Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2019 at 10:10 am 0


8th and H Street, NW across the street from the Carnegie Library and the coming Apple Flagship store

Techworld!! I worked here way back in the day in my previous life and I feel like there used to be a gym here – anyone remember which gym that was or am I losing my mind? Ed. Note: I realize that is not mutually exclusive. Anyway, thanks to Bry for sending the news that an Equinox is coming!

From Equinox: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Rachel for sending:

“I noticed at 506 K Street NW (Across from the Giant) in Mt. Vernon, there was new gym/training place opened called EPIC. I called and it is their grand opening this week and they’re offering $1 classes until 2/4/2019 when you register on their website (It’s the last option when you pick the class you want to attend)

Looks like a fun atmosphere for people who don’t enjoy regular gyms.”

From their website: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2019 at 12:40 pm 0


77 H Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

BREAKING News! Sixth Engine also closing on Mass and 4th. It’s a bloodbath! Apparently something is moving in, so it won’t be empty long. It’s a real bummer, it was a great after work spot.

Ed. Note: Update from another reader: “I can confirm Sixth’s Engine’s closing. I was at the closing party last night.”


438 Massachusetts Ave, NW

I’ve worked in Chinatown/Mount Vernon for about eight years now, and the recent spate of business closings is jarring! Just got word the Starbucks next to the Walmart is closing, which is hot on the heels of the Au Bon Pain and Capital One closing on the same block. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor September 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Lydian + Lyric, beautiful sister residences located at 4th and K Streets NW in the heart of Downtown D.C., welcome three new high-end merchants to their ground floor:

  • la BETTY is a new concept in comfort food from the owners of Georgetown’s legendary Baked & Wired café and Mount Vernon Triangle’s A Baked Joint.
  • Joe & The Juice is an anything-but-ordinary juice bar and coffee shop that also serves up healthy lunch bites.
  • Varnish Lane is a DC-based luxury nail care destination specializing in waterless nail treatments.

These merchants join A Baked Joint, a large and airy café known for its gourmet coffee and handcrafted breads and BicycleSPACE, a community-oriented bike shop.

In this convenient, walkable neighborhood, it only takes minutes to get anywhere you want to go — from major employment hubs to quaint boutiques. Also in easy walking distance are NoMa, the 14th Street Corridor, Shaw and Chinatown, as well as two Metro Stations. And access to 395 is just two blocks away.

All-new Lydian is now leasing — and quickly.

Besides its premier location, residents love its stylish studio to two-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows and designer kitchens, its thoughtful amenity spaces including rooftop retreat with resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes and WellBeats virtual trainer and its convenient services such as a 24/7 concierge, gated underground parking, bike storage and pet walking.

For more information about Lydian + Lyric, visit here or contact the leasing team at 202-777-0740. Developed by Quadrangle Development and The Wilkes Company.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


photo from the PoPville archives

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

A man living in a converted carriage house in a Mount Vernon Square alley told Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E/Shaw February 6 that he had to have his important mail delivered to a friend in Virginia “because my faith is so low” in the postman’s ability to find his house. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

An old magazine contains a Metrorail system map. The Blue Line doesn’t even show proposed stations going out to Largo, the Green line is unfinished, and the Yellow doesn’t extend to Ft. Totten.
I’m not sure if this was an official map, but it’s worth noting that the District and MD/VA county lines are not shown, as they are in the current map.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I take the Green/Yellow lines from Gallery Place up to Petworth to come home from work everyday. And one question I’ve had for years is why there are so many trains whose last stop is Mount Vernon Square.

I’m sure there’s a reason — either the cars get stored there or they get turned around to go another direction or something. Maybe someone knows.

All I know is that it’s incredibly frustrating when there are multiple trains to amount Vernon Square in a row — which can leave you waiting up to 15 minutes for a train in the most extreme cases.

Anyone know why they stop at Mount Vernon Square?”

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