Radici will be located in the former Silver Spork space across the street from Eastern Market at 303 7th Street, SE. Their website says:

“Radici is a specialty food & wine market located in Eastern Market in Washington, DC. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner items for dine-in and carry-out, as well as coffee, beverages, wine, beer and an array of specialty foods created by artisanal producers.”


703 8th Street, SE

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Did they close?? Sign on the door on Friday night said “closed” but it was on notebook paper, couldn’t tell if it means closed for good or power was out? Tried stopping by Sunday night, same thing… this is a travesty! could it be true?!”

I’m afraid so. 32 Below frozen yogurt opened up back in 2011 at 703 8th Street, SE. Their website is no longer active and their twitter hasn’t been updated since June.

405 8th Street, SE

Following K Street, &Pizza will be coming to Barracks Row.


Assuming they get permission to convert the space – they’ll be coming to the OXXO Cleaners space.

District Doughnut
749 8th Street, SE

From a press release:

“District Doughnut announced today the official opening of their first storefront location on Barracks Row, scheduled for Friday, September 12. The specialty doughnut shop is located at 749 8th St SE, across the street from the iconic Marine Barracks of Washington.

Executive pastry chef and co-founder Christine Schaefer, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute’s Le Cordon Bleu Program, leads District Doughnut’s culinary innovation. Schaefer designs her creations from scratch, drawing inspiration from both American and international desserts including Key Lime Pie and Salted Dulce de Leche.

District Doughnut will debut serving a rotating selection of doughnut varieties along with small-batch coffee blends from Compass Coffee. Founded by DC-area natives Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, both former Marine Corps officers, Compass Coffee imports beans from around the world and roasts them onsite in their new cafe and roastery in DC’s Shaw neighborhood.

District Doughnut will open Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14, from 8AM until selling out. Saturday and Sunday will feature grand opening festivities including music, games, and more.

For the remainder of September, the shop will be open Wednesday through Sunday, serving a select variety of doughnuts, coffee, and other beverages.”

Sona Creamery 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE


“Dinner service will be held at Sona Creamery and Wine Bar. DC Brau owner Brandon Skall and Sona’s Executive Chef will take us through each course with explanations of the beer & food pairing process with some fun tidbits about each – a true educational experience. Plenty of time will be left to meet your neighbors and/or savor each sip and chew – this will be a full culinary experience to remember!
**21+, Menu subject to change**”

Tickets available here.

Draft menu:


319 5th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 319 5th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming 2BR/1BA upper level units available October 1 for rent! Excellent location – just blocks from Union Station, H St, Mass Ave restaurants and Capitol. Washer/dryer + great use of space. Small private deck. Private entrance. Pets case by case.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,300/Mo.

1329 C Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1329 C Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Wonderfully renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, wood floors, cozy back yard and close to Lincoln Park. The master bedroom has high ceilings and exposed brick walls. It has a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and ceiling fan. Rental app. in under view documents. Processing fee and first months rent made out to Long and Foster. Section 8 vouches welcome.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.


“Dear PoPville,

Do you know what the big wooden enclosure is outside the Thurgood Marshall Judiciary Building, on Mass. Ave next to Union Station? It’s pretty elaborate — the wood panels even have decorative trim — and building-sized, and it’s been there at least a month. The one time I saw the gate open, all I could see inside was a few parked trucks. Any ideas?”

The Hill is Home reported back in June:

“According to one of the workers installing the fenced area late last week, the [Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary] building needs roof repairs. The fence will hold construction materials, machinery, and trailers for about 17 months.”



“Dear PoPville,

I think a local artist was either robbed, or their entire car was stolen, and it looks like the crooks dumped his or her work in our alley on the Hill. Lots of maps, some framed, like the one shown in the photo, all titled “Inside the Beltway” and then numerous painted works on small pieces of wood. Looks like Eastern Market vendor type work, but don’t recognize it. I’ve included a photo of the signature on the maps if anyone recognizes it. Hoping to get these back to the artist before they’re wrecked.

Anyone who knows who these may belong to can email me at hillresident123(at)”