12/24/13 10:30am

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2101 L Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update. Back in March we learned a new Thai restaurant would be taking over this space around the corner from the recently opened Stoney’s on L Street (the entrance to Soi 38 is on 21st Street a bit north of L Street.) It’s going to be called Soi 38 (website isn’t live yet) and they promise “authentic Thai street food”. Sweet!

08/16/13 11:00am

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Back in April some scuttlebutt was confirmed that a Stoney’s is opening a second location at 2101 L Street, NW in the West End. Coming soon signage has now gone up and they’ve also applied for a liquor license:

“Stoney’s is a community restaurant and bar, serving all American cuisine. It will serve breakfast/lunch/dinner. Entertainment will include trivia night and host private events.”

Seating capacity will be 145 plus 30 for a sidewalk cafe. Hours will be Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 am.

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2101 L Street, NW

07/29/13 2:30pm

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23rd and O Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I live near the tennis courts by 23rd and O Street. I think it’s great that they can easily be used by residents of the District completely for free. Moreover, I think so many other people in the community appreciate having them. At the same time, it seems the city could do two small things to make them significantly better.

1. Maintenance
There is little to no effort being put in to maintain the courts. When I started using them years ago there weren’t noticeable surface problems; however, over time, a few courts have developed cracks, and this summer grass started growing through the cracks. Additionally, people periodically leave what seem to be condoms in the fences.

2. Time Limits
Generally, when others are waiting for a court, it is common courtesy to limit your time to an hour for singles and to an hour and a half for doubles. People either don’t know or willfully ignore this. While signs wouldn’t necessarily alleviate the problem entirely, it’d be nice to have something posted that reinforces the idea that these time limits exist.

Any ideas on how to get someone interested in looking into these things?”

Perhaps a general inquiry with DPR dpr(at)dc(dot)gov and/or a tweet to @DCDPR to get things started?

05/29/13 1:00pm

930 Hughes Mews Court Northwest

This house is located at 930 Hughes Mews Court, Northwest:


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The listing says:

“Walk to METRO/Gtown/Dntn/West End/Kenn.Ctr. LUMINOUS! New 2006! Dramatic 2560 sf ULTRA Modern–UNIQUE–the only det home in area w rare roof deck! Designed by owner architect, this 3 BR, 3.5BA is made with top of the line materials, inside and out. Weru windows, lux master ba with fp, soaking tub, dramatic shower, skylights! MBR sitting room, lib nook top flr, in-law ste! Grt income potential”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,350,000.

05/06/13 10:22pm

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2030 M Street, NW

Back in Sept. 2012 we learned that Hudson would be closing and would be replaced by an Italian Bistro. A liquor license has recently been posted for Greenhouse Bistro:

“Italian restaurant lounge and bar serving contemporary Italian cuisine in a hip, classy and relaxing environment with a seating capacity of 120. Total occupancy load of 156. Live entertainment will be provided such as violin, guitar and pianist. Sidewalk Café 80 seats.”

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