Make way for more condos on Upshur — large house set to be razed as tenants figure out next steps (updated)

Make way for more condos on Upshur — large house set to be razed as tenants figure out next steps (updated)

The large single-family house on the corner of 8th and Upshur has reportedly been sold and is set to be torn down, with a new condo building to go up, pending the outcome of discussions with the existing tenants who now find themselves looking for a new home.

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Yoga District opens new studio in Petworth

Yoga District opens new studio in Petworth

Yoga District has opened its newest location in Petworth, across the street from Safeway at 3905 Georgia Avenue. Yoga District founder Jasmine Chehrazi says she has had her eye on Petworth for years, and finally saw an opening when a friend of hers purchased the 3905 Georgia Avenue building.

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A new restaurant and a clothing store to open on Upshur in the next few months

A new restaurant and a clothing store to open on Upshur in the next few months

As proof in the pudding that Upshur is doing fine comes the news that two new businesses are opening up in the next few months on the corridor. Both are the brainchild of Don Route, who grew up in the Petworth area.

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As Petworth develops, some small businesses are losing their leases. DC needs a plan to help them stay.

As Petworth develops, some small businesses are losing their leases. DC needs a plan to help them stay.

Petworth property owners are cashing out, leaving local businesses stranded. But developers say the neighborhood’s economics can’t sustain retail.

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A flower shop and craft classroom is coming to Upshur Street

A flower shop and craft classroom is coming to Upshur Street

A flower and plant shop called She Loves Me will be opening at 808 Upshur Street in the next few months. The shop will sell flowers, plants and gifts, and will offer craft classes upstairs. The space had housed Philip's Shoe Repair for 51 years before the owners retired and the shop closed last November. 

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New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

The stretch of buildings that occupy most of the 9th Street block between Upshur and Varnum Streets has a new owner, and some big plans for the future. In December 2017, the buildings that comprise 4231 through 4239 9th Street were purchased by Cathedral Property Partners, a DC developer that is bullish on Petworth and interested in bringing retail and restaurants, rather than residential properties. 

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New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

File under “Finally,” as it seems the Park Place building on Georgia Avenue is finally getting another tenant in the first floor empty retail spots: a burger joint!

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Lighthouse Yoga on 9th & Upshur to close next month (update: reopened at Teatro de la Luna!)

Lighthouse Yoga on 9th & Upshur to close next month (update: reopened at Teatro de la Luna!)

Owner Julie Eisenberg sent an email to her clients today telling them about the upcoming closure and offering some alternative locations as she looks for a new place to call home for the studio. UPDATE: Lighthouse Yoga found a new home at Teatro de la Luna (4020 Georgia Ave NW). They’re seeking a permanent space.

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New cigar bar coming to Petworth

New cigar bar coming to Petworth

A recent notice from the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABRA) says that a new bar is coming to the Upshur area in Petworth, focusing on cigars as well as drinks.


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AFRH skips DC Zoning and Comp Plan, goes the federal action route

AFRH skips DC Zoning and Comp Plan, goes the federal action route

A recent article from the Washington Business Journal reports that the Armed Forces Retirement Home (aka the Old Soldier's Home) has decided to bypass the normal comprehensive planning processes in DC for the redevelopment of their property and move forward with redeveloping 80 acres using a "federal action." In fact, AFRH will be the body to give out work permits and certificates of occupancy, not DC government.

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Help lower Georgia Avenue blossom by taking a survey on future development ideas

Help lower Georgia Avenue blossom by taking a survey on future development ideas

The Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program is conducting a community survey about Georgia Avenue in Park View, with a goal of designing strategies for enhancing the stretch of Georgia Avenue from Barry Place on the south, to Kansas Avenue on the north.  

If you want to help this area be developed smartly, in cooperation with long-time businesses and fit the needs of the residents who live along the stretch, take the survey and share your opinion.

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Rumor says DC Council considers renaming Pennsylvania Avenue for Trump in bid for Statehood

Rumor says DC Council considers renaming Pennsylvania Avenue for Trump in bid for Statehood

The DC Council is said to be seriously considering offering to change the name of Pennsylvania Avenue to honor Donald J Trump, in a bid to finally get statehood.

What do you think?

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