1513 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A couple liquor license placards just went up on Wisconsin Ave – first in front of the Violet Spa:

New restaurant serving Sushi. Seating is for 80 patrons. Total occupancy load is 110.”

1515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

And right next door in front of the John Rosselli Antiques shop:

“New restaurant serving Japanese type Teriyaki grilled food. Seating is for 50 patrons. Total occupancy load is 99.”

Maybe they’ll be located on the second floor a la Toki Underground? Updates when more info is known.

looking south on Wisconsin Ave towards M Street

3139 N Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3139 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming FURNISHED English Basement Studio in the Heart of Georgetown available for August 1st move-in. New bed, vintage bookcases, 2 small desks, and 3 lamps provided. Enclosed galley Kitchenette, cozy front porch with chair, bathroom w shower/pedestal sink, and access to washer and dryer. Close to Paolo’s Restaurant, CVS, Shopping, Landmarks and more. Rent includes water/gas/electric utilities.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,750/Mo.


Thanks to @allyyygator for again tweeting us some potentially good news:

“Crawfish place coming to Georgetown! Yummi crawfish! They’re hiring! Yummmm”

Yummi Crawfish’s website says:

“Here at Yummi Crawfish, the traditional Cajun crawfish experience of Louisiana comes to DC. We share with you our passion by providing a dining experience to remember. With our hearts in our hands, our promise is to always provide fresh and high quality seafood that will be pampered with delightful and savoring flavors. Our yummi side orders will help create and accent your ideal meal. We will never sacrifice quality and integrity.

We are a friendly customer focused team that will take care of you. We believe in our customer mission. We understand and we will surpass our customer’s expectations. It is a commitment to achieve the ideal customer experience success. We believe in making a difference, we are the difference. The spirit of our service and excellence characterize who we are today. Come and enjoy the hands-on fun experience.”

Check out their menu here.

Formerly Puro Cafe:

1529 Wisconsin Ave, NW

3040 Q Street Northwest

This house is located at 3040 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Georgetown “Grand Dame” circa 1891. secure off site garage.incl sales price but optional. Country kit seats 6 w/wood burn frpl, opens to deck/south 61 ft garden. DR seats 12 easily. 2nd flr has 3BR one used as Library now +2 full BA. Lower level family rm/guest suite w/Kit, full BA, sep entr. Other BR w/BA. Installed audio/TV conveys. Publish Sq.ft. is not correct should be aprx 3600.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,225,000.

Photo via Chaia

A very good source hears that Chaia (vegetarian tacos) is looking to open up their first brick and mortar location in Georgetown. Their website says:

“We are honored to be nominated DC Tastemakers based on our innovative “plant-based” tacos. We sell them on a weekly basis at various markets and pop-up venues throughout DC. The Washington Post reported: “Trying to find the Chaia taco stand at the farmers market? Just look for the longest line.” We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create and inspire our menus each week. As one of the White House Pastry Chef’s tweeted after a meal from Chaia “these tacos are life changing and healthy too”.

All tacos are served with handmade corn tortillas, topped with microgreens and our special chipotle yogurt sauce.

Creamy Braised Chard + Potato with Green Sauce

Market Mushrooms, Feta + Red Sauce

Garlicky Greens, Goat Cheese + Pickled Red Onion

Potato and Spring Asparagus with a Creamy Poblano Sauce

Smokey Zucchini with Bovre Cheese and Radish

Roasted Winter Squash with Chili, Queso and Mint

Grilled Corn, Mexican Aioli, + Queso”

3255 N Street Northwest

This house is located at 3255 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“AIA award winning Hugh Newell Jacobsen masterpiece! Luxury abounds in this landmarked and historic Federal townhouse on famed Smiths Row in the heart of Georgetown. Meticulously renovated and restored; space and light abound throughout all 5 levels. Featuring stunning public space, luxurious full level master suite, elevator, geothermal heating/cooling, pool, & 2+ car detached garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4 full bath/2 half bath is going for $10,500,000.

1666 33rd Street, NW

From a press release:

All We Art, a venue specializing in contemporary Latin American artists working in a range of mediums, is pleased to introduce its public grand opening. Tierra de Gracia / Land of Grace: Venezuelan Contemporary Art will be on view beginning Friday, June 27, 2014, with a free, public reception from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The gallery is located at 1666 33rd Street, NW in Georgetown, Washington, DC.

All We Art’s founders are from Venezuela, so art lovers can expect a strong emphasis on artists and arts from that country. The opening group exhibition showcases artworks, in a variety of media, by artists Vivian Asapche, Alixia Alixia, Maria T. Aristeguieta, Ricardo Benaim, Antonio Briceno, Luis Brito, Reinaldo Certain, Matilde Cánepa González, Jesus Caviglia, Gaudi Esté, Takako Kodani, Pajaro, Marcos Pereira, Anrika Rupp, Lourdes Silva and Miguel VonDangel.

“With our passion for art and our love of Venezuela and its culture, it seems like a natural step to open the space with an exhibition focusing on the art of that country,” says Luisa Elena Vidaurre and Pablo Brito Altamira, co-founders. “We are excited to share with the Washington community the beautiful works we have discovered. It will truly be a worthwhile experience for any lover of art.”

The art space plans to hold future monthly shows featuring an international group of work with established names, as well as emerging artists, from Latin America. For more information about the gallery and the opening, please visit”


1039 31st Street, NW

I’m told that Cafe La Ruche will be closing July 1st and Chez Billy Sud will open in the refreshed space in August.

From Chez Billy:

“Eric and Ian Hilton, Washington, D.C.’s hometown neighborhood restaurant proprietors, announce their latest venture: Chez Billy Sud, the sister to Chez Billy, the highly-regarded French bistro in Petworth. Chez Billy Sud is slated to open in August 2014 at 1039 31st Street NW.

Named “Sud” for its location to the south of the original Chez Billy in Petworth, the 3000 square foot restaurant and patio will offer classic French cuisine focusing on France’s southern regions.

Chef Brendan L’Etoile will preside over both locations as Executive Chef. Chef de Cuisine, Richard Wagner, will oversee day-to-day operations in Petworth while L’etoile prepares Chez Billy Sud for its August opening.

“Around the city, we have led the charge to bring great dining in burgeoning neighborhoods, Petworth among them,” said Ian Hilton. “While Georgetown is already very much on the map, we believe there is still room for growth when it comes to dining options.”

The restaurant will feature 60 seats for indoor dining, a 60-seat patio offering a full menu, as well as a full bar and French-focused wine list. Chez Billy Sud will serve lunch and dinner daily and offer weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. It will be dark on Mondays to give the crew a much-needed day of rest.”

DC8376003 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 3032 O Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Victorian on one of Georgetown’s most sought after streets complete with hardwood floors, elegant crown molding, beautiful finishes, spacious, light-filled rooms throughout, renovated Kitchen and baths, an extensive LL with full kitchen and 2 full baths, private brick patio, a rooftop deck with city views and two-car parking in the rear.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,350,000.


Thanks to @M_acHitect for tweeting us the photo above at 11:20am:

“@PoPville fire at zenobia lounge in georgetown – 31st and K”

@dcfireems tweets:

“UPDATE: Fire – 1000blk of 31st. St. NW – Fire knocked down. No injuries reported. Units checking for extensions. #dctraffic”

@jajajuliane sends a shot from 11:38am: