08/01/14 11:45am

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1926 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Michael Schlow’s TICO restaurant will start brunch service this weekend, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 3pm. On the menu guests can expect Latin and Spanish influences on American brunch staples, such as a duck confit and green chile hash with poached eggs and hollandaise ($12), a twist on eggs benedict; and open faced omelets ($12) with three different choices including: pork belly, potato, oaxaca cheese and green chile sauce; 14th St. Farmer’s Market veggies with local goat cheese; or asparagus, serrano ham, avocado, manchego and piquillo peppers. On the sweeter side, caramelized banana pancakes with crunchy hazelnuts ($11) and cinnamon raisin stuffed french toast ($11) round out the menu. A crunchy and spicy fried chicken with maple butter will come with fennel cole slaw and fries ($13).

On the cocktail front, the popular hibiscus margarita appears alongside new brunch sips including a bloody chancho ($11) with bacon infused reposado tequila, house bloody mary mix, and a “tico”rashi rim—Schlow’s riff on the Asian spice mixture, togarashi–made with sea salt, chile de arbol, cayenne, coriander and lime zest. Two coffee cocktails include the mommy’s happy ($10), inspired by travels to Spain, made with Patrón XO Café, Frangelico, Nescafé, iced coffee and milk; and the good morning ($10) made with Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa, Bailey’s, iced coffee, cream and cinnamon.”

07/28/14 12:45pm

DC8415216 - The Lincoln

This unit is located at 2004 11th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large + spacious 2BR/2BA rare CORNER unit at The Lincoln w/ GARAGE PARKING. Multiple exposures welcome in lots of natural light. Hardwood + high ceilings. Generously sized rooms. Pet friendly. The Lincoln amenities: front desk, gym, community room, rooftop deck, courtyard. Walk Score: 92. Close to Metro! Not a ground floor unit.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $519,000 ($480 monthly fee.)

07/23/14 4:35pm

PurpleRain30

From an email:

“On Saturday, July 26th, 2014, DJ Dredd will present a 30th Anniversary celebration of Prince’s seminal film and soundtrack, “Purple Rain” at the historic Black Cat nightclub in Washington, DC.

The celebration, which takes place at the Black Cat nightclub, will feature a screening of “Purple Rain” at 9pm, followed immediately by a Prince themed dance party–featuring a marathon set of music, remixes, and videos. The event will also feature giveaways, signature themed drinks and a costume contest. The Black Cat nightclub is located at 1811 14th Street, Northwest. Advance tickets are available from Ticketfly.

DJ Dredd has held residencies and created some of DCs most celebrated parties and his sets are constantly discussed as some of the best in the city. His genre-bending style of mixing and his uncanny ability to turn any venue into the best party in town has become his trademark—attracting a following just as diverse and extensive as his record collection.”

07/22/14 3:55pm

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From Douglas Development:

New construction of a 6 story building featuring ground level retail/restaurant with the upper 5 levels featuring 30 apartment units. The building will also feature under ground parking for residents, balconies and bay windows.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2013.

Facts:
- 33,232 SF (2,792 SF retail)
- Acquired 2011; Redeveloped 2013-2014
- 6-story building
- 30 rental apartments
- 10 parking space below grade

You can see renderings of the project here. And a final farewell to the mural here.

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07/22/14 10:20am

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1939 12th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Gallagher & Graham Fine Spirits are pleased to announce that they have reached a preliminary agreement with the owner of 1939 12th Street to open an upscale liquor store to serve the needs of the growing U Street Neighborhood. The group filed paperwork with ABRA in late June to open a Class A store and hopes to open its doors in early October.

Gallagher & Graham plans to specialize in craft beers, organic wines and selectively distilled spirits in addition to the staples. “We will carry a few of the name brands but really want to allow Washingtonians to sample some of the great products coming out of this region.” Said Tucker Gallagher, longtime U Street resident.

Gallagher, formerly in corporate marketing, has teamed up with his cousin, John Graham, a newly minted MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship. They are excited for the challenge of serving a changing neighborhood.

Mr. Gallagher came up with the idea while shopping for a dinner party: “The area east of 14th lacks a store where you can buy a fine wine for dinner, a decent craft beer to watch the game or a top shelf liquor to make cocktails. We want to be the first and only stop when U street resident are stocking their bars and wine cellars.”

In addition to serving the needs of the average customer, the duo hope to benefit from the recent trend in artisan products: “We want to help educate our customers about what they are drinking as well as introduce them to new brands. The craft spirit industry has really taken off in recent years and small batch products are in many cases better than the name brands people are familiar with.” added Graham.

“U Street has changed dramatically in the past 10 years and our neighbors are demanding more refined products for a cultivated palate.” Gallagher said “We look forward to providing a variety of quality products for the inquisitive gourmet.”

The store, to be located at 1939 12th Street, hopes to open in October upon approval of ABRA and input from local groups.”

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looking north toward U Street