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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW rendering via Property Group Partners

While Uniqlo coming to DC proper may still be wishful thinking – CityPaper got confirmation from the Capitol Crossing developers that Mario Batali’s Eataly is “definitively happening…no earlier than 2017″ according to Property Group Partners. This is part of the huge Capital Crossing Development which you can read about here.

So I guess the bet is, who will come first Uniqlo or Eataly?

More good bistro news – the Washington Business Journal reports:

“Hakan Ilhan, who owns Alba Osteria at 425 Eye St. NW, has signed a lease for a 6,361-square-foot space at 450 K Street NW, the m.flats apartment building from Kettler. The restaurant will be called L’Hommage Bistro Francais and combine a full-service bistro with a bakery, cafe and grab-and-go sandwich option at lunch.”

Sounds very promising! Any fans of Alba Osteria?

The MVTCID says:

“Look for this new addition to Mount Vernon Triangle’s growing culinary choices in June 2015.”

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@WeinDC tweets us the permit above listing the name Steaks in the City at the long awaited K Street space by Mandu and the recently closed Kushi:

“Permits for Rays the Steaks? @MVTCID @PoPville”

@MVTCID responds:

“cross fingers but we are hearing positive things.”

Rays Hell Burger Too, Another Rays Joint and now Steaks in the City? Per MVTCID – keeping my fingers crossed.

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This condo is located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning finishes and contemporary style all in an unbeatable location! Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows, granite counter tops, steel appliances, + more. Take in the MONUMENT VIEWS from the rooftop deck. OUTDOOR POOL. Walk to multiple Metros, popular restaurants, high-end retail, and more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed+Den/1 Bath with parking is going for $574,900 ($486 monthly fee.)

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801 K Street, NW Photo by PoPville flickr user JoshBassett|PHOTOGRAPHY

From a press release:

“In response to today’s decision by Events DC and the International Spy Museum to cancel their plans for a relocation of the Spy Museum to Mt. Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) wishes to clarify that this will in no way effect the continuation of the Society’s current programming and public use of the Carnegie Library. The Society looks forward to working with its main partner, Events DC, with our neighbors (old and new), and with the growing portfolio of community partners to create a new vision for Mt Vernon Square. Regardless of what the vision may include, the Society reaffirms to the local community that the Carnegie Library will continue to serve as home to its exhibit galleries, Kiplinger Research Library, historic collections, and offices well into the future.

The Historical Society has 85 years remaining on our lease at the Carnegie Library,” said Julie Koczela, Chair of the Society’s Board of Trustees. “This building has a magnificent history that fits perfectly with our mission and provides the Society with a central base to operate our library as we to continue to develop exhibits and programs that are free and open to the public. We intend to remain at the Carnegie Library as Events DC explores a restoration strategy for this beloved historical building.” (more…)

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801 K Street, NW Photo by PoPville flickr user JoshBassett|PHOTOGRAPHY

Back in September of 2013 we learned that the redevelopment project in Mt. Vernon Square would include “the relocation of SPY from its current location at 800 F Street, NW, to the historic Carnegie Library”. No longer the case. Washington Business Journal reports:

“The International Spy Museum and Events D.C. have scrapped plans to redevelop the historic Carnegie Library in downtown D.C. into a new home for the museum and a visitors center.”

They also note that The Spy Museum’s current lease at 9th and F St, NW ends in 2017 and the museum is now actively looking for a new space.