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

Lighthouse Yoga on 9th & Upshur to close next month

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.

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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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Help-U-Sell building on Upshur gets ready to expand up and out to offer more office space for rent

Help-U-Sell building on Upshur gets ready to expand up and out to offer more office space for rent

Help-U-Sell Real Estate is beginning a major reconstruction project at their building at 843 Upshur Street, the second time this building has gone through improvements. The tall green building on Upshur, which is also home to Willow Fashion and the Petworth mural, will add a third floor and is expanding into the back of the lot along the alley to add more office space.

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Several Petworth businesses push back on DC Council over Shell gas station moratorium

Several Petworth businesses push back on DC Council over Shell gas station moratorium

The Shell gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue, Upshur Street and Kansas Avenue has been the subject of recent press due to the moratorium on the sale of service stations in DC. A group of Petworth business owners have sent a letter to the DC Council in support of the redevelopment to create more housing density in the neighborhood.

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What to expect from the Hebrew Home renovation

What to expect from the Hebrew Home renovation

Petworth’s old Hebrew Home, which has sat vacant for nearly a decade, is getting closer to reopening as a senior and affordable housing development.

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Reflections on a Petworth full house renovation

Reflections on a Petworth full house renovation

Roshani Kothari bought her Petworth home in 2007, in love with its charm. Ten years later, she's finished a major renovation of the property, a renovation that she undertook acting as the general contractor. Now Roshani plans to rent out part of the house and live in the other part.

Here's the story of the renovation and some tips if you're considering doing something similar to your home.

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Lulabelle's Sweet Shop coming to Upshur Street

Lulabelle's Sweet Shop coming to Upshur Street

Julie Wineinger, who owns Willow Fashion on Upshur Street, finally announced the upcoming opening of her latest Petworth business, Lulabelle's Sweet Shop at 847 Upshur Street NW. This location has had many different restaurants and businesses call it home over the years, most recently the perplexing "Dinner Lab," and then sat vacant for quite some time. Having an experienced and extremely community-focused resident like Julie give this location new life is outstanding. Expect to find coffee, ice cream, gifts, greeting cards and plenty of sweets. 

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Kilroy's Cleaners closing on Upshur, new condos on the way

Kilroy's Cleaners closing on Upshur, new condos on the way

In another sign of change in Petworth, long-time business Kilroy's Cleaners (826 Upshur Street NW) is closing up on July 1st and moving to Virginia...

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