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847 Upshur Street, NW
847 Upshur Street currently home to Open Kitchen Diner and previously home to King ‘n I and Seafood and Things before that is up for lease. The listing says:
“Excellent Pet-worth location, 1280 Square Feet Retail/Restaurant space for lease. currently used as restaurant, all hoods in place. Prospective Tenant can fix the place as they see it fit to their business. All utility paid by tenant.”
It’s going for $2,400/Mo.
Ed. Note: Last month we learned that the China American Inn had closed next door at 845 Upshur Street, NW.
847 Upshur St, NW
A reader writes:
There’s a new restaurant coming to the 800 block of Upshur St., NW. It’s going to be called “Good Bites of Petworth.” According to Diego, the owner, it will serve “vegan, vegetarian, and comfort food,” or in other words, food that captures the character of the neighborhood.
We previously heard that the former King and I space at 847 Upshur St, NW would serve “good soul food.” It’ll be interesting to see if they turn out like Georgia Ave’s Everlasting Life or Soul Vegetarian. Updates as construction progresses.
847 Upshur St, NW
I’m not gonna pretend to understand what happened to the King-n-I that was located at 847 Upshur St, NW. But the closure might be a blessing in disguise. I spoke with one of the new owners who shares great news. The space is being completely gutted and while it will still feature a large bar there will also be a proper sit down area including a lounge area with tvs showing sports. At the moment the plans are to name the restaurant simply – “Good Food”. It will feature “good soul food.” They still have to apply for permits, as well as a liquor license, so it will likely be a few months before they open. Stay tuned.
I know they opened up last week but I wanted to wait a bit so I could share the menu as well (see PDF below). Sadly, I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet at the old Seafood & Things space at 847 Upshur St, NW but I did chat briefly with the owner (pictured below) who was super nice. In addition to trying the pizza, I’m also eager to see how the Gyro tastes.
Anyone check them out yet?
While I still don’t like the name, I even feel a bit bad about making fun of the sign previously, I have to say the menu looks pretty good. Also the owner was super nice. So despite I’m gonna forget about the sign and give the place a fair shot. They offer a Red Snapper sandwich for the reasonable price of $6.75. They also have Croaker, Trout, Catfish, Clams, Tilapia, Shrimp and Scallops. All prices range around $6 to $9 depending if you get fries and sides or not. If the food is tasty this could be a great addition. Anyone give them a try yet?
This is the place next to Beveragemania. I’ve been wondering for a while what it was going to be. To be honest I guess I’m a bit saddened to learn it is going to be a Seafood & Things. I just don’t find the name very inspiring. It’s also pretty funny that they are called Seafood & Things and have a picture of a pizza. I wonder if all the “things” will be food related. I guess going vague gives one a bit of flexibility. Maybe it’ll be a nice surprise and the food will be terrific. What do you guys think of the name?
From a press release:
“Lulabelle’s is back! Julie Wineinger, the owner of Willow and Lulabelle’s, announces that after a short hiatus Lulabelle’s will reopen on Tuesday, February 5th at 8AM. “Our team has been working really hard to expand our offerings and we are excited to introduce breakfast and lunch options,” said Wineinger.
The new menu is comprised of several family recipes including a Shipwreck Sandwich, which is an egg frittata between ciabatta bread and grilled on a waffle iron ( a sausage and vegetarian version are available). Wineinger states, “Lulabelle is the term of endearment that my Grandfather called my Grandmother so it was only fitting that the menu features one of her recipes – Hot Fudge.”
They now have several sandwich choices such as turkey, apple, swiss, with strawberry jam , hot ham and brie, and grilled cheese. A vegan sandwich is also in the works and should be available in the next couple of weeks. A collection of pastries plus drip coffee round out the new menu.
“It has been so much fun selecting all the new items for the shop (like fancy sprinkles and retro sodas) but I want our loyal fans to know that some things have stayed the same such as the candy, the Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, and the Lost sock coffee. We kept all the awesome of the original Lulabelle’s and just added more to it,” says Wineinger.
847 Upshur Street, NW prior to opening courtesy Lulabelle’s
From the owners of Each Peach Market and Pear Plum Cafe:
“We are announcing that as of December 24th, 2018, Each Peach will no longer be the operators of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, choosing instead to focus on our other businesses in Mt. Pleasant. For the last year, Lulabelle’s has functioned as a collaboration between Emily Friedberg and Jeanlouise Conaway of Each Peach Market and Pear Plum Cafe in Mt. Pleasant and Julie Wineinger, owner of Willow Fashion. Each Peach was running the coffee and ice cream service, as well as all kitchen operations. “We are sad to leave Upshur Street and have loved getting to know a new neighborhood but ultimately, the logistics of having a kitchen offsite from our primary business location has proved to be difficult to manage.”
Lulabelle’s will close on Dec 24th for the Christmas Holiday and to make some adjustments to the space, and will reopen tentatively on January 8th, 2019. (more…)
847 Upshur Street, NW courtesy Lulabelle’s
From an email:
“We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop Saturday, December 9, 2017. Thanks to Petworth’s patience and its avid support of our pop-up events, we are now ready to open our doors! This Saturday, during the Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair, sweeten up your day and stop by the shop. Front of house, you’ll find a variety of candy, unique housewares, and gifts for people of all ages. In the back, we have Taharka Brothers ice cream by-the-scoop in flavors such as Grapefruit Campari Sorbet, Milk Chocolate, and Gravel Road, as well as coffee, hot chocolate, and a special peppermint drink for the opening weekend.
Our temporary hours as we adjust to being open will be 10-6 Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. We can’t wait to start serving up delicious treats for you all!”
Back in 2008
847 Upshur St, NW courtesy Lulabelle’s
Well this is massive and awesome news.
Ed. Note: It’s fascinating to look at the transformation of this space over the years.
Back in 2008
From a press release:
“We are excited to announce that Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop will soon join the mix of great Upshur Street businesses in Petworth! Lulabelle’s is a collaboration between Julie Wineinger of Willow and Emily Friedberg and Jeanlouise Conaway of Each Peach Market in Mt. Pleasant. Opening later this summer, Lulabelle’s will serve coffee, ice cream, sweet treats, grab and go sandwiches and salads, AND will carry a whole array of fabulous gift items, greeting cards, stationery and other sundries. (more…)