From Douglas Development:

“World class design mixed with historic row buildings and a sleek new modern mid-rise glass building will make up this one-of-a-kind signature Douglas Development project on New York Avenue. The property is an assembly of almost a dozen buildings on a triangle shaped block between New York Avenue, 7th and L Streets in the city’s Mt. Vernon Square adjacent to the Washington Convention Center. Upon completion, the new mega-complex will feature trophy office space and prime retail helping to continue the renaissance of this neighborhood.”

Stand by for:

Rendering via Douglas Development


Thanks to a reader for sending. You can see all the info about Farmers & Distillers here.

In celebration of George Washington and the nation’s capital both then and now, the Farmers & Distillers menu showcases cuisines from a variety of influences found all around DC. There is inspiration from neighboring Chinatown with hand-pulled noodles, shaobing (Chinese flatbread) and farmers-style dumplings. You’ll find crispy pork schnitzel recalling the original German immigrants working on DC’s east side; GW loved European cooking techniques, which are being utilized in dishes like Pot au Feu (slow cooked short rib) and Bouillabaisse. Every decision was pulled through the filter of “What would George do?” be it with flavor, plate ware, cooking technique, or design.

Side note: Do you like the way the building turned out:

6th and Massachusetts Ave, NW


From a press release:

“Thursday, Washington’s oldest synagogue, the historic 1876 Adas Israel Synagogue, began a two-step relocation process to its new home at Third and F streets, NW, the second time it has moved in its 140-year history. The new site will allow the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum, run by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHS), to expand its facilities including exhibition and education spaces which will feature programmatic offerings that explore the heritage of the Washington-area Jewish community through the history of the region. (more…)


This unit is located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The listing says:

“Boutique Luxury Building located in Mount Vernon Square across from Capitol Crossing. This pristine modern 2BR 2BA corner unit offers unique floor to ceiling rounded windows and exposed duct work throughout the 1,400 sq. ft. of interior space. The Sonata offers a concierge, gym, and an expansive shared roof deck with views of the Capitol Dome and Washington Monument. 1 Garage Space, In unit W/D”


You can see more photos here.

This 1410 sq. ft. 2 bed/2 bath is going for $765,000 ($873 monthly fee.)


This rental is located at 811 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fresh paint, metro = 4 blocks, Penn Quarter, GW Law school, City Center, restaurants & shops all close! hardwood floor in living area, carpet in bedroom(s) – den can be converted to bedroom. reserved covered parking. tenant pays electric only. 24 hr concierge, fitness room + fab roof deck. 3% rent increase after each year.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.


This rental is located at 428 M Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New Historic Row House Renovation with private entrance! Be the first to live in this unique open floor plan in the heart of DC! Perfect for live/work lifestyle. Spacious, gourmet kitchen, den/office, 2 fireplaces. Live near it all! 5 min walk to Mt. Vernon Sq Metro, Convention Center & Shopping. 92 points on Walkscore! Next to I-395 ramp.”


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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,150/Mo.

801 K Street, NW

Heads up Apple… From an email:

“The Carnegie Library building on Mt. Vernon Square was temporarily closed on September 23, 2016.

Events DC, the manager of the Carnegie Library where the Historical Society is located, identified mold in two areas of the building. Events DC will continue further testing and conduct proper remediation to ensure the safety of the historic building. Please contact 202-249-3000, for all questions related to the building. (more…)

801 K Street, NW

This is a multiple reader request (apologies for the delay). The Washington Post reported on Wednesday:

“Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square…

Its protected status, however, has made it difficult to re-use. A stint as local history museum lasted barely a year. A planned music museum there never opened. And the International Spy Museum initially planned to move in but opted instead for L’Enfant Plaza after its plans were turned away by the city’s historic preservation panel.”

The story also notes that current resident, the Historical Society of Washington D.C., will remain in the building too until at least 2098. Anyway, what do you think – good idea or bad idea? Regardless of how you feel, do you think it will really happen or at least has a chance? Or should we still hold out hope for somewhere in the U Street Corridor? The Wharf? Where do you think the next Apple store would fit best in the District?