901 9th Street, NW
From an email:
“The season of sunshine and chilled wine has finally arrived. Enjoy the rise in temperature on City Tap Penn Quarter’s outdoor patio space with $5 glasses of rosé all weekend long. This offer is available Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, from open to close.”
inside 9th and I Street, NW courtesy Conrad Washington, DC
From an email:
“I am thrilled to announce the official opening of Conrad Washington, DC, marking the first property for the Conrad brand to debut in the nation’s capital.
some key facts that are of note:
· The 360-room, 10-floor hotel features 30,000 square feet of luxury retail space on its ground floor and 32,000 square feet of purpose-built meeting space, all above ground level
· The property’s signature restaurant, Estuary, features a menu helmed by James Beard Award recipients and “Top Chef” finalists, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
· Summit The Rooftop at Conrad and associated event terrace deliver panoramic views of Washington’s most notable landmarks
· A first for the Conrad brand, the exclusive, full-service Sakura Club on the 10th floor is designed for the most-discerning hotel guests with offerings including an exquisite Japanese whisky collection and a traditional afternoon tea”
Press release: (more…)
950 F Street, NW
Thanks to Elizabeth for sending the update:
“The new yoga studio taking over the old Sculpt location, Illumin8, is opening March 21st.
There will be a grand opening special of 30 days of unlimited classes for $39.”
Their website says:
“We are a yoga studio for fitness lovers and a fitness studio for yoga lovers. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people experience yoga by providing challenging and empowering classes that will leave you feeling strong inside and out. Our environment of candlelight, heat, and music – combined with our top-notch customer service – will provide you with a consistently uplifting and positive experience. (more…)
9th and H Street, NW
Thanks to Peter for sending:
“The Tesla dealership in City Center looks to be closed. DC also is gone from their list of U.S. “galleries” on the Tesla website.” (more…)
777 9th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal are thrilled to announce the opening of their vibrant Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Boqueria, in Penn Quarter at 777 9th Street NW. This marks the second Boqueria location in the DC area.
The menu, crafted by Chef Marc Vidal with support from Chef de Cuisine George Rodrigues, features the restaurant’s signature shareable Spanish tapas, made from carefully sourced ingredients. (more…)
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“Over the last year, an American restaurant was built in India. Using methods that were passed down over generations, artisans hand carved a 40-foot, 12,000-pound swath of pink sandstone to adorn one wall. (more…)
750 9th Street, NW at H Street
Color me curious. The liquor license placard for the to be named restaurant says:
“A restaurant that will serve Spanish food with an East Asian influence. Interior seating for 200, with a Total Occupancy Load of 230.”
641 Indiana Avenue, NW
Earlier in the week we wondered if the, once super hot, Grand Trunk had closed. We need wonder no more – the windows have been papered and the front papered over. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.