08/15/14 2:55pm

1308 Bryant Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1308 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Spacious condo close to it all! This home comes complete with wood floors, one bedroom, one full bath with plenty of space for study, sleep and storage. Enjoy your in-unit front loading washer and dryer along with your own private off-street parking space for one car and yard. Only a hop, skip and a jump to Rhode Island Metro Station, grocery store and restaurants. Pets on a case-by-case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,385/Mo.

04/15/14 11:55am

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Photo courtesy Rhode Island Row (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro

When clicking on locations from their website it reveals more coming soon spots:

“H St., Washington DC
Fort Totten Square, Washington DC
Capitol Gateway, Washington, DC”

From a press release:

“Chef/Owner Lance London is pleased to debut his new burger concept, TKO Burger, in the vibrant new community of Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development located just steps from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro at 2350 Washington Place, NE, 20018. This is London’s fourth restaurant in the DC area as he is the proud chef/owner of The Carolina Kitchen with three locations in Washington, DC, Largo, MD and Hyattsville, MD. TKO Burger will open April 17th 24th, and serve lunch and dinner, in addition to offering carryout for those who wish to grab-and-go. (more…)

03/18/14 9:30am

@DCPolicedept tweeted:

“Robbery Hold up gun_1813Hrs_1300 Block Rhode Island Ave_3 B/M’S wearing All Black Clothing armed W/ assault rifle.”

@DCAlerts confirmed it was in NE.

UPDATE from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest in the armed robbery of an establishment, which occurred in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE.

On Monday, March 17, 2014, at approximately 6:12 pm, three suspects, one of them brandishing a firearm, entered an establishment in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE. The suspects took US Currency and merchandise and then fled on foot.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 24 year-old Jonathon Raiford of Northeast, Washington, DC charging him with Robbery.”

02/26/14 12:30pm

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2300 Washington Place, NE

From a press release:

“Chef/Owner Lance London of The Carolina Kitchen is pleased to announce the February 28th March 16th opening of his first restaurant in The District. The 6,000 square-foot Carolina Kitchen will serve authentic Southern comfort fare in the vibrant new community of Rhode Island Row, a mixed-use development located just steps from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro stop at 2300 Washington Place, NE, 20018. This is London’s third restaurant in the DC area as he is the proud chef/owner of Carolina Kitchen in Largo, MD and Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill in Hyattsville, MD. The Carolina Kitchen will serve lunch and dinner, in addition to offering a carryout for those who wish to grab-and-go.

“The Carolina Kitchen will have something for every occasion,” says Lance London. “The restaurant will be in the city, feel like the country and taste like the south. I’m thrilled to serve savory home-style cooking that everyone can appreciate.”

London’s menu, inspired by fresh ingredients found in his grandmother’s recipes, will include a variety of appetizers, homemade soups and salads, home-style meals, sandwiches, famous fried chicken, and a number of “Ma Pearl’s” specialty entrées. The restaurant will also feature a custom glass oyster bar, unique to the Rhode Island Row location. Appetizers on the opening menu will include Southern Fried Lobster Tail hand-breaded, golden fried and served with dipping sauce; Crab Claws steamed and seasoned, served with warm butter; Fried Green Tomatoes and Pan Fried Asparagus hand-breaded with parmesan cheese and country fried served with spicy Creole dipping sauce; Rustic Chicken Soup For The Soul with sauteed chicken, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes; Myrtle Beach Salad mixed field greens, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, grapes, sliced almonds and blue cheese crumbles with housemade Caribbean mango vinaigrette, as well as four flavors of Rocky Mount Wings: Old Bay, Grilled Guinness BBQ, Grilled Jerk, Spicy Fried and Spicy Thai Chili. (more…)

02/19/14 11:11pm

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2350 Washington Place, NE

Rhode Island Row is getting a new pizza spot – a recent liquor license placard says Bergami’s will be a:

“new quick service pizzeria. Pizza, salads, coffee, beer/wine and liquor will be served. There will be 20 tables for seating and counter service only. Will not have a wait staff for full service dining. Total # of seats is 20 and the occupancy load is 40.”

Hours will be Monday-Thursday 6am – 10pm; Friday 6am – 12 am Saturday 10am – 12am and Sunday 10am – 10pm.

