From a press release:

“WHAT: Cathedral Commons is gearing up to close down the Newark Street and welcome Washingtonians for an epic neighborhood experience – Spring Fest at Cathedral Commons curated by Art Soiree. Free and open to public, this spring themed street festival will offer attendees a chance to get a taste of the neighborhood through vibrant art, delicious food offerings and an all day live music & entertainment program.


“Spring in Bloom” themed art installation by Nena Depaz & Charlotte Hager

“Flower Couture” pieces by ManneqART

Delicious food tastings from local restaurants – the grande paella from Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, dumplings from Raku, & mini burgers from Cafe Deluxe to name a few

Over $3,000 in Free Raffle Giveaways – shopping gift cards to Core72, La Village Marche, gift baskets from Giant and The Cookery, restaurant gift certificates from Barcelona, Cactus Cantina, Cafe Deluxe, Raku, Grilled Oyster Company, work-out memberships & class packages to Pure Barre, [Solidcore], Zengo Cycle, tickets to Washington Ballet’s Bowie & Queen performance, and more.

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3416 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Mornings are more productive with a little caffeine, and after April 14, evenings will be more pleasant with the addition of more menu options including wine, craft beer, and small plates at the existing Cathedral Commons Starbucks. The “Evenings” store concepts have debuted throughout the country since 2010, and the Cathedral Commons location will be the very first in the Washington, D.C. region. Consumer eating habits have evolved into a pattern of snacking on small meals throughout the day, which helped influence the small plate assortment in Evenings stores. Starbucks partnered with various wine chefs to identify the perfect complement to the wine and beer selection as well as coffees. The Evenings wine and craft beer assortment is a reflection of the tastes in a variety of regions across the U.S., resulting in a combination of local and regional favorites that will rotate over time.”

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From a press release:

“Washington National Cathedral will host a midwinter picnic inside its central nave on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The picnic, which is expected draw hundreds of attendees, will cap the Cathedral’s annual week-long “Seeing Deeper” program that transforms the interior of the nation’s church to give area residents and tourists a fresh view of the building through a series of unique and interactive events. Picnic goers are encouraged to pack a basket, grab their family and friends, and join an exciting evening featuring performances by GW Troubadours, a co-ed acapella group based at The George Washington University.

The picnic is free and open to the public. Alcohol, glass, and metal chairs are prohibited.

WHAT: Picnic in the Cathedral

WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW”

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3414 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Cupcakes, Frozen Yogurt, Doughnuts, Olive Oil remains hot in the District! Next up – Ah Love Oil & Vinegar – coming to the new Cathedral Commons development next to the Starbucks on Wisconsin.

Their website says:

“Cary Kelly first ventured to Europe in 1979 and was awakened to a lifestyle based on fresh flavors, local and natural ingredients, and simple recipes; all common in European homes. Her souvenir was three bottles of fruity, green Italian olive oil and a hunger for fresh, wholesome foods full of flavor.

Cary has continued to feed that love of fresh wholesome cuisine as she has traveled the world. Her favorite region is the Mediterranean, the heart of olive production. Olive oil, like wine, changes with the soil, temperature and milling of its country of origin and is meant to be experienced to find what most pleases your palate and suits your recipe. Balsamic vinegar, from Modena, Italy, is a rich, sweet and pungent elixir that bursts forth with flavor without adding calories. Authentic balsamic vinegar from Modena is not an easy find; most grocery store offerings are colored with caramel and weak and thin in flavor. It’s possible you’ve never tasted the real thing. You’ll fall in love.

Ah love invites you into a warm Mediterranean country farmhouse environment showcasing flavorful foods made only by small-batch producers. We like to know who is behind our food offerings; to touch the hands that made the food. We seek out small producers who make food bursting with fresh flavor, use natural ingredients, and design their delectables with integrity, honesty and creativity. Come taste!”

They currently have locations in Virginia and Union Market.

Side note: Allure Spa is coming too…



This unit is located at 2800 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Ideally located L-shaped Studio apartment on high floor with fabulous, large windows and monument views! Multiple closets, lots of light, and hardwood floors under carpet. 1 block from bus stop and a quick walk to Whole Foods and the many charming restaurants/shops of both Cleveland Park and Georgetown.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $175,000 ($426 monthly fee.)

3110 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3110 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This condo w/ fireplace & balcony, that extends the length of the living area & bedroom, is in a prime location across from the picturesque National Cathedral. It’s also conveniently located 1.2 miles to Cleveland Park Metro & 2-3 blocks to shopping. If you want a scenic view, visit the roof-top terrace. If storage is needed, there is community storage available. Voucher accepted.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.


This rental is located at 3024 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fully updated, fun, 1-bedroom condo unit now for rent in Cathedral Court. This unit features new hardwood floors, newer kitchen with granite counters, newer appliances, double-paned windows, flexible living space, a spacious bedroom, lots of closet space. Located in Cleveland Park, the building is within walking distance of Giant Grocery Store, Whole Foods, CVS, Georgetown, Glover Park”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,675/Mo.

3401 Idaho Ave., NW just off Wisconsin

A lotta action at Cathedral Commons. A liquor license for The Grilled Oyster Company above says:

“A restaurant serving American food with 125 seats and a total occupancy load of 153. Summer garden with 30 seats.”

Barcelona will be opening their second DC location (first is in Logan on 14th) soon and is now hiring:

3300 block of Wisconsin Ave, NW (just north of Macomb)

And a second Wylie Wagg (first is in Woodley Park) is coming too:

Down the block from The Grilled Oyster Company on Idaho Ave


Businesses Mentioned Above