1240 9th St, NW

Feels like we’ve been talking a ton about yoga lately – well here’s one more.  Shaw Yoga is now open above Lost & Found on 9th Street by the Convention Center.

“Namaste Shaw! We are thrilled to open the doors of our light-filled studio to the Shaw and greater DC Community. Yoga means union: of body and mind, of individuals, of intention and action. Shaw Yoga sits at a crossroads in DC. Walk out of the studio and look left, and you see the houses and smaller businesses of Uptown. Look right, and the bustle of Downtown greets you. Across the street sits the Convention Center. To this urban union point, we bring the uniting opportunity of yoga. Come relax, breathe, stretch, sweat, strengthen, and grow with us.”


1710 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Construction has begun on Channing E. Phillips Homes, 56 much needed affordable apartments with 3100 square feet of street front retail being developed by Lincoln Westmoreland Housing, Inc. immediately adjacent to the Shaw/Howard University Metrorail station in northwest Washington, DC.

The new eight-story building at 1710 7th Street NW was designed by acclaimed architect Shalom Baranes Associates of Washington, DC, representing that firm’s foray into affordable housing design. The 56 apartment homes, which follow Enterprise Green Communities guidelines, will include 28 one-bedroom apartments; 21 two-bedroom apartments; and 7 three-bedroom apartments. Construction is slated for completion by mid-2016 and rental applications will be accepted beginning in January 2016. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

From MPD:

“Street Closure
United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Starting at 12 Noon to 3:30pm

Parade Route:

The parade will form at 6th and M St NW. It will then start north on 6th St NW to S St NW, west on S St to 13th St NW, South on 13th St to Logan Circle southwest around Logan Circle to P St NW, east on P St to 7th St, South on 7th St to M St, East on M St to 6th St where they will disband.”


Scuttlebutt confirmed! Back in January 2014 we learned that Glen’s Garden Market plans to open a second spot in Takoma had fallen through. The scuttlebutt at the time was “they have a new partnership with a developer in Shaw.” Yesterday the City Paper reported a lease being finalized in the new Shay building at 8th and U St, NW:

“The new market will be a smaller version of the Dupont original with 2,100-square feet of retail space versus 5,300. The Shaw location won’t have room for a pizza oven or a smoker, but other than that, it will offer the same things, just in tighter confines.”

Standby for a November opening according to the report.

1250 9th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails about the liquor license placard posted in The Colonel near Lost & Found. It says All Purpose Pizzeria will be a:

“A fast food casual and café style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with 94 seats and total occupancy load of 125. Sidewalk Café with 16 seats.”

This is the new spot from the owners of Red Hen and Boundary Stone.


9th and N Street, NW

Photo credit James Jackson

From an email:

“To celebrate 1 year of muffin glory, Donnie Simpson Jr. at Uprising Muffins has combined two amazing worlds: Ice Cream & Muffins.

Just in time for summer and Memorial Day Weekend “The Upwich” launches today. You’re reading correctly: Ice Cream Muffin Sandwich!!! (2 Muffin Crowns and a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream between them)

2 flavors will be offered: Chocolate Chip w/Vanilla Ice Cream & Double Chocolate w/Vanilla ice Cream.

Below are some fun number we’ve compiled for the first year:

134,440 muffins sold in the last year.
11,250 pounds of flour used.
Over 13,000 Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffins sold.

Uprising has also launched the Elevation Blend Coffee – exclusively roasted by Ceremony Coffee Roasters. It’s a medium roast with a slightly darker profile. A combination blend of Peru and Mexico beans that is Fair Trade Certified.

Their catering program is quickly replacing “coffee & donuts” with “coffee & muffins” to groups of all sizes. Offering fresh baked, full sized and mini muffins, boxes of coffee hot or iced & large batches of savory bacon, egg and cheese muffins are making their round all over DC!
The Upwich is $4.99.”

1817 7th Street, NW

1847 7th Street, NW

The “Tea Room · Internet Cafe · Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant” is looking good.

“Calabash features organic Teas, Soups, Muffins, Cookies, Samosas, Spices, Herbs, Seasoning Blends, Infusers, Tea Pots, Cookies, Tea Cakes, etc.”

Updated Hours are listed as:

Mon-Thurs 11-8
Fri 11-9
Sat 9-9
Sun 10-6

Now that our staff is trained, next Mon we go to:

Mon-Thurs 8-8
Fri 8-9
Sat 9-9
Sun 10-6

They opened May 7th, anyone stop by yet?