3622 Georgia Ave, NW
In this morning’s post about Blue Banana closing, a reader mentions hearing a cigar bar could be going in just down the street at 3622 Georgia Ave. If true, think that would be a good addition to the block?
2101 L Street, NW
Back in June 2012 we learned that Lite Stars bistro closed at 2101 L St, NW. A reader hears that the space will become a second Stoney’s location. Their first location is in Logan Circle at 1433 P St, NW (after moving from 1307 L St, NW.) You can see their menu here. Updates as more info becomes available.
15th and H St, NW via google street view
Yesterday the Washington Business Journal broke the news of plans for a huge restaurant coming to 15th and H Street, NW:
“The restaurant is expected to occupy a huge chunk of space, 18,000 square feet, with a total occupancy upward of 800.”
A very good source hears that it’s looking like it will be a Joe’s Crab Shack.
UPDATE: What a difference a word makes – as many commenters already predicted – it’s not a Joe’s Crab Shack but rather a Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab – according to the Washington Business Journal:
“The District’s version of Joe’s, a popular seafood and steak restaurant with locations in the Windy City and Las Vegas, will seat more than 500, with total occupancy of nearly 800, catering to the office and tourist set alike.”
2nd and Florida Ave, NW
One reader passes on some scuttlebutt about the renovation that has started at 1700 2nd St, NW:
“Rumor has it that it will be 9 one bedroom apartments and then a restaurant on the ground floor. As is the nature of a rumor I can’t confirm any of this… but just seeing that this place is getting attention is great news.”
And thanks to another reader, Caitlin, for sending the photos. Stay tuned for more info and updates on the renovation as construction progresses.
1830 14th Street, NW
A bit of interesting scuttlebutt this morning – a tipster sends word that an “evening food market and bar” is coming to the former art gallery (in the old Hunted House) space at 1830 14th St, NW. The proposed market will be filled by various food truck-type vendors (some who are apparently quite well known) as well as a beer/wine bar. They expect to open around May. Could be awesome. More info as it becomes available.
Earlier in the week Eater DC had posted a tip that Tynan Coffee’s Friendship Heights location had closed at 5310 Western Ave. NW (Wisconsin and Western Ave, NW.) A good source tells me that the space will likely become a Le Pain Quotidien. Stay tuned.
3475 14th Street, NW
A reader sends word:
Heads up – DC Fish Carry Out [where MPD had previously found large quantities of crack cocaine] on the corner of 14th and Otis closed, it looks like they are planning on turning it into a Mexican restaurant… I live nearby so I’ve been hearing a ton of construction, I asked the guys inside today and they told me about the restaurant. They said it should be open in a couple weeks.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
A tasty bit of scuttlebutt this Friday morning – even though a brand new Giant is coming to 4th and H St, NE – I hear that Whole Foods is very close to signing a letter of intent for a property at 7th and H St, NE (either the Murry’s building or the drap dc government building). Another source confirms that they are looking but that this prospect is way way way in the future. Anyway, given our love for grocery stores – thought you’d want to hear as soon as possible.
Think H Street could support a Giant and a Whole Foods so close together?
Last week we spoke about our favorite grocery stores and Whole Foods came in a respectable third behind Trader Joe’s and Wegmans.
Some potential news about the former fro-yo place in the upstairs of Union Station by the Pret (which was speculated to become a Burger King Express). I saw some workers working on the space yesterday, and I asked them what was going to go there. They said that it would be a “Tropicana,” and that it would be temporary. This is a bit confusing to me— does this mean it will be a juice stand? (Are there freestanding Tropicana dispensaries?) Also, there are now a bunch of Tropicana ads in the Union Station Metro, so maybe the old fro-yo spot will just be ad space until something new comes in. Just thought I’d pass this news on!
801 Florida Ave, NW
A reader sends word on the building located at 8th and Florida Ave, NW:
“I talked to one of the construction workers this morning and he confirmed with me that it will be a restaurant with a bar. Unfortunately he didn’t know what kind of food will be served.”
Updates as more info becomes available.
1134 19th St, NW
Singapore Bistro closed back in 2010 at 1134 19th St, NW. I’ve been amazed that such a prime location would stay vacant for so long. Walking by last weekend I noticed that the for lease signs had been removed and it now seems like we might finally have a new tenant. In a post yesterday about a Cuban restaurant coming to Columbia Heights, a reader writes:
“I know a franchise of Sophie’s Cuban [Ed. Note: careful if you click on the link, music plays.] (from NY) will be opening soon at 1134 19th St, NW. A buddy is part of ownership team.”
You can see their menu here. More info as it becomes available.
Photo by PoPville contributor Jeremy Barr
A very reliable source sends some news about one of DC’s most well known salons – Immortal Beloved. Word is that Immortal Beloved is likely going to move from their current 1457 Church St, NW location to the nearby current location of the Muleh furniture store at 1831 14th Street, NW. They also say that Muleh will likely be moving into a new space in Georgetown. Not sure of the planned timing of this move but both Muleh and Immortal Beloved remain open. More info as it becomes available.
4th Street, NE south of Ethiopic
Some potential super sweet scuttlebutt for ya to round out the year. Another really good source tells me that Honey Pig Korean BBQ is looking to take over around 4000 square feet near 4th and H St, NE. Their website says:
My husband and I began Honey Pig in 2008 with our son in mind. We wanted to create a restaurant that would offer affordable, quality food for people from all different walks of life. Today, we are happy to say that Honey Pig is known for just that–a fun, vibrant mixing bowl of all ages and cultures, coming together to enjoy the finest Korean BBQ at the lowest prices in town!
You can see their menu here.
They currently have three locations in Ellicott City, MD; Centreville, VA; and Annandale, VA.
Still just rumor at this point for H Street but could be pretty cool.
Anyone every try one of those spots?
400 Block of H Street, NE east of Ethiopic
3rd and H St, NE looking east
I’m hearing from a very good source that Chopt, Chipotle, Boloco, and Potbellys are all trying to get one of the new retail spaces for the new building on H Street, NE between 3rd and 4th (where the new Giant grocery store is also coming.) Out of the four above which would you most like to see?
4th and H St, NE looking west
A reader hears some scuttlebutt that a Busboys and Poets could be coming to the new Takoma Central project at 235 Carroll Street, NW. I’ve also heard some scuttlebutt that they are interested in that space. If it is accurate – do you think Busboys and Poets would make a nice compliment to the already announced La Mano Coffee Bar coming to 304 Carroll St, NW?
The Union Kitchen Food Incubator is next door: http://www.unionkitchendc.com/New Outdoor Tavern with Food Trucks Coming to 3rd and L St, NE
That would hurt the owner of the car being parked more than the valet parking...Dear PoPville – Valet Parking Abuses
seriously how does this work? Just fence off a block and have a party? Somewhat random...New Outdoor Tavern with Food Trucks Coming to 3rd and L St, NE
I see 35 open air bathrooms in that photo. Be creative.New Outdoor Tavern with Food Trucks Coming to 3rd and L St, NE
+1,000. Need a gym in Shaw, please! A real/normal gym, not just a boutique studio for...Friday Question of the Day – Do You Like the Idea of a “Griffith Market” at 965 Florida Ave, NW?