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by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Baklava Croissant courtesy Lil’ B

From a press release:

“The growth of coffee houses across the Capital has accelerated in recent years to the point where it is difficult to even pick the top ten. But, there’s been an increasing demand recently for specialty-focused coffee shops that have a distinctive aesthetic and by ‘George’… Washington, DC has it now!

Chef David Guas courtesy Lil’ B

Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery by celebrity chef David Guas will bring a bright, airy vibe, with a touch of Southern funk to The Darcy hotel in Scott’s Circle, Washington, DC when it opens, Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6:30AM. The semi-industrial design is complete with stone countertops, exposed brick, black and yellow walls, and a custom graffiti style mural by local artist Aaron Scales. The handcrafted wood tables and counters are all bathed in light streaming through the ceiling to mid-level, front windows. Infectious sounds of R&B, Jazz, and New Orleans Funk are played from a collection of vinyl spinning on the classic turntable. Chic black-and-brass colored patio tables and chairs with oversized black umbrellas offer a refreshing outdoor respite.  (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This unit is located at 2111 S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1895 / 1br – 1000ft2 – 2 Bath Large English Basement in Dupont/Kalorama

Location, location, location! Don’t miss this spacious one bedroom apartment with TWO full bathroom! The unit comprises the entire lower level of a beautiful row house in sought after Kalorama/Dupont. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm 3 Comments


This unit is located at 1731 Willard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“1 BR/ 1 BA condo in HEART OF DC, blocks to Dupont, Adams Morgan, U & 14th Sts. Open concept w/ HW flrs, lrg windows. Kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite countertops, bfast bar. Living room w/ gas fireplace. BR w/ en suite access to tiled bath. Stacked W/D in unit! Building features rooftop terrace w/ views of Washington Monument & Rosslyn! Steps from metros, shopping, restaurants.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $350,000 ($267 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm 32 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Columbia Heights Climber

“Dear PoPville,

Was walking home on P b/t 15th and 16th just before 7pm tonight [Sunday] when a guy on a bike rode up behind me. Like the other poster mentioned, his bike had a ton of lights on it – was really distinctive. Weird that a pervert like that would ride such a distinctive bike! Thought I might be in his way on the sidewalk but he slowed down and said every week he does a scavenger hunt…there’s $500 at stake, and could I help him with the scavenger hunt. Then he took out his phone and showed me writing on the phone. Read it very quickly but it said something about taking photos of the bottom of a woman’s foot. I said no and walked away and when I turned around he had crossed the street and was talking to some other women with the same shtick.”

Ed. Note: Back in September a reader reported in a rant/revel:

“Rant: I had a really strange experience last night (Sunday) at 8th and Florida. Wondering if anybody else has ever had this happen? A guy was being friendly with my dog. He then asked me for a favor. He was doing a scavenger hunt for charity (“cancer”) and needed pictures of the bottoms of people’s feet. I agreed he could take a quick photo of my foot but was quickly put off when he seemed to take multiple shots (they were “blurry”) and then asked me to point my toes like a ballerina. I put my shoes back on and walked away with no further trouble from the guy. This seems really strange.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2016 at 9:50 am 4 Comments

17th and R St, NW:

From MPD around 10:45pm:

“Alert Shooting 1500 Block of Maryland Ave NE// Lookout for a B/M with a mask in a silver van”

Around 1am:

Carjacking Gun//1400 Potomac Ave SE LOF (2)B/M’s, dark clothing (1) B/F dark clothing// Taken was a 2013 gray Subaru Impreza”

Around 7am:

And Ryan (and others) ask about what closed 17th and R St, NW this morning (pictured above) – anyone know?

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2015 at 10:40 am 5 Comments

2100 Connecticut Avene, NW

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the former Pines of Florence space turning into a new Japanese restaurant called Ogawa. While they (owners of the incredibly awesome Sushi Capitol on Capitol Hill) had hoped to open many months ago – we actually have real progress. They’ve applied for a liquor license that says:

Traditional Japanese Sushi and Washoku Sushi in addition to fish and vegetable. Seating capacity of 56 and Total Occupancy Load of 75.”

I’ve emailed the owners to get a new opening date – standby. A peek inside is very promising (to my mural loving heart):


by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2015 at 10:40 am 6 Comments

1147 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“I just saw a construction permit in the window of the old Burberry at M and Connecticut NW that says the Tiny Jewel Box is knocking down the wall in between and expanding into the corner space. It looks like it won’t be so tiny anymore!”

Ed. Note: The new Burberry store is now open in CityCenter.


by Prince Of Petworth September 9, 2015 at 10:40 am 3 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

Rest up Friday night because Saturday is fixing to be epic (and damn you naysayers – show Adams Morgan some love on Sunday too.)

10th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival:

The end of summer street party is almost here! Join us for the 10th annual Columbia Heights Day, a festival celebrating the diversity of, our community and its many vibrant businesses.

