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3404 Wisconsin Ave, NW

The liquor license placard for Silver says:

“A new Restaurant serving traditional American food. Seating capacity of 174 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 205. Sidewalk Café with 60 seats. Entertainment Endorsement for inside and outdoor sidewalk café.”

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Silver’s Website says:

“Silver is an American classic with a distinctive new shine. With the Heart of a Diner & Style of a Brasserie – SILVER will have all the familiar favorites and healthier choices, and updated them for today’s palate. We partnered with more than a dozen local farms and purveyors to deliver you the freshness and flavors from our community. (more…)

chickery 1300 conn ave
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The Chickery, a popular fast-casual, “better-chicken” concept located in Dupont Circle (1300 Connecticut Ave), has just announced that they will now be offering breakfast. The “Early Bird” menu, featuring a selection of meals, breakfast sandwiches, and a la carte items, will be available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., beginning Monday, May 1, both in store and for catering orders.

Chicken, Egg N Cheese
courtesy The Chickery

The menu features Biscuit Sandwiches, served on local, freshly-baked Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. biscuits, available in your choice of Chicken ($5) or Egg ‘n Cheese ($4.50). Items also include Chicken ‘n Waffles ($7), Fruit & Granola Parfait ($3.75), Oatmeal ($4.50), and Crispy Hashbrown ($1.50). Breakfast meals, available in your choice of Chicken Biscuit ($9.50), Egg ‘n Cheese Biscuit ($9.50), or Chicken ‘n Waffle ($12), include either a hashbrown or fruit cup and either coffee or orange juice. (more…)

chickfila
1401 Maryland Ave, NE

The prediction was pretty close! Thanks to Scott for sending:

Opening: May 18, 2017

1401 Maryland Ave NE
Washington , DC   20002

Chick-fil-A Operator Peter Choi is excited to serve Washington, D.C. soon! As a part of our welcome to you, we would like to invite residents from the following zip codes to come and be a part of our opening celebration and participate in the First 100 Road Trip. A valid ID is required to participate. If your ID does not reflect your current zip code,  please click here to see a list of acceptable documents to verify your current residence. We look forward to meeting you! Details specific to this opening can be found here. For Official Rules specific to this location, click here. We look forward to meeting you!”

LaDuree gtown
3060 M Street, NW

Thanks to Jamie for sending:

“it’s open??? Soft opening?? Security outside.

Opening party confirmed on Instagram. More high fashion attendees seen at shop this morning. Wonder about public opening??”

Updates when we learn of the public opening date.

But how the fuck did I not get invited to this party? I don’t understand it.

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Thanks to textdoc for passing on the story from WAMU:

“In June, the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles will revert to using “Washington, D.C.” on all new driver’s licenses, a change aimed in part at addressing uncertainty in some quarters over what exactly the “District of Columbia” is.

“The administration determined ‘Washington, D.C.’ better represents the city and will reduce confusion in other jurisdictions,” said DMV director Lucinda Babers in an email.”

I mean I get it but I don’t like it.

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“Dear PoPville,

Noticed today that there’s some new hostile architecture in Lamont Park: wooden dividers installed on all the benches so folks can’t lie down. I’ve lived on the block facing this park for 7 years and have never found people resting on the benches to be a problem. Anyone have an idea who is responsible for this and how we can speak out against it?”

lamont bench hostile
3258 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

Eleanor ivy city

Holy mackerel – my dream is becoming a reality!! For those still doubting the hotness of Ivy City – behold The Eleanor from Adam Stein and Nick Freshman:

“The Eleanor will be a Bar and Restaurant from several of the city’s industry veterans. Located at 1900 Kendall Street, Washington, D.C. in the Ivy City Neighborhood, the space is just under 7000 square feet to accommodate four bowling lanes, event/music space, movie screen, bar, arcade, large outdoor patio, and kitchen. From bar stools, to high-top seating, couches/lounge areas for seating at the lanes, and outdoor patio, we are expecting an occupancy of around 300 people. (more…)

asian spice
717 H Street, NW via Asian Spice

A reader reports last week while I was gone:

“I stopped by and the restaurant was dark with a closed sign on it. I ate there last week and the place was packed, any idea what happened?? There are not many good, moderately priced restaurants in Chinatown, this place will be missed!”

Asian Spice wrote April 12th:

“Asian Spice is closed. The employees wish to thank all our fabulous regulars, neighbors in Chinatown and all the other people who made Asian Spice a special place for the last ten years. We will miss you.
Best regards,
The staff of Asian Spice”

Updates when we learn what becomes of the prime space.

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5th and Kennedy St, NW

From MPD:

“On today’s date shortly before noon, two black males approached an armor car driver parked outside of a business near the intersection of 5th and Kennedy Street, NW and demanded a bag he was carrying. Both suspects were armed with AK47s and were able to obtain the bag. The suspects entered a dark in color vehicle driven by a third suspect and fled eastbound on Kennedy Street. The bag was recovered by arriving units near the event location.

Lookout information: (more…)