Photo by PoPville flickr user Lauren PM
From an email:
Bloomingdale Farmers Market
First and R NW
Spring onions, spinach, mustard greens, asian greens, lettuce, kale, arugula, mesclun, salad greens, beets, sweet Hakurai turnips, herbs, radishes, sugar snaps, collards, rhubarb pie, stawberry-rhubarb pie, mushroom blue cheese quiche, chard and sundried tomato quiche, chicken, pork in all its glory, turkey, eggs, goat, humanely raised veal, sausages, 15 varieties of Keswick grass fed cheeses and yogurt, cookies, croissants, Breton desserts, baguettes, French multi grained breads, hundreds of herbs and vegetable seedlings; 5 kinds of basil, Mexican and Greek Oregano, many thymes, parsleys, sages, rosemary’s, etc. Unusual ly good tomato varieties.
Come by, come see. Rain or Shine. And you can always have a coffee next door at the Big Bear Cafe.
“We do basic maintenance such as patching flat tires, adjust gears and brakes, and fitting/adjusting the bike to the rider. We also give advice on riding in the area, safety, basic repair, and locking up. We are strictly volunteer run, with no shop affiliations, and completely free.”
2416 Wisconsin Ave, NW via Save Max’s Best Ice Cream
I read this weekend that the best ice-cream parlor in DC is having its lease terminated. Max’s is the very definition of a neighborhood store.”
A commenter in this morning’s rant/revel shared a facebook page – Save Max’s Best Ice Cream:
Save Max’s Best! Max has just been notified that he is losing his lease on June 30. This will mean that after 20 years he will be forced to leave Glover Park. Please like this page to show your support of Max and his contribution to our neighborhood.
From a Rocklands BBQ Press Release:
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company today announced it will be expanding its restaurant in Glover Park, where the company’s flagship restaurant will extend its business into 2416 Wisconsin Avenue.
Owner John Snedden has long had an interest in increasing the size of Rocklands’ original location. “The single most repeated desire from our fans over the years has been to have more space to sit and eat,” said Snedden.
“For 20 years, at least twice per year, I have written a letter to the landlord saying that if space became available we would love to be able to expand. When we were contacted by the landlord to ask if we were still interested, I said yes: Since we opened more than 22 years ago, we’ve been barbequing for our customers in a space about the size of a one-bedroom apartment. We are sorry to see Max’s Best Ice Cream go; we’ve always enjoyed having Max’s Best as a neighbor. We are thrilled, however, to be able to offer our guests more space so they can sit with family and friends to eat their barbeque.”
2418 Wisconsin Ave, NW
This rental is located at 2331 40th Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Meticulously updated one bedroom + den in a small condo building in peaceful Glover Park. Beautiful chef s kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, wall oven. Washer/dryer combo and a wine fridge. Sunlit living space opening to a den. Access to common garden area perfect to entertain and barbecue with your friends. All this features make this home the compact package.”
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,950/Mo.
2412 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Back in Dec. 2012 the Washington Business Journal reported that JP’s, closed since a fire in 2008, would have “new bars, new stages, mechanical, plumbing and electrical.”
Love this one on the side of Sushi Ko on Wisconsin Avenue.
2218 Wisconsin Ave, NW
“We did not have any competition when it came to food on the strip,” says the chef [Top Chef contestant Emily Sprissler]. “No one had the chops, the creativity.” People in the area, she adds, preferred getting meals “delivered to their door.”
Were there any fans of Mayfair and Pine?
This rental is located at 2111 Wisconsin Avenue, NW:
The listing says:
“Very nice one bedroom at the popular Observatory. Washer and dryer in unit. Private balcony, 24 hour desk, pool and exercise room. Garage parking is included, two spaces.”
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.
2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Lots of action at 2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW – first we learned that Arcuri would be replacing Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub in the lower level and now Malgudi has replaced Heritage Asia. From a press release:
It is a celebrated day when writers and foodies alike have an opportunity to experience a cuisine that is rarely offered in their community. New restaurant Malgudi, named after a novel by renowned Indian author R.K. Narayan, is now serving authentic southern Indian food in Glover Park. Located beneath the flagship Heritage India at 2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington, DC and owned by Sanjeev Tuli and his business partner and wife, Mitul, this restaurant offers D.C. a chance to taste a culinary culture that has been fairly absent within District borders.
Patrons are already impressed by Malgudi’s authenticity. Southern Indian food is different from the more globally renowned Tandoori and Moghlai foods, which are representative of north and northwest India.
Dishes at Malgudi draw inspiration from all states in southern India including Andhra, a state with a style often described as the spiciest in South India, with a very generous use of chili powder and hot and tangy flavor. Also important is the influence of the Karnataka state, known for its milder and largely vegetarian tradition, though the coastal cuisine has a wealth of seafood. Coconuts grow in abundance in the region and are a staple along with rice and millets. Southern India discovered and exported much of the spices that have long captivated the world such as cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Malgudi guests will be served tiffin, small plates usually accompanied by coconut chutney and sambhar, a hearty seasoned lentil dish stewed with seasonal vegetables and tempered with the perfect mix of oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilies. Dosa, a type of tiffin, is fermented bread similar to a crepe made of rice and black lentils indigenous to the region. Malgudi serves several types of perfectly crisp but bendable dosa with fresh fillings including potato, cheese, and lamb. Another tiffin dish served at Malgudi is uthappams, also pancake like but with the toppings cooked right into the batter. Try the paneer uttapam topped with spiced cottage cheese or the onion chili uttapam. Malgudi pays further homage to Southern India with curry specialties, rice entrees and kothu poratta, a dish of bread in cut into strips and blended with your choice of meat, egg and spices.
