progress and help organize other donations and efforts as needed.

And BKK Cookshop on NY Ave is donating 10% of their proceeds next Tuesday, July 25 to help those displaced as well.”

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