reformation_fitness_shaw
1218 9th Street NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on an email from Reformation Fitness (currently located up the block):

“We are incredibly excited to confirm all the whispers you’ve heard in the annals of our studio: we’re packing up and moving to a new space!

No need to get your sweat-wicking shirts in a twist about how far away the new location will be. Our studios will finally be consolidated under one roof at 1218 9th Street NW: just 100 lunges, 75 skips, or 62 broad jumps south of our current location. Here’s a teaser of some of the things you can expect:

Four brand spankin’ new exercise studios, clocking in at almost 3,000 square feet of dedicated workout space.
More program options, class times and expanded offerings.
Additional floor space per workout, so you don’t have to worry about bumping your neighbor.
Spin bikes and Woodway Curve treadmills!

You may be worried that class sizes will increase with the larger space. Allow us to ease your heart palpitations. Group Reformer sessions will go from six to seven spots to accommodate demand during peak times, and Studio Classes will be capped at 12-15 members. You’ll get the same personal hands-on attention you’ve come to love while still feeling like you can twirl around like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

Stay tuned for much more detail in the coming weeks and months. WE CAN’T WAIT!”

basque_bar_Dc
300 Florida Ave, NW

Big news from the Bloomingdale Blog spotted in the Bates Area Civic Association Meeting Agenda for April 6, 2015 7:00pm

“Sam and Rachel Fitz, Basque Bar LLC – Restaurant at 300 Florida Ave NW

CityPaper previously reported:

“Beer aficionado Sam Fitz is leaving his position as bar manager of Pizzeria Paradiso over the next month to open his own place with his sister Rachel Fitz. He’s not revealing a lot of the details at this time, but the business will be in D.C. and take inspiration from a cider-focused trip he took to the French and Spanish Basque country last February. He’s registered an LLC for “Basque Bar.

Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan folks may recognize Sam from his time as Beer Director and Cicerone at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. He also judged 14 beers for us.

Updates when more is known.

mcfaddens on 7th
1537 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us:

“Terrible news for Shaw. Note that they spelled “coming” wrong.”

“Hey @PoPville any scuttlebutt on this? “Comming soon” to the space below coney & ivy. #shaw”

Now, I have to admit that I’m friendly with the owners of Ivy & Coney and while they’ve told me nothing I do know that they are fond of the occasional practical joke. Now I could be completely wrong on this – but I’m guessing this is an early April Fools joke. Especially given the typo and all.

On the other hand it’s quite possible I’ve just become paranoid. That would be quite the juxtaposition – Ivy & Coney and McFadden’s in the same building… Stay tuned.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a series of Robberies that occurred in Northwest, Washington, DC between Tuesday, March 17, 2015 and Wednesday, March 18, 2015 that may be related.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 10:15 am, a complainant was walking in the 600 block of P Street, NW, when she was approached by three suspects. Suspect One demanded her phone while pulling an unknown object from underneath his shirt. The complainant was able to run away without the suspects obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 5’8” in height, weighing approximately 150 pounds last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect Two: Black male.

Suspect Three: Black female, approximately 5’4” in height with dreads.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 12:20 pm, a complainant was walking in the 1100 block of 10th Street, NW, when she was approached by two suspects who demanded US Currency. The first suspect displayed a knife and the complainant complied.

Suspect One: Black male with a dark brown complexion, approximately 15 to 20 years old, 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 110 to 120 pounds.

Suspect Two: Black male with a medium brown complexion, approximately 15 to 20 years old, 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 115 to pounds.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 7:54 pm, a complaint was walking in the 1600 block of Vermont Avenue, NW, when she was approached from behind by three suspects. Suspect Two pushed the complainant to the ground and Suspect One displayed a knife and demanded her property. The complainant complied and the suspects took her wallet.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds, last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Suspect Two: Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds, last seen wearing a green jacket and black pants.

Suspect Three: Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds.

· Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 9:01 am, a complainant was walking in the 1300 block of 10th Street, NW, when a suspect approach, displayed a knife, and demanded US Currency. The complainant began screaming and the suspect fled without obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male with a light brown complexion, approximately 18 to 20 years old and 5’7” to 5’9” in height

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 9:07 am, a complainant was walking in the 1300 block of 10th Street, NW, when she was approached by a suspect who demanded US Currency. The suspect then assaulted the complainant and fled without obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 20 years old, 5’7” to 5’8”.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

shaws_tavern_sold
520 Florida Ave, NW

Whoa – a reader passes on from DCRA:

“A transfer of ownership was approved to 520 Florida Avenue Restaurant LLC for Shaw’s Tavern’s license on Wednesday, March 11; however, the license has not yet been issued. Several outstanding documents still need to be provided to ABRA, including a certificate of occupancy, before the license can be issued to the new owner.”

The reader says the new ownership group are the same folks who own Front Page, located in Dupont at 1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Updates when more info is known.

Lemur-Launch-party-invite

From a press release:

“The Lemur Conservation Network (www.lemurconservationnetwork.org) celebrates their launch on March 19th at a party in Washington, D.C. at the Right Proper Brewing Company. The Lemur Conservation Network unites over 40 organizations working to save Madagascar’s lemurs from extinction with people who want to support the cause. (more…)

1813 6th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1813 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully remodeled house in top location in D.C. House has been owner occupied for past 3 years. Basement features large full BR and BA main level features stainless steel appliances (owner will be leaving wall mounted flat screen TV) Nice walk out rear patio area. 2nd level features 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath and upper 2nd level features 1 BR and storage. Shaw’s Tavern is a half block away!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.