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by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1330 19th Street, NW

Shop Made In DC, a new brick and mortar store and café stocked exclusively with DC brands and concepts, opens today at 1330 19th Street NW in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The unique 2,500 SF store features a rotating selection of products designed, crafted, built and made in DC, including jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, furniture and food products. Starting today, customers can shop DC-made items from brands like DISTRICT of CLOTHING, Hollow Work Ceramics, Milks Letterpress and Mallory Shelter Jewelry; view the Makers List for the complete list of 24 participating brands.

The in-store cafe opens today with a menu of bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches from Bullfrog Bagels, alongside a coffee program by Small Planes Coffee. Shop Made in DC is the first location for the local coffee roaster, which will offer a full menu of espresso beverages and cold brew. New concepts Dorjee Momo – nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering – and Tortilladora – southwestern tacos and sides by Chef Ed McIntosh – will share the Shop Made in DC café, with their own menus available for lunch and dinner daily. Thunder Beast craft root beer and Craft Kombucha are on draft at the café, in addition to a selection of RunningByrd Tea and Misfit cold-pressed juices.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Beer Director, Greg Engert, has curated a selection of drafts at the in-store café, including ANXO Cider and a cocktail from One Eight Distilling, made with Rock Creek Bourbon, lime juice and allspice soda. Engert plans to rotate in a selection of beers from each DC brewery; the following menu is available beginning today: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 9:25 am 0


3040 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Will it be Shaw, NoMa, Hill East, Anacostia Riverfront? Or Boston for Amazon’s HQ2? Who knows but in the meantime:

From Amazon:

“As a physical extension of Amazon.com, Amazon Books integrates the benefits of offline and online shopping to help you find books and devices you’ll love. We select books based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and our curators’ assessments. We place books face-out on the shelves, so each can communicate its own essence. Under each book is a review card with the Amazon.com customer rating and a review. Most have been rated 4 stars or above and many are award winners.

Amazon Books is a store without walls – there are thousands of books available in store and millions more available at Amazon.com. Walk out of the store with a book or device; lighten your load and buy it online (Prime customers, of course, won’t pay for shipping); download a book for your Kindle; or add a product to your Amazon Wish List, so someone else can buy it.

Devices in our Echo, Kindle, Fire tablet, and Fire TV families are available to test drive and buy. Associates are on hand to answer questions and show each device in action.

Prices on all items for Amazon Prime members are the same as from Amazon.com. For customers who aren’t Prime members, Amazon devices are the same price as from Amazon.com; books and other items are sold at list price.”

Also interesting list:

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


1330 19th Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, as part of #ObviouslyDC Week, Mayor Bowser celebrated Shop Made In DC, a new brick and mortar store and café stocked exclusively with DC brands and concepts. The new storefront operation is a collaborative retail extension of the Made in DC program and is made possible through a partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Boston Properties, People Make Place, and Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG). Just a few days away from Shop Made in DC’s grand opening, the Mayor made the first purchase in the store.

“Those of us who live and work in DC already know that Washingtonians make tremendous products. Now, Shop Made in DC is giving more DC entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell and promote their brands while growing their customer base,” said Mayor Bowser. “When Washingtonians share their talents and creativity with our city, we want to make sure we are doing all we can to support them. Shop Made in DC just made that a little bit easier to do.”

 The unique store features a rotating selection of products designed, crafted, built and made in DC, including jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, furniture, and food products. Starting Thursday, customers can shop DC-made items from brands like DISTRICT of CLOTHING, Hollow Work Ceramics, Milks Letterpress, and Mallory Shelter Jewelry. View the Makers List for the complete list of 24 participating brands.

The in-store cafe features a menu of bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches from Bullfrog Bagels, alongside a coffee program by Small Planes Coffee. Shop Made in DC is the first location for the local coffee roaster and the café will offer a full menu of espresso beverages and cold brew. New concepts Dorjee Momo, nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering, and Tortilladora, southwestern tacos and sides by Chef Ed McIntosh, will also share space in the Shop Made in DC café, with their own menus available for lunch and dinner. In addition, a selection of RunningByrd Tea, Misfit cold-pressed juices, Thunder Beast craft root beer, and craft kombucha will be available. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1333 19th St, NW entrance on New Hampshire Avenue Ave (before renovations)

The following was written by David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Shop Made in DC (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, next to Buffalo Billiards) received unanimous approval for a stipulated liquor license from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle at its regular meeting October 11. However, there was some evidence that this DC-government sponsored retail establishment is having trouble getting its ducks in a row before its scheduled opening this month.

“They keeping shuffling the dates when we’re opening,” Stacy Price of People Make Place, an organization that advocates for local businesses, said.

Price and Stephanie Babin of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group made the presentation to the ANC in support of the request for a stipulated liquor license. A stipulated liquor license allows an establishment to serve alcohol while it is finishing the formalities necessary to get a permanent liquor license. It is one of the few acts that an ANC can take that is not only advisory in nature, that is, once an ANC approves a request for a stipulated liquor license, the license is routinely issued by DC authorities upon payment of a $100 fee.

Price and Bavin told the ANC that Shop Made in DC plans to serve alcohol from noon to 8pm, even though its application, if approved, will grant them longer hours, including until 10pm. The shop is planning to have 20 seats inside and 14 seats outside, the presenters said, although their license application as written might allow them more.

The ANC noted that the applicants did not yet have all the paperwork necessary to use the outdoor patio space, and that it wished to note that fact on the resolution otherwise supporting the liquor license application. Sidewalk cafes require a separate license from the District Department of Transportation, which in turn means a separate application to the ANC for approval. Since the October 11 ANC meeting was the last scheduled meeting before the planned opening, it would be impossible for Shop Made in DC to get approval before its long-planned opening this month.

The presenters told the ANC that there had been a lot of interest at DC’s Department of Small Business and Local Development in getting the shop open on schedule, so they were looking into work-arounds that would allow the outdoor space to operate legally. This included possibly obtaining a special events permit from DC’s alcohol licensing authorities.

The ANC amended its original resolution to note that its endorsement was conditional on the applicants obtaining the required public space usage permits.

The presenters also told the ANC that the establishment plans to have nine taps, eight dedicated to local beer brewers and one to “specialty cocktails”. It planned to start non-alcoholic coffee shop service at 7am on weekdays and 11am on weekends, and would start serving “fast casual” lunch at 11am.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

First the F Street pop up and now the Union Station Uniqlo is open!!

Ed. Note: I saw it all set up in full glory after coming off an Amtrak last night but I had two crying kids with me and couldn’t take a picture – it was glorious though. GLORIOUS!

Update:

And blessing to Brent for sending this great dockless find last week: “Left INSIDE Union Station, in front of the forthcoming Uniqlo.”

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