1407 T Street, NW

Thanks to Caryn Jean for sending. We learned Ice Cream Jubilee would be taking over the BakeHouse space back in late August.

[“Bakehouse will continue to operate a wholesale bakery out of the shared space while Ice Cream Jubilee operates the front of house as a full-service ice cream shop.”]

They still have to go through the “DC Permit / Licensing process” so stay tuned for an exact opening date.


1212 U Street, NW

Alphonse opened with great anticipation after a major renovation back in August 2014. This was the spot from one of the owners of Russia House and Biergarten Haus. Thanks to all who sent @PoPville tweets. Were there any other fans?

Thanks to Mike Levine for sending:

“RIP Alphonse on U Street. You were one of my favs — yet so few got to know you.”


Tim Fegan also notes that Nonna’s Kitchen closed upstairs as well:



Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2001 12th St NW #113
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Garage parking Ownership: Condo
Monthly Condo Fee: $383.00 Square Footage per Listing: 1183
Original List Price: $599,900.
List Price at Contract: $599,900.
List Date: 06/23/2016
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $630,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (adjusted for parking & exterior square footage): $615.
Settlement Date: 09/01/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

Although hard to fathom in the present, The Lincoln Condominium, just off U Street, was a pioneer and trail blazer in its early days. Newly built and delivered in 2000, the 156 unit block-sized building was a huge (literally and figuratively) addition to an area that, at the time, was still populated by abandoned properties and limited commercial activity. EYA’s Harrison Square townhomes were built around the same time. Pre-Whole Foods, 2 bedroom units sold new in The Lincoln for around $150,000. (more…)

2001 12th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2001 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious 2BR 2BA less than a block from the heart of U Street and metro with a walk score of 98! Hardwood floors, convenient roommate style floor plan, garage parking included. All in a friendly building with a roof top deck and grill, gym, large community room, courtyard, and front desk attendant. Cats ok Case by Case with $100 Pet Fee.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,200/Mo.

1346 Florida Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for Franklin Hall says:

“New Tavern. Serving a fine selection of draft beers, wine and craft cocktails. The food will be selections of sausages, giant pretzels and fries. Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge. Total Occupancy Load is 232. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

This is from the Tin Shop group, you can see their other projects here. Updates as they get closer to opening.

buddha b
12th and U Street, NW

A reader reports earlier this week:

“I think Buddha B Yoga on 12th and U Street closed. They no longer have a working phone and all their classes online are missing.”

On their facebook they wrote that Sunday was their last day:

“Thank you to all of the YOGIS and Buddha B TEACHERS who have practiced love and compassion — Last day of classes at Buddha B Yoga tomorrow 8/21/2016 OM SHANTI”

1407 T Street, NW

Update from Ice Cream Jubilee:

“Ice Cream Jubilee’s second location will open in September at 1407 T Street, NW.

Two years after opening its first store in Yards Park, Ice Cream Jubilee is preparing to open its second location at 1407 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Ice Cream Jubilee will continue to feature creative flavors of premium ice cream made from local, all natural cream, such as Thai Iced Tea, Banana Bourbon Caramel, Marionberry, and Cookies & Cookie Dough. Ice Cream Jubilee will serve its freshly made waffle cones and quarter-pound cookies, and introduce new seasonal flavors, sundaes, and indulgent drinks for the winter. (more…)

1301 U Street, NW, former U Street Cafe (and Mocha Hut, remember Mocha Hut?) next door to the recently opened upper crust pizzeria

From a press release:

“TaKorean, known for its combination of Korean inspired flavors with a Latin American twist, will open its fourth location in the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC in the early spring of 2017.

Located at 1301 U Street NW, TaKorean will be situated in the heart of the historic U Street District. “The 14th and U Street area is home to so many of our customers,” says Mike Lenard, Founder and CEO. “We couldn’t have found a better place to continue growing the TaKorean brand.” (more…)

1414-1418 U Street, NW

OK, OK, OK I know I tend to get excited about new spots opening but District Distilling Co. in the former Coppi’s and Utopia spaces is absolutely beautiful. Stunning. Dead sexy.


“District Distilling Co. is D.C.’s first combination Distillery + Kitchen + Bar. Everything from our menu to our seating is designed to help you discover something—a new appreciation or an old favorite—all in the comfortable setting of a historic 19th century row house at 14th and U Street. We’re open for tours, drinks, weekend brunch and nightly dinners. Stop by and stay awhile.”

Check out their many menus (bar, kitchen and drinks) here.

Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself (but do believe me in that the photos don’t come close to doing the space justice, so go in person starting Friday.)


Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)