Rendering courtesy Grosvenor Americas

From a press release:

“Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a property investment and development company, announced today that Roti, a boutique chain of Mediterranean restaurants currently in Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and New York, as well as Washington, DC, signed a lease for 2,414 square feet at its F1RST residential community in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Roti specializes in fresh, sustainably sourced food served in a traditional Mediterranean style rich in vegetables, olive oil, wholesome grains and lean protein. Combining a healthy food and simple, traditional recipes, Roti will provide the neighborhood with yet another high-quality restaurant option. (more…)

Props to DCFD.

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25 Potomac Avenue, SE

Big news from Bardo on Monday:

“Now official: Bardo to open Navy Yard beergarden, on the river, in March 2017. Trinidad location on Bladensburg Rd NE now permanently closed”

Though also of note, on Tuesday, Bardo tweeted:

“NO NIGHTLIFE at Navy Yard. ANC6D has adopted a policy of opposing ALL ABRA license applications with closing times after 10pm.”

“ANC6D rejecting ALL Navy Yard ABRA applications closing after 10pm. Questions @bluejacketdc 3am close -expect opposition to license renewal.”

Stay tuned on all fronts.


This unit is located at 1000 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“Sun-filled luxury 1 Br 1 BA w floor to ceiling windows in Navy Yard. Unit feat: a great pvt balcony w city views. Open kit w SS appl & granite counters. Bldg feat: fitness cntr, indoor pool, hot tub, Rec Rm w plasma TV& 24 hr secure frnt dsk. Dog park, playground across St. Block 2 Metro, Harris Teeter, shopping, dining & entertainment. U/M ~142k – Buyer need mortgage only ~182k! Taxes inc in fee!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $324,900 ($1,303 monthly fee.)

1331 4th St, SE courtesy Forest City

From a press release:

“Forest City Washington is pleased to announce The Juice Laundry, founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be joining the line-up at The Yards this spring—the all- organic, vegan and gluten-free juice bar and raw-food kitchen’s first location outside its home market.
The Juice Laundry owners Mike and Sarah Keenan have signed for an 1,800-square-foot space on the ground level of Arris, Forest City’s newest apartment community at 1331 Fourth St. SE. Launched as a juice delivery service in 2013, The Juice Laundry opened its first brick-and-mortar location near University of Virginia last year and now operates a satellite location at a cycling studio.

“Expanding into in Washington, D.C., provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with a new community of people interested in exploring a holistic approach to wellness and healthy living,” the Keenans said.


The Juice Laundry menu features cold-pressed juices, nut milks, smoothies, acai smoothie bowls and soups, using only whole foods.

To celebrate its upcoming location at The Yards and introduce the Washington market to its organic, vegan and gluten-free experience, The Juice Laundry will open a pop-up shop this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at Steadfast Supply, a collective retail space at the Arris that supports the local creative community in D.C. (more…)


A reader reports:

“I have no idea how it happened, but someone managed to flip their car on a narrow street in the Navy Yard neighborhood around 10:30pm tonight. The block has stop signs on either end, so this is quite a feat.

As you can see in the attached photo, the roof was cut off; there was apparently a person trapped inside. The street was closed for about an hour and after the car was towed away, the broken glass and scattered possessions were swept into a pile by the curb. Since this block doesn’t have street sweeping, I wonder how long it will stay there.”

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Accident with entrap 3rd & K St. SE. 1 trapped. Does not appear seriously injured.”

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced the arrests of two suspects involved in separate homicide incidents that occurred on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

“When tragedy strikes there is no more necessary and effective way to bring justice than to find, arrest, convict, and imprison those who do not value human life,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I want to thank the public who came forward with information and the members of the Metropolitan Police Department who worked on these cases. We, as a city, will not let criminals get away with senselessly taking innocent lives, nor will we ever accept this type of violence as normal.”

600 block of L Street, Southeast on Sunday, November 27, 2016:

At approximately 12:44 pm, members of the First District heard the Sounds of Gunshots in the area of the listed location. Upon arrival, members located an adult male and an adult female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male victim was transported to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Anthony Young, of Southeast, DC.

On Monday, November 28, 2016, 31-year-old Babajide Pittman was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun). (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Anyone try the new Zagsters out? Where else have you seen them around town?

Zagster’s website says about the bikes:

“Comfortable, safe and easy to ride.

Zagster’s cruiser bicycles feature eight gears, automatic lights, a bell and a handy front basket.

Our standard cruiser is 30% lighter than the typical bike-share bike.

Every Zagster bike is custom-built with components that last long and are easy to replace.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

79 Potomac Avenue, SE, courtesy Dock 79

Well this is pretty great – from a press release:

“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Washington Metropolitan region, and FRP Development Corporation announced today the opening of an interactive public plaza at Dock 79 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Nearly 30 tons of steel were used to create the space’s eight-foot wide, 100-foot long ribbon-like archway that is both above and under the plaza. The plaza also includes four wooden chess tables, four steel umpire chairs, concrete ping pong tables and a playful water feature. It is located on the eastside of the development adjacent to restaurant tenants The Salt Line and All-Purpose Pizzeria. (more…)