23rd and L Street, NW
Wild to see it completely gone. Standby for ‘Squash on Fire’ and more.
New West End Library and residential coming to 23rd and L Street, NW:
Rendering via Eastbanc
Not sure how I missed this sickening news but thanks to a reader for passing on from the Washington Post:
“Police said the children — a 22-month-old boy and a slightly older girl — were strapped in car seats and wearing coats when they were found Saturday afternoon near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in the 1100 block of 23rd Street NW. Neither child had gloves or a hat, police said, and the younger one did not have shoes or socks. The girl was “hysterically crying,” according to a police report.”
And the father’s excuse for why it was ok to leave the kids in the car? “…he left an iPhone in the car with an open connection to the children’s mother…”
Jesus Christ, normally I don’t like to judge but…you gotta read the full story.
Thanks to a reader for sending a shot of the sign above:
“Nagomi Izakaya has signs up that they cannot serve sushi until they get a variance. I wonder if this covers all raw fish or just sushi. Sometimes I don’t understand DC zoning laws.”
Nagomi Izakaya opened up in the former TakEatEasy space in late November.
1990 M Street, NW
“Stabbing 0037 hrs 2400 Pennsylvania Ave. NW LOF: B/M, 5’7″-5’8″, plaid shirt, blk or blu jeans, trench coat”
From GW Safety:
“Incident: Aggravated Assault – MPD reports several people stabbed near 24th and PA Avenue NW.”
This unit is located at 1414 22nd Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Wonderful open and sun-bathed 1800+ sq ft , single floor, corner apartment overlooking Rock Creek Park. 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sun Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Full Service building with gym, conference room and roof top deck. Storage & 2-CAR GARAGE PARKING. Incredible location at the intersection of Dupont Circle, Georgetown and The West End. Rare opportunity.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,399,900 ($1,093 monthly fee.)
Rendering courtesy of EastBanc
From a press release:
“On Monday, December 15, EastBanc, Inc. will break ground and begin construction on the highly anticipated West End Library and Fire Station project at 2301 L St, NW. The official groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public and hosted by DC Mayor Vincent Gray and numerous city officials and community leaders.
Plans for EastBanc’s West End Library and Fire Station development project call for a new 21,000-square-foot library and 7,300 square feet of retail topped by 164 market-rate units – 71 condos and 93 rentals – and a new fire station topped by 55 affordable units and Squash on Fire — a state-of-art squash facility with eight courts and full-service restaurant.
On March 11, 2010 Mayor Fenty selected EastBanc W.D.C Partners to redevelop the District’s West End Library, Police Special Operations Building, and Fire Station. Over the last several years, EastBanc worked closely with Mayor Gray’s administration and the community to plan, design, and entitle two buildings to house a new library, residential condominiums, and retail space on Square 37, and a new fire station with affordable housing above, on Square 50. The company is committed to bringing more residents to the West End neighborhood, expanding retail offerings and delivering world-class architecture. EastBanc has engaged world-renowned architect Enrique Norten of T.E.N. Arquitectos of Mexico City to design both buildings.
Both complexes are being built as a public-private partnership between the District of Columbia, EastBanc, The JBG Companies and Clark Enterprises. The project has received enthusiastic support from the DCPL, DCFEMS, ANC 2A, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the West End/Foggy Bottom communities as a whole.”
20th and L St, NW
@SamanthaPollack tweets us:
“@PoPville – Panera To-Go signage up at 2001 L St NW (entrance on 20th).”
This rental is located at 1010 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“GWU / FOGGY BOTTOM – Newly painted upper floor studio features HDWDS, a sep DR and deep walk-in closet. The kitchen features a new refrigerator, new disposal, D/W and gas cooking. Blocks to GWU, GW Hospital, Foggy Bottom Metro, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Georgetown, entertainment, bars and restaurants. Rent includes utilities.”
You can see more photos here.
This studio is going for $1,495/Mo.
2101 L Street, NW entrance on 21st
From a press release:
“DC’s new Thai restaurant Soi 38, which offers traditional Northern Thai street food inspired by its night markets, is bringing Thailand’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to DC with a brand new Thai-inspired cocktail menu. Soi 38’s new cocktail program includes seven drinks, each featuring a different central Thai ingredient.
The dynamic new cocktails are a collaborative project between Soi 38’s native Thai team and J.P. Caceres’s Menehune Group, under the direction of Chad Spangler. The menu includes variations on the classics, like the Matcha Green Tea Old-Fashioned, a well-balanced stirred drink made with Angostura and lemon bitters, house Matcha Green Tea Syrup and Four Roses Bourbon, as well as inventive new drinks like the Som Tum Sling, which captures the flavors of the traditional Thai green papaya salad in a glass through Thai Bird Chile and Black Pepper Syrup and Lemongrass-Black Pepper infused gin.
During the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Thailand, it’s traditional to bring fruit and incense to local temples. To channel that custom, the new cocktail offerings also include a Passionfruit-Tamarind Margarita and a Koh Pi Pi Daiquiri, made with lychee, Thai basil, lime and Bacardi rum. Other drinks include the Kaffir Lime Mojito, the Siam Mule, ginger beer, lime juice and galangal-infused Tito’s vodka, and the Lemongrass-Yuzu Fizz, a fizzy, refreshing highball made with lemongrass-coriander syrup, yuzu juice, soda and rum.
These new craft cocktails round out Soi 38’s increasingly lauded dining experience. The new cocktail menu ranges from $11-$13 and is now available at Soi 38. Cocktail menu after the jump. (more…)