08/26/14 10:05pm

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14th and S Street, NW

Over the years I’ve had tons of emails asking/applauding about the crosswalk at 14th and S St, NW. If memory serves (maybe textdoc can find it in the archives) this was an experimental crosswalk by DDOT that never got implemented any other streets. Folks def. love it though. So I was sad to see half of it had already been paved over. Enjoy the other half while it lasts!

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08/25/14 11:15am

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14th and R St, NW

From a press release:

“Partners Aaron Gordon, Robert Underwood, and brothers Ari and Micah Wilder are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonny Fellman as the new Beverage Director and Master Drinksmith at Red Light Cocktails & Dessert Bar. In his new role, Fellman will be responsible for enhancing the cocktail program adding new libations to the menu each season. Fellman’s latest collection of cocktails not to be missed include the Magdalene, gin, elderflower liquor and lemon; the Tijuana Twister, jalapeño tequila, watermelon, lime and honey; Just Peachy, made from a combination of vodka, peach liqueur, lemon, prosecco, as well as the Coal Miner, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Sambuca and angostura bitters. These new libations are priced at $12 each. Additionally, Chef Underwood has added an assortment of bar treats, rustic flatbreads, and a Toast ‘Crostini’ Bar to the restaurants new savory menu, which will pair well with Fellman’s latest offerings.

A native of Pawling, New York, Fellman moved to the DC area in 2000 to attend George Mason University. In 2004, Fellman graduated, and began working as a facilities manager for a small community center in southeast DC. In 2009, Fellman decided to enter the restaurant industry. He worked he way up the ranks at the cocktail-heavy gastropub AGAINN, starting as a barback and quickly moving up the ladder to become head bartender. Then, in 2012, he was tapped to serve as head bartender at the Quill at The Jefferson, Washington, DC where he spent two years honing his skills in craft cocktails. In 2014, Jonny traveled across the pond to act as a beverage consultant for a friend’s new pub in London. He spent six months traveling overseas before returning to the US for his new role at Red Light.

At Red Light, Chef Robert Underwood has added a collection of bar treats, rustic flatbreads, and a Toast ‘Crostini’ Bar to the new menu. New bar snacks include a Cheese Board, four cheeses served with marinated figs and honey walnuts for $16; a Charcuterie Board, four charcuterie items served with whole grain mustard, cornichon and baguette for $15, and Elevated Bar Nuts with nori seasoning for $5. New rustic flatbreads include the Margherita, tomato, mozzarella and basil for $10; Fig &Chocolate, figs, chocolate, hazelnut, gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese for $12; Wild Mushroom, mushrooms, tallegio cheese, and white truffle oil for $12; Potato & Pancetta, pesto, potato, pancetta and fontina cheese for $11, and Prosciutto, prosciutto and arugula for $11. Items from the new Toast “Crostini’ Bar include Infused Butters with white truffle, pistachio and fig for $7; Duck Confit with melted tallegio cheese, vegetables and herbs for $8; Brussels Sprouts with crispy pancetta and mustard oil for $8; White Bean with carrots, celery, onion and herbs for $7; Beets with pistachios and pistachio butter for $8, as well as Cauliflower with capers and olive for $6.”

08/25/14 9:22am

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@kustark tweets us the photo above and writes:

“@PoPville police tape at deli near 14th Nd Rhode island right now”

Earlier MPD wrote:

“The Second District is currently investigating a robbery of a business that occurred in the 1400 block of 14th St NW. At approximately 7:50 AM, a subject inside the establishment assaulted the cashier and removed currency from the cash register. The subject fled the establishment on foot towards Logan Circle NW. The subject is described as a Black male, late 40s to early 50s, approximately 5’7″ in height, thin, and wearing a black leather jacket with black shorts and a baseball style cap.

If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

1200 N Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1200 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Penthouse. Fabulous one bedroom with balcony, near Logan and 14th st Whole Foods, shops, restaurants, bars, buses and metro. Renovated unit with granite kitchen, stainless appliances, ceramic baths and wood floors. Sunlit with large windows and city views. Building is loaded with amenities: Sauna, Roof Deck, Fitness Center, Security, Responsive Onsite Management and more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,250/Mo.

