03/28/14 12:30pm

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1711 Florida Ave, NW

Actually the switch came in November but the new signage just went up yesterday:

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Hans Pedr is named after one of the owner’s nephews who sadly passed away at young age.

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Their facebook page says:

“We feed people. We’re a full service restaurant and cafe. Mornings offer up Hawthorne Fine Breakfast Pastry and Vigilante Coffee. DELISH! Lunch, come in for a panini, salad or great house made soups. Happy Hour on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7. Dinnertime – Belgian beers, nice wine selection and hearty yummy meals. Thats what we do. When you think you’re done, check out the dessert case. House made chocolates, mousse cakes and an array of pastries make it hard to stop at just dinner. Dessert is a must.”

Lots more info on their website, here.

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03/26/14 12:30pm

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1658 Columbia Road, NW

Thanks to the folks at Potter’s House for letting us know:

“You had a post late last year about The Potter’s House closing for renovations. Wanted to let you know that construction on the renovations has started at The Potter’s House. We plan to reopen in September.”

Their website says:

“When we re-open in 2014, our cafe will have a whole new style. While remaining affordable and accessible, we will have an increased focus on the health of our bodies and the food system as a whole.

We are working with the Food Works Group to develop a seasonally rotating menu that is sourced from local farmers and producers. Everything is still in the works, but you can expect sandwiches, salads, soups and sides with a Southern accent.

We are in conversation with some of the country’s leading coffee roasters about sourcing direct trade beans for our espresso and pour over coffee program. The Potter’s House was one of the first spots in DC to offer espresso, and we are excited to return to this tradition of hospitality.”

and

“We are an independent bookstore with a special emphasis on spirituality, social issues, and cultural studies. Our curated collection also includes a selection of literature, poetry, and children’s books.

While the bookstore is closed for renovations, we can still fulfill special orders. To place an order, email books@pottershousedc.org or call 202.232.5483.

When we return in 2014, we will have regular author events and reading groups, a selection of handmade gifts and cards, and an IndieBound online bookstore complete with e-books, essential reading lists, and reviews.”

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More renderings of the space here.

03/24/14 4:30pm

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2337 18th Street, NW

DC Vape Joint’s owner Erik Miller comments:

“Hey guys we are indeed doing a “soft opening” opening this weekend as DC’s first vape lounge! Stop in, check us out and let us know what you think. We’ve got starter kits, rebuildables, accessories and a great initial selection of juices. You can come in, sample flavors and products and see what vaping is all about!”

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03/23/14 10:22pm

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2409 18th Street, NW

From Rise Bakery’s Facebook page:

“Washington DC’s first and only gluten-free bakery. Opening summer 2014!

Rise Bakery will be opening its doors in the heart of Adams Morgan on 18th street.

Our culinary artists have spent over a year creating our menu, using unique blends of featherlight flours to bring you baked goods that are so delicious you won’t have any idea they are gluten-free.

We are prepared to serve a daily assortment of everything from muffins and danishes to cakes, cupcakes and tarts. Our cafè will offer gourmet sandwiches on artisan bread.

We will be making menu items public one at a time as we inch closer to our grand opening, so stay tuned to keep updated on what’s RISIN’!”

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03/23/14 8:55am

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2406 18th Street, NW

From MPD:

“At approximately 0115 hours, Third District units were called to the front of 2406 18th Street NW ( NY NY Diva) for a report of a fight in progress. Units were able to respond and find 7 males fighting each other. The officers were able to stop the fight and place all 7 participants under arrest without further incident. Further investigation revealed that all 7 were possibly patrons and or employees of the listed establishment and that the altercation may have started inside. If anyone has information relating to this they are encouraged to call (202) 727 9099.”

03/21/14 11:30am

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2337 18th Street, NW

Yesterday the Adams Morgan BID released a potentially interesting bit of news for the former Joint Custody space on 18th Street:

“We learned today that Erik Miller will be opening DC Vape Joint soon at 2337 18th Street, NW in the lower level under Pharmacy Bar. Their sales hours will be 11 am to 9 pm seven days a week.”

A search on google doesn’t reveal much but it does have a cached facebook page that says:

“DC Vape Joint. DC Vape Joint is a full service electronic cigarette retail shop and vape lounge; creating a vaping lifestyle with a healthy alternative to smoking.”

Would this be the first vape lounge in the District?

03/18/14 4:00pm

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2480 16th Street NW at Kalorama Rd

“Dear PoPville,

I live in the Dorchester House and I’ve been trying to find out more information about the apartments they are building in our former parking lot. The last article I can find about it is from 2013 – and none of the sites I find even list the developer.”

From the developer’s website Clark Builder’s Group:

“Dorchester House is a 117-unit addition to an existing nine-story concrete building. Built above a two-story below grade parking garage, the studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartment community is conveniently located within blocks of the National Zoo and the heart of Adams Morgan. Community amenities include a rooftop terrace and clubroom, fitness center, and ground-floor courtyard area with gazebo.

Completion: January 2015

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I walked by over the weekend and the addition is around the corner from the main Dorchester House on 17th Street near the Harris Teeter.

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