We talk about a lot of places that I hear are coming to retail spaces. Sometimes they open up right away, often times they open up after significant delays, and sometimes they don’t open up at all. Danger Watch is a new series that will check back on spaces where there has been little visible progress. If you have a nomination for Danger Watch please send in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail
Back in September 2011 we learned that Daikaya a new ramen shop was coming to the vacant lot at 705 6th St, NW next to Graffiato. At the time the liquor license said:
“This is a tavern that has a ramen shop on the ground level. Diners will be able to order bowls with a variety of fresh toppings. The second level will serve as a bar & restaurant with a Japanese menu.”
I’ve now noticed that the liquor license has been cut out (see photo above) and there has been little progress on construction. Perhaps it’s just because it’s winter but I’m putting Daikaya on Danger Watch. I hope I’m wrong.
UPDATE: Just in from a Douglas Development Press Release:
“Daikaya will occupy 5,400 square feet next to Graffiato (another Douglas Development tenant), made up of three levels: main (4,200 square feet), top (400 square feet), and lower (800 square feet) at 705 6th Street, NW. The restaurant, under Sushiko co-owner Daisuke Utagawa, will serve authentic ramen bowls amongst other Asian-influenced dishes and will tentatively open in late spring/early summer 2012.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
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Washington, DC 20008
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HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
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