08/18/14 10:10am

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“Dear PoPville,

The American flag (and flag pole) that hangs outside our house was stolen this weekend (likely Saturday night). The flag is especially important to us because it was flown over Afghanistan during my husband’s military service overseas. I was hoping a fellow PoPville reader happened to find a flag laying around in the Logan Circle / Shaw area near R street between 13th and 9th streets.”

Unbelievable. Anyone happen to find one laying around?

08/12/14 11:45am

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1407 T Street, NW

From a press release:

“BakeHouse, the bakery and coffee shop at 1407 T St NW, is now working with Ceremony Coffee Roasters of Annapolis. Niall Cooper, owner of BakeHouse, says that the partnership with Ceremony is part of an effort to expand their coffee program and take it onto the next level. “Ceremony is locally roasting some the most beautiful coffee beans on the planet,” according to Niall. “Their dedication to delicious coffee is a great match for the goods that we’re delighted to bake for our neighborhood.”

As well as using Ceremony beans for espresso, drip and immersion coffees, BakeHouse will have a variety of blended and single-origin roasts for retail.”

08/11/14 11:15am

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1832 14th Street, NW

A liquor license placard has gone up for the space above Floors on 14th next to the new Amsterdam Falafel on 14th Street:

“Art Soiree House

Multi-Purpose Facility with Arts, Photo exhibits, Jazz and Piano music.  Light snacks will be provided such as hummus, pita bread and light hors d’oeuvres.”

Very excited to learn more about this! Back in the day this space was once planned for a spot called Local 14 and more recently was once a planned pizza restaurant by Edan Macquaid but has been vacant for years. It’s on 14th Street just south of T Street:

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08/07/14 4:22pm

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1322 14th Street, NW

Last week we learned Popeyes was closing after 30 years at the corner of 14th and N St, NW. Finally got photos of the new location – opening in between The Pig and B Too in “2-3 months”:

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I also was reminded that the former Popeyes had a very rare, for this part of town, drive through – so wanted to grab that for posterity:

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08/07/14 11:30am

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1336 14th Street, NW

Huge news about the former Ghana Cafe space from a Logan Circle ANC meeting last night according to Short Articles about Long Meetings:

“The prospective owners [Jamie Hess of Ivy and Coney and Steve Zarpas of Crow Bar (closed in '98 at 20th and K St, NW] told the ANC they wished to get a tavern license, but they intended to serve a full menu of “comfort food” at “average price points”.

Zarpas said he was “astounded” at the $20 hamburgers routinely found at restaurants along 14th Street. He wished to open a place with more reasonable prices.”

Updates if/as they move forward.

08/06/14 4:10pm

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1416 P Street, NW

From a press release:

After 12 years in its current location, neighborhood staple Logan Hardware is closing its doors on P Street to relocate to 1734 14th St. NW. The official last day for the store is scheduled for August 15, 2014.

Logan Hardware opened in 2003, the first of nine Ace Hardware stores opened in DC and Baltimore by A Few Cool Hardware Stores’ owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman. Schaefer admits that while opening a hardware store was never what she expected to do for a living, it quickly developed into a passion during her first few years at Logan Hardware. “Logan Circle was the best place to open our first location. It gave us our start and helped shape who we are as a company,” said Schaefer. “We hope to never leave.”

Though the storefront on P Street will be missed by staff and neighbors, the new location boasts an additional 4,000 sq. feet of retail space, an outdoor garden center, a conference room for DIY workshops, and 1,500 sq. feet of office space. “Our new space will allow us to expand some of our great departments, offer community classes and meeting space, and give us a chance to do so much more for the neighborhood we love,” Schaefer said.

The new location will celebrate the move to 14th St. with a grand opening event once the store is up and running in the new space. To RSVP for the event and receive updates on the store’s move, please email loganfans@acehardwaredc.com.”

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moving to the right of the future West Elm in photo above, 1734 14th Street, NW