“@LPQDC inside #UnionStation DC opened its doors to guests this morning for the first time.”
Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above. Le Pain Quotidien opened on the first floor in the former Corner Bakery space.
A reader writes around 6:15pm:
Lots of cops swarming the area from the NoMa metro to the dc schools building at 3rd and R St NE. Apparently three people jumped a cyclist and beat him. When I walked by I could see a fair amount of blood and the victim had obvious head wounds. They just took the victim to the hospital by ambulance.
Ed. Note: We last talked about a cyclist assaulted on the MBT trail in Feb. 2013.
@TonyTGoodman tweeted the news last night:
“Coming soon to NoMa – @Moes_HQ on N at 1st NE, adjacent to TD Bank.”
image via KLNB Retail
Moe’s Southwest Grill’s website says:
Founded in December 2000 in Atlanta, Ga., Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fun and engaging fast-casual restaurant franchise serving a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order southwest fare.
The first thing you’ll hear when you walk into the restaurant is an enthusiastic “Welcome to Moe’s!” It’s more than a greeting; it’s a way of life for the folks who customize each meal fresh to order right in front of the guest.
While Moe’s is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of over 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid’s, vegetarian and low-calorie options. And all meals are served with free chips and salsa.
We believe in delicious simplicity, which is our way of saying we’re committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at 100% of our locations. The fully customizable menu proudly boasts all-natural, cage-free, white breast meat chicken; steroid-free, grain-fed pulled pork; 100% sirloin, grass-fed steak; and organic tofu. At Moe’s, there are no microwaves, no Trans fats and no msg.
Food quality, safety and customer service are no joke, but aside from that, Moe’s tries not to take itself too seriously. For fun, the folks at Moe’s gave each menu item a unique name like The Funk Meister taco, Homewrecker burrito and Billy Barou nachos, to name a few, just to keep things interesting.
And the music at Moe’s is also a good conversation starter. If you listen closely to the tunes playing at any Moe’s restaurant, you’ll notice all of the songs are performed by dead musicians to honor the sweet sounds of the artists who left us too soon.
You can see their menu here. Currently Moe’s has DC locations at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW and 470 L’Enfant Plaza East. Anyone ever eat at one?
This rental is located at 511 Florida Avenue, Northeast:
The listing says:
“Ideally located for easy access to downtown, NY Ave . Short distance to Metro, , 2BR, 2.5 BA, open main floor layout, hardwoods throughout, exposed brick walls, modern touches throughout, high ceilings and plenty of light. Washer/dryer in unit.”
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.
1309 5th Street, NE
From an email:
Saturday, June 1, 2013 12:30PM
Experience Union Market’s Gospel Choir Brunch on the first Saturday of every month with a dynamic performance featuring the soulful sounds of the Israel Baptist Church. The Israel Baptist Church is a local church that has been in the community and in Ward 5 for over 20 years.
Brunch is available from vendors like Buffalo & Bergen, Peregrine Espresso, Neopol’s Smokery & Border Springs Farm. The next Union Market Gospel Choir Brunch will be Saturday, June 1, 2013, whereby the Youth Choir will perform.
1222 1st Street, NE
Thanks to a reader who sends this link from Rasmus Auctioneers:
1222 1st St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Large DC night club has been paired with an exclusive C3 nude dancing license providing an opportunity for the only large capacity club of its type in the Nations Capital and near metro. Contact Chris Rasmus for complete details. Offer price 4.5 M
1222 1st St NE is currently home to the Ibiza Night Club.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin making extensive infrastructure improvements and repairs on First Street, NE between G Street, NE and New York Avenue, NE starting on May 28, 2013. These repairs and improvements should be completed by the end of February 2014, weather permitting.
Construction hours in the area will be Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. During construction, only one southbound lane on First Street, NE will remain open to traffic and curbside parking will be halted along this corridor. However, access to adjacent businesses and residences in the area will be maintained.
DDOT will be installing the following improvements in this corridor during this project:
· New roadway, cycle track and rain gardens
· New streetlights, traffic signals, granite curbs, storm drains and brick gutters
· Upgraded sidewalk and pedestrian ramps
Traffic control signs will be in place to guide travelers in the corridor and direct traffic to alternative routes. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists are urged to stay alert and use caution when traveling by the work zone.
