524 8th Street, SE

Ed. Note: I hadn’t realized Tash House of Kabob had closed!

From a press release:

“Chef Rob Weland will open his first independently owned and operated restaurant, Garrison, along the historic commercial corridor, Barracks Row. Located at 524 8th Street, SE, Garrison will exemplify Chef Weland’s signature cooking style of simple, clean flavors using high quality, sustainably grown ingredients whenever possible, served in a comfortable neighborhood setting. Opening is planned for mid to late summer.

Garrison will feature rustic yet sophisticated dishes like roasted meats, fish and vegetables from a wood-burning oven complemented by house-preserved cultures, vinegars and produce. Handmade pastas, crudos, and a variety of simple vegetable dishes will offer diners a la carte options to round out their meals.

Weland will work closely with Mike Protas of Boyd, Md.’s One Acre Farm, popular on Capitol Hill for his weekly CSA, to directly source custom-grown produce for the neighborhood restaurant. The wine and cocktail list will offer seasonal punches, several classic cocktails and a focused wine selection. Weland consulted with Erin Mara, owner of Mara Home, on Garrison’s design, which true to its neighborhood restaurant image will be warm, welcoming and unpretentious.

Initially, the restaurant will serve dinner only with plans to eventually open for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Final food and beverage menus, along with operating hours, reservations, and other information will be made available closer to opening.

A longtime resident of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Weland is excited to open his first restaurant a few blocks from his home. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Weland has cooked in Michelin starred kitchens in Lyon, France, Philadelphia, Manhattan, and Washington. He was formerly Executive Chef at Cork Wine Bar where he garnered critical praise for his ability to create imaginative dishes using simple ingredients. Prior to that, Weland served as Executive Chef at Poste Moderne Brasserie where he became known for his strong commitment to seasonal and sustainably grown products, becoming the first chef in the city to create his own restaurant garden.”

717 8th Street, SE

Update another reader says:

“I was in line. They told us the basement was flooded. Handed out $20 gift cards to those seated and those in line.”

Wild report from a reader:

“@PoPville rose’s luxury unexpectedly closed after seating all tables tonight, said that they were concerned the food wasn’t fit to be served”

“called us back later (since we were on the list) confirming they were closed for the night and told us not to come”

“woman who let us know was extremely distraught when telling us. those at tables and in line got handed gift cards”

Anyone else happen to be there last night?

1311 D Street Northeast

This house is located at 1311 D Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Move-in and enjoy or renovate and expand to add value. This charming three bedroom Capitol Hill row house complete with tall ceilings, hardwood floors, original moldings, covered front porch, handsome living room, formal dining room, open kitchen, sunroom and back garden are great for living and entertaining. Bring your imagination for the spacious unfinished basement.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $625,000.

220 13th Street Southeast

This unit is located at 220 13th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Top Floor 1 BR in 18 unit boutique condo. Features wood-burning fireplace, hdwd. floors in LR, stack washer/dryer off bathroom, & updated kitchen w/new DW, stove, disposal, and lighting. Just painted throughout, new BR wall-to-wall carpet. In move-in condition! Low condo fee – $270/mo. Walk to Metro, Congress, shopping & all the Hill has to offer. Pets allowed up to 35 pounds!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $289,000 ($270 monthly fee.)


Thanks to Alex Golding for sending: “some pictures of the Hine School demolition. The kids love the big machines!”


The future from HineSchool.com:

“The Stanton-Eastbanc team plans a mixed-use development, re-connecting Eastern Market and the Metro Station, that is as richly diverse, architecturally distinguished and historically rooted as the surrounding Hill community.”


From the New Hill East listserv Thursday:

“I wanted to send thanks out to the amazing people who chased down a robber at Lincoln Park this afternoon.

A woman with a very young baby in a carrier had her wallet and phone snatched. The thief took off across the park, pursued by at least 2 people on foot. Confronted by another pedestrian outside P&C Market where the first pursuers caught up to him, he handed over the things he had stolen. He then tried to get away with the young woman he had originally been walking with. At that point a jogger with a dog accosted him and kept him company until the police arrived and took him into custody.

With all the recent assaults and fear in the air, and as someone who wasn’t quite sure what to do when a crime was playing out just across the street, it was inspiring to witness the fearless tenacity of some of our neighbors. Thank you!”

243 10th Street Southeast

This unit is located at 243 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Eastern Market Charm and Convenience. Remodeled 1br/1ba on the top level in 5 unit boutique building with DEDICATED PARKING SPACE.Hardwood floors, stainless BRAND NEW appliances, granite countertop and island, fresh paint, built in bookshelves in the bedroom. Great view with Eastern exposure. Building has private patio in rear for owners and guests. Low condo fee.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $375,000 ($300 monthly fee.)