825 7th Street, NW
Thanks to WayneMan Comedy for the update: “Someone told me Hooters in Chinatown is closing at the end of this month.”
A couple weeks ago we learned that this Hooters was listed for lease but we hadn’t heard when the closing date was. Couple more weeks to get your wings.
From a press release:
“As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, CityCenterDC has unveiled a never-before-seen installation, Autumn Forest, over Palmer Alley. Now through the end of October, visitors will enjoy thousands of autumn leaves suspended above the main retail transverse of the neighborhood, creating a warm harvest sky. Unlike the previous Palmer Alley installations (City in Bloom, Dream Closet and Summer Beach Ball) the Autumn Forest has been designed as a horizontal canopy. (more…)
From SUCCOTASH’s Facebook:
“The wait is over! We are pleased to announce SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter is opening Monday, September 11th for Supper & Happy Hour at 5PM. We will be opening for Lunch & Brunch in the next few weeks. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home!
OpenTable reservations will be available beginning Monday or please call (202) 849-6933 to speak to our reservationists.”
Their website says:
“A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.”
Check out their menu: DC-Supper (PDF)
Sufferin’ succotash this sounds promising.
From an email:
“While Capital One has long been a hometown bank in the District, the company is thrilled to announce plans of two new Café locations slated for Georgetown and Chinatown.
WHAT THE CAPITAL ONE CAFÉS ARE ALL ABOUT: At the intersection of both the digital and physical worlds are the Capital One Cafés – a space that’s intentionally designed for how people live and bank today. The Capital One Cafes are about solving visitor’s financial problems and helping them reach their money goals. The new locations will serve as a community space where DC residents can recharge their bank accounts, devices and lives while learning new ways to manage their finances through free Capital One services like Money Coaching or Money Workshops, try out new digital and financial tools, use fee-free ATMs, tap into free Wi-Fi, or simply grab a great cup of coffee or local pastries.”
Thanks to Brian for sending from Oceanaire.
“this seems odd…instead of raising the price of the food, they charge a hidden tax that shows up on bill”
Update from the Washington Post (from a “statement from Tim Whitlock, senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer of the Oceanaire”):
“In response to recent feedback, we have chosen to remove this surcharge effective immediately and will explore more traditional means to address the industry’s rising costs, such as raising menu prices.”
Yesterday afternoon near Metro Center Courtenay spotted “this strange balloon floating over DC.”
Be not alarmed and for God’s sake somebody please tell POTUS, this is simply our friends from Air Photos Live balloon who seem to be spotted every year or so. You can see a closeup shot from a previous sighting here.
Our first sighting was back in October 2009. Last year we learned “The balloon was launched by Digital Design and Imaging Inc. to take aerial photos of the District’s skyline as part of the joint Height Master Plan the DC Office of Planning and the National Capital Planning Commission are conducting in response to a Congressional request.”
Update: Molly confirms “Yep, spotted off Thomas Circle.”
Photo by Molly Colleary
This unit is located at 631 D Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“Professionally designed, sleek, recently updated condo in the heart of DC. 10K in updates 2 years ago. Custom drapes, porcelain tile in foyer, new high grade carpet, newly painted w/ top of the line Benjamin Moore paint. Beautiful unit over 800 sq.ft. – Walk in closet, granite counter tops, BALCONY off of master bedroom. On- site rental parking available. 98 Walk Score!”
You can see more photos here.
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $468,500 ($471 monthly fee.)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil
Chinatown was smelling like sewage this morning. It seems to have permeated Gallery Place to Mt. Vernon.”
Anyone else smell it? Know the origin? Silver-lining – hopefully the rain washed it away!