04/08/14 11:11pm

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14th and Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Yesterday we learned the first Peet’s had opened at 17th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Lots of folks were curious about the status of the Logan Circle location at 14th and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. I’m happy to have finally tracked down that date – their PR rep tells me that the Logan Circle location will be one of the last to transition and will open in early December.

UPDATE: Some communication problems from the Peet’s folks. Now a rep tells me that there is no known date for a Logan location. I specifically asked if they will be opening in this location (even in a new building) and all the could confirm was that there is no opening date and they would update me “as soon as we have more information.” I’m gonna take that as a maybe…

04/04/14 4:45pm

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Photo courtesy DC MEETMarket

From an email:

Saturday, April 5th, 11am-5pm at the corner of 15th & P St NW

Opening Day at the DC MEETMarket is on Saturday, April 5th and will include live painting & free raffle by No Kings Collective and Kelly Towles, live musical performances by America Hearts, Light Arms, and DJ vANNIEty Kills, hosted by Rock-n-Romp!, an interactive photo booth for all ages, and over 40 local vendors selling their goods such as Baked & Wired, Twisted Aristocrat, Pure Palette Scents, Grey Moggie Press, Mallory Shelter Jewelry, and many more! And as always, the market is free, open to the public, and always family and pet-friendly.

04/03/14 1:30pm

11th & O

“Dear PoPville,

I tweeted you about the construction ongoing at the long vacant building of 11th & O NW (southeast corner). Here are some photos. Any idea on what’s coming in?”

Another reader writes:

“It was a corner store years ago and has been vacant /for lease since we moved in almost 2 years ago. Work started on it last week. We saw people who used to be affiliated with The Pig (the old chef?) one evening last year and they were looking at spots. They are doing a LOT of work on the space.”

Hmm, could this be the future home of Gristle?

Update from the Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association:

“The 1337 project will ultimately be a mixed-use development comprised of two large residential rental units on the top two floors of the building and a restaurant space on the ground level and first floor above.

The restaurant space has approximately 3,500 sq ft of indoor space across the two floors as well as an additional 2,200 sq ft of outdoor space, the majority of which we hope to utilize as outdoor seating – with, of course, the input and blessing of the surrounding community.”

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04/03/14 11:30am

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1410 14th Street, NW

Cool new lunch option for those in Logan Circle – Skillet Sandwich Shop:

“Chef Crafted, Rustic Sandwiches
Located inside Black Whiskey
Operating Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 2pm, Saturday 11am – 7pm
closed Sunday & Monday”

I spoke with one of the owners of Black Whiskey who says the pop up is indefinite and is from the guy who ran the People’s Bao ramen pop up in Columbia Heights.

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Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

03/27/14 10:05pm

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14th and P St, NW

A couple of weeks ago some scuttlebutt was confirmed about a Dolcezza Gelato taking over the former Mid City Deli space at the corner of 14th and P St, NW. At that time some were wondering about the residential units above – I just noticed new windows and a small architect sign in one of the windows so it looks like those spaces are finally getting fixed up too. More info on them when/if it becomes available.

Another reader wondered what would happen to the fence along the side of P street. Though one commenter thought it was removed, it’s still there:

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Photo of fire from June 2012:

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03/27/14 12:00pm

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1622 14th Street, NW

Barcelona opened up on 14th Street in Oct. 2013 with their sweet sweet patio in Logan Circle. Their website says:

“At the heart of Logan Circle, along 14th Street, is the busiest arts and dining scene in the nation’s capital. Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant, at the heart of it all, between Q and R streets, brings a mix of old and new-world elegance to the rowhouses and Victorians that line this historic neighborhood. Start the evening with a glass of wine at the bar or enjoy tapas in our open dining space or beautiful private room. For those who enjoy dining under the setting sun or a canopy of stars, our expansive and lush courtyard has an outdoor fireplace and offers a glimpse of 14th Street’s vibrant street traffic.”

You can see their Menus here. Any fans? Any must order items?

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03/25/14 1:30pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending a couple shots of the demo started at the old Diamond Cab building at 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW:

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CAS Riegler’s 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 will be entirely razed to prepare for our ground-up construction of 35 luxury condominiums based in high design. 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.”

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Conceptual drawing via CAS Riegler

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11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW prior to demo

1112 Rhode Island

This rental is located at 1112 Rhode Island Ave, NW. The listing says:

“Large light filled English Basement in Beautiful Town home. Conveniently located off of Logan Circle, steps to all DC has to offer. Open floor plan features 1 BR 1 BA and 1,000+ sq ft of finished living space. Renovated Gourmet Kitchen w SS appliances, sweeping hardwood floors, gas fireplace, large bedroom. Available for immediate move in. Pets case by case.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.