2112 Pennsylvania Ave, NW looking west towards GW and Washington Circle
Thanks to Randy for sending:
“Just walked by new building on Pennsylvania Ave NW Between 21&22 and liquor license is up for “Flower Child”. Preliminary googling shows a restaurant from Dallas with healthy food making a dc debut.”
The liquor license placard for Flower Child says:
“New Class D Restaurant serving fast casual cuisine. Seating Capacity of 140. Total Occupancy Load of 165. Sidewalk Cafe with 40 seats.”
Flower Child‘s website says:
“At Flower Child, we make every last bite from scratch, using fresh ingredients from close to home and serving healthy food that takes you to a happy place. That’s our promise to you, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or just hungry. And just because we can do sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free doesn’t mean we do flavor-free… because where’s the happy in that?
We’re on a simple, soul-satisfying mission to radiate positively delicious vibes. So whether you’re in the mood to relax and dine in, or just grabbing a quick healthy bite to go, join us and nourish your mind, body and soul.”
Check out their menus here.
2112 Pennsylvania Ave, NW looking east
And next door to Flower Child is another placard for a restaurant called North Italia which says:
“New Class “C” Restaurant offering casual Italian dining. Total Occupancy Load of 260 with seating for 190 patrons and a Sidewalk Café for 40 patrons.”
North Italia’s website says:
“North Italia is more than just an Italian restaurant. We’re a group of folks who have become family, bonded by our mutual affinity for all things Italian. We’ve come to understand that there’s an art to the handcrafted experience, especially when it comes to Italian cuisine–something that we aim to perfect every day. Our kitchen is as open as it gets because we’re proud to show you our menu is handmade from scratch, with love, daily. To us, nothing is quite as satisfying as sharing a dish of homemade pasta and basking in post-meal bliss together.”
Check out their menus here.
23rd and L Street, NW
I’m hoping I can find some feedback and direction with an issue that has been eating at me.
I was really excited that a Bluestone Lane was coming to DC (I always make a pit stop at one when I’m in NYC). The DC location is attached to the West End library. I have gone a few times. It’s delicious.
My general understanding of public libraries is that they provide a critical free resource to the community, namely a safe *free* learning environment. In the times I’ve spent in DC libraries, I’ve also noticed that people experiencing homelessness can find a little reprieve in these buildings. So here’s my issue: (more…)
1066 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Jamie for the updates:
2915 M Street, NW
“Orange theory taking part of what was the dreaded McFadden’s space at 2400 penn”
2400 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Photo by Eddie Schumann
Thanks to Eddie for sending from 21st and N Street, NW.
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2301 L Street, NW
D.C.’s first Bluestone Lane coffee has opened.
“Our West End location is a full service, sit down café, serving all of your Bluestone Lane favorites. Join us for an enhanced dining experience and enjoy our premium coffee, wellness drinks, BL signature cold-pressed juices and organic teas. The food offering at this café includes delicious healthy dishes such as our famous #AvoSmash, signature Breakfast Bowl and Eggs Your Way, as well as a range of grab and go delights and Husk Bakeshop gluten-free pastries. We can’t wait to meet our new locals!”
The liquor license placard says:
“New Class “C” Restaurant, which consists of a full-service Australian-inspired coffee place that will be offering a seasonal menu featuring progressive café fare for all-day breakfast, lunch, and early evening appetizers. The restaurant will have 64 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 74. Licensee is requesting a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 48 seats.”
23rd and L Street, NW
This house is located at 2127 N Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:
“NEW LISTING! Spectacular contemporary renovation by renowned architect Robert Gurney with an open floor plan and flooded with light. Features include a gourmet kitchen that opens to the open living area, modern glass staircases, a top floor family room, decks off of both the main and top floors, and 2-car covered parking. Lower level is a separate 2-bedroom apartment w/ front and rear entrance.”
You can see more photos here.
This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,795,000.
2301 L Street, NW
“The new West End Library will open to the public on Saturday, December 9. The West End Library is the first DC Public Library to open as part of a public-private partnership.
The library’s interior was designed by CORE architecture + design, a Georgetown-based firm. The exterior and the remainder of the project was designed by TEN Arquitectos with WDG serving as the Architect of Record. The 21,000 square-foot space will feature:
· Spaces for adults, teens and children;
· Seating for 200 customers;
· 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access;
· A large programming room for up to 100 people; and
· Two conference rooms to for up to 14 people Five private study rooms”
From Bluestone Lane’s Website:
“At Bluestone Lane, we are very excited to be opening new stores across the nation, with DC being the flavor of the month in December! Our first Washington DC location will be opening on the corner of 24th and L St, sharing a home with the New West End Library. [Ed. Note: It’s 23rd and L]
Located within the thriving West End community, our new store will be a one-stop shop for a catch up with friends, meetings or the perfect place to sit down with a book and enjoy a relaxing break.
We will be serving a wide range of Bluestone Lane favorite items including our premium coffee, wellness drinks, BL signature cold-pressed juices and organic teas. The food menu at this location will include our grab and go items, open-faced sandwiches and gluten-free pastries. We can’t wait to meet our new locals!”
Updates when they announce an exact opening date for the coffee shop.
More photos after the jump including a shot of how the old library looked at this corner in 2014. (more…)
2525 M Street, NW
From a press release:
“Nobu Washington DC, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire founded by Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro, will begin taking reservations today at 10:00am for dinner service starting Tuesday, September 12. Situated on the ground floor of the new 2501 Residences on M Street, in the heart of the West End just steps from Georgetown, Nobu DC brings Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s genre-defining cuisine to the nation’s Capital. With more than 11,000 square feet of space including the Bar & Lounge, Dining Room and Sushi Bar, and multiple private event spaces, the new Nobu DC presents the ideal setting to enjoy signatures like Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño alongside DC-inspired dishes and cocktails. Exclusive introductions including the only house barrel-aged Kikori Japanese whiskey in the region contribute to the allure of the long-awaited opening. (more…)
Thanks to Candace for sending from West End: “How does this happen?!?!”
The $64,000 question as always.
Close up by Laura:
1050 21st Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson announced a multi-agency plan to reopen the historic Thaddeus Stevens School as an infant and toddler child development center and an expansion of School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens. (more…)