by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

Uptown Market is still coming! Whew. Their website says:

“Uptown Market is bringing our neighborhood market concept to Van Ness in summer 2019. We’ll be offering locally sourced and thoughtfully curated items in our market stalls – like artisan cheeses, charcuterie, fresh seafood, butcher cut meats, and house baked goods. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2019 at 11:15 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Members of the Second District responded to a call for sounds of gunshots at 4500 Connecticut Avenue, NW on the Sixth Floor. Caller reported hearing 2 people arguing in the hallway and what sounded like one shot from a gun being fired. Officers arrived on the scene and found one shell casing on the floor. No reports of victim or suspect on the scene. This case is currently under investigation. Report numbers 19-057048. If anyone has any information please call the Second District detective Office at 202-715-7365 or CIC at 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


5027 Connecticut Ave, NW Photo by Mary Bells Wall.

From a press release:

“Husband-wife duo Jena and Matt Carr of Little Red Fox will open Sugar Fox, a neighborhood ice cream shop and bakery, this weekend, in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The shop will offer house-made and customizable treats including ice cream by the scoop, milkshakes, cakes, and cupcakes.

Ed. Note: I guess this finally settles the neighborhood name dispute.

Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm

OFFERINGS: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0


4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Love this series. Would be great to see one on liquor store prices. I grew up in CA with Bevmo and selling in grocery stores, so the price of any liquor was fairly set across most stores. Here it feels like the same bottle can range in price by $10+ across stores.”

Ed. Note: You can see Best Thai here and best carryouts here.

So, I titled this post ‘2nd best liquor store‘ because the best liquor store in D.C. is a cool little spot called Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits.  It is not really little but is really the best, there is no debate. Also they have a La Cheeserie. And their staff is top notch – “We couldn’t be prouder that we have 10 employees — 1/5 of our staff — who have been with us for over 25 years.” And their prices are the best. They are the best. So it is written so it so by order of the Prince of Petworth, March 7th 2019.

OK now that we got that out of the way, where is the 2nd best liquor store in D.C.? Per the OP’s request – where are the best bargains besides Costco? What liquor stores are the best for selection? Best beer? Best wine?

by Prince Of Petworth February 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

The greatest Burger King (left) in D.C., nay, the nation is located on Connecticut Avenue. Ever since Chick Fil A had plans on coming, which fell through, I’ve been getting emails asking about their status. And over the last few months I’d say every two weeks or so I’m getting emails/messages they have closed. The messages were likely sparked by an August 2018 Forest Hills Connection report: “The owner of the Burger King franchise at Van Ness has told local officials that the restaurant will likely be closing within months.”

And indeed the space does still appear for lease but much to my wife’s dismay, I eat here about once a week. And they are still kicking. I don’t love it to be honest but it is cheap and fast and I can’t stand waiting on the lines at Bread Furst, I got miles to walk!! Anyway, it hits the spot and apparently hits the spot for many others as well. All that is to say, they are still open. I promise I’ll report any updates if the space does get leased by someone else. Who would your dream leasee be for this space?

If you are not familiar with this Burger King, well, you are in for a surprise: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


4432 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Flagship Carwash Center located at 4432 Connecticut Ave NW will provide FREE Regular car washes to furloughed federal workers. Furloughed workers will receive our Regular Wash which includes vacuuming and glass cleaning on the inside at no charge. Federal ID must be presented at the time of wash. Limit one wash per week per person. Offer is only available at our DC location. We are open from 8 AM to 6 PM seven days a week. Flagship Carwash Center have been providing the DC area with the highest quality car washing and detailing experience for over thirty years.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 21, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3001 Veazey Terrace NW #1517
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Van Ness
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Cooperative
Square Footage per Listing: 1385 Monthly Co-op Fee: $1053.
Original List Price: $550,000. List Price at Contract: $531,000.
List Date: 9/29/2018
Days on Market: 81
Settled Sales Price: $520,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $375.
Settlement Date: 12/14/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

So far in DC in 2018, there have been 430 co-op units sold, so they are fairly common here. Understandably, cooperatively owned units often get dismissed by prospective buyers due to four figure monthly fees. (Monthly co-op fees were brought up in comments on last week’s GDoN-R.) (more…)

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