Back in April we learned of the possibility that Chipotle may be coming to 3113 14th Street in Columbia Heights. Well, I’m happy to report that I got official confirmation this evening from the developers (Donatelli Development) that Chipotle has signed the lease. You’ll see the “coming soon” sign in this space tomorrow. There is expected to be a build out of 3-4 months before they open. One slight change from the last speculation – this spot will not be serving wine or beer. It turns out, in DC, Chipotle will no longer seek liquor licenses for new franchises. I’m still a devotee of Taco Bell but I’m definitely psyched to have this option. The Chipotle fills out the Kenyon Square retail space. In addition they have The Heights, a drycleaner, a spa, a wine store, and a bank. Do you like this variety?
North Capitol and Florida Ave, NW The liquor license placard for Wicked Bloom Social Club says: “New Tavern serving crated drinks and beer with fresh-made sandwiches. Entertainment Endorsement. Total Occupancy Load is 49.” Washingtonian reported that Wicked Bloom comes for the owners of nearby DCity Smokehouse and will feature cocktails and barbecue. Sweet!
It’s easy to take ‘Homage to a Community’ by Andrew Reid and Carlos Alves for granted – despite the silly no drinks part it is spectacular. Next time you go through the Petworth metro – take a second to look at it from start to finish. Some closeups after the jump.
A reader sends this beauty from Dupont: “Perfect car for 4th of July galavanting! If it’s not clear, that license plate reads “70 Joy”–and it’s not an antique plate! That means that car passes DC’s emissions inspection. Badass!”
Nick sends “From my balcony garden in Logan Circle.” Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to email@example.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.