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by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm 12 Comments


Awesome! I love random horse sightings. Derik writes:

“We were enjoying happy hour at Royal on Florida Ave yesterday, when this guy rode by. I’m guessing he was just out for a nice Sunday afternoon ride, but we were trying to figure out where he keeps a horse in or near the city! I’m sure there’s a Maryland driver joke in there somewhere, but I can’t think of anything witty right now.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments

251 Florida Ave, NW

Well this turned out awesome.

From a press release:

“Owner Matt Weiss (201 Bar, Barrel, Union Pub & McClellan’s Retreat) is poised to open his latest venture Truxton Inn, a neighborhood cocktail bar. Situated at the crossroads of Florida Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, Truxton Inn is set to debut Tuesday, May 2nd.
Truxton Inn’s cocktail program is under the direction of Brian Nixon, who also runs the bar at McClellan’s Retreat in Upper Dupont Circle.

“First and foremost, we were looking to create a neighborhood bar, with really great cocktails,” explains Nixon. The menu at Truxton Inn is separated into two parts, The Classics featuring six classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni and Manhattan and six that are Recommendations, Nixon and team’s interpretation of those classics. Highlights from the Recommendations menu include the JFK on Vacay with Maui Pineapple Rum, Rhum Agricole, Passionfruit, Lime and House Made Mulled Simple Syrup, the No sé – groni with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, Punt E Mes and the Truxton Inn Manhattan with Truxton Inn Select Whistle Pig Barrel 276, Antica Carpano, Benedictine and Angostura Bitters. Both menus will change every other month.


In addition to cocktails, the menu will offer a select list of beers and wine, including local beers like 3 Stars and DC Brau. Nixon also plans on using local spirits, like One Eight Distilling Vodka and their Rock Creek Rye, Republic Restoratives Civic Vodka, Murlarkey Gin, Cotton & Reed Rums and All Spice Dram. Another fun touch are “Snaiquiris,” Nixon’s mini version of the JFK on Vacay, his take on a classic daiquiri.

Like McClellan’s Retreat, Truxton Inn is an warm, intimate space, fashioned to feel like a neighborhood bar that has been a fixture for many years. They will offer small bites like charcuterie and cheese, as well as Texas style Kolaches from Republic, an owner favorite.

Weiss and long time collaborator Molly Allen worked together on the design of the space, aiming to create the feel of a classic Inn or hotel bar, but with a more modern aesthetic. A green marble bar top, antique couches and funky light fixtures complete the space, which seats 50. A patio is planned for the warmer months.”

Tons more photos after the jump (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm 14 Comments

shots fired
via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 10:45 p.m., MPD Officer responded to the area of 2nd/S Street Northwest, for the sounds of gunshots. During the canvass, 2 shell casings were found in the 1800 block of 2nd Street Northwest. No property damage or injured individuals were found. A dark colored vehicle possibly Crown Vic drove away quickly after the sounds of gunshots travelling N/B on 2nd Street.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. CCN: 16-136-302

Persons with information may also anonymously text via cell phone to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2016 at 9:45 am 41 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From MPD around 9pm:

“Robbery Gun at at 1st & Adams St. NW. LOF: 5 B/M’s, 17 to 19 years of age, S1, black hoodie, silver handgun, Suspect (2) black backpack”

around 10pm:


around 2:30am:

Armed Carjacking/2100 Flagler Pl NW/LOF 2 B/M’S THIN BUILD,5’6″-5’9″, ARMED WITH A SILVER GUN/VEHICLE RECOVERED”

Also in Trinidad a reader reported:

~15-20 shots fired, 1100 bl Queen St, NE at W Virginia Ave.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm 34 Comments

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I thought that adults with helpless children has some sort of security, but no! I was parked in front of my house (1700 block of 4th Street) unloading my car, my two-year-old was in his car seat, and the guy ran over flashing his gun and yelling obscenities. I told him I had a child in the car and he still said “Just give me everything.” He then jumped in a minivan and sped away… luckily I got the license plate and used my Android Tracker to chase the phone around town, and the cops are on it, and we are both safe, so I’m feeling a lot of relief. But how hostile do you have to be to rob a mother with her 2-year-old who is unloading begonias from her car? The guy got my phone, wallet, 200 cheerios and some diapers.

by Prince Of Petworth March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

148 W Street Northwest

This rental is located at 148 W Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New Listing! Great Ledroit Park Townhouse. Freshly Painted, 2 Good Size Bedrooms+ 1 Small bedroom and a Sunroom, Lovely Front Porch. In The Heart Of Ledroit Park. Moments To Downtown, U Street, Howard U and More. 2 Parking Spaces, Super Rear Deck. Updated Kitchen. No Smokers. pets on a case by case Basis. Vacant and ready to go! $35 application fee.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm 30 Comments

251 Florida Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for The Ledge says:

“A new tavern specializing in fine spirits, beers and cocktails with a substantial snack and appetizer menu. Tavern has 99 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 99 inside. Request has been made for a Summer Garden with 59 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 59 outside.”

For a minute this was going to become a bar called Seven Faces but that fell through a while ago. Updates as they get closer to opening. They’ll be located right next door the the excellent Meats & Foods.


by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments


This rental is located at 1st and Adams Streets, NW. The listing says:

“Fantastic 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental unit in LeDroit Park ready for occupants. Enjoy living in a recently updated lower level unit of a row house at the corner of 1st and Adams Streets, NW.

The apartment features:
– Great ceiling height
– End of the row of houses with extra side windows
– In-unit Washer/Dryer
– Totally renovated kitchen and bath
– Tile and Wood Laminate floor throughout
– Private front and rear entrances

Location is convenient to North Cap Street, Rhode Island Avenue, all of LeDroit Park and then U Street Corridor.

Available immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,250/Mo.


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