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New Safeway, apartment project give Petworth a face-lift

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For many years, residents and passersby considered the neighborhood around the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metrorail station to be like a pretty face covered with dirt -- a potential beauty obscured by years of neglect. But Petworth is undergoing a modernizing touch-up, one that developers and residents say is in line with other developments in tonier parts of the District. In early 2014,...