1420 12th Street Northwest

This house is located at 1420 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“***NEW PRICE*** LOGAN BEAUTY! Total home renovation of this SFH steps from Logan/14th Street. Light-filled main home w/ 3BRs (including Master Suite w/ deck), 3.5 modern Baths, gorgeous hardwood floors, exposed brick,large gourmet Kit, 1 more deck & patio w/ covered & secure PKG. Additional space in carriage house w/ wetbar & ANOTHER deck (SF based off of old house)”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,199,900.

1529 14th Street, NW

CityLab (rhetorically? sarcastically?) asks Is Vandalism Ever the Answer to Noisy Neighbors?

“And at about 11:30 at night, someone (or someones) who lives above this comfortable, 80-seat sports tavern [Drafting Table] became so enraged by the noise that he or she (or they) actually physically climbed onto the roof to mess with the bar’s satellite dish.”

For those that missed the finale Washington 20 – Dallas 17…

1612 14th Street, NW

As a big fan of Republic – I’m very excited about this!

From a press release:

“Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is pleased to announce a new executive chef, Colleen Conrad, who joins the restaurant from its sister establishment, Republic in Takoma Park, where she worked as sous chef, alongside co-owner and executive chef Danny Wells.

Conrad, who has come up through the ranks of Black Restaurant Group, starting out as a junior sous chef at Pearl Dive, and working her way to opening sous chef at Republic, has a strong commitment to quality sourcing and letting ingredients shine on the plate. After a semester abroad immersing herself in the food culture of Seville, Spain, Conrad decided to switch academic focus and enroll in the culinary program at Johnson & Wales in Charlotte, NC.

Her food philosophy is simple: use the best quality, properly raised ingredients, and handle them with respect. She emphasizes the immense care that she and the rest of the kitchen staff have for the products they utilize, often going on staff field trips to the farms where they source their products.

Since joining Pearl Dive this fall, Conrad has worked to add her personal touch to the menu, and recently debuted several new dishes on the dinner menu, including:

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Salad with fall greens, pickled red onion, smoked Marcona almonds, Benton’s ham, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, Creole mustard crème fraîche ($11)
Coriander and Panko Crusted Fluke with jicama and apple slaw (jicama, apple, jalapeno, orange, lime, cilantro, fennel tops) fennel and sunchoke purée, roasted fall vegetables ($26)
Wood Grilled Market Fish with roasted cauliflower, snow peas, and seared mushrooms, served over a smoked paprika and sweet onion cream sauce, and fines herbes ($25)
Whole Wood Grilled Bradford Bay Farms Black Bass with confit sweet potatoes, sautéed winter greens, spicy peanut sauce ($26)

The dinner menu can be seen here.

In the coming weeks, Conrad will be adding dishes to the restaurant’s popular brunch menu.”

1410 14th Street, NW

Before JRINK Juicery comes to the first floor – The Green Zone pop up bar def. seems worth checking out. See some tasty looking drinks on their facebook page. Thrillist reported:

“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.


1734 14th Street, NW

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.”

Next up next door – West Elm opening Oct. 23rd:


14th and R Street, NW

Big news about the development coming to 14th and R St, NW in the former Central Union Mission space (their new location is here) – reported by Urban Turf:

“The new development at the site of the former Central Union Mission at 14th and R Street NW will deliver as a luxury rental building in early December.

The building’s corner retail tenant will be Detroit-based Shinola, a luxury brand that makes and sells watches, bikes and other goods.”

You can see Shinola’s goods here.

And while not confirmed yet, another tipster hears that while Shinola’s waiting for their permanent space at 14th and R St, NW they’ll open a pop up in the former Escrow space across the street:

1534 14th Street, NW

1410 14th Street, NW

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”

Photo via Black Whiskey’s facebook page