800 10th Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word about the new Salvatore Ferragamo coming to CityCenter this Fall.
And thanks to another reader for sending the photo of Hermes coming to the plaza at CityCenter:
18th and M St, NW (rear of 1150 Connecticut Ave)
Back in February we first learned that a Native Foods Cafe was planned for the former Sizzling Express space at 18th and M St, NW just off Connecticut Ave. A Native Foods Cafe is also planned for Penn Quarter in the Navy Memorial Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending the updated photo above and Veg News reports:
“On September 30, vegan fast-casual restaurant Native Foods Café will open its first East Coast eatery in the heart of Washington, DC. Opening at 1150 Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont neighborhood, Native Foods is known for artisan, plant-based fare like bowls, burgers, wraps, tacos, and specialty salads. The Chicago-based restaurant group plans to open a second location in DC later this year.”
You can see their Menus here.
1730 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Ed. Note: One day I’ll get an updated photo…
From a press release:
“Grilled cheese sandwiches are not the only stars of the show at Washington, DC’s grilled cheese-centric restaurant GCDC. Diners also flock to the bar for its artisanal cheese program helmed by cheesemonger Sophie Slesinger, who moved down from NYC to cultivate the program. Named one of Zagat’s “30 Under 30″ rising food professionals during her time at award-winning Saxelby Cheesemongers in the East Village, Slesinger has curated one of the most interesting cheese programs in DC, and is now sharing her expert knowledge with the rest of the city.
GCDC is launching a series of cheese classes this fall, ranging from Cheese 101 basics for novices, to mozzarella-making for hands-on students. Slesinger is kicking off the cheese class series on Saturday, August 23 with an extra special guest, flying in all the way from Mexico City: renowned cheesemaker Carlos Yescas. Classes will then begin in September, with Cheese 101 hosted every Monday, and Mozzarella-Making on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Slesinger is also launching something unique to the city: a CSA for cheese. The DC Cheese Share will allow cheese-lovers to explore farmstead cheeses from near and far on a weekly basis, complete with tasting notes and drink pairing recommendations.
Here are more details below about GCDC’s new cheese classes and cheese share: (more…)
900 block of H Street, NW
“The talented New York chef David Chang called Tuesday to fill me in on the details of the new Momofuku, set to open at CityCenterDC in the spring or summer of 2015.”
1901 L Street, NW
“D.C., prepare for another grilled cheese shop. New York’s Melt Shop is planning to open a D.C. location, at 1901 L St. NW. An early November opening is being targeted.”
Check out the delicious sounding menu here.
Quite a change from Energy Kitchen…
entrance on L Street next door to Sweetgreen – view looking east toward 19th Street
1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW courtesy H&M
From a press release:
“100+ In Line for H&M Store Opening at Noon/DC
To kick off the recycling program on opening day, customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon will also have the chance to win H& M gift cards valued between $50 and $100 in addition to receiving the voucher.
In celebration of opening day, H&M at 1133 Connecticut Avenue will offer the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other opening offers and fun giveaways!”
1612 K Street, NW
We’ve admired this building a few times especially when the side sculptures were refreshed a couple years back but I can’t believe I never noticed the entryway before – it is spectacular:
606 11th Street at the corner of F Street, NW
Thanks to a couple of readers for sending word and photos:
“They are now advertising that a Gap is going into the retail space that’s next door to the former Crumbs (11 Street between F & G).”
1133 Connecticut Ave, NW
Ed. Note: This is the former Filene’s that closed back in 2011.
From a press release:
“H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), is excited to announce the opening of a new location in Washington, D.C. at 1133 Connecticut Avenue. Opening on Thursday, August 7th at noon, H&M at 1133 Connecticut Avenue will give customers in the D.C. area more access to the latest trends at the best prices.
The approximately 28,000 square foot H&M at 1133 Connecticut Avenue will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with separate “store within store” sections for accessories, lingerie, sports apparel, and its plus-size line, H&M+.
H&M is the first fashion company to roll out a global garment recycling program. Through this initiative, H&M customers at 1133 Connecticut Avenue can help save natural resources and contribute to a reduced environmental impact by donating old and unwanted pieces of clothing from any brand while in the store. Customers will receive a voucher for 15% off their entire purchase for each bag of donated clothing.
To kick off the recycling program on opening day, customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon will also have the chance to win H&M gift cards valued between $50 and $100 in addition to receiving the 15% off voucher.
In celebration of opening day, H&M at 1133 Connecticut Avenue will offer the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other fantastic opening offers for the whole family!
Store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.”
1522 K Street, NW
I’ve been wondering what’s happening at this spot. A new Hyatt Place also just opened in NoMa at 33 New York Ave, NE.