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 peek inside She Loves Me, the new flower and craft shop opening Saturday

A peek inside She Loves Me, the new flower and craft shop opening Saturday

The new flower and crafts shop at 808 Upshur St NW is set to open on Saturday, January 26th. She Loves Me, the brainchild of Holley Simmons, is also the home to her other company, the Lemon Collective. Together, these two businesses will offer something new to Petworth, and owner Simmons is excited to share it with the community.

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What's next for Paul Ruppert and Upshur Street

What's next for Paul Ruppert and Upshur Street

Whether you call him the Mayor of Upshur Street, a restaurateur or a savvy businessman, Paul Ruppert has spent years developing retail and restaurants in Petworth, helping to kick off the revitalization of the neighborhood’s reputation and its culinary and literary appetites. With the recent closing of Slim’s Diner and a new owner for Upshur Street books, what’s next for Ruppert?

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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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Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

All across Ward 4, from Petworth to Shepherd Park, from Chevy Chase to Riggs Park, parents tell me that they want expanded dual language immersion education options for their children. After visiting every Ward 4 school and engaging with parents, educators, and administrators, I consistently hear from families who are frustrated by long wait lists and are unable to get their children enrolled in these highly sought-after multilingual programs.

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A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring a celebration of artist Frida Kahlos with events starting at 4pm happy hour and a special photography class at 9pm on Friday, January 25th.

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Bikes, condos and new commissioners: Meeting notes form ANC 4C's January meeting

Bikes, condos and new commissioners: Meeting notes form ANC 4C's January meeting

With a majority of women on the commission for the first time, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on January 9th to discuss bikeshare, development and more.

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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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Scammers pretending to be PEPCO employees threatening to shut off power

Scammers pretending to be PEPCO employees threatening to shut off power

Got an email from a resident about a PEPCO scam going around. Worth noting, so no one falls for this idiocy. (Call 911 if something like this happens to you…)

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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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