Georgia Avenue Winter Fest Scheduled for December 5th

Posted November 27, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Holidays, Retail

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Mark your calendars, the first annual Georgia Avenue Winter Fest (visit Web site) is a week away. According to the organizers, the festival “will showcase … the wonderful work of artists, businesses and organizations in Park View and Pleasant Plains and along Georgia Avenue.” They are planning to have vendors selling food and arts and crafts, art displays, performances and demos, a kids corner with craft making and other activities, info tabling and Christmas tree sales.

The event will be held at the former Murray’s grocery store at Georgia and Morton.

Georgia Avenue Winter Fest

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Holidays

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Thanksgiving postcard 2015

Upcoming Park Morton Meetings Include Planning & Design Workshops

Posted November 25, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Community Involvement, Development, Housing

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See the flyer below for dates, times, and locations for the upcoming Park Morton meetings. The meetings on December 1st and 12th will focus on planning and design.

Moving Forward at Park Morton

New Signage Posted for Development at Otis and Georgia

Posted November 24, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Development, Housing, Retail

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The V signage(New leasing signage posted at vacant lot at Georgia Avenue and Otis Place (3557 Georgia Avenue NW))

New signage has been posted for “The V”, a mixed residential and retail project that was approved back in February 2013. According to Streetsense, which is handling leasing inquiries, (see below) the 20 unit building is aiming to be completed in late 2016.

V streetsense page 1

New Bookstore Coming to Park View

Posted November 23, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Uncategorized

Wall of Books will be opening next to the Post Office on December 12th.

Wall of Books will be opening next to the Post Office on December 12th.

Thanks to Petworth News for alerting me that a new bookstore — Wall of Books — is coming to Park View and will open on December 12th! Wall of Books will be located next to the Post Office at 3325 Georgia Avenue.

According to their Web site, the store’s “mission is to support those reading and writing communities by providing a family friendly environment where people can attend culturally diverse events, participate in community centered programs, and buy and trade affordable books.”

The store will have 2,400 square feet of space and plans to offer more than 30,000 affordable books to the neighborhood as well as a “wide selection of Melissa & Doug® children’s toys.”

This all sounds great and I look forward to checking them out.

Luray-Warder Neighborhood Assn. Meets This Saturday at 11 a.m.

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kent
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The next meeting of the Luray-Warder Neighborhood Assn. is schedule for Saturday, November 21st, beginning at 11:00 am. Meetings are held at the Park View Recreation Center, 693 Otis Place (at Warder).

The guests at the November 21st meeting will be At-Large Council Member Anita Bonds and New Communities Initiative Director Angie Rodgers.

At-Large Council Member Anita Bonds will share her recent initiatives and updates.

As the redevelopment of Park Morton is quickly evolving, Angie Rodgers, Deputy Mayor Office of Planning and Economic Development is confirmed to attend the meeting to share Park Morton project updates.  She is head of the New Communities Initiative (NCI) and will be leading meetings on this issue over the next couple of months.

New Restaurant in the Works for 3301 Georgia Avenue

Posted November 19, 2015 by Kent
Categories: Restaurants, Taverns

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I’ve been informed that the  former chef of Duke’s Grocery, Alex McCoy, Dukes Grocery — a cafe, social market, and pub has signed a lease for the former Mothership space at 3301 Georgia Avenue.

Dukes Grocery currently has a location at 1513 17th Street NW. According to their Web site, “Duke’s Grocery is a neighborhood pub and supper spot. … The idea is simple: create a fun spot that our friends (you!) can come in anytime and have a fulfilling meal, a tasty drink and great time in an atmosphere that is unpretentious and laid back. Tuck in, drink up and enjoy!”

This looks like it will be a good addition to the neighborhood and one I’m looking forward to learning more about.

IMG_9267[1](Future location of Dukes Grocery, 3301 Georgia Avenue.)

Corrected 8:45 am — original lease information was unclear, but has since been confirmed.


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