franklin hall
1346 Florida Avenue, NW

Last week when we spoke about Maydan, from the owners of Compass Rose, coming to the Manhattan Laundry building – some folks noted that there was major construction going on Florida. They were looking at the space that will shortly be Franklin Hall. Back in August we learned Franklin Hall would be a:

“New Tavern. Serving a fine selection of draft beers, wine and craft cocktails. The food will be selections of sausages, giant pretzels and fries. Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge. Total Occupancy Load is 232. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

Gotta be days away from opening:


You can see more (better) photos of the interior on Tin Shop’s website. Tin Shop are also partners in Smoked & Stacked, Big Chief, Lost & Found, Penn Social and others. Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

2117 10th gdon

This unit is located at 2117 10th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious 1bd + den unit in ideal U St location. Open floor plan easily allows for a full sized dining table and living room set with maple floors running throughout. Large den serves as a perfect office/tv room/nursery. Walkthrough master closet has two walls of storage. Extra storage located in basement. 10 minute walk to U St/Cardoza Metro. DC’s newest Whole Foods being built 2 blocks away.”


You can see more photos here.

This 820 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $530,000 ($260 monthly fee.)

Florida Ave just east of 14th Street, NW

Sweet! Lots more info on the 2nd restaurant from the Compass Rose folks.

From a press release:

“Rose Previte and Mike Schuster, the team behind Compass Rose, are excited to announce a new wood-fire cooking concept to open in the fall at the Manhattan Laundry Project, located at 14th St. and Florida Ave. Maydan, which means a square or gathering place, is inspired by Rose’s experiences living in Russia and traveling to the Caucasus and surrounding lands. It’s an Arabic word, but is used throughout the Old World, from India to Northern Africa, in countless languages and places in between.

Maydan will feature a large bar on the lower level, with family style dining above. It will be a place to gather and break clay oven-baked bread, and will showcase dishes that are not well known in America, coming from the rich traditions of cuisines like Iranian, Georgian and North African. These food traditions are each distinct, yet are also inter-connected through spices and breads. Inspired by the flavors of forgotten and forbidden lands, ancient east-west trade routes and cooking techniques, Maydan strives to reframe Old World stories and methods for a new, hungry, and inquisitive audience. (more…)

Photo by J

Just kidding but damn it does look like one in this photo! Anyway, ATVs are back, apparently. J reports around 9:15pm Sunday night:

“Choppers looking for the ATVs I assume? This is from my deck near 13th and U.”

Brian reported hearing them a couple hours earlier on 14th Street. Anyone else see or hear ATVs last night?

1210 T St NW

This house is located at 1210 T Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“**OPEN SAT 1-3PM & SUN 1-4PM** 5BR, 4.5BA townhome in Historic U Street District. Finished English basement, 2-car parking, 2 private decks, and 4 levels of space. Fireplaces are everywhere, enhancing the charm of antique hardwoods, custom trim and stained glass. One block to U St. AND 14th St. Near Metro, buses, bikeshare, Trader Joe’s, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, restaurants, and more!”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,500,000.