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by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


14th and Irving St, NW on Irving Street. Photo by Ross

Whoa – Ross reports:

“Competition for &pizza in old Zombie Donuts space in Columbia Heights?”

&pizza opened in the Columbia Heights Plaza back in March 2016. Zombie Donuts closed in December of last year. Pidzza has locations in Chinatown, Ivy City and most recently opened on U Street. You can see their menu here.

As I was typing this up I just got this email from Matthew:

“Pidzza in Chinatown. This has been up for close to 2 weeks now.

A friend tells me the pizza sauces were too spicy so she only had the pizza once, but wished they had a non-spicy sauce because she would eat there more often.”

Updates when we have an opening date in Columbia Heights and more info on Chinatown.

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 10:45 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking up 14th St towards the Columbia Heights metro (around 7:55-8 am at 14th and Columbia) and saw a man on a bike yelling at a car in front of him (they were heading south on 14th). I didn’t see anything before, but I assume that the car cut him off or something. But I did see the car (black Dodge minivan with DC plates) slow down, and then purposely swerve into the lane that the biker (white male, maybe in his 50s?) was in. He didn’t hit the biker, but the biker seemed to put his left arm out in an effort to “push” the car back (it looked like the biker had his full palm on the car, so the car was very close to him). I didn’t see anything beyond that, but I still felt like this was important enough to report in case something did happen. I called the police (District 3) to see if I could report anything, and they said there was nothing I could do. Is there really nothing to help bikers corroborate any incidents that occur?”

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1429 Columbia Road, NW. The craigslist adsays:

“$1125 Efficiency Apt-Blocks from Columbia Heights Metro

FEATURES
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Located on Floor #: 1
Floors in Bldg: 4
Parking Spaces: Street
Pets Allowed: No pets allowed, but service & companion animals are welcome

DESCRIPTION (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1337 Kenyon Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$4250 / 4br – 1098ft2 – Spacious 4 Bedroom Row House in Columbia House

A spacious 1098 Square Feet 4-bedroom house located in Columbia Heights and is available January 1, 2018. Rent is $4250/month not including utilities. There is a radiator, a space heater, window A/C and a ceiling fan in the room. The house itself is a two-story house and has Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 1 Full and 1 half bathroom. It has a nice front porch with a fig tree and a very big backyard with a spacious deck perfect for dining outside or just enjoys the quietness. Cats and dogs are welcomed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0


via google maps

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser announced 2500 14th Street, NW as the site of the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing program, marking another step forward in the Administration’s effort to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards.

“Ending homelessness is a citywide challenge that requires a citywide solution. Today, with the selection of the Ward 1 short-term family housing site, we are one step closer to closing and replacing DC General,” said Mayor Bowser. “We are grateful for the partnership of Councilmember Nadeau and the Commissioners of ANC 1B, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Ward 1 community as we move forward with this exciting project.”

The Ward 1 site is the final location selected in the District’s citywide plan to close and replace the aging and isolated DC General Family Shelter. The site plan includes 35 short-term family housing apartment-style units to support families experiencing a housing crisis; 15 units of permanent supportive housing for seniors; and improvements to the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center, which is also located at the site. Construction at the site is slated to begin in January 2019 and be completed by the spring of 2020. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Happy gift guide season! 826DC has some new products we’d love to share with your readers. There’s a little something for everyone, and 100% of proceeds benefit our free writing programs and publishing opportunities for DC youth. Readers can shop the full inventory here and learn more about getting involved with our programs here on our website.

For those not familiar: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 10:20 am 0


1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)

From a press release:

“Ian and Eric Hilton are set to open their latest production, Bar Roubaix, a cycling-centric neighborhood bar and restaurant on December 8 in Columbia Heights. Located on 1400 Irving Street, N.W. Bar Roubaix will feature an eclectic menu of craft beers, European street food and pastries.

Check out the full Roubaix Menu (PDF)


courtesy Bar Roubaix

The concept of Bar Roubaix is inspired by the growing and vibrant cycling culture in the DMV. Named after the iconic city of Roubaix, terminus to one of the world’s oldest and most iconic races of professional road cycling.

The menu focuses on the cuisine you would encounter on the streets while cycling across Europe. It’s helmed by chef Rafael Nunez formerly of Busboy and Poets, and Eatonville. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


1501 New York Avenue, NE

From the Columbia Heights listserv:

“I have been shopping for years at various MOM’s markets and find their wide selection and reasonable pricing to be unparalleled in providing organic foods for their respective communities. I have spoken with managerial personnel at their stores about the possibility of MOM’s opening a market in Columbia Heights. They suggested that we communicate our interest in having our own MOM’s market directly to the owner of the markets, Scott . I specifically asked if the owner might object to many individuals sending personal e-mails and was assured that, on the contrary, Scott would welcome such communications/requests. So, if you’d like to chime-in on this subject, send your thoughts to [email protected]

Just to add, MOM’s markets have an excellent selection of organic bulk foods but at prices far lower that those of comparable markets. They also function as what I would call a full-service market but with added features like Naked Lunch, their healthy, customized eat-in buffet.

Here’s hoping that this grass-roots effort will result in a community asset certain to enhance our quality of living in Columbia Heights.”


DCUSA 14th and Irving St, NW

Wishing them greater success than the last time:

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