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…)
2519 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW before
Well this is awkward I had no idea Bayou closed!?!?!! I mean I knew Bayou on the Hill had closed but holy smokes was I asleep at the wheel. Well, better late than never and here’s the deal on their replacement:
2519 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW today courtesy Alfred House
From an email:
“As you may know, we closed Bayou back in May. However, we still have the space and we’ve renovated it into a gorgeous private event space we now call Alfred House. We are using it as a private event venue that people can rent out for private parties. We named Alfred House after Alfred Mullett, an American architect who designed the Old Executive Office Building, among other federal buildings in DC. He actually lived in the rowhouse where the venue is, so that’s how we came up with the name. A fully restored 1889 rowhouse, Alfred House offers a full kitchen, two bars, and a customizable space for any kind of event. With our preferred caterers and in-house party planners, the Alfred House is the perfect spot for social events, corporate gatherings, and wedding parties.
On the weekends, we’re also using the space as a live music venue, much like Bayou. (more…)
23rd and M St, NW
From an email:
“Squash On Fire‘s café, the Upper West Side Café has officially launched. The menu features fresh and healthy small plates, juices, coffees and handcrafted cocktails as well as grab and go items, ideal for a bite after your lesson or a post-work(out) happy hour!
If you’re not familiar with Squash On Fire, it is the first ever pay-as-you-go squash facility, which opened its doors in the West End neighborhood in May. The design driven facility boasts eight state-of-the-art courts, including two all glass showcase courts, a full service restaurant and bar, and some of the best coaching in the sport, with head coach Amir Wagih, the winner of 23 world championship titles as coach, at the helm.
courtesy Squash On Fire
Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)
23rd and M St, NW
I think the incorporation of Engine No 1’s fire station is pretty freaking amazing. You guys? Like the project’s architecture overall?
As I was waking past the dog park on 25th and M around 7:15 last night, I came across the unfortunate sight of the DC medical examiner’s van backed up to a port-a-potty (incidentally it was a Don’s John). As I passed, I caught a glimpse of a gurney being wheeled toward the open door of a port-a-potty. There were also 8 or so uniformed and plainclothes cops, as well as techs. I obviously don’t know details, but I feel for the poor person who passed away (or was dumped) in a port-a-potty. I know it’s speculation at this point, but if what I suspect is true and a homeless person passed away in a port-a-potty, I hope this motivates elected officials — and all of us — to do more for our homeless.”
last month at 25th and L St, NW
Update: “it was open and operating as usual around 3pm”
Emily reports around 2:15pm:
“Trader Joe’s at 25th & L NW is closed because their business license expired today and they’re waiting for the new one to come in. A very apologetic employee was standing out front telling people. Seems avoidable. Sounded like they were hoping it would come in today; the employee I spoke with said it was temporary.”
23rd and M St, NW
Like the way the building is turning out?
For those not familiar with the project:
“EastBanc’s Square 50 development will feature a 15,500-square-foot new, state-of-the-art West End Fire Station, a 54,300-square-foot Affordable Housing building with 55 units at 60 percent AMI or less along with six market-rate residential units and a one level garage with 24 parking spaces. The Square 50 mixed-use complex will also house Squash on Fire — a revolutionary world-class, tournament-ready squash facility with eight courts and a full-service restaurant.”
This rental is located at 1126 25th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Masterfully renovated ground unit in the heart of NW. 2 bedroom 2 bath. Master bedroom has walk in closet and newly remodeled bathroom. Open kitchen, living room, dining room space. Large front patio area. Two large flat screens included. Plenty of amenities close by, groceries, shopping, dining, entertainment. 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, Capitol Bike Share on corner. Priced to move quickly!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.