by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar

On Wednesday we broke the news that The Dabney Cellar (from the folks behind The Dabney) located at 1222 9th Street, NW had opened at 6pm.

Lots more info from a press release:


The Dabney Cellar is a tavern located directly below its restaurant counterpart and is the latest venture from co-owners chef Jeremiah Langhorne and general manager Alex Zink. The Dabney Cellar features a world-class beverage program as well as a concise menu of small shareable dishes. The robust wine list showcases a diverse assortment of thirty wines by the glass, with an emphasis on small producers.

Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar

TO DRINK: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 11:20 am 0

1219 9th Street, NW near the Convention Center

We’ve come a long way since the Old Dominion Brewhouse closed back in 2014.

From a press release:

“On December 18, 2017, acclaimed chef David Deshaies and his partners will unveil Unconventional Diner, an upscale traditional American diner located at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood. Unconventional Diner features modern comfort food with unexpected dishes that you wouldn’t normally find in a traditional diner. Opening exclusively for dinner at first, the diner will soon serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy fresh, wholesome food served along side affordable craft cocktails, American beer and International wines. Unconventional Diner was partly inspired by Deshaies’ mentor Michel Richard, who once gave him the advice to open a diner.

Check out the mainUD_menu (PDF) and the UD_dessert_menu (PDF)

“We created Unconventional Diner as a modern take on a traditional American diner. My earliest and most-treasured American food memories are of groups of chefs huddled late night over plates
of biscuits and gravy and three-egg omelets. We’re trying to redefine what modern comfort food is – it’s international; a balance of healthy and decadent; features bold flavors and locally grown/sourced ingredients; and most of all it’s approachable,” says Deshaies.

Kale Nachos courtesy Unconventional Diner

Whether you love meat-and-potatoes or vegan, super-foods, Unconventional Diner has something for everyone, all made from scratch. Menu items will include Corn Bread Muffins, Foie Gras PB & J, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chickpea Stew, Steak & Eggs, Meatloaf and Southern Collard Greens. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

2100 Vermont Ave, NW at V Street

Thanks to Wet Dog Tavern for sending the updated photos. Also:

“We currently will be hosting a “Photos with your Pets” on December 16th where people can bring their pets to get photos with Santa. All donations go straight to the Humane Rescue Alliance.”

courtesy Wet Dog Tavern

Photos of the games after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

965 Florida Ave, NW. Image courtesy of MRP Realty and Ellis Development Group with JBG SMITH

From a press release:

“MRP Realty, developers of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Washington Metropolitan region, and Ellis Development Group, in partnership with JBG SMITH, have broken ground on their new mixed-use development, The Wren, located at 965 Florida Avenue NW. The celebratory event took place on November 30, and included remarks by Mayor Bowser.

The Wren is a 289,686-square-foot development in the Shaw neighborhood. The building features 433 residential units, of which 132 units will be affordable. Along with best-in-class amenities, The Wren will be a LEED Silver Certified building with solar panels providing a portion of the building’s energy. Anchoring the ground floor will be a 43,406-square-foot Whole Foods–the seventh location of the grocery retailer in the District and its first store in the District since being purchased by Amazon. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Photo via office of zoning files

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

A four-unit apartment building at the N Street entrance to Blagden Alley has been operating for about 14 years on the basis of “forged” documents. That’s the story a committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle heard at its regular monthly meeting last night (November 29).

Nneka Shelton, the representative of the owners of 924 N Street NW, told ANC2F’s Community Development Committee that the owners have been operating the building since 2003 without a valid DC Certificate of Occupancy. At various times in the meeting, Shelton characterized the owner’s current Certificate of Occupancy as “faulty” or “forged”.

The certificate of occupancy in the publicly-available electronic files of the DC Office of Zoning for this case is from July 1985 and allows a dry cleaners to operate on the premises. Shelton said at the meeting that this is the latest Certificate of Occupancy for the building.

A Certificate of Occupancy is the DC government’s confirmation that a property is being used in accordance with zoning regulations. In this case, the property is now zoned RF-1, which is “for areas predominantly developed with attached row houses on small lots within which no more than 2 dwelling units are permitted”. Before a 2016 conversion of zoning designations, the building was categorized as “R-4”, but the limitations were the same – no more than two residential units per property.

Now the owners want to get legal. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The Wren at 965 Florida Ave NW Groundbreaking
Thu, November 30, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner at the groundbreaking of the Wren at 965 Florida Ave NW, a project delivering affordable housing and retail including a new Whole Foods grocery store.

The Wren will be developed in partnership with MRP Realty, Ellis Development and JBG Smith Companies.”

This is what it’s gonna look like across the street from Darnell’s:

965 Florida Ave, NW near 9:30 Club

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

8th and Florida Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Saw Chrome Industries and Frank and Oak (said Tuesday is their last day) Ed. Note: Their website list this store as a “Washington DC Pop-Up” are also closing at The Shay. They seem to be hemorrhaging tenants over there.”

Washingtonian reported:

“Chrome Industries’ DC shop is soon shutting its doors, marking the third retail closure for high-end development The Shay since September.

The 8th Street, Northwest, store will remain open through November and December and close in the new year.

Chrome and Frank and Oak will follow other closures at The Shay including Steven Alan, Bucketfeet, and Kit & Ace. Before we bury retail at The Shay completely, it’s worth noting that Argent will be replacing Kit & Ace and Violet Boutique will be popping up in the Steven Alan space. Updates on the rest of the retail spaces as more is known.

by Prince Of Petworth November 22, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 930 French Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Finely crafted 4BR/3.5BA condo built w/exacting detail w/ LL rental unit. Open floor-plan w/expansive windows, 10” ceilings, white oak flooring, back terrace. Modern & elegant fully integrated kitchen w/quartz counters, top of the lines appliances & custom artisan crafted cabinets. Master bedroom features ready to be built-out closet, en-suite bathroom w/ shower/soaking tub. OPEN SUNDAY”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,289,000 ($258 monthly fee.)


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