04/07/14 10:22pm

637 Florida Ave, NW

More big news for the 600 block of Florida Ave, NW – a recent liquor license application says this will be a:

“New Tavern with American food specializing in brick oven pizza. Live entertainment with DJ, dancing and cover charge. Occupancy load is 450. Summer Garden. (15 SEATS)”

They’ll be located right next door to the new IChing Asian restaurant still being built out:


This is also across the street from the new Aroma pizzeria take out at 634 Florida Ave, NW:


04/07/14 4:00pm

Image via google maps. Note currently the building has been painted gray.

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“This horse’s a++ is finally for sale. Old carry out corner of 9th and O. Across from Cambria Suites hotel and Azi’s Cafe.”

The Craigslist ad says:

1400 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Bedrooms: 2 Beds
Bathrooms: No Baths
Floors: 2
Parking: None Other
Laundry: None
Lot Size: 1300 Square Feet
Property Type: Multi-Family
Potential Investment opportunity, near new hotels ,grocery, convention center.
Historic District
Zoned CR2
Former Restaurant/Carry Out with apartments. .needs a developer with a vision

04/07/14 2:30pm

2020 9th Street, NW

A reader asks:

“Saw this on 9th st across from 930 club and next to the gas station. Are they moving or expanding?”

We’ve been eagerly anticipating this new spot by the 9:30 club – it’s gotta be opening very soon (I’ve sent an inquiry to the owner and will update when he responds). We previously learned that the original 515 Florida Ave, NW location will temporarily close while this new location gets started. Updates on opening dates when they are released.

04/04/14 3:15pm

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking information from the public regarding a Hit-and-Run crash which occurred on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at approximately 9:31 pm at the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The crash resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian. The victim was struck by a stolen 1998 white Ford Windstar cargo van with DC tags DT-8537. The vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the day from the 3200 block of O Street, NW. The van fled the scene, but was recovered on Sunday, March 30, 2014.


Anyone with information about this case should call 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

04/04/14 10:30am

Photo courtesy Right Proper Brewing Company

Sweet new addition to the already awesome Right Proper Brewing Company – Cheese! The former cheese buyer/lead cheesemonger at the now-closed Cowgirl Creamery, Tim Lake, has been at Right Proper since December.

Tim tells me “we’ll be launching a full cheese counter this weekend (4/5) to coincide with new lunch service hours at 11:30am, Sat-Sun. We have about 20-25 cheeses that guests can order on-site as cheese plates, or can have wrapped up for take-out, along with growler-fills. Many of the cheeses are chosen specifically to be paired with the fresh beers on tap.

To start though, guests can expect an array of styles – local, domestic, imported; raw, pasteurized; cow, sheep, goat; mild, funky. Housemade accompaniments (pickles, mustards, pates) are available with cured meats forthcoming.

Lunch service starts at 11:30am and rolls uninterrupted into dinner at 5pm. Saturdays & Sundays for now.”

624 T Street, NW

04/02/14 10:22pm


This could be awesome – in response to a zoning query on the Shaw listserve – a resident responds:

“The intention is to make a café. The proprietors are long-time neighbors in the area so we are quite looking forward to having it on Marion St.”

The corner of Marion and P Street, NW is right across the street from the newly renovated playground at the Kennedy Rec Center.



03/28/14 9:33am


One reader writes:

“I saw and heard quite a commotion outside at 5th and Florida NW starting around 9 pm. MPD, WMATA cops, undercover cops, and an ambulance are all over the place. The cops quickly unloaded the bus, but there seems to be a few guys hanging around screaming.”

Another writes:

“Last night around 9:00 or so there was about 7 cop cars around 5th and Florida. Stories were varying on what happened but I believe there was a fight on the metro bus and everyone had to get off and switch metro buses. The guy that started the fight was apparently causing commotion on the street and that is when the cops came. Does anyone know exactly what happened?”