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300 M Street, SE

A reader reports:

“The Sizzling Express at 300 M Street SE has closed. There is yellow tape up over the door and signs stating “closed” and “thanks for you patronage.”

It makes me sad. I went there and had a sandwich after my first job interview in DC. It always struggled with cleanliness being shut down several times by the DC Health Inspector. It’s just the Harris Teeter was the last straw for business.”

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25 Potomac Ave, SE plans from Bardo

A brief update on Bardo Riverfront – they’ve applied for a liquor license:

“New outdoor tavern with Summer Garden seating 750 patrons and brewpub. Total occupancy load of 750.”

For those not familiar with the plans:

“Initial plans call for riverfront seating, a sculpture garden, outdoor films over the water, DC’s largest dog park, an on site bicycle shop designed to interface with the location on the metropolitan branch trail, and a large outdoor space designated for activation by the local community in the form of farmers markets, swap meets and assorted community events.”

More info here.

Updates as milestones are reached.

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From Bluejacket [300 Tingey Street, SE]:

“To cap off a week of phenomenal DC Beer Week events, we are going to cut the ribbon on Bluejacket’s new Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, located adjacent to the brewery and restaurant, on Saturday, August 15th,beginning at 11am and running until 4pm. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the renovated space, sample some classic, vintage and rare Bluejacket brews on draft, and shop our expanded bottle selection.

For this special occasion, our brewing team is busy bottling some of the season’s best suds, and you can expect a bevy of our rarest bottles on the shelves for the occasion, some of which have never been released before (including Whiskey Barrel-Aged Mexican Radio!). We will have no fewer than 20 different Bluejacket brews available by the bottle for this event, and you can check out the list below for what we have in store. We’ll also have 6 brews on draft in the Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, including Forbidden Planet, Jackal, Lost Weekend, Red Wine Barrel-Aged Swirl, The Jam and Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Mexican Radio.

Additionally, we’ll be selling tickets to the event (deemed the “Best Beer Festival in DC”) at Bluejacket throughout the day, plus giving away 2 VIP tickets (which are nearly sold out)!

THE BLUEJACKET BOTTLE LIST FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE BOTTLE SHOP & TASTING ROOM: (more…)

1025 1st Street Southeast

This rental is located at 1025 1st Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Stunning, spacious corner unit condo with floor to ceiling windows featuring separate home office/den. Gourmet kitchen with premium stainless steel appliances, granite counters, undermount sink, center island with breakfast bar. Superb building amenities including fitness center, meeting room, sports bar, 24 hour front desk & rooftop pool. One block to Navy Yard Metro and two blocks to Nats Park.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,995/Mo.

Philz

More good news for San Fran expats and apparently those who like really good coffee. Another Philz is on the way. Last week we followed up on the one coming to Adams Morgan slated to open early next year. And now one is coming to Navy Yard too. And for running fans another Pacers is opening up as well – Pacers new Logan location opened up just last month in the former Muleh space on 14th Street.

Lots more inf from a press release:

“Two more great new retailers have been announced for The Yards, DC’s premier waterfront neighborhood. Pacers Running, a popular, locally-based runners resource store will open in October in the Boilermaker Shops, while Philz Coffee, a growing San Francisco-based coffee shop, will open in the new Arris residential building in Spring 2016. The announcement of the latest retailers to join The Yards was made by Forest City Washington, the project’s master developer. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

“Even the smallest Washington Nationals fans now have a quiet, dedicated place just for them.

The Washington Nationals and Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc. – an Alexandria, VA-based leader in breastfeeding have partnered to create the Lansinoh Nursing Lounge. Conveniently located just off the First Base Line, adjacent to Section 223, the Lansinoh Lounge at Nationals Park is designed to be a quiet and cool retreat for families with young children.

The lounge includes comfortable chairs for mothers, TVs, diaper changing stations, and a play area for toddlers. “We are excited to unveil a dedicated and comfortable space for nursing mothers,” said Valerie Camillo, chief revenue and marketing officer for the Washington Nationals. “We truly value the fantastic feedback fans offered us, and are grateful for Lansinoh’s assistance in creating this space.”

The lounge opening comes on the heels of the release of the 2015 Lansinoh Global Breastfeeding Survey which found 96 percent of women agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed their children. The Lansinoh Nursing Lounge will provide the perfect environment for nursing fans and their families.

Kevin Vyse-Peacock, CEO of Lansinoh said, “As a local DC-area company and longtime advocate for moms and babies, we were thrilled to help design and support the creation of the Lansinoh Nursing Lounge. Lansinoh is committed to providing breastfeeding solutions for every family and we are very happy to work with the Nationals, who continue to demonstrate their commitment to supporting all of their fans.”

The Lansinoh Nursing Lounge will open when the Nationals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, August 6.”

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With retina blowing imagery – Buzz Bakery tweets the news of their closure today:

“DC friends, the last day of operations for our Yards shop will be tmrw, 7/17. Please see full announcement below.”

Thanks to DC Beer for the heads up. Next door neighbor Bluejacket will be turning the space into a “bottle shop and tasting room in the coming weeks” per the tweet above. In other Blue Jacket news – @roberto20 tweets us:

“Bernie Sanders held his third official fundraising event at Bluejacket yesterday afternoon.”