Washington, DC

709 7th Street, NW

Earlier this week we broke the news that the Bed Bath & Beyond/World Market would be closing in Chinatown. Ed. Note: One reader hears they could remain open until April. Anyway, I’m now hearing some scuttlebutt from a very good source who says a Target may be taking the space. This is unconfirmed at the moment but I give it an 85% chance of happening. STAY TUNED.


900 7th Street, NW

Fresh on the heels of the BBB/World Market closing sales announced (as well as La Tasca closing) comes news, miraculously, of something coming to Chinatown.

Thanks to Kristen for letting us know who’s coming to the long vacant Ping Pong Dim Sum space.

Howl at the Moon’s Facebook says:

“Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show! Read More


709 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Kristen for sharing:

“I ran an errand to Bed Bath and Beyond in Chinatown and the cashier told me that as of today they are a “liquidation store” and that they will be closing (I didn’t get the date). I told her I didn’t know that and she said that employees had just heard today themselves. I am not heartbroken by the store closing, but I definitely feel bad for the employees, especially this time of year. Thought I would share especially after what happened with La Tasca across the street.”


6th and I Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from Sixth & I:

“Dear Sixth & I community,

We are incredibly sad but unfortunately not surprised to let you know that this past Friday, less than 24 hours after many of us sat around the Thanksgiving table in gratitude, anti-Semitic graffiti was carved into a door and drawn on a stairway of our historic building. While the damage to the building is minimal and will be fixed quickly, the emotional scars of such a hateful act will take longer to heal. Read More


722 7th Street, NW via La Tasca’s Facebook

From La Tasca yesterday:

“The time has come to close La Tasca’s Penn Quarter location. We’re sad to see our DC location go but our Rockville and Alexandria La Tasca locations remain open and vibrant as ever, both with fresh new looks. We hope you’ll visit us there for our signature Spanish tapas and bustling nightlife. Read More


via google maps

Update from a reader on scene:

“We were there. The gala was going on at the Portrait Gallery – people were arriving on the red carpet.

Ed. Note: I asked ‘You heard the gunfire? How many shots were there?’

Just one, and saw people running down F From the arena. Police were there shortly after and there were three cars in front of the Gallery Place elevators when we left the sidewalk in front of Zaytinya around 7. Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, and many others were expected at NPG that night. The gunfire was right after Jeff Bezos walked inside.

I just checked the details – I took a photo of Bezos arriving at 5:10. It was right after that.

From MPD Sunday:

“This evening around 5:15 PM, First District officers heard the sound of a gunshot near 7th St NW and G St NW. Many officers immediately responded and found evidence of gunfire but, fortunately, no evidence that anyone had been struck. Read More


“John Wall of the Wizard hangs out at Thai Chili.” inside 701 7th Street, NW via Facebook

“Dear PoPville,

My boyfriend and I ate at Thai Chili near Capital One Arena before the Caps game on October 5. We’ve eaten there sporadically before games, so the wait staff knows us. When we were there, one of the servers told us that this was their last year there and that when hockey season ended (the regular season ends in April; hopefully they’ll be playing into June), they would be leaving. Read More


475 H Street, NW

Last week when we spoke about Starbucks closing in Chinatown – lots of folks recommended Chinatown Coffee Co. (among others) as a good alternative. And so it goes.

From an email:

“after an amazing 10 year run, we’ve decided to close our doors and move on. But not before we celebrate our fantastic run this Saturday night, October 5th at 7pm at Chinatown Coffee Co., with musical guest Collider. free admission. Donations accepted for the Patrica Handy Place for Women. Read More


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