Photo by Eddie Schumann
Thanks to Eddie for sending from 21st and N Street, NW.
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
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…)
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?