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by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1330 19th Street, NW

Shop Made In DC, a new brick and mortar store and café stocked exclusively with DC brands and concepts, opens today at 1330 19th Street NW in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The unique 2,500 SF store features a rotating selection of products designed, crafted, built and made in DC, including jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, furniture and food products. Starting today, customers can shop DC-made items from brands like DISTRICT of CLOTHING, Hollow Work Ceramics, Milks Letterpress and Mallory Shelter Jewelry; view the Makers List for the complete list of 24 participating brands.

The in-store cafe opens today with a menu of bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches from Bullfrog Bagels, alongside a coffee program by Small Planes Coffee. Shop Made in DC is the first location for the local coffee roaster, which will offer a full menu of espresso beverages and cold brew. New concepts Dorjee Momo – nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering – and Tortilladora – southwestern tacos and sides by Chef Ed McIntosh – will share the Shop Made in DC café, with their own menus available for lunch and dinner daily. Thunder Beast craft root beer and Craft Kombucha are on draft at the café, in addition to a selection of RunningByrd Tea and Misfit cold-pressed juices.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Beer Director, Greg Engert, has curated a selection of drafts at the in-store café, including ANXO Cider and a cocktail from One Eight Distilling, made with Rock Creek Bourbon, lime juice and allspice soda. Engert plans to rotate in a selection of beers from each DC brewery; the following menu is available beginning today: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

[Here’s some great photos from last year. Please email your photos to [email protected], tweet them to me @PoPville, upload to the PoPville flickr pool or message me on the PoPville Facebook page. Thanks!]

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Annual High Heel Race will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Closures

The following streets will be closed from approximately 6:30 pm to approximately 11:00 pm, at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic:

· 17th Street, NW, between Riggs Place, NW to P Street, NW – Southbound

· Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street, and Church Street will be closed between 16th Street, NW, to 18th Street, NW – Eastbound & Westbound

Race/Walk Route

The race start time will be 9:00 pm, at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic:

· Race will begin at 17th and R Street, NW, and travel south on 17th Street, NW

· Race will disband prior to 17th & P Street, NW”

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Dupont and we have a huge rat issue. We recently had a few come through the pipes in our toilet (like they physically tried to crawl out when I flushed – everyone’s worst nightmare). I’m at my wits end trying to find some sort of solution to this, or find anyone who has encountered this before. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


1330 19th Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, as part of #ObviouslyDC Week, Mayor Bowser celebrated Shop Made In DC, a new brick and mortar store and café stocked exclusively with DC brands and concepts. The new storefront operation is a collaborative retail extension of the Made in DC program and is made possible through a partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Boston Properties, People Make Place, and Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG). Just a few days away from Shop Made in DC’s grand opening, the Mayor made the first purchase in the store.

“Those of us who live and work in DC already know that Washingtonians make tremendous products. Now, Shop Made in DC is giving more DC entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell and promote their brands while growing their customer base,” said Mayor Bowser. “When Washingtonians share their talents and creativity with our city, we want to make sure we are doing all we can to support them. Shop Made in DC just made that a little bit easier to do.”

 The unique store features a rotating selection of products designed, crafted, built and made in DC, including jewelry, clothing, paper goods, accessories, furniture, and food products. Starting Thursday, customers can shop DC-made items from brands like DISTRICT of CLOTHING, Hollow Work Ceramics, Milks Letterpress, and Mallory Shelter Jewelry. View the Makers List for the complete list of 24 participating brands.

The in-store cafe features a menu of bagels, bialys, and breakfast sandwiches from Bullfrog Bagels, alongside a coffee program by Small Planes Coffee. Shop Made in DC is the first location for the local coffee roaster and the café will offer a full menu of espresso beverages and cold brew. New concepts Dorjee Momo, nomadic Tibetan cuisine from Chef Dorjee Tsering, and Tortilladora, southwestern tacos and sides by Chef Ed McIntosh, will also share space in the Shop Made in DC café, with their own menus available for lunch and dinner. In addition, a selection of RunningByrd Tea, Misfit cold-pressed juices, Thunder Beast craft root beer, and craft kombucha will be available. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Scott Davies, photo via ANC2B

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Commissioner Scott Davies (district 09) of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont missed last week’s meeting, but no one present faulted him.

