Thursday, January 10, 2019

Slim's Diner closes for good on Sunday, no word on replacement


Bad news for breakfast fans, Slim's Diner will be closing on Sunday. The spot, which faced some issues with service when it opened, has been losing money over the past two years, according to owner Paul Ruppert in an email to Petworth News.

Both DCist and Petworth News report that Ruppert, who also opened Room 11, Petworth Citizen, Upshur Street Books, Crane & Turtle and other spots in the area, will be considering what will go in the space, maybe something else from him or maybe something opened by another business (similar to how Crane & Turtle replaced Himitsu.) This is the third closure recently on Upshur Street, though Petworth News argues it's not a trend.

What would you like to see go into this space?


Friday, January 4, 2019

Wawa construction begins Jan. 7, opens spring 2019


Finally, some Wawa news! Today I got an email from a tipster that was sent by the managers of the Highland Park building where Wawa is going. They let residents know that construction will start January 7th and they are expected to open this spring.

The construction will be between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Hoagie time is around the corner!

As you recall, Wawa is replacing most of the retails spots around the Metro, where Potbelly, Five Guys and Pete's Apizza used to be. Tynan Coffee will remain.