From an email:

“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

Tickets: $35 and includes two complimentary drinks; $40 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased here.

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