The fun starts with Columbia Heights’ food vendors, a beer garden, and live music. Then get to know some of the great causes organizing right here in Columbia Heights. Themed tent areas let you explore the world in our cultural section, check-out the beautiful work of local artisans, and take a moment to focus on your health and wellness. For the truly adventurous, we challenge you to run through our version of an adult warrior obstacle course, including a moon bounce! Families can also enjoy the festival together at the Bloom Bar Fun Tent and at our Fun Field (located on Harriet Tubman Elementary School yard). We will see you on Saturday, September 12!

Where: 11th Street, from Park Road to Kenyon St
When: Saturday, September 12
noon – 6pm
Ticket Price: Free”

Note from MPD:

“On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Festival will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, the following streets will be closed from 6:00am-8:00pm:

11th Street NW, between Kenyon Street and Park Road, NW
Lamont Street from Sherman Avenue to 13th Street, NW”

6th Annual DC State Fair

“The sixth annual DC State Fair will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from Noon to 8PM at Old City Farm and Guild located at 925 Rhode Island Ave, NW. For the first time in the DC State Fair’s history, it will be held as a standalone event to showcase the District’s food, culinary, and artistic talent.

“Old City Farm & Guild is thrilled to have the DC State Fair back for another year, said Frank Asher, Owner and Founder of Old City Farm and Guild. “The Fair is a leading example of what DC can be in regards to community, to neighbors coming together, and represents what kind of people and good citizens we have within the District. The overlapping missions of the Fair and Old City make this venture and partnership a great thing.” The mission of Old City is “where people and plants come together.”


The DC State Fair is hosting more contests than ever this year — adding Compost, Best Bud, and Cut Flower contests to an already extensive list. Traditional contests such as Pie-Baking, Honey, Heaviest Fruit, and Pickled Foods will also he held. The Ice Cream contest last year was a big hit, and the Fair is bringing it back this year, along with the long-time favorites: Tastiest Tomato and Homebrew.


Throughout the day, attendees will be able to enjoy events on the main stage — including the judging of the DC State Fair Pie, Homebrew, and Best Bud contests and the announcement of all winners. The Fair has also lined up performances by DC’s Hand Dance Association, the YMCA, Lennon English and the New Soul Republic, Near Northeast, and much more. Local deejay Mary Nichols, a.k.a. DJ Fusion, will keep the music flowing in between mainstage events. For the first year ever, the Fair will have an Educational Tent, where craft, gardening, and cooking demos will take place all day.

The final band of the day, Near Northeast, is a DC-based music project that has been writing tunes since 2014. The band members have roots across the globe, and the resulting musical influences come everywhere from Latin America to the Middle East to Appalachia, and the band mixes folk ballads with post-rock soundscapes while incorporating effects, harmonies, and the occasional ukulele and cajon breakdown.”

6th Annual 17th Street Festival:

“The 6th Annual 17th Street Festival date will be on September 12th from 12-6PM! The 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from R Street to P Street. Festival Includes: – Art Show – Business Specials – Entertainment Stage – Kids Zone Sponsored – Local Vendors – Pet Zone – Presented By: Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets”

Note from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 6th Annual 17th Street Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The following streets will be closed from, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10am through 8pm

17th Street NW between R Street NW and P Street NW”

And don’t forget SnallyGaster beer festival extravaganza is at the Yards on Saturday too.

Adams Morgan Day:

“The naysayers said there would be no Adams Morgan Day in 2015, but the local businesses and residents of Adams Morgan said otherwise. The neighborhood has banded together to revive the longest continuously running neighborhood festival in the nation’s capital. The 2015 Adams Morgan Day celebration will take place Sunday, September 13, from noon to 6pm, along 18th Street NW and Columbia Road.

So here comes Adams Morgan Day. Here comes the neighborhood. Out goes the meat-on-a-stick. In comes the hyper-local events hosted by the businesses lining 18th Street and Columbia Road and neighborhood volunteers.

“This is a festival powered by volunteers. Each resident and business is volunteering their time, energy and in some cases, their own finances. The Corinto Gallery, for example, volunteered to design our 2015 Adams Morgan Day logo and t-shirts,” says A. Tianna Scozzaro, a local resident who is volunteering as lead coordinator for the festival.

This year’s festival will be different. 18th Street will remain open to traffic. Many of the visual artists who used to be found at Arts on Belmont will display their work inside restaurants and businesses along 18th Street and Columbia Road. Local bands will grace impromptu stages at The Brass Knob, Libertine, Roofers Union and The Black Squirrel, among other locations. And area restaurants will provide the street food instead of outside vendors.

Some things will stay the same. The SunTrust Plaza at 18th and Columbia will feature performances by bands on the new Spotluck Stage, with acts being organized by Songbyrd . The Adams Morgan Partnership BID will staff a table with maps on the opposite corner next to the Adams Morgan “Festivus” kiosk and pole. The Dance Pavilion and Children’s Center will take place on the Marie Reed Community Center playground and tennis courts.

Here’s a partial list of activities planned for Adams Morgan Day. (more…)


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