Washington, DC


1201 K Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

From a press release:

“Eaton DC has announced their decision to go beef-free for the month of October 2019. The hotel has decided to make this change in response to the record-breaking fires destroying the Amazon rainforest and the effect on the lives of her indigenous residents. Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometers away. The growing number of fires are the result of illegal forest clearing to create land for farming. Fires are set deliberately and spread easily in the dry season. Read More

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via National Building Museum

Thanks to Theresa for sending: “Total bummer – this place is a lifesaver in the winter”

From the National Building Museum:

“In 2020, the National Building Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary–an exciting milestone in a remarkable trajectory of service since 1980. During this landmark year, we will reimagine how visitors experience our mission to inspire curiosity about the world we design and build in thrilling new ways.

As a valued Member of the National Building Museum, we want you to be among the first to know that the Museum will undergo an extensive restoration to the Great Hall’s 19th-century flooring. This means thatwe will close to the public during this construction work on Monday, December 2, 2019 and reopen in March 2020. Read More

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555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Thanks to Hillary for sending:

“After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, we will be closing Dec. 31, 2019, but there is still time to visit.

You’re #OnDeadline to come and visit us for the FINAL time. Get 15% off tickets online!”

Ed. Note: In January we learned that Johns Hopkins University had acquired the property.

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14th and H Street, NW photo by Susie Doom

From Café Chocolat (1423 H Street, NW):

“Yesterday we celebrated our 2 year anniversary. It is no small feat, with all the small independent coffee shops and restaurants closing up around us, and the big chains popping up everywhere. We keep chugging along thanks to our awesome patrons. In fact you are more than patrons, you have become friends. We love coming to the shop every day to talk about our kids, your kids, the weekend plans, the work-related stuff, the teams we love. Read More

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1306 G Street, NW

Ed. Note: this is the former Mackey’s Public House space (briefly) and Laughing Man Tavern before them.

From a press release:

Astro Beer Hall, a two-level beer hall and full-service coffee shop, will open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. starting on Friday, October 4th, 2019. This project is a collaboration between the owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, and Tin Shop – a creative bar and restaurant development group founded by Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne. Located at 1306 G Street, NW, next door to the original Astro Doughnuts, Astro Beer Hall will serve lunch, happy hour and dinner in addition to an extensive catering menu; a separate breakfast menu and full La Colombe coffee service will debut in the coming weeks. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s original location will remain take-out only, with the ability for guests to dine-in at Astro Beer Hall.

A number of opening specials and giveaways, starting on Friday and available throughout the weekend include: Read More

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15th and K Street, NW

Thanks to Ken for sending: “I walk down K Street everyday on my way to work. I’ve noticed that some work was being done on the space next to Joe and the Juice/Wells Fargo on K and 15th. Today, I saw that there was a sign announcing a new shared workplace. Looks like this is similar to WeWork and will open in Spring 2020.”

From a press release:

“CommonGrounds Workplace has signed a lease at 1500 K Street for 29,509 square feet and the flexible workspace is slated to open early next year. Read More

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15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Photo by Joy Asico

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C.’s newest culinary concept, Corner Office, officially announces today its opening on the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue. Utilizing twin 800-degree wood-fired ovens, Corner Office’s menu leads with simple, authentic wood-fired pizzas that are meant to be paired with the restaurant’s extensive list of local, domestic and international beers. Read More

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1916 M Street, NW

Thanks to The Baseband for sending: “unsure if this was common knowledge by now but McDonald’s on M St NW b/w 19th & 20th is totally gone and gutted!”

The location is still listed on the McDonald’s website – anyone know if it’s just an extensive renovation like they did in Dupont, U Street and Adams Morgan?

Update from Peter Sacco: Read More

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