801 K Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced that its Board of Directors and Apple have finalized terms and will execute the lease for a global flagship Apple store. Under the lease terms, the location of the store will be the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, the center of a newly transformed convention and entertainment district in downtown DC. Furthermore, a Tri-Party Agreement among Events DC, Apple, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will also be executed, memorializing a co-location of Apple and the Historical Society as part of the reimagined vision at Carnegie Library.
“The partnership between Events DC and Apple demonstrates an innovative approach to preserving the historic character of our world-renowned Carnegie Library while creating a cultural experience that welcomes residents from across the District of Columbia and visitors from around the world,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We look forward to the Carnegie Library re-opening its doors as a destination in DC’s Other Mall – our thriving retail center in the central business district.”
Within the signed agreement, Apple will lease a portion of the Carnegie Library, comprising approximately 18,896 square-feet of interior space. Apple will also have the same rights to program its portion of the building and grounds as agreed upon in the letter of intent. The lease term is ten years with two five-year options. The Historical Society, under its existing 99-year lease, will continue to operate its museum and library in the building, with approximately 13,000 square-feet of space on the basement level, second floor, and third floor. (more…)
This rental is located at 460 L Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2315 / 1br – 696ft2 – Call+Visit+Lease!! Move-In Ready!! Commuter+Pet Friendly!!
Simplicity is when your morning espresso, daily workout, weekly groceries and nights on the town are all right downstairs. Schedule your tour today!
This one bedroom apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer in the unit.
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450 K Street, NW
Thanks to Michael for sending: “Au Revoir L’Hommage…Mucho Gusto Latin Concept.”
From the Mount Vernon Triangle CID:
“Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has announced plans to launch a new restaurant and a gelateria shop in the current L’Hommage Bistro Francais and bakery spaces at 5th and K Streets, NW. L’Hommage and the bakery space will close their doors on Monday, July 3, after operating through the July 1 and 2 weekend.
After undergoing a complete redesign and renovation, the L’Hommage space will become a yet-to-be-named Latin American restaurant with a menu offering approachable, moderately-priced foods from Mexico, Spain and other Latin American countries. In the current bakery space adjacent to L’Hommage, Ilhan will open a separate gelateria — already named “Gelateria Dolce Vita” — with delicious #gelato made in-house with the best possible ingredients. This will be the second location for Gelateria Dolce Vita, with the other currently operating on the Georgetown waterfront. (more…)
200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“Property Group Partners (PGP) today officially announced a new partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to establish a leading presence in Capitol Crossing–one of the region’s most ambitious neighborhood revitalization projects.
“This is the first step in an exciting and innovative relationship between Capitol Crossing and Union Square Hospitality Group,” said Jeffrey Sussman, President of Property Group Partners (PGP). “Capitol Crossing is one of the most forward-thinking and eco-friendly mixed-use development projects underway in the DC metro area and this announcement demonstrates our commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind destination for residents.”
USHG is the proprietor of the recently reopened Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (located at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled and Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art, North End Grill, Marta, Porchlight, and Daily Provisions. USHG also includes Union Square Events, a catering and venue hospitality business, and Hospitality Quotient, an organizational consulting business. Shake Shack, a separate public company founded by Danny Meyer, now has nine locations in the Washington metro area. (more…)
1005 7th Street, NW
The liquor license applications says:
“New Restaurant specializing in burgers. Entertainment Endorsement with Dancing. Total Occupancy Load is 326. Sidewalk Café with 48 Seats.”
Washington Business Journal reported in March:
“Visitors to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will soon have another dining option near the venue: The Capital Burger, a more casual spinoff of the high-end Capital Grille.”
7th and New York Ave, NW
801 K Street, NW
“Apple officials say they plan to restore the building to its original grandeur and outfit Carnegie as a place to hold a slate of free, open-to-the-public concerts, art exhibitions, workshops for teachers and coding classes for children.
The ultimate goal, of course, is to sell more iPhones and iPads. Where the Carnegie Library once housed the city’s book collection, Apple plans a “Genius Grove,” a tree-lined sales floor where company reps will demonstrate how to maximize Apple products for music, photography or other passions. What long ago were reading rooms would become places to browse and sample Apple products.
The company is scheduled to present its plans to the neighborhood Advisory Neighborhood Commission on Monday evening.”
Read the full report here.
“photo via Capital Crossing cam #2 7:36 AM today”
The new entrance portal to 395 from Massachusetts Ave which opened this weekend?
“the perfectly clear new signage that was there to guide motorists this morning…”
Per the press release, the goals of the portal are to “achieve improved traffic flow and a much safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists.” It fails on both scores.The new portal is ONLY for traffic entering 395 from Mass Ave heading east.
655 K Street, NW
Wow that was fast. Readers report:
“In restaurant closure news, it looks like the Pie 360 on K Street (btw 6th and 7th) might be gone for good. There is a handwritten “closed” sign on the door, and it’s a little hard to see in the photos but the pizza oven and all the equipment has been removed. The Pie 360 opened last September.”
Across from the building I was having drink at, Sixth Engine, I noticed a situation going on. Seems like people were being evicted. Earlier a couple had been out front and upset to come home from work to find their belongings on the sidewalk. They both left and and everything remained. While it’s none of my business what happened, I was surprised to see some people roll up and start loading the stuff into an SUV. The items had been on the sidewalk for a while and the people who came out of the SUV seemed more interested in picking through the items for things of value than movers would have.
Attached is a picture of the SUV loading the evicted people’s items into it. Does it seem odd that they had to clear out a lot of unopened Amazon boxes to make room for other things as well?”