07/09/14 7:00am

1208 H Street, NE

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about the Souk space which closed in Nov. 2012. Renovations starting were reported back in Sept. 2013 and now their facebook page says:

“The Atlas District welcomes Chef J. Scott Webster and his newest venture, Kitty’s Saloon! Come enjoy some southern inspired Contemporary Redneck Cuisine. Coming Summer 2014!!”

Their website says:

“The Atlas District welcomes Chef J. Scott Webster to the neighborhood! With 10 years experience as the executive Chef for Clyde’s Group and a history with Marcel Desaulniers at the Trellis Restaurant, he is finally ready to break the mold.

Scott’s southern upbringing and midwestern influences will pop off of your plate with his signature mouth-waterin’ good Contemporary Redneck Cuisine.

Come on in and cozy up with some Cornbread and Gator Tots while Scott cooks up your fixin’s in the kitchen.”

Kitty’s is located right between the Queen Vic and Vendetta. Updates when they get closer to opening.


Formerly Souk:


07/08/14 4:00pm


“Dear PoPville,

I came across this today near 10th & G St NE. Posted on the door of an abandoned house. I thought it rather perfect. It reads, “H Street Hipsters™: My Geico insurance agent has a beard and a tattoo. Meh.”

I really needed the laugh just then. Thanks to whomever posted it.”

Ed. Note: I admit I had to have OP explain it to me…”Just everybody streaming by the house here (I live nearby) is now sporting a beard and a tattoo, is my guess. And I mean everybody. Do you think this is unique to H Street or is it a city wide, or Nationwide, trend? I guess we may get our clue from the J Crew catalog perhaps? The corporatizing of hipsterdom perhaps?”

07/08/14 12:55pm

1353 Maryland Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1353 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Excellent workmanship bests describes this well lighted-sun lit 3br or 2br-den total rehab by Atel Development, which includes 2br and full bath on upper floor, half bath, laundry, and clean-crisp kitchen on main floor, front & rear walk out on lower level with full bath and small bedroom or den.Gardeners get ready for empty pallet for landscaping-patio opportunity in front fenced yard.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $759,000.

07/07/14 11:45am

1238 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Granville Moore’s Professional Intoxicator, Matt LeBarron, is curating a summer-long beer tasting series every Tuesday night at the upstairs bar, starting on Tuesday, July 8th. Designed more for entry-level craft beer drinkers, or those new to the Belgian craft scene, participants will have the chance to explore several different beers each week in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Over the course of eight weeks, Matt will explore different breweries and styles of beer at the upstairs bar. Since space is limited, each week will include two one-hour sessions at 6:30pm and 8:30pm for up to eight people per session. Classes cost $25 per person, including tax and gratuity, which covers tastes of four beers from that week’s theme paired with snacks from Granville’s kitchen. Reservations are required and can be made online.

The 2014 Tuesday Tastings with the Intoxicator Schedule (beers subject to change) (more…)

07/03/14 12:55pm

507 K Street Northeast

This house is located at 507 K Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“BREATHTAKING all new construction w/ over 2,000SF steps off of H Street & new Union Market! Exquisite finishes throughout with double tiered ceilings, moldings, casings, & stellar lighting package. Surround sound, iPod docking station, ebony hardwood floors, floating staircase & luxury appliances. Oversized windows flood the home with light. Spa baths, ample closets, enormous rooftop deck.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,300,000.

Ed. Note: Another unit is going for $850,000.

06/30/14 3:55pm


Back in Feb. 2013 we learned that this would become a new development by the Fisher Brothers:

“701 2nd Street, NE is a 10-story, 398,103 square foot building comprised of 377 apartments on the ground to 10th floor, approximately 20,000 square feet of retail space located along H, 2nd, and G Streets, and 309 parking spaces located on two floors below-grade.
The location of the development offers more convenient access to mass transit than any other luxury multifamily project in Washington, DC with covered access via an entrance across 2nd Street to Union Station, allowing access to every major mass transit provider in Washington, DC (Amtrak, Metro, VRE and MARC). There is slated more than 210,000 square feet of high end retail space, including more than 100 specialty shops and 50,000 square feet of restaurant space.”


06/30/14 1:25pm

safety tips from DDOT

@CarolineBehr tweets us:

“Any polls on how many injured from biking on H St NE streetcar tracks?

people are still getting hurt, even with those lanes [G and I Street contraflow lanes]. I see abt 2 injuries/month. Something isn’t working.”

Do you think there needs to be better signage encouraging use of the new G and I Street, NE contraflow lanes? And of course no need to answer the poll if you don’t bike around DC.