by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 3201 Adams Mill Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1950 / 1br – 750ft2 – Modern & Clean Basement Apartment in Historic Mt. Pleasant

Renovated one bedroom English basement apartment available NOW. Private entrance – located in a corner row home in Mt. Pleasant, steps away from the Zoo and Rock Creek Park trails. On the H4 bus line connecting between Columbia Heights Metro and Cleveland Park Metro stops. Also walking distance to Adams Morgan. Un-zoned street parking plentiful. Washer and Dryer inside unit as well as a full bathroom with tub. Open-concept kitchen with beautiful Carrera marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Built in office area & lots of closet/storage space too! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1702 Lamont Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Thoughtful renovation of historic 1909 home filled with original architectural details. Period mantles in living and dining room featuring stately pocket door. Quartz island kitchen opens to 3 levels of outdoor space. Large master BRs on 2nd and 3rd floor. All new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, kitchen and baths. Enjoy a quiet oasis in the heart of the city!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,295,000.

by Prince Of Petworth August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1724 Park Road NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2895 / 2br – Exquisite spacious locale features generous layout plus hardwood floor

• Incredible Mount Pleasant location nestled on the corner of Park and Mt Pleasant Street, a quaint residential block, easy walk to Columbia Heights, Rock Creek Park and Cleveland Park
• Wonderful access to all of DC, shopping, grocery including BestWorld Supermarket around the corner, restaurants and cafes. DC classic Heller Bakery 3 blocks away.
• Columbia Heights Metro Station (green/yellow) sits just 3/4 of a mile away on 14th street for excellent access.
• In gorgeous Mount Pleasant home with 4 units, however this is the only unit in the home with its own private entrance from the parking pad
• Complete with a restored three-color facade aimed at mimicking how the exterior looked a century ago, this ground level condo will not disappoint.
• Enjoy the 4 kilowatt solar panel system on the roof aimed at reducing unit electricity bills by 30 to 50 percent!
• Quaint 300 square-foot communal rooftop deck with a 30 square-foot vegetable garden for tenant enjoyment.
• Home features a quaint front porch and picturesque setting in Mount Pleasant!


by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Clarice reports:

“Spotted in an alleyway between Park Rd and Lamont St NW, in Mount Pleasant, 8/21. Very surprising, disturbing to see.”

Perhaps the intention is the earlier meanings:

“it has been and remains a sacred symbol of spiritual principles in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. In the Western world, it was historically a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck”

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

On Thursday morning (the 17th) at about 8:40am I was on my bike in Mount Pleasant on Irving Street just before (west of) 16th Street when I was hit by a car. It was a silver late-model smallish Ford, like an Escort or Focus, with Maryland plates. I actually was dragged about 15 feet before he sped off down 16th. Luckily I escaped with just a fractured collarbone and a bunch of scrapes to my leg and helmet… my bike didn’t fare as well.

Did anybody see this? I stupidly left the scene running to try and get his plate number (you can do anything on adrenalin). I should have just stayed there and talked to witnesses. If you saw this, please get in contact with me! I’ve filed a police report, but they don’t have much to go on at this point.

Thanks everyone!”

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

3064 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Jenna asks:

“update on when we will see progress on the old Flying Fish spot taken over by Each Peach? “Summer of 2017″ ending soon.”

Pear Plum has just posted a liquor license placard in the former Flying Fish space:

“A new restaurant serving breakfast, light bar food, sandwiches, soups and salads. Total Occupancy Load of 25, with seating for 14.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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

3110 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

Thanks to Andy for passing on this epic news from Mount Desert Island Ice Cream:

“We are excited to announce that we are opening in Washington D.C. this fall! This is the site of our future location in Mount Pleasant, added bonus, a great Pupuseria downstairs! We are currently under construction so we will keep you posted as we get closer to opening.”

Their website says:

“I guess the story begins when, of all things, I was working for a software company in Boston as a web and multimedia developer. One day I knew it was time for a change. I wanted to work for myself, make my own rules, decide my own hours (BTW, this is a myth all all small business owners tell themselves at first: that they are going to “make their own hours.”)

From a young age, I always recognized two constants: this desire to work for myself, and the recognition that the only dessert that ever mattered was ice cream. With that in mind, Mount Desert Island Ice Cream was born in 2005 with not much of a vision except to make my favorite dessert the best way I knew how.

That first year my goal was to fill a void by making flavors not seen in ice cream shops or on the shelves at the supermarket. This led to my first big obsession: making a Nutella flavor – it needed to be done! However, I also spent time trying to perfect the classics. When I started out you couldn’t easily find a chocolate ice cream in the supermarket that was actually made with real chocolate instead of cocoa powder. This is still often the case today.

At the time I had never heard the word “artisanal” applied to food as it wasn’t quite a movement yet. I wanted to make ice cream with real ingredients in small batches. Not out of nobility really, but because I didn’t know any other way. Over a decade later, and we still make it the same way, 5 gallons at a time.

As I worked to hone my craft that very first year, I kept everything simple, selling small quantities at local farmer’s markets and and to various restaurants. By 2006, I decided to make the big jump and we opened our first retail location at 7 Firefly Lane in Bar Harbor. Honestly, I didn’t ever think I wanted a shop, particularly as I had never worked in the retail environment, and I had no idea what I was doing (really, I mean zero idea). That inaugural year was one challenge after another. When you are starting out a new business from scratch, there is never a moment when you are not “on”, coming in to fix something, cashing out the register, dropping off change, filling in shifts, painting the floors at night, defrosting the cabinets… Oh yeah, and also making ice cream seven days a week.

It all worked out though (a good case for taking the leap as usually things turn out in the end!)

The following year I opened a second shop nearby at 325 Main Street on the outskirts of town in Bar Harbor. I needed a bigger production space and help with prep. My plans was that this second space would be a slow, quiet shop where the employees would work on prep while also serving a few flavors to customers. It would also be a place where chefs could pop by for tastings and discuss ideas. Much to my surprise, the shop became a very busy little spot not long after it was opened.

And then Obama happened. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 1, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This unit is located at 3426 16th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautiful penthouse unit at Northbrook II featuring FIVE balconies, glorious views, sundrenched space and newly refinished wood floors. Sits on top of 16th Street bus line, and just a few blocks from Columbia Heights Metro, Giant, Washington Sports Club, etc. Stunning space at this price!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $539,000 ($559 monthly fee.)


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