2467 18th Street, NW
Ed. Note: See our discussion on D.C.’s best bookstores here.
From a press release:
“Idle Time Books, an iconic neighborhood bookstore in Adams Morgan DC, will rename itself as Lost City Books. The new name, brand, and identity follows the retirement of founder Val Morgan and the sale of the bookstore in January 2019. While under new ownership, the store plans to remain in Adams Morgan indefinitely and is dedicated to remaining the neighborhood staple that Idle Time Books has been: a fantastic and idiosyncratic institution that proudly served the neighborhood for 36 years. (more…)
Albemarle and 40th Street, NW behind Whole Foods
So the guy I spoke to out front was totally legit. From a press release:
“Wawa, Inc. today announced its continued expansion into Washington D.C. with the grand opening of its 4th store in the district, located at 4530 40th St., NW A, Washington, DC. The new store will open its doors to the public on June 20, at 8:00 A.M. with the grand opening ceremony kicking off at 9:00 A.M. (more…)
Wisconsin and P Street, NW
I am saddened to report that driving by the former Neams grocery and Marvelous Market in Georgetown (corner of Wisconsin and P across from Thomas Sweet), I saw that this property is becoming a Chase bank.
This is such sad news as this property, though long vacant has so much potential including parking and outdoor seating space. Do people even go to banks anymore? This seems like such a waste of a neighborhood gem.” (more…)
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.
1115 U Street, NW
Thanks to Chris for sending:
“I saw this sign on the door of the former dry cleaners at 1115 U Street NW.”
1529 17th Street, NW
Any idea why the framing store on 17th Street next to Fox/Hound closed? Scoured the blog and couldn’t find any info.”
I keep forgetting to post this, looks like the owner retired (I took these photos a few months ago): (more…)
Thanks to Ethan for sending:
“New Sunday hours at A. Litteri starting this weekend! 10am-3pm.” (more…)
1628 U Street, NW