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


3426 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Sweet. From Conte’s website:

“We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new Conte’s Bike Shop location in partnership with Giant Bicycles on Wisconsin Ave in Washington DC later this year. For years, we have proudly carried the Giant product line in all of our stores making this partnership a wonderful opportunity for our company and Giant. We invite you to visit our new store later this year.”

They’ll be located right next door to The Silver Brasserie opening this August.

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Check out this cool video Eric Fidler posted to Twitter:

From a press release:

“Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on the new Klingle Valley Trail and celebrated by leading the trail’s inaugural community walk/ride. The event showcased the new trail that stretches from Woodley Park through Cleveland Park and Mount Pleasant and connects to Rock Creek Park. The Mayor was joined by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo, the Klingle Valley Trail project team, Washington Area Bicyclist Association representatives, and community members.

“Back in 2015, we started this project with two goals in mind: turn a washed-out roadway into a beautiful, new trail, and protect Klingle Valley from traffic and pollution,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today, the Klingle Valley Trail, our first road-to-trail project, offers a safe route for bikers and walkers to connect through our Northwest neighborhoods and into Rock Creek Park, and its updated, sustainable infrastructure means we will be able to enjoy this new trail for years to come.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at Connecticut Ave NW at Ordway. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1700 / 450ft2 – PARIS IN CLEVELAND PARK – FULLY FURNISHED AND READY TO GO

This totally renovated euro style studio comes completely furnished (SORRY, IT ONLY COMES FULLY FURNISHED) and ready to go. New everything in a vintage era building located immediately across the street from the Red Line Metro. Restaurants abound, grocery and convenience stores are outside your front door along with one of DC’s finest movie theatres, the Uptown. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

As you and others have pointed out, Cleveland Park has been losing businesses and struggling to attract new ones. Cleveland Park faces tough competition from other neighborhoods, both established and newly-resurgent. But the neighborhood and surrounding community now have an unique opportunity to protect Cleveland Park’s historic character while preparing it for the future.

We’re looking for feedback on our proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map and we are using this survey to begin needed community engagement on how to ensure our little neighborhood’s long-term health. With Ripple and Nam Viet both closing their doors this month, it’s clear something needs to change.

The Comprehensive Plan contemplates what the District will look like over the next 10-20 years. We think these proposals can help start the process of increasing density in Cleveland Park to take advantage of our Metro station, to provide more affordable housing units, and to help ensure the necessary foot traffic to support vibrant and diverse businesses in Cleveland Park. We know these proposals are not some sort of magic bullet – but we think they are a necessary first step. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 10:10 am 0


3419 Connecticut Ave, NW

I hope your precious service lane was worth it. Even the flower thief is gonna leave Cleveland Park in disgust. And I don’t blame him. The Nam Viet news follows word of Ripple closing June 24th and 7-E opening.

From Beau Finley:

“Dear PoPville,

Another Cleveland Park institution is closing its doors this month: Nam Viet is closing.

Please see attached.”

Full farewell letter from Nam Viet after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 10:10 am 73 Comments


3417 Connecticut Ave, NW

Dagger. Dagger, dagger, dagger. So much for those two steps forward. At least the powers that be have preserved their precious service lane…for now. JFC. There is no spinning this, this is terrible. Thanks to all who emailed last night. From Ripple’s brutal announcement:

“It is with great sadness that we will be closing Ripple later this month. Despite a great sense of pride and accomplishment for everything that our team has achieved over the last seven years, the reality of a slowing business means we will no longer be able to serve our guests in Cleveland Park. We will remain open through dinner service on June 24th, and hope you will be able to join us over the coming days to share another memorable meal with us, or perhaps a glass or two of wine at the bar. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments

This rental is located at 2756 Macomb Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1459 / 430ft2 – Run to The Dore! Top Floor, Studio/Eff for Rent $1,459.00 + Electric!!

Newly Renovated Studio 1 bath 430 sq ft Rent $1,459/month Plus Electric!!
Newly Renovated Studio Bedroom Floor Plan, Top Floor!!!
APPLY TODAY!! AVAILABLE FOR JUNE MOVE IN!!!

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by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm 29 Comments


3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Or vice versa. Or at the very least we can call this a wash. Thanks to Justin for sending word that the 7-E opened, which personally only stings so much because this was previously home to two fantastic restaurants – Dino’s and Yanyu.

In more exciting news, on the other end of Cleveland Park’s anachronistic service lane – a flyer for the new farmers market kicking off Saturday (across the street on the west side of Connecticut).

Props to the Cleveland Park Business Association and Susie Taylor, among others, for making the Market happen:

“CPBA is pleased to announce the launch of Cleveland Park’s own Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the West sidewalk of Connecticut Ave NW between Newark and Ordway.

Join your friends and neighbors and shop with Garner’s Produce, Stachowski Sausage and Charcuterie, Happy Hens Barnyard eggs, Fresh Crunch pickled items, Les Caprices Belgian waffles plus other great local purveyors. We also hope that you will shop locally at your neighborhood businesses throughout the week.”

Ed. Note: Standby for updates on the Uptown Market and hopefully the inevitable death of the current “service” lane that keeps Cleveland Park in a choke hold of failed suburban car oriented planning. Speaking of which, God willing, historic designation or not, Sam’s Park & Shop – you’re next.

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