“It’s more important than this,” said Commissioner Mike Silverstein (district 06) in an announcement at the beginning of the October 11 meeting.

Silverstein was referring to Davies’ work on the hospital ship USNS Comfort, which has been deployed to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0


1825 M Street, NW

There was a time… Thanks to Brian for the heads up:

“curtains drawn/windows papered over, and a sign on the door that said “We are closed until further notice.”

Sign of The Whale 2.0 opened up back in 2010. Stay tuned for 3.0.



UPDATE
: Thanks to Grant for finding – perhaps not 3.0 after all. From DC Tap House:

“Rustic-modern Gastropub, serving NEW American fare, craft beers, specialty cocktails, FRESH raw bar, LIVE music & TV sporting events.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


Photos by Phil Carney

From an email:

“The Dupont Circle House Tour will be Sunday, October 15th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Celebrating its 50th year, the house tour will highlight the Avenue of the Presidents: 16th Street NW. Tour goers will explore the corridor’s varied architectural buildings ranging from four-story row houses to apartment buildings, Embassies, institutional buildings, and churches.

Included in the tour is an afternoon tea at the Temple of the Scottish Rite. Designed by John Russell Pope (who also designed the National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial), the temple was constructed between 1911-15, and was modeled after the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus.

Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door, and may be purchased on line www.dupont-circle.org/tickets. Tickets on the day of the tour are available at the Temple of the Scottish Rite, 1730 16th Street, NW, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1421 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1741 SERENITY AWAITS YOU AT THE PHOENIX NEAR THOMAS CIRCLE

The Phoenix is offering an array of unique floor plans and distinctive features in a charming historical building located off Thomas Circle minutes from the blue line McPherson Square metro and the red line DuPont Circle. Enjoy the desired comfortable living offered here at The Phoenix (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1333 19th St, NW entrance on New Hampshire Avenue Ave (before renovations)

The following was written by David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Shop Made in DC (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, next to Buffalo Billiards) received unanimous approval for a stipulated liquor license from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle at its regular meeting October 11. However, there was some evidence that this DC-government sponsored retail establishment is having trouble getting its ducks in a row before its scheduled opening this month.

“They keeping shuffling the dates when we’re opening,” Stacy Price of People Make Place, an organization that advocates for local businesses, said.

Price and Stephanie Babin of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group made the presentation to the ANC in support of the request for a stipulated liquor license. A stipulated liquor license allows an establishment to serve alcohol while it is finishing the formalities necessary to get a permanent liquor license. It is one of the few acts that an ANC can take that is not only advisory in nature, that is, once an ANC approves a request for a stipulated liquor license, the license is routinely issued by DC authorities upon payment of a $100 fee.

Price and Bavin told the ANC that Shop Made in DC plans to serve alcohol from noon to 8pm, even though its application, if approved, will grant them longer hours, including until 10pm. The shop is planning to have 20 seats inside and 14 seats outside, the presenters said, although their license application as written might allow them more.

The ANC noted that the applicants did not yet have all the paperwork necessary to use the outdoor patio space, and that it wished to note that fact on the resolution otherwise supporting the liquor license application. Sidewalk cafes require a separate license from the District Department of Transportation, which in turn means a separate application to the ANC for approval. Since the October 11 ANC meeting was the last scheduled meeting before the planned opening, it would be impossible for Shop Made in DC to get approval before its long-planned opening this month.

The presenters told the ANC that there had been a lot of interest at DC’s Department of Small Business and Local Development in getting the shop open on schedule, so they were looking into work-arounds that would allow the outdoor space to operate legally. This included possibly obtaining a special events permit from DC’s alcohol licensing authorities.

The ANC amended its original resolution to note that its endorsement was conditional on the applicants obtaining the required public space usage permits.

The presenters also told the ANC that the establishment plans to have nine taps, eight dedicated to local beer brewers and one to “specialty cocktails”. It planned to start non-alcoholic coffee shop service at 7am on weekdays and 11am on weekends, and would start serving “fast casual” lunch at 11am.”

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