Rendering via The Parks at Walter Reed

Beautiful words from the Washington Business Journal:

“Officials from the Rochester, New York-based grocer were in town Thursday to tout its soon-to-open Alexandria store. Talks between Wegmans and the Hines Interests LP team chosen to develop the Walter Reed campus are still taking place, spokeswoman Jo Natale said.”

Ed. Note: You can read about the plans for the Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Group team to redevelop Walter Reed here.

965 Florida Ave, NW

A tantalizing comment from yesterday’s Shaw’s Day of Greatness discussion:

“Your wish is about to be granted… Over 50,000 sf of Foods fit for the Whole neighborhood just north of V Street… expect an official announcement VERY soon. The poster below is spot on with location [965 Florida Ave, NW] but the opening will be sooner than 4 yrs…”

Ed. Note: This was the once hoped for Harris Teeter location. If everything is green lighted, how long do you think it would take to get this from vacant lot to new building?

And nearby @DCITYstyle tweets us the below great photo next door to the 9:30 club:

“A little morning tour of North End Shaw’s newest apt @ATLPLUMBINGDC.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jacques Arsenault

From an email:

“FRESHFARM Markets farmers markets start reopening and going to regular season hours starting April 1 – 5 at Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter and Dupont Circle. A full schedule of the markets opening dates, plus hours, location:


Foggy Bottom – 10th Anniversary
April 1 – November 25

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
23rd and I St , NW Walkway

Penn Quarter
April 2 – December 17

Thursdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
North end of 8th Street, NW, between D St. and E St., NW

Dupont Circle
January 3 – March 29: 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April 5 – December 27: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, Year-round
20th St., NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Connecticut Ave., in the adjacent parking of PNC Bank

by the White House
April 9 – November 19

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
810 Vermont Ave., NW (between H St. and I St., NW)

H Street, NE
April 18 – December 19

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
13th and H St., NE


Union Market
May 3 – TBD

Sundays, Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
500 block of Neale Street, NE

May 5 – October 27

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Need new location info

Mount Vernon Triangle
May 16 – October 31

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5th K Street, NW

Rendering of The Shay at 8th and Florida Ave, NW

Back in May we first heard rumors of a Whole Foods coming to 9th and U St, NW. On twitter @mr_roaming asked:

“Is the @WholeFoods coming to @TheShayDC? #Washington #DC”

@WholeFoods replied:

“@mr_roaming We have a store in development in DC but not sure on the location.”

Now we already know Whole Foods already had announced plans for H Street, NE and Navy Yard. So I’m guessing/hoping the store in development is one not already announced yet? Surely Whole Foods would know the location of a store in development right? So were they being coy? Giving us a hint? Help me dissect this tweet! Does this give greater hope for a Whole Foods around 8th/U St/Florida Ave?

1209 10th St NW REAR in Blagden Alley

Last week we learned about plans for a Localteria in Blagden Alley. The owner sends me an update via email:

“We opened Localteria today in Blagden Alley, 1209 10th St NW REAR. We don’t have all of the items in yet, but it’s still surprising to see what a variety of foods and beverages our neighbors are making.”

Hours are 11 to 11 and midnight on weekends. And standby for beer and wine when they get a liquor license.


UPDATE: @gchowdhry tweets us just after 7pm:

“@PoPville FYI the Safeway is closing due to the burst water line. Announcement just came over the loud speaker.”

@ktstritz tweets us the photo above:

“It’s snowing. The Petworth Safeway is flooding. #stateofemergency”

JH emails us the photo below:


AP emails us the video below:

“So on top of the crowds at the new Safeway in Petworth, a pipe just burst in the garage and in the store. This is the scene downstairs. If that freezes, at least a dozen cars are going to have a nightmarish time getting out.”