2017 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C.’s thriving hospitality scene along the U Street Corridor is receiving a new addition that is a nod to the past.  Public House Collective, a New York-based hospitality management and consulting company, and operators of two New York City nightlife destinations, The Rum House and Ward III, announced today the opening of Quarter+Glory, marking its first venture outside of the New York market. Quarter+Glory is slated to open in mid-December at the corner of 14th and U Streets.

Conceptualized by Public House Collective’s principals, President, Ryan P. Burke and Chief Creative Officer, Kenneth B. McCoy, Quarter+Glory will be a modern take on the classic American watering holes of earlier generations; where all walks of life convened over carefully crafted drinks and good conversation in a convivial atmosphere.  Robert Yealu, who was recently named to D.C.’s first-ever “30 Under 30” list from Zagat, will serve as General Manager.

rendering courtesy Quarter+Glory

Quarter+Glory embodies the spirit of creative types of a past era coming together — whether it be journalists, poets, actors, novelists, or just the neighborhood raconteur – to converse about their individual crafts and the unique creative process that connected them. In that vein, Quarter+Glory borrows its name from an alleged secret New York literary society said to be started by famed playwright Eugene O’Neill. As lore would have it, the members would gather in old waterfront bars and conclude each meet by raising their glasses and pledging, “give me Quarter and Glory!”

“Quarter+Glory is truly an authentic ode to the bars of old New York that my father owned and operated, where folks from a cross section of society gathered to share great drinks and conversation with whomever happened to stride up to the bar,” said McCoy.  “We chose D.C. as the place to take our first step outside of New York because the city has such a distinctive energy that feels very much in tune with our own.  I think it’s fair to say that Washington, D.C. also captures the essence of Quarter+Glory, ‘Dignified for the Discerning and Bold for the Courageous.’”

At the core of Quarter+Glory is a menu of 23 cocktails, comprising both classics and house originals, which will rotate seasonally. (more…)


Thanks to a reader for passing on this great project to knit blankets for all the homeless babies at DC general:

“Sunday at 4:30pm
Off Road Indoor Cycling
905 U St NW

Join us kick off the project to provide handmade baby blankets to the 200+ babies living in DC General, the capital’s primary family shelter. You don’t need to know how to knit/crochet; we’ll show you and provide the yarn!”


We appreciate PoPville giving us the opportunity to post the following excerpts from an interview with Millennium Decorative Arts’ owner Glynn Romero. The interview was in final production for publication when we learned the news that Millennium will be closing its doors for good at the end of the year – after more than 20 years of operation on U St. This news comes on the heels of the closure of two other similar stores in the area – Mara Home of 14th and U, and Simon Vintage of Shaw. We believe these events demonstrate the impact our rapidly changing and developing city is having on the retail landscape and neighborhoods of DC. Please keep local, independent businesses in mind the next time you shop for furniture, clothing and more. While national retailers and big box stores also contribute greatly to our city, it is the stores that you don’t find anywhere else that we believe give our neighborhoods their true and most valuable character.


How long has Millennium Decorative Arts been in business? 

Millennium opened in September of 1992. It was a multi-dealer store when it first opened (like an antique mall) where people rented spaces to sell only mid-century furniture and accessories. The original owners were Tom Mallan and his wife Trish. I bought it from a second pair of owners in 1998. It was originally two floors with a spiral staircase connecting the floors. I reduced the size to one floor in 2005, which it has remained, since then. (more…)

cloak dagger
1359 U Street, NW

I noticed last night that Cloak & Dagger had opened in the former Patty Boom Boom space on U Street. Hours are listed as:

Thursday 10pm – 2am
Friday 10pm – 3am
Saturday 10pm – 3am

Back in February we learned:

““So in a nut shell Cloak & Dagger’s concept will pay homage to DC’s history of elusive spies, espionage and underground secret society. A red telephone booth (London style sorta like the Dr. Who) will be the disguised entrance way into the bar/lounge. Covert rooms leading to different areas (I.e. the entrance, VIP room, DJ booth, etc) of Cloak & Dagger will provide a fun and classy Victorian style old school ambiance. (more…)