963 Palmer Alley, NW
“Luxe downtown development CityCenterDC will lose one of its few local and independent businesses when RareSweets closes its doors this month. Owner and pastry chef Meredith Tomason says the bakeshop’s last day of business will be April 23.”
RareSweets opened up back in December 2014. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space. Any guesses on a replacement?
1828 L Street, NW photo by Lila Guterman
First Poke opens across the street and now Hummus. Thanks to all who messaged about the new coming soon signage for Little Sesame coming to the former Veloce space, which closed back in December. Little Sesame‘s previous location in Dupont closed along with DGS Deli back in February. (more…)
1895 L Street, NW
Thanks to Grant for sending the update that Poki DC had opening at 19th and L Street, NW.
Update: It’s true!!
1827 M Street, NW
Thanks to Evan for the heads up. The owner of Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge confirms to me via email:
“The 1827 M street location is closed .. we will be relocating to NE and hopefully open by World Cup this summer.”
15th and K Street, NW
“joe and the juice at Vermont and K (1500 K St NW) is open. They told me they opened yesterday during the snow, but things were very slow. It appears to be a soft opening. They don’t have drip coffee yet (but can make you an Americano, called a “joe”.) Very cool place inside.”
Check out their menus here. Hours | M-F: 6am – 9pm; Sa-Su: 8am-8pm
From a Joe Juice rep:
“I am thrilled to share Joe & the Juice – the most well-traveled juice bar and coffee concept on the planet – will be open for business in the heart of downtown Washington DC THIS WEEK on Wednesday, March 21st. (more…)
901 New York Avenue, NW
Back in December we learned that Capitol Hill’s beloved Bagels and Baguettes had plans to reopen near the Convention Center/City Center. I’m happy to report that it’s legit and coming soon signage has been posted:
Updates as they get closer to opening when you can expect:
Former Capitol Hill location:
236 Massachusetts Ave, NE
1001 Connecticut Ave, NW entrance on K Street
This is the former News World space. Hours are:
1901 L Street, NW. Photos by Jonathan Padget
Thanks to Jonathan for sending. 19th Street’s ups and downs not just relegated to restaurants. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
19th and L Street, NW
1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Whoa, big news for the long vacant subterranean space previously home to SOHO, Crossroads and Heritage India/Zanzibar – Toryumon Japanese House is coming. A liquor license application says:
“A new Restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Seating Capacity of 49 and Total Occupancy Load of 66. The Restaurant will not include Entertainment, Dancing or Cover Charge.”
I couldn’t find much info online besides this possibly related logo contest:
“The Toryumon japanese house will be a moderately priced, 100 seats restaurant offering made-to-order, hand-held Sushi, Ramen and poke bowl in delicious Asian and Latin flavor and full bar”
Updates when more is known.