1833 14th Street, NW

From the owners of Bar Pilar:

“On Friday, October 2nd, placards were posted at Bar Pilar. We are exploring the opportunity to expand the restaurant to include a roof deck bar area with additional outside seating. Plans for the expansion are still in the very early stages.

Bar Pilar has been a part of the 14th Street community for the past decade, and we take the responsibility of being good neighbors very seriously. We invite our neighbors in the 14th Street corridor to join us at 6pm the evening of November 15th upstairs at the restaurant for an informational open house, where we will happily share plans for the project as it stands now and address any questions or concerns at that time.

In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to provide a great neighborhood spot to eat, drink and gather with friends.”

Looking north towards St. Ex and T Street

marine layer

Thanks to Craig Chester for sending this Craigslist ad for Logan Circle:

“Oh. Hey DC.

The Company:
Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based premium casual apparel brand. We sell through our website and our retail stores in San Francisco, LA, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, NY and Miami (and expanding). We are a fast-growing company whose success has been built on a small, passionate team that works hard and has a lot of fun.”

1740 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“A talented veteran of many top kitchens in D.C., New York and San Francisco, and the guiding force behind Cork Market & Tasting Room’s popular food program, is stepping up to fill the shoes of departing Cork Wine Bar Executive Chef Kristin Hutter.

The wine bar’s new Executive Chef, Jason Schreuder, is a graduate of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in New York City and also a former sous chef both at Cork under the wine bar’s first chef, Ron Tanaka, and at Cleveland Park’s popular and inventive fixture, Ripple. His wide-ranging background includes stints at Jean-Georges’ Mercer Kitchen, BLT Fish and San Francisco’s Absinthe and NoPA.

Jason plans to change the menu seasonally to create shareable plates using simple, good ingredients that highlight seasonal flavors and complement the extensive selection of Old World wines. Avocado bruschetta fans can rest easy, however, as a few favorites will remain on the menu, and a renewed focus on vegetable centered plates is planned. Jason is also preparing new wine & food pairing and special tasting menus.

“Jason’s tremendous work for us at the Market and his experience in some of our favorite kitchens, made this an easy decision when Kristin decided to move on,” said Cork Wine Bar owner Diane Gross. “We are very excited about the menu ideas and changes that Jason has already put in motion.”

Kristin will continue to work with Cork as a consultant on special projects, including helping to launch a weeknight dinner program at Cork Market. Both Gross and her husband and co-owner Khalid Pitts praised Kristin for her tremendous work at Cork Market and Cork Wine Bar. “Kristin is a talented chef and has been an important part of our team over the past six years,” Pitts said. “While we are sad to see her go on a permanent basis, we are thrilled that she will be helping us out on a few new projects at Cork Market.”

1245 13th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1245 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Looking for affordability, parking, utilities included & easy commuting? This quaint 2-level condo is .5 miles to Convention Ctr. metro, has garage parking & is close to everything! The building is nicely equipped with a spacious roof-top deck for lounging & entertaining. Vouchers welcome.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

A reader writes:

“I’m hoping PoPville can help me brainstorm my options. I have an opportunity for a 6-7 month detail in the Middle East and I’m wondering what to do with my house (Logan/Shaw neighborhood). My first thought is to set a schedule for my friends to check-in weekly to ensure all is well. But I wonder if I can generate some rental income even if I don’t cover the mortgage. I do know that I would not be comfortable without someone local to vet/oversee the tenancy. Thoughts? Do you have any recommendations for property managers who specialize in short-term leases? If I’m too squeamish about people in my personal space, options for reasonably priced professional house sitters?”


Damn it, this is not how we wanted to start out 5776. Washington City Paper reports the beloved Barrel House is moving into the former Salon Blu space which abruptly closed back in May:

“Due to rising rental costs at the store’s current location, owner Mesfun Ghebrelul says he’s signed a lease on a smaller space at 1339 14th St. NW (previously Salon Blu). The move will happen on Oct. 22, the store’s 20-year anniversary under Ghebrelul’s ownership.

Meanwhile, M.G. says he isn’t sure what will happen to the storefront barrel.”

Ed. Note: My sources in the deepest darkest crevices of the DC liquor industry had previously heard that they were possibly moving across the street to Sav On Liquors – also possibly moving for only a year while the space is renovated. Here’s to hoping the move is only temporary!


1341 14th Street, NW