Performance space "Art of Noize" reopens on Upshur Street

Performance space "Art of Noize" reopens on Upshur Street

Opened in 2017, Art of Noize is a multipurpose artist and performance space that showcases artwork and creativity. They had the lease on Georgia Ave terminated when the building owner sold the building with little notice. Owner Adrian Ferguson knew he wanted to stay in Petworth and began to look for a new location.

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Eric Yoo is ready to show Petworth what a ramen restaurant is all about

Eric Yoo is ready to show Petworth what a ramen restaurant is all about

Eric Yoo has been doing his homework on what makes the perfect ramen for a long time, and he thinks he knows. He’s planning on showing Petworth when he opens Ramen Ya Hosaki at 845 Upshur Street sometime early next year.

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The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The last two years have brought a flurry of openings to Upshur Street. As the Petworth News team covered these openings, we noticed a pattern. We did a back-of-the-envelope count and there are upwards of 11 female-owned businesses on Upshur Street alone! That’s the vast majority of the street’s retail and restaurants.

To celebrate this awesome fact, and because March is International Women’s Month, we’ll be profiling each of these boss ladies in a series of articles, starting March 1st, and hosting a free community discussion and party on March 8th!

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Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

The 800 block of Upshur is going to have a new, wonderful aroma in a few weeks. Three long-term DC restaurateurs, Matt Krimm, John Anderson and Bill Coleman, are getting ready to open Cinder, a neighborhood barbeque restaurant, at the corner of 8th and Upshur. They hope to open in April. From the sound of it, it’s going to be delicious.

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New restaurant coming to Ruta del Vino space

New restaurant coming to Ruta del Vino space

Word on the street is the Ruta Del Vino space at 8th and Upshur St has a new owner. 

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The Lemon Collective is opening at 810 Upshur

The Lemon Collective is opening at 810 Upshur

The Lemon Collective, a creative art and workshop space co-owned by She Loves Me owner Holley Simmons, will be moving to 810 Upshur Street on February 15th. The Lemon Collective was started started three years ago in Park View as a space where people can take classes, make art, and let their creative juices flow.

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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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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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Upshur restaurants are doing fine, and would do better if you went out more

Upshur restaurants are doing fine, and would do better if you went out more

What keeps Upshur and Petworth going strong is that it offers options that local people are looking for — places they want to visit and spend money. Asking what’s happening when there’s a closure is a valid question, but perhaps it’s how the question is asked that matters as well. Alarming people into thinking doom and gloom is on the horizon can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In this case, one that isn’t true.

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Thoughts on a bikeshare on Illinois and Upshur?

Thoughts on a bikeshare on Illinois and Upshur?

ANC 4C09 Commissioner Joe Martin sent an email to a local listserv with the idea of adding a Capital Bikeshare station on Illinois Avenue, near Upshur and 5th Streets NW.

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