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1658 Columbia Road NW via Potter’s House

From an email:

“After weathering some significant delays we are excited to announce that we are 6-8 weeks from reopening! As construction is wrapping up we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for initial startup costs.

The Potter’s House is a not-for-profit café, bookstore, and event space Adams Morgan. Since opening its doors in 1960 it has been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. After closing last year for major renovations we’re excited to reopen with a completely redesigned space and new offerings.

Cafe

The new menu will change seasonally, be sourced locally whenever possible, and draw from the diverse cultural and culinary streams that make our city great. Daily pay-what-you-can items will ensure that all who enter our doors can enjoy a delicious meal. A third wave coffee and tea program will feature Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea.

Books

The bookstore will focus on social issues, cultural studies and progressive spirituality. And we’ll offer curated selections of literary fiction and poetry, alongside great books for children and youth.

Community

Community is at the heart of this entire project. We want to be a catalyst for justice and healing in DC through our programs and gatherings. Our discussion tables, issue forums, and film screenings will amplify efforts for social justice and explore the spiritual practices and cultural traditions that sustain them. Our live music, spoken word and storytelling nights, and rotating gallery will highlight the diversity of the city and celebrate its creativity.”

Meskerem
2434 18th Street, NW

Meskerem is located at 2434 18th Street Northwest. The listing says:

“2 story plus mezzanine turn-key restaurant, aka Meskerem, located in the heart of Adams Morgan. Buildg. feat. high ceilings, 183 seats, CR liquor license. Includes real estate and business. Great for restaurant owner or developer. Potential for adtl. sqf. C2B permits housing to a max lot occupncy of 80% for resi. use. Lot size 3281. Max FAR of 3.5 for resi. use and 1.5 FAR for other permit uses.”

You can see more photos here.

It’s yours for $2,200,000.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user María Helena Carey

Adams Morgan Liquor License Moratorium Questions:

“I know this subject has been tackled here a few times before, but I was hoping to bring a slightly different spin to this. I chose to research this issue as a class assignment and as a resident of Adams Morgan. I would like to start a more positive, open discourse regarding the pros and cons of the moratorium, instead of the current situation where both sides seem to be talking past each other. I think a great starting point for that is for the ANC to specifically state which establishments they are painting with broad brushes. Below is a copy of the body of the letter I sent over to the ANC. Feel free to constructively comment or flame me behind your pseudo-anonymous internet personas!

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Dear Commissioners,

I have been a resident of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, and more specifically ANC 1C for a couple years. While I was not initially involved in the liquor license moratorium extension discussion, I chose to begin researching the issue for a class project through Georgetown University. I wanted to understand the history of the moratorium and the pros and cons of moratorium continuation. (more…)

1720 Euclid St. Nw

This rental is located at 1720 Euclid Street, NW. The listing says:

“OPEN HOUSE SAT. DEC. 13 9:30-10:30
OPEN HOUSE SUN. DEC. 14 2:30-4:00
Architect-designed English basement in heart of Adams Morgan. Has to be seen – shows best in person. Rent includes cable TV with HBO and internet.

FEATURES:
Open concept LR/DR/Kitchen with
Glass brick
Exposed brick wall
Built-ins shelving
Breakfast bar.
Electric stove
Dishwasher
Lazy susan.
Tiled bath with tub/shower.
Nice size bedroom with large closet with built-ins and washer-dryer.
Exit to front and back. Use of yard with beautiful garden and gas grill.

LOCATION
Heart of Adams Morgan
5 minute walk to 42/43 bus, S bus, Capital Bikeshare
5 minute walk to Harris Teeter, Safeway, and all Adams Morgan has to offer.

Terms: 1 year lease; $35 application fee; references required”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,800/Mo.

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2453 18th Street, NW

From a press release:

“The Diner, 2453 18th St NW, Washington, DC is now the first location in the Nation’s Capital, to have a Bitcoin ATM machine. The Diner has been an integral part of DC’s 24 hour life cycle since Jan 2001, making it the perfect location for all hours access to one of only Bitcoin ATMs in the country. The Diner, “Serving early birds, night owls and everyone in between” allows for 24/7 access for Bitcoin users to interact with Bitcoin in a direct, and hands on way, allowing for users to either buy or sell their Bitcoins.

As the DC community increasingly operates on a 24 hour global cycle and technology improves, worlds are connecting. Things like financial transactions and eating don’t have to be separate from each other. American diners have always been where people connect with their friends, families and their communities. The Bitcoin ATM is technology that allows our guests to connect with the global community as well, and get a hearty meal all at the same time.

“I see the Diner as the logical choice to test out this new concept. The Diner is the pulse of DC 24/7, a longtime DC institution, that servers all walks of life all hours of the day”, says Constantine Stavropoulos owner of The Diner. “All of our restaurants are community gathering places. The addition of the Bitcoin ATM at the Diner allows us to be the first location in DC where the Bitcoin users can connect with this cutting edge technology while experiencing a traditional American experience, a diner”.

The Diner is part of the restaurants group that includes Tryst, Open City, The Coupe, Tryst at The Phillips, and soon to be Open City at the National Cathedral. Each location offers guests a unique experience, menus, and opportunity to connect and be a part of their neighborhoods and the DC community overall. The group strives to be the 3rd place; not your home or office but your 3rd place where you spend your time each day.

The Diner is not accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment at this time.”

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Photo courtesy The Diner

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2418 18th Street, NW

The evolution of the former Shawarma Spot space continues – next up – One to One Lebanese Bistro:

“This restaurant offers gourmet lebanese food ranging from shawarma, falafel sandwiches and kabobs to hummus, baba ghanouj, and tabboule.”

You can see their menu listed on grubhub here.

A peek in the window reveals they are close but still have a little ways to go before opening, stay tuned:

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