4231 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Last week we learned Nando’s Peri Peri would be opening their Tenleytown location on May 21st and the transformation on the outside from Armand’s Pizza looked great. Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how freaking amazing the space turned out. I was able to take some preview photos earlier this week – and I’m gonna have to say this is easily in the top five coolest restaurant renovations I’ve ever seen. Followers of PoPville know that I love old stuff – so it will come as no surprise that lots of old elements of this building were uncovered and incorporated into the new space. You can read the cool background on the building and design below:

Nando’s Tenleytown Release, History (PDF)

Nando’s Tenleytown Release, Design (PDF)

Honest to God, the photos won’t even do justice to how awesome it is. Have a look:

part of 2nd floor

a snapshot of how the walls changed over the years

Tons more photos after the jump. (more…)

4619 41st Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave

Thanks to a reader for sending word of this new signage up in Tenleytown – Bread & Salt – A Neighborhood Eatinghouse. This is the retail spot in the new building next to Dancing Crab:


Back in 2012 this retail space was supposed to become a restaurant called Fork and Spade. Apparently that didn’t work out and now we have Bread & Salt coming soon. Updates as they get closer to opening.

You can see more info and renderings here.

Yesterday @douglasdevdc tweeted:

“We broke ground on @TenleyViewDDC in @Tenleytown_DC! More details on what will be premier mixed-use property in #DC!”

From Tenley View’s website:

“New construction of 46,830 sf. of new residential space for sixty rental apartments on five new levels.

Renovation and restoration of existing ground and first floor structure to create approximately 13,985 sf. of retail space

Zero parking

Bicycle parking and car sharing available as alternate forms of transportation.”

4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Brandywine

From DC Water:

“DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water

Customers in the previously affected portion of NW Washington, DC can use tap water for all purposes. Please see the interactive map at to review the boundaries of the previous impact area. DC Water lifts the Boil Water Advisory after confirming that the drinking water meets water quality safety standards for this type of event. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites, and at different times, in the impact area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure. The pressure loss occurred on March 5, 2014 after a power outage at the Ft. Reno Pump Station. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water.

During this event, DC Water worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, its partners in the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington region to communicate with the public and quickly restore water service. “This boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution,” said DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins. “Though we recognized the possibility for contamination was slim, we erred on the side of caution to put our customers’ health and safety first. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience while we took the necessary time to ensure the safety of the water.”


From a press release:

“The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) advises customers to boil their water for cooking and drinking if they are experiencing low water pressure, especially in areas West and Southwest of Rock Creek Park (see the updated map at link in press release). If customers do not have water service, they are advised to boil water when service is restored. If customers are not experiencing low water pressure and do not live in the affected area, customers do not need to boil their water.

On March 5, the Ft. Reno Pumping Station experienced a power outage that was isolated to the DC Water system. Due to a loss of pressure, affected customers are advised to boil their water until further notice. To minimize risk, customers should follow the instructions outlined in this advisory (more…)