606 Florida Ave, NW courtesy El Techo
From a press release:
“Picture this: a sunny summer day in Washington spent on the El Techo roof surrounded by luscious treetop greenery with a frozen margarita in hand. But, wait. It starts to rain, threatening your picturesque rooftop relaxation session.
Fear not. Rain no longer has to ruin your time in Shaw’s adult tree house as it is no match for El Techo’s new all-weather roof set to unveil Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new roof will be a 14- foot high structure made from horizontally louvered semi-clear panels, which will allow the sun to shine through, even during those sudden summer showers. When the sky is clear, the roof will be opened from 0 degrees horizontal to 90 degrees vertical, making the roof open-air once again. (more…)
2106 Vermont Ave, NW
Update thanks to Laura for sending from SQUARE 134 ARCHITECTS:
“After 12 years of serving the local community of the U Street corridor, the bar at 2106 Vermont Ave NW will be replaced with a mixed-use development to match the fast-growing density of the area. The massing of the building is a result of creating a balance between the massive developments along Florida Ave and the smaller scale buildings on the block. The proposed building will consist of one retail space and nine residential units. Each unit will consist of four to six bedrooms and structured for communal living. Each resident will have their own private space and be a part of a communal living space within their unit. In addition to that, the building will have an amenity space on the rooftop to serve the entire building.”
via SQUARE 134 ARCHITECTS
Thanks to all who messaged us. Rob notes succinctly: “The deed has been done” (more…)
11th and Park Road, NW
Lots of folks are bidding their final farewells to Meridian Pint before they close after tomorrow. Long story short, I’m told they’re running out of food today. But fear not, you can bring your own food tonight if you are planning on stopping by after 5pm for the Caps game.
This has been a public service announcement by the Prince of Petworth blogging network.
“The weather is changing and we are celebrating with a good ole fashioned Spring Fling! (Imagine high school semi-formal… but with a bar and a band!) FREE LIVE MUSIC by The Reed Appleweed Trio!!”
5501 14th Street, NW
From an email:
“The new Y2K pop up bar was designed and built by two local female artists. Anna Pineapple and Kira Tai are the founders of Pineapple Tai Entertainment, a boutique arts and entertainment company.
The pop up bar features a 2000 New Year’s Eve ball drop, Lisa Frank tribute wall, a retro game room, and hundreds of collectible items from the late 90s and early 2000s. Among the things you’ll see on the bar: all 5 of the *NSYNC marionette dolls, flip phones, hit clips, furbies, Macintosh computers, and all your favorite forgotten movies, artists, and books.
The bar tops and tables are covered with hand cut and arranged magazine clips and photos from 1995-2005. There are over 1,000 CDs on the walls and hung from the ceiling.
There are themed cocktails on the menu including Spiced Girls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Baby Phat, and Kill Bill. Food is also served from the restaurant downstairs, Rewind.”
More details from the press release: (more…)
1837 1st Street, NW
“Bloomingdale’s Fried Chicken Place Is Turning Into an Italian Bar With Board Games
Crisp, the Bloomingdale bar and restaurant known for its Nashville hot wings and chicken sandwiches, is scratching its longtime poultry theme. New owners of the two-story property plan to flip it into a new bar called Hopscotch.”
Apropos of nothing, as it is Friday post Mueller and I am dragging, allow me to share one of my favorite tv commercials from my youth, which my friends and I would mimic for hours. (more…)
1837 1st Street, NW
UPDATE: An Italian Bar to be called Hopscotch is coming.
Getting ready to move to Bloomingdale and was excited to be close to Crisp as I enjoyed my meal there last time I went but looks like they may have shut down for good? According to their last twitter post in March they closed for renovations for what was supposed to be 4 days but now their website’s down. Any word?”
On March 8th they wrote:
“We will be closing Crisp Bar and Kitchen this weekend to renovate and clean the kitchen. We will reopen next Tuesday the 12th at normal operating hours. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you all soon!”
Anyone know if they are down for the count?
1825 M Street, NW
Thanks to Jill for sharing: “I would like for someone to tell me if this is okay? Seems a little too soon, right?”
Sign of the Whale earning the rep.
75 District Square, SW. 12 Stories opens at the top of the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Photo by Anna Meyer.
From a press release:
“Today, Gerber Group officially launches 12 Stories, the brand’s first D.C. property (75 District Square SW, 12th floor) located at the top of The InterContinental Hotel in the city’s new billion-dollar residential and retail development, The Wharf.
Designed by SLDesign, the new penthouse bar is a sexy, modern addition to The Wharf landscape, boasting a nearly 360-degree view of The Potomac and the Washington skyline.
Photo by Anna Meyer
12 Stories features modern artwork by Paige Smith, industrial-chic design touches like concrete flooring, wired pendulum lighting, velvet, marble, leather and wood furniture and an expansive 26-foot NanaWall, opening up onto an outdoor terrace. (more…)