1728 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!”

sneak peek courtesy of West Elm

1614 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

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?

11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

Their website says:

“sales start September 2014
move in summer 2015
Brand New 1 and 2 bedroom condos in
logan circle from the mid $400’s”

Rendering via CASRiegler

website says:

“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.”

Previously Diamond Cab:


Photos courtesy of Schmear Bagels

5775 is starting off strong indeed! Schmear Bagels tells us:

“We are gonna sell bagels (no bialys this time around) at our DC Meet Market stand this Saturday from 11-5. [Parking lot of St. Luke’s Church - 1514 15th Street, NW]

Here is the menu:

Bagel (everything, plain, sesame, poppy seed) : $1.50
Bagel with butter: $2.00
Bagel with cream cheese: $2.00
Bagel with sliced nova lox, cream cheese, tomato, red onions, and capers $8.00
Black and white cookie price: $2.00
Manhattan Special coffee soda (with half n half): $2.00″

God willing we could see a brick and mortar spot in the future from these guys too…

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465 K Street, NW

From Kushi‘s facebook page:

“It is with great disappointment to announce that Kushi Izakaya & Sushi is closing. Our last day is this Sunday, September 28th.

There have been many new friends that have walked through the door since we opened four and a half years ago, and we leave with fond memories. We truly appreciate all of the loyal customers that have supported us all this time.

With one door closing, another door opens for us as we look forward to the future and new opportunities. Please stay connected to our Facebook page and website for news of our next project coming soon.

Thank you all and we hope to see you again.”

CityPaper’s Jessica Sidman reports:

“Norris is already moving on with another Japanese concept. He says he’s signing on a lease this week for the former Homemade Pizza Co. space at 1522 14th St. NW.”

HomeMade pizza closed back in June at the corner of 14th and Church St, NW. Updates when the new Japanese restaurant gets closer to opening:

1522 14th Street, NW

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14th and R St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been so curious to see if these letters stay! Maybe an interesting Poll to post?”

Ed. Note: This building was formerly home to Central Union Mission and will soon be condos.

From Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in the First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence and Aggravated Assault, which occurred on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 41-year-old Garcia Pressley, of Northwest, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Sexual Abuse, Robbery Force and Violence, and Aggravated Assault. Additionally, he will be charged in two robberies that occurred in March and August of this year, in the area of 13th and M Streets, NW.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free ICED and HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, September 17th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”