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Fast Food Teryiaki/Asian Fusion Restaurant, Poppa Box, Taking Shape in Former Tony’s Flowers Space

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm 5 Comments

1928 I Street, NW

Back in October we noted major renovations had started on the new Asian fusion restaurant, Poppa Box, coming to the long vacant Tony’s building. Looks like they’re getting close to finishing.

prior to reno

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to know how this tiny building has survived for so long at this location. I’m guessing that its footprint must be simply too small for a high-rise.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing! Though, the footprint could definitely support a tall building – the engineering technology exists to build tall & small.
      I think the issue might be that they would have trouble filling the office space, since each floor would be so small. They could only attract smalls businesses (e.g. small law firm with two partners, small industry organization, NGO, etc.).
      That said, anyone who builds an office building that would cater to dentists would make a killing. My dentist constantly complains that there’s only two or three buildings in downtown that will allow dentists to open up shop, due to their unique utility and noise needs. The buildings that currently host dentist offices are pretty dumpy and expensive, compared to offices that allow doctors.

  • Anonymous

    this is such a great addition, no movie theater even close to this part of town! I really think florida is going to be the next 14th street seems like everything is popping up along that cooridor

    • Anonymous

      wrong thread

  • Anonymous

    Ah Tonys Place, the only place in DC where you could get fresh flowers while shopping for porno dvds and magazines…rip old dc


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