Washington, DC


1110 Vermont Ave, NW

Thanks to LeftyBri for sending:

“the Starbucks at 1110 Vermont Ave NW is permanently closed. Employees were packing up and carting stuff to another location today. The sign says “electrical issues” but one does reference the closure being permanent, and the workers are shuffling product off to other store locations.”

On Friday we noted Woodley Park and Penn Quarter Starbucks closings. Updates when we learn more about this space.

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13th and K Street, NW

From a press release:

“Planet Word, a revolutionary museum dedicated to the power, beauty, and fun of language and to showing how words shape the human experience, announced that it will open to the public on Thursday, October 22nd. Housed in Washington, D.C.’s historic Franklin School, Planet Word will be the world’s first voice-activated museum, featuring immersive galleries and exhibits that will engage visitors of all ages in experiencing words and language from a wide range of perspectives. General admission will be free. Read More

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1310 L Street, NW

From an email:

“Please join us at Nino’s Bakery on Saturday, September 19th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM for a pop-up with DC chocolatier Petite Soeur! Petite Soeur creates handmade chocolates and confections inspired by French techniques and American traditions. Nino’s Bakery specializes in artisan croissants made in house. Ashleigh Pearson of Petite Soeur earned her pastry diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and previously worked with Per Se in New York and Marcel’s in DC. Miranda Rinaldi of Nino’s Bakery studied Italian pastry in Milan and French pastry at The French Pastry School in Chicago. Read More

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1018 Vermont Ave, NW

Just happened to notice these guys on a weekend walkabout but can’t find anything about them online. Were they open before the madness hit? If so anyone take a taste? They’re located on the Vermont Ave just north of K Street in the building also home to Ramen and Pho on the third floor and Thai on the 2nd floor. Read More

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1131 14th Street, NW back in 2008

CulinAerie opened here, just south of Thomas Circle, back in 2008.

Thanks to a reader for sending the auction listing:

“CulinAerie, the area’s leading recreational cooking school is at the end of its lease and moving its classes online. Bid your price on the highest quality, gently used gourmet equipment, appliances, furnishing and cookware excess to CulinAerie’s continuing operations.”

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courtesy Proper 21

Proper 21 opened on F Street back in 2016. Check out their menu here.

From an email:

“9/10: Proper 21K Grand Opening in DC’s Foggy Bottom Neighborhood

Owners Will Strozier and Rob Zahn, from the NIEUW Group and Proper Social, are excited to expand its footprint, opening a second DC location in Foggy Bottom this September. The new spot, Proper 21K, is named for its central location at the corner of 21st and K Street, NW. Read More

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From the DOWNTOWNDC ECONOMY UPDATE SUMMER 2020:

“DAYTIME POPULATION DROPPEDFROM 225,000 IN FEB TO 22,000 IN JULY -DOWN 90%.

METRORAIL WEEKDAY RIDERSHIP FROMAPRIL–JUNE 2020 WAS 3%OF APRIL–JUNE 2019 RIDERSHIP

THE RETAIL VACANCY RATE REACHED A RECORDHIGH OF 17.1% IN JULY 2020

DOWNTOWNDC RESTAURANT SALES WERE DOWN 80% IN JULY 2020 WHILE THE REGION WAS DOWN ONLY 52%

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have a catastrophic impact on the DowntownDC and DC economies. The data for April-July 2020 for the DowntownDC and DC economies, clearly shows the impact. Read More

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1221 Connecticut Ave, NW

Red Devils DC shares with us:

“Alright guys, the time has come to help out our beloved @lucky.bar.dc . They haven’t asked for us to do this, but @potockikevin has been going to watch matches there and talking with Paul, they are in a tough spot.

Ourselves, @capcityblues and DC Armoury have put our rivalries aside and we are doing some Lucky Bar merch to help raise some funds to go into their pocket. It won’t be much, but it’s a start.

We are starting with a Lucky Bar tee. Tees will be $25 each, 2 for $45 and 3 for $60. (more than that they will be $20 each). All sizes available (Small – 3XL). Read More

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