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1010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

“Complete Approach to Wellness.
Providing a service and unique environment where people of all ages can practice deep meditation, manifest creativity and foster rest to achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being.”

I’m intrigued:

“Float your way to better health. Dedicate time to shedding stress, lightening, time for you. Floating connects you with your calm and can teach you how to achieve it when you need it.”

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citycenter

Ed. Note: In December the Post wrote, “D.C. got everything it wanted out of CityCenterDC — except the crowds.

Also Uniqlo, where the hell are you?!??!

From a press release:

“CityCenterDC, the 10-acre, landmark, mixed-use development located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. today premiered a new marketing and advertising campaign that reflects the vibrant, one-of-a-kind experience residents and visitors have when visiting the project.

The campaign, all shot onsite at CityCenterDC, focuses on the energy, place and design that make up the three city blocks that have enlivened Downtown D.C. with world-class shopping, dining, and events. The tagline, “District of Joy,” is built around the five senses to show how the simple pleasures of everyday life become extraordinary at CityCenterDC. Whether shopping or sipping red wine, everything is more delightful, more delicious, and more joyful at CityCenterDC. (more…)

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1710 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“La Colombe is set to open its newest café in the nation’s Capital at 1710 I Street NW this February. The 990-square-foot café – located along Farragut Square – will neighbor the street’s new Sweetgreen and Taylor Gourmet locations. The leading coffee company, known for ethical and long-term trade practices with growers, is committed to a vision of bringing better coffee to more people.

“Farragut Square is constantly evolving. It has a busy weekday work scene and is now a go-to destination for weekends,” said JP Iberti, President and Co-Founder of La Colombe. “We are excited to be part of this renewed energy in the neighborhood.”

Farragut Square is a cornerstone of downtown DC. The center square attracts a bustling daytime crowd as it’s surrounded by major hotels, international businesses, news outlets and countless restaurants and retailers.

La Colombe is partnering with The Sweet Lobby to offer a wide range of pastries, breads, and other food items alongside La Colombe’s traditional and inventive coffee options, including the revolutionary Draft Latte©, which is served cold on tap or can be purchased in cans to-go. (more…)

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Photo by mccormick

Thanks to mccormick from sending from the Starbucks at 14th and G St, NW.

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“14 St fire involved Starbucks kitchen ground level 10 story office building. Fire out. No injuries. Bldg evac. Working on clearing smoke

Starbucks fire contained by sprinklers until we arrived & finished extinguishment. Sprinklers save lives and property.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

Ed. Note: Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

From MPD:

“On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Cupid’s Undie Run will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the following streets will be closed from approximately 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the run: (more…)

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photo courtesy of Cafe Chocolat

From a press release:

“Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Café Chocolat, a premier chocolate and coffee retailer, will open at 1423 H Street, NW, Washington, DC in Spring 2017. Founder Gjergj Dollani created the “beans to bar” concept as a place to discover and experience the best in high-end chocolate and specialty coffee.

“Café Chocolat will be a unique destination among the East End’s luxury shopping, dining, hotel and entertainment district,” says Bethany Scanlon, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Neighborhood Retail Group. “Gjergj has created the premiere destination for a chocolate experience, sweet treat and perfect gift in DC.”

Neighborhood Retail Group secured the location for Café Chocolat in DC’s Southern Building—only blocks away from the heart of Penn Quarter, Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House—appealing to both residents and the tourism community.

“At Café Chocolat we are creating an environment where consumers can discover and taste some of the best chocolates from around the world,” says Dollani. “And by Neighborhood Retail Group understanding our need for a unique space, we are able to bring this exciting concept to life.”

About Café Chocolat
Cafe Chocolat is a unique Chocolate Boutique and Coffee Bar concept established in 2015 by Gjergj Dollani, Founder and Chief Storyteller for the brand. Dollani has over a decade of experience in the high-end chocolate industry working with brands and manufacturers of various sizes including Lindt and Cacao Barry. For more information, visit www.cafechocolatdc.com.”

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1212 18th Street, NW

From the files of it sounds funny but could be very cool – Addendum. Official opening day is next Thursday, February 9. Here’s a bit of the concept/philosophy from an email:

“ADDENDUM
AT STUDIO BAR (EIGHTEENTH STREET LOUNGE)

Quality base spirits are just the beginning of the cocktail program at Addendum. Bitters and cordials added to each drink create the full experience that we know our guests will appreciate. Much in the same way a constitutional amendment can forge a different implementation of the core document, the simplest modifying ingredients will be mechanisms to reinterpret classic cocktails at Addendum. These addenda sit at the core of our creative philosophy: Simplicity in construction, elegance in craftsmanship and intention in execution define the service at Addendum. (more…)