1207 19th Street, NW
“Tulips artfully blends modern cuisine, meticulously crafted cocktails, and exceptional service. We invite guests to experience each room in our beautiful multi-level restaurant, situated in a historic Dupont Circle town home. Tulips’ intoxicating atmosphere includes a sophisticated dining room, a champagne lounge, and upscale bar.”
On November 15th they wrote: “…Three more weeks!”
Stay tuned for an exact opening date.
1207 19th Street, NW looking south towards M Street
Congrats to PoPville pick AnonG with:
“Santa’s rating is too low to get an Uber/Lyft because he kept requesting too many stops”
Congrats to PoP pick J R with:
“Is Jumbo Slice still open?”
And honorable mention to Mayhemnsuz with:
“It’s a one door open sleigh!”
Thanks to Rob for sending from 6th and C St, NW:
“Walked right up to him, and he didn’t move for almost a minute. Turns out he was stalking a small mouse, who darted out from under a car soon after, and the hawk hopped after him into the tree box. It was wild.”
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
A little Billie Jean this week, obviously:
Thanks to Paul for sending from Shaw.
“Commissary is also hosting its 4th annual Latke-palooza, a Hannukah happy hour on Monday, December 18th from 6 PM-9 PM. Tickets to this event include entry and access to the “bottomless” latke and deep-fried donut bar which features traditional, sweet potato and brussel sprout latkes.10% of proceeds from this event benefit The Jewish Food Experience. Tickets are $22 per person and available at Commissarydc.com.”
1443 P Street, NW
And in other Commissary news:
“Commissary is hosting a Britney Spears-themed brunch Saturday, December 2 from 8 AM-4 PM. December 2nd marks Britney Spears birthday so not only will Commissary be celebrating that but also their being selected as Editor’s Choice in Washington Blade’s Best of D.C. poll for Best Bottomless Brunch. Costumes are encouraged and Britney will be playing all brunch, so this party is guaranteed to be fun, lively, and photo-worthy.”
965 Florida Ave, NW. Image courtesy of MRP Realty and Ellis Development Group with JBG SMITH
From a press release:
“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Washington Metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group, in partnership with JBG SMITH, have broken ground on their new mixed-use development, The Wren, located at 965 Florida Avenue NW. The celebratory event took place on November 30, and included remarks by Mayor Bowser.
The Wren is a 289,686-square-foot development in the Shaw neighborhood. The building features 433 residential units, of which 132 units will be affordable. Along with best-in-class amenities, The Wren will be a LEED Silver Certified building with solar panels providing a portion of the building’s energy. Anchoring the ground floor will be a 43,406-square-foot Whole Foods–the seventh location of the grocery retailer in the District and its first store in the District since being purchased by Amazon. (more…)
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.
“Benga in Brightwood Park”
“Nathan on Halloween wondering who wore it best. Happy belated Halloweenie!”
Photo via office of zoning files
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
A four-unit apartment building at the N Street entrance to Blagden Alley has been operating for about 14 years on the basis of “forged” documents. That’s the story a committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle heard at its regular monthly meeting last night (November 29).
Nneka Shelton, the representative of the owners of 924 N Street NW, told ANC2F’s Community Development Committee that the owners have been operating the building since 2003 without a valid DC Certificate of Occupancy. At various times in the meeting, Shelton characterized the owner’s current Certificate of Occupancy as “faulty” or “forged”.
The certificate of occupancy in the publicly-available electronic files of the DC Office of Zoning for this case is from July 1985 and allows a dry cleaners to operate on the premises. Shelton said at the meeting that this is the latest Certificate of Occupancy for the building.
A Certificate of Occupancy is the DC government’s confirmation that a property is being used in accordance with zoning regulations. In this case, the property is now zoned RF-1, which is “for areas predominantly developed with attached row houses on small lots within which no more than 2 dwelling units are permitted”. Before a 2016 conversion of zoning designations, the building was categorized as “R-4”, but the limitations were the same – no more than two residential units per property.
Now the owners want to get legal. (more…)