5345 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
The H&M coming to the former Pottery Barn space in the Chevy Chase Pavilion is finally close to opening.
Here’s how it looked in Feb. 2012:
2406 18th Street, NW
Back in Feb. we noted that Viet Thai and Sutra (formerly Felix) had closed at 2406 18th St, NW. Thanks to a reader for sending word about the new signage that has just gone up. Well, uh, more info as it becomes available…
1600 Benning Road, NE
Thanks to a reader for sending word and photos. According to their website:
Rainbow offers a wide assortment of clothing for juniors, plus sizes, and children, as well as an extensive shoe collection. Rainbow is about bringing you the very latest in new fashions and styles and our assortment is constantly changing. So, if you see something you like you better grab it quick or you may miss out!
Rainbow has also been a pioneer in attractive, well-fitting apparel for plus sizes. We firmly believe that every woman, regardless of shape or size, should enjoy fun, fashionable, and feminine clothing at an affordable price.
1750 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Back in Nov. 2012 we learned that another Taylor Gourmet would be opening up near the White House at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. On Saturday it looked like their sign was about to go up and the inside had progressed nicely as well:
Photo by @DDOTDC tweeted by @DavidGarber
WBJ reports on a permit for:
“a fenced outdoor venue, with a tents for food and beverage sales and live music at 101 Tingey St. SE”
From an email:
The Capitol Riverfront in SE Washington is an exciting area of the city, especially during baseball season,” says John Shaw, COO, Hill Country Hospitality. “The team at Hill Country Barbecue Market has started the permitting process for a potential pop-up outdoor barbecue venue in the area, but no deal has been solidified to move forward with this opportunity. If we do proceed, we do not yet know whether it will happen this year or next season.
Hill Country recently kicked off their Backyard Barbecue on the west lawn of the National Building Museum.
1212 4th St, SE rendering via Capitol Riverfront BID
From a press release:
sweetgreen, the much-loved, organic, farm-to-table salad shops founded in Washington, D.C., is opening a new location at The Yards in the heart of D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront district at 1212 Fourth Street SE. Opening in mid-2014…
The Yards is a 42-acre urban mixed-use waterfront project located between Nationals Park and the Washington Navy Yard on the riverfront. At completion, The Yards will include 2,800 residential units, 1.8 million square feet of office space, and up to 400,000 square feet of retail and dining space, as well as the already completed five-and-a-half acre riverfront public park. The multi-phased project is expected to total 25-30 buildings.
Rendering via Takoma DC listserve
Thanks to a reader for passing on word from the TakomaDC listserv. The plans are for Harris Teeter to open in 2016. The project would also include 220 residential units.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Huge news from Inside Scoop SF:
Tadich DC — to be located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, less than a mile from the White House — will be twice as big as the original, clocking in at 7,387 square feet, compared to the 3,500 square foot original. The new East Coast branch won’t be a replica per se, but will try to attempt to recreate that same counter-centric atmosphere, though there will be a bigger dining room and private dining areas. The idea is that the Tadich Grill menu, famous for its use of West Coast seafood, will also remain largely the same on the other coast.
They also report plans are for Tadich DC to open in early 2014. TenPenh closed back in June 2011. A reader writes:
“A friend who works on that block saw people taking measurements in the space a few days ago.”
You can see Tadich Grill’s menu here. Any San Fran expats ever eaten there?
Zeke’s Grand Opening Feb. 21st at 2029 P Street, NW via Facebook
Yesterday ANC rep @KevDC tweeted:
“Shocked to learn Zeke’s DC donutz at 2029 P St NW is already closed !! #ANC2B”
On their facebook page the last entry was May 10th though fans write: “How long are you closed??” and “Miss you already, friends! Hope you can come back in another incarnation soon!”
2029 P Street, NW has had a bit of a rough patch over the last few years – it has housed a Tangy Sweet (closed July 2011), Tasti D-Lite (closed Aug. 2012), a tease/joke of Meatsicles coming soon (Jan. 2013), and briefly Cool Disco Donuts before changing to Zeke’s DC Donutz.
1825 18th Street, NW
Cajun Experience closed in mid-July 2012 at 1825 18th St, NW. In Aug. 2012 we noted the space was for lease. Now I’m hearing Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s in Silver Spring and El Chucho in Columbia Heights – is likely opening up a new restaurants here. Details are scarce but more info if/when it becomes available.
1212 H Street, NE
“Bocce court is waiting for you @vendettadc…opens officially on Tuesday”
You can see Vendetta’s menus here.
Formerly Palace of Wonders, Red and the Black and Red Palace:
1100 3rd Street, NE
This could be cool – from a liquor license posted at 3rd and L Street, NE:
New outdoor Tavern with Food Trucks serving a variety of fare with a seating capacity for 50 patrons and total occupancy load of 200. Entertainment Endorsement featuring live and acoustic music.
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Wednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday & Friday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am, Saturday 8:00am – 2:00 am
1707 L Street, NW
Back in Dec. 2012 we noted another Quiznos would soon bite the dust – this one at 1707 L St, NW just off Connecticut Ave. An Italian Gourmet Deli will be taking over that space.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC
Thanks to all who’ve sent emails about the Dunkin Donuts coming to the former Mixt Greens space at 17th/Connecticut and K Street, NW. Sounds like the buildout is rapidly progressing.
2477 18th Street, NW
Back in early April a reader told us about Federal Restaurant and Lounge coming to the former Saki/District space from the owners of Floriana. Looks like they’ll be opening any day now:
Also down the street – Mediterranean Spot now has signage up at their second location coming to the former Carribou Coffee/Uptowner Cafe space at 2421 18th St, NW. They also are located at 15th and U St, NW.
2421 18th Street, NW
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