Malgudi will be open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm. Malgudi will be open for dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday night.
You can see Malgudi’s full menu here.
This rental is located at 2725 39th Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Beautiful, light filled and spacious 800 sqft. unit. West-facing windows all throughout. Walk-in Closet, Bosh washer/dryer in unit; SS appliances; granite kitchen counter tops; Separate dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. Building completely renovated in 2005. Separate storage Unit. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT.”
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,800/Mo.
This rental is located at 3821 Davis Place, NW:
The listing says:
“WONDERFULLY RENOVATED CONDO WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, NEW TILE & BATH, HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW WINDOWS AND FIREPLACE. IN SPLENDID GLOVER PARK — CONVENIENT TO SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, ETC.”
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.
This rental is located at 3901 Fulton Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Move right in to this bright studio. Updated kitchen features stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposer. Hardwood floors in living and separate dining area. Large closet off the bathroom. Extra storage in the common laundry room. Pets welcome. Close to shops, restaurant, National Cathedral, AU and more. Rent includes heat and hot water.”
This studio is going for $1,200/Mo.
2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
A few weeks ago we learned that Arcuri Restaurant would be replacing Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub in Glover Park. They’ve just issued a press release with a bit more info:
We are 4 partners, LLC, is proud to announce; restaurant Arcuri will open in Glover Park on the ground level of 2400 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007. Our lease begins on February 1st with an expected opening in April. Arcuri will be a casual, vibrant neighborhood joint serving up American-Italian fare in the heart of Washington, DC’s Glover Park.
The menu will feature a variety of handcrafted wood fired brick oven pizzas, antipasti, pasta and seasonal dishes that use farm fresh and local quality ingredients. Options for vegetarians, vegans and kids will be available, along with some gluten free options. We will combine the menu with a casual, energetic, rustic city feel. Welcoming service, local flavors and good times will abound at Arcuri.
Our partnership consists of four local guys, all with extensive local restaurant experience. Adam Hiltebeitel was born at Sibley Hospital and lived in Glover Park as a toddler. He has worked at local restaurants like The Zebra Room and Faccia Luna. Bryce Gerlach, “Mr. Arcuri”, grew up in Arlington working in restaurants like The Boulevard Woodgrill and Overwood. Chef Richard Jones was raised in Arlington and is a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Following culinary school he has worked at 2941, Peche and most recently in NYC at Locanda Verde. Joe Chapman, originally from Michigan has been a managing force in the DC area for years. He has worked at Austin Grill, Faccia Luna and Overwood.
The Arcuri name is the namesake of owner, Bryce Gerlach’s great grandfather. Rosario Antonio Arcuri was born in Nicastro Italy on January 19, 1895. His passage to America was paid for with the promise of housing and good wages. After several voyages back to Italy and years of hard work, he gathered up his family and made the move to America. Working hard and living the American dream, Rosario raised his family and established his name, Arcuri.
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Photo courtesy of Summit Commercial Real Estate
From a press release:
Gordon Nielsen & Guy d’Amecourt of Summit Commercial Real Estate, LLC today announced they brokered the sale of 2251 Wisconsin Ave, NW in Glover Park for $20.1 million to a joint venture of Altus Realty Partners, Chesapeake Realty Partners and Ellisdale Construction. The joint venture will replace the façade and renovate the existing 30,000 square foot two- story retail property (leased to Washington Sports Club & Glover Park Hardware) and construct a 65,000 square foot 81-unit residential rental property with two levels of underground parking on land presently used as a surface parking lot. The apartments will average 635 square feet with a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units looking to target young professionals.
The property overlooks the parkland of the Naval Observatory and Vice President’s residence. “The area has superior age/income demographics and the property generated a great deal of interest from developers” said Gordon Nielsen who represented the seller in the transaction. The property is adjoining Whole Food Markets and is across the street from CVS and Starbucks.
The development will break ground in April and the tenants will remain during construction with parking being provided in adjacent lots. The developer is targeting a LEED Silver classification and intends to improve the energy efficiency of the HVAC systems as well as replacing the existing building’s ‘skin’. It is anticipated that the project will take about 12 months to complete.
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Sweetgreen has opened in the former BodySmith Gym space at 2200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Next up in the quest for complete salad domination – 1331 W Street, NW.
2200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Another new restaurant is coming to Glover Park. Restauranteur Adam Hiltebeitel tells me that he is bringing Arcuri to 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW. He says Arcuri will be “an energetic restaurant serving American food inspired by Italian traditions” and should open in early 2013.
2400 Wisconsin Ave is home to a few restaurant including Heritage India but Arcuri will be taking over the lower level currently home to Kavanagh’s. Of course this is sad news for fans of longtime Glover Park business – Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub. While they are still open and no exact date has been picked, I’m told they will likely close at the end of the month (emails to Kavanagh’s were not returned.) Any fans of Kavanagh’s?
More info on Arcuri as they get closer to opening.
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