1901 L Street, NW

wdc wrote in the Juice Joint closing post:

“Speaking of closed… Did I miss an announcement about the Sweetgreen at 19th and L? That place was ALWAYS packed, lines out the door. What happened?”

jcd responds:

“The grilled cheese place next to it closed a few months ago. Reportedly, the whole building is going to be re-skinned, presumably with glass walls, the same way that many other downtown office buildings are. The Staples will probably be next to close.”

LG replies:

“Uh, I’m literally eating a salad that I picked up from the Sweetgreen on 19th and L a half hour ago. It’s still open! Or at least, if it’s closing for construction, it hasn’t closed yet.”

dolf hears:

“This location has always been a trouble spot for sweetgreen. Golden Triangle is a drain and rent is crazy. No weekend traffic, no dinner traffic. It’s consistently been one of their worst performing locations. With winter coming, lunch traffic will drop in half (if not more). This is a long time coming from what I’ve heard. One other DMV location may also be on the chopping block.”

The official word from Sweetgreen around lunch time is that they are:

open with a line currently out the door.”

1025 Vermont Ave, NW just north of K St

Uh oh – a reader reports:

Juice Joint closed. Has been dark a week and a half. No sign, no advanced warning. Can you find out if it’s permanent or temporary?”

Not looking good, I called the number listed on their website (which is still active) and it was disconnected with no forwarding number.

The Juice Joint Café has been serving Washington DC’s healthiest quick-service dine-in & professional catering fare since 1997.

We specialize in vegan, vegetarian & traditional dishes made with fresh, all-natural foods which are vital to your good health. The Juice Joint Café menu offers freshly prepared juices & smooties, as well as breakfast, lunch & carry-out dinners designed with your health in mind!

12th and E Street, NW

Ed. Note: There will be lines

From an email:

“Doors open to the public at 9 a.m.

· At 8 a.m., we will kick things off with music, coffee and breakfast treats.

· We will hold a traditional raffle format to give away gift cards. Customers will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of (30) $100 gift cards. Plus, one lucky winner will win a $1,000 shopping spree through our Rule the Rack sweepstakes (that winner is drawn at 8:25 a.m.).”


1319 F Street, NW

From a press release:

“Proper 21, brought to DC from the New York City restaurateurs that own Manhattan Proper and Proper West, will open to the public on Friday, October 21, 2016. Located at 1319 F Street [formerly Noelia], Proper 21 will be a high-end sports bar serving All American classics with a gourmet twist created by Executive Chef Edward Janda. Proper 21 is the third location of NIEUW Group Inc.

Like its predecessors, located in New York City, Proper 21 will serve contemporary American cuisine. The space will maintain the modern aesthetic and New York style of the Manhattan locations, which have best been described as Tom Ford meets Thomas Edison. Owner Will Strozier is responsible for bringing that aesthetic to life. The restaurant will provide the best audio visual for sports, corporate functions, nightlife and other events. (more…)


From an email:

“On Saturday October 15th we are hosting an event called Home Movie Day where the public is encouraged to bring in their VHS, 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 home movies to be inspected by local archivists. Participants can get info on how to preserve their home movies as well as view their movies on our projectors.”


The Library’s website says:

“Join us in the Great Hall [901 G Street, NW] on from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and have your home movies inspected by local archivists. Ask questions and share your movies with the public.