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…)
Scott Davies, photo via ANC2B
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
Commissioner Scott Davies (district 09) of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont missed last week’s meeting, but no one present faulted him.
“It’s more important than this,” said Commissioner Mike Silverstein (district 06) in an announcement at the beginning of the October 11 meeting.
This rental is located at 201 I Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2077 / 1br – 936ft2 – Ready to Rent! Call Us Today & Ask about our Great SPECIALS!!!
Senate Square. Luxury residences in the H Street Corridor, DC’s newest focal point for style and culture. We’ve anticipated your every need at these stunning Capitol Hill apartment homes, from impeccable finishes to dynamic city views. Top-notch amenities that include a serene rooftop pool and a first-rate fitness center. Living in the city has never been better. This is for you.
PROPERTY AMENITIES: (more…)
1825 M Street, NW
There was a time… Thanks to Brian for the heads up:
“curtains drawn/windows papered over, and a sign on the door that said “We are closed until further notice.”
Sign of The Whale 2.0 opened up back in 2010. Stay tuned for 3.0.
UPDATE: Thanks to Grant for finding – perhaps not 3.0 after all. From DC Tap House:
“Rustic-modern Gastropub, serving NEW American fare, craft beers, specialty cocktails, FRESH raw bar, LIVE music & TV sporting events.”
This house is located at 3109 35th Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:
“Complete new renovation of this charming 3 BR 3 Bath home. Quartz and stainless in kitchen, hardwood flooring on main level, loads of extra space in finished basement. Large rear yard for gardening potential. Located near Costco shopping center, commuting highways, Ft. Lincoln park hiking and city views, Hagans Center tennis, discover Ft. Lincoln!”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $487,000.
Penne and Clarity inspired by “Close to Nothing” (photo: Farrah Skeiky)
From a press release:
“Inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden “What Absence Is Made Of,” the recently named “Best American Cocktail Bar,” Columbia Room, will launch a menu of the same name beginning October 17th. Offered in three and five course variations, each course plays on absence, memory, nostalgia, and change found in the Hirshhorn’s world class collection of modern and contemporary art.
Menu and more details after the jump. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns
hahaha thanks to a reader for passing on from Craigslist:
“Take my old (never used) bidet (Columbia Heights)
Redid my bathroom which used to have a bidet in it. Plumbers pulled it out and it is currently sitting on my porch. It is in great condition and could be used for:
– Any and all 19th and early 20th century hygiene needs
– Modern installation art
– Venting your frustration at the world by smashing it to pieces, Office Space style
– Constructing an advanced birdbath
It’s yours if you can take it home. It’s solid porcelain so I’ll help you load it into your bidet-carrying machine.”
Sad update: “Someone responded to the CL post and picked it up on Friday!”
815 7th Street, NW
The placard posted by Kofuku says:
“A Retailer “C” Restaurant serving Japanese/Asian cuisine that includes hibachi, sushi, sashimi ramen and udon noodles. Total Occupancy Load of 56, with seating for 40.”
They opened up back in April. Anyone take a taste? What’s the early word?
Thanks to Andy for sending:
“One last thing – an amazing parking job by 13th and T NW. That car is backed hard in to the bumper of the other car.”
Respect or reject?
Photos by Phil Carney
From an email:
“The Dupont Circle House Tour will be Sunday, October 15th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrating its 50th year, the house tour will highlight the Avenue of the Presidents: 16th Street NW. Tour goers will explore the corridor’s varied architectural buildings ranging from four-story row houses to apartment buildings, Embassies, institutional buildings, and churches.
Included in the tour is an afternoon tea at the Temple of the Scottish Rite. Designed by John Russell Pope (who also designed the National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial), the temple was constructed between 1911-15, and was modeled after the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus.
Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door, and may be purchased on line www.dupont-circle.org/tickets. Tickets on the day of the tour are available at the Temple of the Scottish Rite, 1730 16th Street, NW, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.”
Full press release after the jump. (more…)