701 North Carolina Ave, SE. Photo by Austin Graff
Oh wow, I didn’t realize Port City Java had closed! Prime location and great patio right near Eastern Market. Updates when we learn an opening date.
11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Thanks to a tipster for sharing:
“Scuttlebutt: Liquor store on corner moving to 7th St. NW b/c rent is too high (14K). Last day is July 31st. Owner apparently looking to bring a coffee shop in.”
Ed. Note: One of my favorite headlines from back in 2011 Liquor Store at 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW Becoming a Liquor Store.
1520 U Street, NW
A liquor license placard has been posted for a Licht Cafe:
“New Class “C” Tavern with light fare such as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Total Occupancy Load of 80 with seating for 40 patrons.”
Updates as they get closer to opening and we learn more.
14th and Irving Street, NW photo by Natalie Koltun
“Wawa, Inc. today announced its continued expansion into Washington D.C. with the grand opening of its 3rd store in the district, located at 1400 Irving St., NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC. The new store will open its doors to the public on May 23, at 8:00 A.M. with the grand opening ceremony kicking off at 9:00 A.M. The celebration will include exciting fanfare, a ribbon cutting ceremony, announcements by The Wawa Foundation of support of local community organizations and a charitable hoagie-building competition to support local charities.
“We are thrilled to continue spreading our wings into the Washington, DC, market and to fulfill the lives of more customers and communities than ever before with our 3rd store in the District,” said Adam Schall, Wawa Sr. Director of Store Operations. “We look forward to serving the Columbia Heights community and are excited about continuing our expansion in DC well into the future!”
The new DC store offers customers the best of all of Wawa’s newest food service offers, including new custom salads and milk shakes. Any size Coffee will be free through May 26 in celebration of the grand opening. (more…)
rendering 14th and R Street, NW
Following news of the one coming to 1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW at The Darcy hotel, comes word of one more from a press release:
“Development partners Fivesquares Development and Whitman-Walker Health System today announced that Bluestone Lane Café will join 14t h Street’s newest mix-used development at Liz. The Australian-inspired, laid-back café will feature healthy breakfast, lunch, brunch, and evening offerings in a beautifully designed space that boasts indoor and outdoor seating. Bluestone Lane will neighbor global prestige omni-retailer Sephora as well as the new Whitman-Walker Cultural Center on the ground floor of the development. The 14th Street café will be Bluestone Lane’s sixth and largest location in the D.C. region. Liz and Bluestone Lane will open summer 2019. (more…)
425 I Street, NW
Chez Lilly’s website says:
“Quality is at heart of everything we do.
Our passion for the Mount Vernon neighborhood is well matched with our passion for fresh, bold and well rounded flavors from local roasters, combining together to create a beautiful third-space for our neighbors and the sojourners who’re passing through. (more…)