2129 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Signage and building permits for a new restaurant, across the street from Nido.”

Back in 2013 RIA Insider posted:

“The theme of the restaurant will be “Food for Thought” and will feature American style cuisine, using local and fresh ingredients, that Nina describes as “healthy dining” with made from scratch foods…they are currently working on the menu, which will contain several signature dishes including gluten-free and vegetarian options.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.

This house is located at 3013 20th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“$10,000 CLOSING CREDIT TO BUYER!! This beauty offers open floor plan with separate formal living space in addition to family room on main level, skylights, ample natural lighting, granite counter tops, fireplace and spacious kitchen for the family gatherings! Graciously completed with all the bells and whistles sitting atop a hill giving spectacular views with rear paved driveway!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $649,000.


A reader reports:

“They sent out menus to the neighborhood over a month ago, but the phone number on the menus redirects to the H St. location. Also, the space looks completely done (see attached). I don’t know what the holdup is and I’m sorta annoyed about it, because I could really go for a jumbo slice right now. Maybe they’re having trouble finding staff?”

2117 Rhode Island Ave, NE


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at approximately 11:36 pm. An adult male victim was standing at the intersection of Hamlin Street and Queens Chapel Road, Northeast, when he was approached by a suspect who brandished a hand gun, demanded the victim’s property, and then shot the victim multiple times.

An off duty MPD officer witnessed the offense and approached the suspects. The first suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire using his service weapon. A second suspect also shot at the officer, who again returned fire. It is unknown if the officers shots took effect. The suspects fled the scene heading northwest bound in the 1800 block of Queens Chapel Road, Northeast. The victim of the shooting was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There were no other reported injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Another eagerly anticipated opening – Nido – opens tonight!

“Our two-level, 80-seat restaurant serves eclectic Mediterranean cuisine.
The space and the menu are inspired by co-owner Erin Lingle’s time spent abroad, and aims to create ‘a place to sit down’ to snack and imbibe with family, friends, and neighbors.

Dinner 5:30-10:30pm Tuesday-Sunday
Bar open until 12am Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday, 1am Friday & Saturday Weekend brunch service coming soon”


Photos courtesy Nido and you can see their opening menu here:

Final Menu (PDF)


From a press release:

“Get ready for … you guessed it – Another Damn Craft Show!

Ladies and Gentlemen. Art Enables, DC’s renowned studio and gallery for emerging artists with developmental disabilities, presents a brand-new, juried shopping experience. Introducing Another Damn Craft Show. The premise is pretty much self-explanatory – a collaboration of artisans with one simple mission: to celebrate the local DC arts-and-crafts scene. Oh. And sell some handmade stuff, too. Lots of it.

Please join us on Saturday, June 13th from 11AM – 4PM at the Art Enables’ studio at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE to experience 25 of the best crafters and artisans in the DC Metro area.

“Art Enables is the perfect space to offer an offbeat, upscale craft show full of the District’s coolest alt-crafters. Our show will offer 100% hand-crafted items, like bath & body products, letter-pressed cards, home décor, ceramics, monster illustrations, and work from the studio artists,” said Art Enables’ curator, Beth Baldwin. FREE for artists to participate and FREE for visitors to shop, Another Damn Craft Show showcases what DC is universally known for – alternative art at its best.”

From an email:

Nido [2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE] Opening Menu

As we put the finishing touches on the restaurant space, Executive Chef Aaron Wright (Butterfield 9, Pesce, The Tabard Inn) has completed the opening menu.

The menu, which can be seen below, includes four sections: snacks, small plates, pastas, and large plates. It features Mediterranean influences and several vegetable-driven dishes.

Opening date and details to follow as soon as they are finalized.”

Nido Menu

3710 24th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3710 24th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“PRICE REDUCTION!! Practically brand new home!! Renovated from top to bottom! Open flr plan, stainless steel appliances, island to die for, floating stairs, spa showers, yard to garden and spectacular front porch!! Parking pad with full price!! ALARM – CALL FOR CODE!!!”


You can see more photos here.

Save a marriage – the requester and their spouse at are odds! This 4 bed/3.5 bath is listed at $625,000.

1918 Lawrence Street Northeast

This house is located at 1918 Lawrence Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Turn this property into the home of your dreams. Great location, location , location. Property is one mile from the new shopping area, Starbucks/ Busboys&poets/ Wood burning fireplace/ walk out Basement/ sep dining & kitchen area. Sunroom to L BR. Great Hrdwd flrs/ Original fixtures in some areas. Hugh yard! ( .150)Needs work/ Fixer upper/ Bring Flashlight/ NO Lights/”

1918 Lawrence Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $330,000.