Ed. Note: You can see a map of the area here.
243 K Street, NE
Thanks to a reader for sending word:
“Franklin’s on 3rd and K NE is being replaced by an Indian restaurant. Guy owns a booth called Indigo at Eastern Market. Should open July/August with outdoor seating.”
“#noma #easternmarket suggestions welcome 4 our new location 243k street, ne,DC. Tell us wht u luk for n how u wnt it 2b served. INDIGODC fb”
Thanks to another reader for sending the following photo from Eastern Market:
Any fans of Indigo from Eastern Market?
The space is located right across the street from the Timothy Dean Burger coming to the Loree Grand.
The Le Pain Quotidien coming to the former Corner Bakery space in Union Station has applied for a liquor license which says:
“New Communal table restaurant and bakery store. Seating Capacity is 68. Total occupancy load is 83.”
They’ll be open Sunday through Saturday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE. Photo via NoMa BID
From a press release:
NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s fastest growing neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 22 to August 21, hundreds of neighbors gather at 7 p.m. for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for the whole family. Films start at dark. All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome.
* May 22: Indiana Jones: Last Crusade
* May 29: Star Trek (The Future Begins, 2009)
* June 5: The Princess Bride
* June 12: The Italian Job (2003)
* June 19: Goonies
* June 26: Breakfast Club
* July 3: The Fugitive
* July 10: Bridesmaids
* July 17: Moonrise Kingdom
* July 24: True Grit
* July 31: Hunger Games
* August 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
* August 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
* August 21: Tentative Rain Date
1100 3rd Street, NE
This could be cool – from a liquor license posted at 3rd and L Street, NE:
New outdoor Tavern with Food Trucks serving a variety of fare with a seating capacity for 50 patrons and total occupancy load of 200. Entertainment Endorsement featuring live and acoustic music.
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Wednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday & Friday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am, Saturday 8:00am – 2:00 am
Looks like a Swedish sauna.
I love the landscaping on 1st Street, NE in Noma.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Vileinist
From a press release:
Reconstruction of First Street, NE, could start as soon as next week, and the project will dramatically impact transportation throughout the NoMa neighborhood. Traffic on First Street, NoMa’s main street, is expected to be one lane, one-way southbound for nearly a year – the entirety of the construction period. The District Department of Transportation and the NoMa BID recommend that NoMa residents, employees and visitors take other forms of transportation such as Metro, Bikeshare or buses.
DDOT contractors will begin moving equipment into the area this week and next. DDOT is working with several firms, including engineering firm Amann-Whitney and the construction firm Lane Construction. The contractors and DDOT will have on-site offices located near the intersection of First and O Streets, NE.
“First Street will be fabulous when the project is completed, and we are excited about the great new green spaces and cycling amenities that are included,” said NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper. “However, we know that getting around the neighborhood will be a challenge during the construction period and we are asking everyone to be their most patient selves for a little while.”
DDOT will soon offer a website that provides updates and a subscription to a listserv for daily notices. NoMa BID staff will promote this web site when it is available, and will also give regular project updates on our bimonthly newsletter (sign up at www.nomabid.org) and on Facebook and Twitter.
Project Scope: The project will rebuild the entirety of First Street, NE and its sidewalks from Columbus Circle to New York Avenue, including significant improvements to the side streets of K, L, Pierce, M, Patterson, and N Streets, NE. First Street between K Street and New York Avenue will be one-way southbound only during the entire period of construction. All northbound traffic will be detoured to North Capitol Street. After construction is finished, First Street will be returned to two-way traffic with an added two-way cycle track along the east side of the street and on-street parking along the west side.
The reconstruction will upgrade underground infrastructure, add stormwater catch basins, install bio-retention stormwater swales, realign sidewalks, enlarge tree boxes, add new crosswalks, install new traffic lights and street lamps, and landscape the public space adjacent to unfinished parcels. Construction is anticipated to last nearly one year.