A look at some of the changes coming to Upshur Street Books when it becomes Loyalty Books

A look at some of the changes coming to Upshur Street Books when it becomes Loyalty Books

A focus on kids, a remodeled interior, a little wine, and a closer partnership with the Reading Room are some of what’s in store for the changes coming to Upshur Street Books next month. The bookstore is now closed, with plans to reopen in early February.

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Upshur Street Books to become Loyalty Books

Upshur Street Books to become Loyalty Books

Upshur Street Books, which opened in November 2014, is transitioning to a new owner and a new bookstore concept. Hannah Oliver Depp, who has been working as the managing partner of Upshur Street Books, is taking full ownership of the store from current owner Paul Ruppert.

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Bringing the kitsch to Petworth, Wendy's on Georgia Avenue gets its own (parody) Instagram account

Bringing the kitsch to Petworth, Wendy's on Georgia Avenue gets its own (parody) Instagram account

If not for the love of the food, then likely for the love of the kitsch, Shoshana and Lauren love the Wendy's on Georgia Avenue in Petworth. The friends started a parody Instagram account, WendysonGeorgia, to share photos and information about the restaurant, and the account is starting to get noticed.

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Bikeshare walkthrough with residents and CM Todd on Wednesday, Jan 30

Bikeshare walkthrough with residents and CM Todd on Wednesday, Jan 30

If you have an opinion about a new Bikeshare station that’s been proposed for Illinois Ave and Upshur Street, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd is conducting a community walkthrough with relevant DC agencies and residents on Wednesday, January 30th at 8am.

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GoFundMe for family who lost their home from the fire on Randolph Street

GoFundMe for family who lost their home from the fire on Randolph Street

The fire on Randolph Street on Wednesday, January 9th devastated the home of a family of six who have lived in Petworth for well over a decade. Newly elected ANC 4C08 Commission Leah Anderson has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family.

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Slim’s Diner to close permanently on Sunday

Slim’s Diner to close permanently on Sunday

According to owner Paul Ruppert, Slim’s Diner will close on Sunday, January 13th. He’ll be looking at new ideas for the space. Challenges with revenue on a 45-seat diner and staffing issues led to the decision. 

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Fire on Randolph St NW leaves family of 6 displaced, but no injuries

Fire on Randolph St NW leaves family of 6 displaced, but no injuries

A fire suddenly broke out at 705 Randolph Street NW shortly after 3pm on Wednesday. DC Fire and EMS arrived very quickly with about nine different trucks and dozens of firefighters. Three adults and three children live in the home, and at least three were in the house when the first started. Everyone escaped without harm.

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This week’s featured property offers amazing original wood ready for a full restoration

This week’s featured property offers amazing original wood ready for a full restoration

This huge 3,295 square foot home at 700 Randolph Street NW has amazing original wood details, in a rowhouse that is ready to be restored to its full glory.

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Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Bikeshare station pushback leads the agenda for ANC 4C and Illinois Ave residents

Residents who live on or near the 4200 block of Illinois Avenue organized a meeting on Monday night, January 7th to discuss their opposition to the proposed location of a new Bikeshare station on their block.

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Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Amanda Cataneo works as a second grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Petworth, teaching her students reading, writing and problem-solving skills with a strict but compassionate precision. She leads a dual life, one part devoted to education and teaching, the other dedicated to cross training, lifting weights and staying in superb shape.

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Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

A violent scene erupted on the 800 block of Varnum Street NW just before 11pm on Sunday night, leaving two cars on the sidewalk, one person dead from a gunshot, a woman screaming, and a lookout for two men and one woman.

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Agenda for ANC 4C's first meeting of 2019

After a drama-filled election, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C is back in session for its first meeting of the new seated commissioners on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library. Here is their draft agenda…

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