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4465 Connecticut Avenue, NW

The Soapstone Market placards say:

“Grocery store with prepared food and deli also containing an eat-in café. Beer and wine available for on and off premises consumption. Tasting Endorsement.”

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“Restaurant-style food such as sandwiches, salads, and entrees made-to-order in a counter-service, grab–n-go style within a full-service grocery store. Beer and wine available for on premise consumption. Tasting Endorsement and Sidewalk Café seating 40 patrons. Total Occupancy Load of 100. Seating for 60 inside premises.”

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looking north to Albermarle

Stay tuned for the Italian Restaurant from the Fiola Folks.

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looking south towards the metro

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2201 I Street, NW

From Whole Foods:

“Whole Foods Market announces an exclusive partnership with Erik Bruner-Yang. The ongoing collaboration launches with Bruner-Yang’s newest venue Paper Horse at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Market location.

“We are constantly striving to elevate the food experience we can bring our customers,” said Julia Obici, vice president of purchasing for Whole Foods Market in the Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are very proud to partner with Erik Bruner-Yang to offer his extraordinary food made with the highest quality ingredients that meet Whole Foods Market standards.”

Paper Horse’s initial menu includes two new broth-based noodle dishes: (more…)

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1507 U Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I was by Best Super Market (located on U Street between 15th and 16th). They are going out of business next month and have their groceries 50% off and beer/wine 30% off.”

I stopped in yesterday too and was told they’ll be closing next month or when the groceries run out. Another big “end of an era” for U Street. Back in 2011 we spoke about what retail U Street was missing – what do you think could/should fill this square footage today?

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3425 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Don’t know if you’ve been in the new Yes! yet, but lookin’ pretty posh! The offices are in the new upstairs giving it added length. Roomier aisles and better stock, and a juice bar to boot (with soups.)

No sign of beer or wine yet, but according to the ABRA application the hearing date is June 29, so maybe it’ll just take awhile (don’t know where they’ll fit it!)”

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Columbia Heights (14th and Park Road, NW):

SATURDAY / 9AM-1PM
APRIL 16 – DECEMBER 10″

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And Brookland (716 Monroe St, NE):

Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market Season Opening Saturdays, April 16 – December 17 10am-2pm (New Hours)

Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market is back, featuring a new name, hours and vendors!  The market will open to the public at 10am and remain open until 2pm every Saturday from April 16 until December 17 (rain or shine).

Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market features more than 15 vendors offering potted plants and herbs, mushrooms and honey, loose leaf teas, and pickled peppers along with the market’s staples from last year: fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, coffee, artisan bread, baked goods and more.

The 27 artist studios on the Arts Walk, the best up-and-coming arts neighborhood (as voted by Washington City Paper), will be open for guests to visit during the markets.  Only Make Believe, located in Studio 1, will share a special performance beginning at 1:30pm for all market guests.  Come early for face painting, costume making, balloon twisting, and to enjoy the market and artist studios.

The Bike Rack DC and Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, April 16, 10-11am

The Bike Rack DC and Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar will host an event celebrating its one year anniversary; offering kid’s bike safety checks, balloons, raffles, Acme Pie Co. treats, and more.  Festivities begin at the store at 10am with a special 20-mile introductory bike ride at 10 am.  For questions about the ride, call 202-832-2453 or register for free here.”