by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

1805 Connecticut Ave NW at Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I confirmed with the owner that after being a Dupont staple for decades the Royal Palace’s last night will be this Saturday. The building is being sold along with the license but the current owner was unsure of the new owners plans.

I think the awning summed it up best “Bar, Food & Fun.

Spoke to him again last night it’s been 37 years!”

Another reader reports (I had no idea there were so many Royal Palace fans): (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm 83 Comments

Image via opposition facebook page

Ed. Note: This property is formerly home to the Blinded Veterans Association.

Has anyone else heard plans about a strip club here?

A reader writes: “I just saw a flyer (opposing the strip club) about this [ 477 H St, NW] at Chinatown Coffee.”

No Strip Club in Penn Quarter_Mt Vernon Triangle, Washington, DC :

“Tell Developers we don’t want Strip Clubs in Penn Quarter or Mt. Vernon Triangle in Washington, DC. Say NO to Strip Club at 5th and H Streets, NW”

They also share this letter:


by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2014 at 11:25 am 55 Comments

1819 M Street, NW

A reader sends word that MPire will be opening soon M Street downtown. Their website says:

“We are pleased to announce the Mpire Club will be opening soon.

The Mpire Club is committed to providing unrivaled service, creating the finest in food and beverage, and implementing hospitality best practices. Combined with our avant garde design and esthetic, the Mpire stands ready to provide a completely new experience.

In the building formerly known as Joanna’s 1819 club, a new state-of-the-art facility has been built for your entertainment & dining pleasure.

We look forward to our guests joining us to relax and enjoy specialty cocktails, eat executive chef inspired house made entrees and small plates, and enjoy the beauty and talent of our exotic lounge performers. All the while our guests will be surrounded by a luxurious and contemporary interior design.

Please join us once we open and allow our hostesses, management, and performers transport you to a new level of recreation and hospitality…”



by Prince Of Petworth August 27, 2013 at 11:00 am 11 Comments

3530 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday morning I walked past The House, the strip club by EL Haynes on Georgia Ave, and some workers there told me they’re removing the famous sign (happy hour every day- GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS) from the roof. I’m surprisingly sad to see it go- I’ve always given it as a landmark to friends walking to my house. The men I spoke to didn’t know if the sign would be upgraded/replaced.”


From 2010:



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