“Meet Chris Hassan Francke. He’s a World Bank employee by day, Middle Eastern mixologist by night. The Green Zone is a passion project he hopes to convert from pop-up to permanent establishment — which would be WAY more exciting than Middle Eastern private sector development. He’s Iraqi, but his drinks are inspired by ingredients from Iran, Turkey, and other Arab regions.”
Sounds like this coming Friday the 24th will be their last night at Black Whiskey but hopefully they find a new (permanent) space to continue – stay tuned.
Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets. As anticipated Logan Hardware’s new 14th Street location is now open. From a press release:
“After several months of construction and anticipation, neighborhood hardware store Logan Hardware reopened yesterday at their new storefront at 1734 14th St. NW.
The doors on 14th St. opened to staff during the last week of September to begin the move-in process. The store’s manager and staff are happy to announce the store officially opened its’ doors on Thursday, October 9 despite the ongoing renovations. The Logan Hardware team is working diligently to stock the store with over 20,000 products as they finish adding the final touches to the store. “We are so lucky to have such great support from our customers and we know they are just as anxious as us to see the new store,” said manager Joe Tartaglione, affectionately known by most as “JoeT”. “We’re ready to open, but we apologize in advance for the dust as we finish unpacking.”
Logan Hardware is happy to announce the improvements customers can expect to see at the new location. The store boasts an additional 2,000 sq. feet of retail space, with an extensive list of additions including a new outdoor garden center and party supplies department. Customers can also enjoy shopping an expanded pet supplies, housewares, lawn and garden, and live goods department at the new location.
As an historical building, customers can expect to see glimmers of the past in the store’s layout. “We converted the old carriage house into our lawn and garden department, and we’ve peeled back some of the plaster to expose the original brick walls. We are glad we were able to preserve the building and restore it to its original charm,” said store owner Gina Schaefer.
The new location will celebrate the move to 14th St. with a grand opening event, slated for early November.”
A new full time tenant is coming to the first floor of Black Whiskey in November – JRINK. Back in May JRINK opened their first location above GBD in southern Dupont on Connecticut Ave. As for Black Whiskey their eclectic offerings continue – up next Sushi:
“Yes, that’s a sushi case at Black Whiskey! Norris & Co., DC’s finest new catering company, begins it’s pop-up tonight – exclusively offering Kushi sushi. Come hungry and tell your friends. Happy hour 5-7pm. Thanks! BW”
“Join the N Street Village Impact Committee for an evening of live music, networking, and fun at our annual Night Sessions. It is guaranteed to be an evening of rocking out at 14th Street’s legendary music venue, Black Cat. The line-up includes–Tom McBride, 19th Street Band, Ryan Mosel, and Odmark. Proceeds from the event will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.
Date: Thursday October 9th
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW
Last week we learned about the Oct. 23rd
opening date for the Logan Circle West Elm. Fans of nearby Peregrine who were concerned about West Elm’s plans for a cafe will be happy to know it’s no longer the case. From an email:
“We are set to open on October 23rd and will feature two floors of retail space. And although we were super excited about the cafe, the decision was recently made to nix the coffee shop in order to bring the community a bigger West Elm Market selection! We will also have a full-service design lab and a team of homestylists to do in-store consultations and home visits for everything from accessorizing a room to helping design and furnish an entire row house! We are really excited to be a part of the Logan Circle / 14th Street community!”
I searched and didn’t see any mention of the buildout that’s happening at 1614 14th St. NW next door to Pearl Dive. I found a PoP article when the building was for sale for $3m and then another touting the Caribbean food at the bodega next door. Just curious if you have any insight as to this space.”
I hear it’s going to be a frame store for pictures and paintings. Anyone else hear?
“1101 Rhode Island ave is one of the last remaining pieces of developable land in the desirable Logan Circle neighborhood. A former parking lot, and home of a taxi cab stand and garage, the site has been razed to prepare for the ground-up construction of 38 luxury condominiums and 3100 Square feet of retail. Architect Hicock Cole has designed a building that is contemporary yet seamlessly blends with the neighborhood and its historic surroundings. 1101 Rhode Island will be positioned as an exclusive luxury condominium in the most desirable neighborhood in Washington DC. Blocks from booming 14th street corridor to the west, and two blocks from the newly thriving 9th street corridor, the location is perfectly situated and walking distance to all the amenities the city has to offer. Construction will begin first quarter 2014 and reach substantial completion February 2015.”