715 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“A&B Hospitality, the team behind Brickside Food + Drink, is pleased to announce the opening of Capo Italian Deli (715 Florida Avenue NW) on Wednesday, May 2431st. To celebrate the grand opening of Capo, the deli will offer half priced subs on opening day from 11 am to 1pm. Reminiscent of the old school, traditional Italian delis found in major metropolitans, Capo will offer an array of authentic favorites sure to satisfy every taste.

Brian Vasile, part owner of Capo is thrilled to be in the Shaw neighborhood, “We are excited to be part of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city and hope to contribute in continuing the great reputation of Shaw as a food destination.”

Guests can choose to either build their own unique salads or sandwiches utilizing fresh ingredients and Boar’s Head quality meats, or order from a menu of inspired options. Hot sub options include the traditional homemade meatball parmigiana, Italian sausage and peppers, and chicken parmesan. (more…)


2108 8th Street, NW

From a press release:

“What do you call an all-natural cheeseburger topped with fried pickles, roasted jalapeños, fried onions, and smoky BBQ sauce? The Mama Burger; just one of the delicious new items added to Tasty Burger’s menu today. Several new items announced today join the neighborhood burger joint’s menu full-time at its first D.C. location in Atlantic Plumbing in Shaw.

Known for its use of all-natural beef, eco-friendly packaging, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, and slew of condiments available on Lazy Susans throughout the restaurant, Tasty Burger heads into summer with several new-to-D.C. menu items that have big followings in Boston, where the growing East Coast burger chain was founded in 2010.

New menu items and combos include: (more…)

convention center renderings OMA
All renderings courtesy Events DC by by Design Architect OMA

From a press release:

“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, presented initial concepts for exterior streetscape plans at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to the community on Thursday evening. The concepts will reactivate the exterior perimeter of the 2.3 million square foot Convention Center and better connect the building to the surrounding Shaw neighborhood. The Project Team is led by Design Architect OMA, working together with BBB (Executive Architect), OLIN (Landscape Architect) and Dharam (Cost Consultant).

GCDC
Ed. Note: Is GCDC (Grilled Cheese) coming to the Convention Center?!?!

The streetscape plans will transform the façade of the Convention Center through lighting, signage, canopies and furniture, as well as activate and enrich the sidewalks and enhance the exterior streetscape along 9th, N and 7th Street. Not only will the proposed plans provide added value to Convention Center clients and their attendees, but the project will create a greater sense of place for the revitalized Shaw community. (more…)

finger
rear 910 M Street, NW

This is Washington DC for Christ’s sake – is there a professional mediator in the house?!?!?

For those unfamiliar with the situation you can see some background here and here.

I shall cease my editorializing about this situation aside from the fact that this is not good. Not good at all. On all fronts. This is getting out of control.

glass sign

“Dear PoPville,

Guess who’s back, this time with a big middle finger spray painted on the wall.

So he cleaned up for a bit, but then lately he has been back to his normal self. What annoys me most are all of the broken bottles that he leaves throughout the alley.

So on Friday, I printed up a label and put it on both of the doors, “Clean up your broken glass”.

Yesterday there was more broken glass, so I swept it all up, along with the corks, the eggshells, the cans and whatever other shit he had laying around and moved it from the back of his business to the front porch of Corduroy.

I did notice that he sent a busboy out there to clean up some yesterday, but really a middle finger instead of just taking responsibility for being a slob?”

Ed. Note: I don’t necessarily think the owner would spray paint a finger on his back wall, why not just post another sign? Maybe time to call the cops back before this spirals even worse. Hell at the very least – time to bust out the video cameras.

get the cops back

2112 8th st nw at 8th and v st nw

This rental is located at 2112 8th st nw at 8th and v st nw. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2900 / 1br – 742ft2 – Incredible unit in Atlantic Plumbing (U street, Shaw)

Amazing 1 bed/1 bath on 9th floor, west facing, in an incredible building with the best rooftop in DC! Highly sought after floorpan with a walk in closet, huge pantry, washer/dryer in unit, open kitchen layout and floor to ceiling windows in living room and bedroom. We were one of the first few residents in the building, so were able to choose basically any floorpan and unit – and this one is a winner!

rental

Building amenities include a gorgeous rooftop with views of both the Washington Monument and Capitol. Pool with plenty of lounge seating. Four fully functioning industrial gas grills and garden plots available for rent. Fully equipped gym at ground floor and indoor rooftop spin studio with Yoga, Bootcamp and professional personal training classes available for purchase at a discount to residents. (more…)

cat2

Thanks to all the residents who passed on word from Atlantic Plumbing:

“We’ve been recently informed there is a wandering cat walking around the neighborhood. The cat seems to be people friendly and does not seem to stray too far from the property. The cat is dark tan and brown color, it is currently in the Cherry Blossom art studio located in the ground floor retail of Atlantic Plumbing

Attached are photos of the missing cat, should you be missing this cat and belongs to you please do not hesitate to contact us at Atlantic Plumbing Leasing Office 202-518-0795 or Cherry Blossom 202-319-2979, Torie or Devon are able to assist. If anyone knows the owner or any additional information contact the proper authorities.”

1245 5th Street NW

A reader writes:

“this shady corner store at the corner of 5th and N NW got shut down over a year ago for selling illegal drugs etc and it would be great to get this turned over to somebody that would actually put something nice in.

I’m assuming the high price is due to a commercial zone that would get grandfathered in. In any case it’s been a blight on the neighborhood and would be great to get something nice in there….like a sandwich place or coffee shop type thing.”

The MRIS listing says:

“Needs to be seen, diamond in the rough. strong potential. Can be converted into condos or use the first floor as store front”

It’s currently listed at $1,299,999.

dollar corner

12Qchurch2

“Dear PoPville,

I haven’t seen a post about the old church at 12 & Q St NW in over a year, but it looks like work is almost finished on it! It looks to be created in the form of a restaurant, and there’s a huge patio on the other side spanning the distance from the building to the alley next to the Watermelon House. The first picture is from a couple weeks ago, but the other two are from yesterday. That yellow placard in the Q St side window is a stop work order, but I couldn’t get close enough to read why, nor could I find any other placards about what who might be moving in.”

Before:

previously

pride pils
can designed by Josette Matoto, courtesy DC Brau

From an email:

“The Pride Pils will debut at a “Yappy Hour” on the patio at Town (2009 8th St, NW) on June 7th, including prizes for best rainbow or unicorn PET costume.”

And the full press release:

Pilsners are quickly becoming a favorite style among craft beer drinkers in the States. Since introducing BRAU PILS into its lineup of year-round offerings in 2015, DC Brau’s take on a German-style Pilsner has eclipsed its flagship Citizen Belgian Pale Ale as its third best-selling brand with even stronger sales projections for 2017. (more…)