Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

DDOT and District Bridges are holding a series of six meetings starting August 19th with businesses along the Georgia Avenue corridor who will be impacted by the closure of the road on October 5th for the “Open Streets” project.

If you own a business — or want to be involved — you should plan to attend one of the meetings.

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Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

The DC Department of Transportation’s plan to close three miles of Georgia Avenue for an “open streets” test is set for October 5th. Since the Petworth News articles on the closure raised some concerns, DDOT has agreed to make some changes.

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DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

The idea of closing a major road to motor vehicles, opening it up to healthy uses for bikes and pedestrians sounds like a cool idea, so DDOT is closing Georgia Avenue for three miles to test it out.

The concern is how DC is doing it.

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DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue, from Barry Place to Missouri Avenue NW, in October for an “open streets” initiative. It didn’t quite work out the last time the DC Office of Planning tried to do this in Petworth three years ago, so here’s hoping this is better planned and benefits the community.

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Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Saturday April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. The DC Indie stores will be decked out and celebrating all day with special deals and events (story times, author events, parties, etc.). And this year, there will be extra awesomeness: DC bookstores are hosting the first-ever Bookstore Crawl!

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Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Chair Bennett Hilley wrote to the local listservs about an upcoming meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Hebrew Home (now known as the Spring Flats development).

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Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community meeting with DC Department of Health and Department of Public Works staff to discuss how to manage overflowing trash bins and the rat population on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-8pm at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place NW)

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Fish in the Hood re-opens a year and a half after the fire

Fish in the Hood re-opens a year and a half after the fire

Got an email from Sarah Sorscher, a neighbor in Park View who has been diligently working to help the Fish in the Hood raise funds after their April 2017 fire. According to Sarah, the restaurant has officially opened — soft opening for the moment. Looking forward to an official grand re-opening celebration!

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Get your spook on with this year's Halloween roundup

Get your spook on with this year's Halloween roundup

We can't believe Halloween is just around the corner! With all the kids in this neighborhood, you better believe Petworth will bring its A game next Wednesday. But don’t worry, local bars and restaurants are making sure adults have some solid options too. Here’s a roundup of our favorite spooky events, kids first, then adult events below.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

The Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth will return for a second year, and now includes events in Park View. 

The Petworth Arts Collaborative is sponsoring a two-day event featuring a live mariachi band street procession, altar-making workshops, calavera face painting, a student art show, a traditional ballet folklorico performance and more!

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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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Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

It was a busy Friday on April 14, 2017 when restaurant owner Bill White turned on the third fryer at Fish in the Neighborhood. The day started out great, cool with sunny weather and customers lining up outside on a Good Friday afternoon to order Bill’s seafood. That fryer, and a moment’s forgetfulness, changed Bill’s life and the fabric of the neighborhood.

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