Updates when they open.

11/20/13 12:00pm

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Photo courtesy Rhode Island Row (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro)

From a press release:

“On December 4th, Jersey Shore style sub shop Jersey Mike’s will open its first location in the District at Rhode Island Row.

Jersey Mike’s prides itself on providing “not just a sub, but an experience.” Franchise owner Sean Schoonover trained at the original store to deliver the most authentic Jersey experience possible. Their roast beef is trimmed, tied, and cooked in house to medium rare, while their meats and cheeses (which are always sliced to order) are shipped each day along with their bread from their tried-and-true Jersey distributors.

Jersey Mike’s is devoted to giving back to the community, and the new location has teamed up with “Powerful Beyond Measure,” a non-profit organization that focuses on youth development in low-income families. From December 4-8, the store will give away a free sub to customers who donate a dollar or more to PBM with a coupon (30,000 of which will be distributed to the neighborhood during launch week, and which will also be available at www.teamwashington.com).”

11/04/13 4:20pm

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Photo courtesy Rhode Island Row (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro)

From an email:

“Haven Pizzeria Pioneer to Bring Custom Pies to Northeast D.C.

D.C. area pizza purveyor Mark Bergami’s next move is bringing him to Rhode Island Row in Northeast D.C., where he will debut his entirely new restaurant, “Bergami’s,” this spring.

This is Bergami’s first time owning a restaurant, but his pizza pedigree is extensive. Prior to Bergami’s, he was involved with Bethesda’s Haven Pizzeria, whose New Haven-style pies received raves from Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post, as well as Washingtonian and Bethesda Magazine, among others.

The fast casual restaurant will let customers choose their crust, sauce and toppings, then watch their artisan pizza be constructed and baked to perfection in a special 90-second oven. Bergami’s will use fresh, healthy ingredients and serve natural sugar sodas, craft beers, wines, and made-to-order coffee drinks (menu attached). Bergami also unveiled that the new restaurant will offer a revolutionary “carb-less pizza” featuring a crust made of cauliflower. “My wife was the biggest critic of the idea before trying it, but now she absolutely loves it,” Bergami said of the unusual recipe.

Bergami’s choice of Rhode Island Row is evidence of a growing eastward development trend: Increasingly, businesses see Northeast as the place to build to get ahead of the real estate curve. Bergami was impressed by the development’s positive atmosphere, a crucial element to the success of a restaurant, and he designed his restaurant concept explicitly for Rhode Island Row.”

Check out the menus after the jump. (more…)

09/11/13 4:30pm

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Photo courtesy of Sala Thai

From an email:

“As one of D.C.’s oldest Thai food establishments, Sala Thai is continuing a legacy it began in 1987 in Dupont Circle.

The owner, Oy Changsirla (photo above), was a busboy when he had the idea to start his own restaurant. These modest roots have grown into a five-restaurant group that has been a big part of developing D.C. neighborhoods ever since.

The location at Rhode Island Row is the first Sala Thai in Northeast D.C. (2300 Washington Place, NE by the Rhode Island Ave Metro)

As is tradition for Sala Thai, they held a monk blessing on Thursday the 5th (see photo below) to kick-off the opening.

Like other locations, the new Sala Thai will have live jazz on weekends for ambiance.”

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09/04/13 3:15pm

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Rendering via DDOT

Thanks to a reader for sending word about the Rhode Island Ave Pedestrian Bridge:

“The Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge will link the Metropolitan Branch Trail and its connecting neighborhoods to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and adjacent communities. It will create a safe passageway for community members who currently use the Rhode Island Avenue underpass, which is narrow and dark, or who cross the active railroad tracks increasing access to transit and recreation for thousands of residents.

The truss bridge is designed in the style of an old railroad bridge. Ramps on both sides will provide wheelchair and bicycle access while a stairway on the west side will provide a more direct route. The open design will allow for visibility as well as beautiful city views and 24-hour lighting will enhance safety. The bridge will connect into the open section of the Metro station, providing connectivity even when the station is closed. The design is the result of unprecedented cooperation among numerous stakeholders including DDOT, WMATA, CSX, utility companies and the community.”

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