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inside 1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW courtesy Yours Truly

Ed. Note: This is also the previous home to the Illy Coffeehouse.

From Yours Truly:

“Hello D.C.,

It’s us — your neighbors from the inviting new hotel in the West End. You know that feeling when you first meet someone and you instantly know you’re going to be great friends? Well, that’s how we feel about you. We love your personality and vibe, your foods and flavors, your history and unique stories…and we are so excited to move into the neighborhood this March. Look, we know we’re not all from here but we hope to be accepted as of here, and get to spend some quality time with you.

We’re beyond excited to see what the future holds for us in and around the city, as we get to know each other better. Between aimless walks, drum circles and farmers markets around Dupont, ceramics classes, shopping in Georgetown, live music, and locally-rooted eats around 14th St., it already feels like every day together will be an adventure!

No matter what you need – we’re here for you. Yeah we’re a hotel, but we’ve traded out a lobby for a living room, and a conference room for a kitchen. We have a cafe front porch, and a vibrant backyard and outdoor garden. We even have live music, a DJ booth and selection of vinyls because music is the best kind of medicine after a busy day. So whatever you need we got you! And did we mention that we also have delicious food? Try our new dining concept Mercy Me by D.C’s award-winning restaurateurs Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira of eateries Call Your Mother & Timber Pizza, with a mouth-watering culinary program led by Executive Chef Johanna Hellrigl, formerly Executive Chef at Doi Moi and beloved D.C. beverage director Micah Wilder. Of course the space is insta-ready, that’s a given.

More than anything, we want you to know that our house, truly is your house … warm, light-filled and inviting, with a contemporary take on a brutalist architecture and bohemian aesthetic style, washed in sunlight and soened by pastoral décor, plant life, and ornate detailing – delivering a refreshing vibe true to DC’s past and present. Oh, and we love pets! So your furry friends are more than welcome too.

Come ready to hang, ready to experience, ready to engage in dialogue. Whether you’re visiting from out of town and looking for a one-of-a-kind stay, or a busy Washingtonian looking for a fun spot to work from during the day, and an excuse to set your “Out of Office” replies by night.

We invite you to come in, rest and expect the unexpected. This space is yours, truly.

Your pen pals,
Yours Truly DC

Ps. Did we mention we love pets?”

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Thanks to Emma for sending word that signs were coming down at the Dupont location for Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Their website says:

“Please note, the Ruth’s Chris location at 1801 Connecticut Avenue is now closed. We are relocating to our new address at 21st and L Street NW. We are now accepting reservations for our new location for January 13, 2020 and beyond. Read More

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1200 New Hampshire Ave, NW via Meiwah

UPDATE:

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12 yrs ago I started Tatte out of my home kitchen with a humble goal to create a life for myself here in the US. It was quiet the ride since then and never in my wildest dreams I thought this small but mighty bakery will touch so many people in so many ways reaching Boston and beyond… Today’s announcement makes it all even more surreal… DC we are coming your way!!!!! and we have so much to give! We cannot wait to open our doors and meet you all over Halva Latte, Shakshukah, Crunchy Halloumi, Jerusalem bagel, Pistachio croissant or Chocolate rose, it’s all coming with us! all your favorite things and so much more! Phew I said it and I did it! Massive love to my incredible team that build Tatte with me every day, they are champions and I could never do it without them. and to all our incredible guests who support and hug us every day, you rock and we are forever grateful for you.We love you back! DC see you in the Spring! ⚡️☕️#tattedc #dc #herewego #bestteam #goteamgo #tatteallday #brunchallday #tattebakery #biglove

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Azro asks:

“This past weekend I enjoyed brunch at Tatte in Boston. Best pastries ever. Rumor has it they are opening in DC. Is this true @PoPville ?”

Great news from another reader:

“In case you weren’t already in the know, tenants of 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW were made aware yesterday that the space formerly occupied by Meiwah will be replaced by Boston-based Tatte Bakery & Café. Read More

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21st and L Street, NW

Thanks to Brent for sending word. For Five’s website says:

“For Five was founded in 2010 by two best friends from Queens who wanted to introduce specialty coffee by New Yorkers for the world. Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos, the founders of For Five, met in third grade in their Whitestone, Queens classroom and have been working together ever since. The two ventured into the specialty coffee roasting and wholesale business and built their roasting facility in Maspeth, Queens. At first, they sold their roasted beans to restaurants and other wholesale accounts before opening their first cafe on West 46th Street in Manhattan in 2016 — right in Times Square.” Read More

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Photo by Harrison O’Neill

Update from MPD 9:30am:

“MPD responded to a barricade situation in the 2100 block of L St., NW. Preliminary information suggested a man armed with a knife was dangling his feet on the edge of a building that is under construction. The subject is in custody at this time. No injuries have been reported.

Ed. Note: From the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – “No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

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