Washington, DC

2007 14th Street, NW

Marvin opened up back in 2007 and has been one of 14th/U Street’s top destinations ever since. I’ve been hearing tons of rumors about Marvin not reopening (the plywood doesn’t help.) But I’m happy to say that I hear these are false reports. I hear that there is likely to be a renovation and they should reopen when that’s completed or sometime when we get to phase three. Whew and stay tuned.


1301 U Street, NW

Well this is unexpected awesome news following last week’s announcement of a ‘Western Market’ location, comes word of a U Street location! Eater DC reports:

“Co-founder Michael Habtemariam says Roaming Rooster has started construction inside the building at 1301 U Street NW, which TaKorean vacated in October 2018. The company hopes to have a carryout operation set up there by mid-August or September.

Roaming Rooster opened their super popular Woodridge location near DC Brau in 2018.

And the reason why folks are so excited: Read More


2019 11th Street, NW just north of U Street

The Greek Spot posted to Facebook Monday:

“Today one of our team members explained to a customer that they must wear a face mask to enter the restaurant. It is the law. Our team member was assaulted and threatened while the customer destructed property and threw everything on the counter as well as the plexiglass screen at her. This is not what we come to work for, or what anyone should have to endure while working to provide for themselves and their families. This is painful and disgusting to say the least. We are sorry our team member was spoken to and exposed to this type of treatment and behavior. Read More


14th and T Street, NW

Thanks to Aimee for sending from Matchbox just before 10pm Saturday: “Large fire truck presence at Matchbox on 14th.”

Photo by Charlie A

DC Fire & EMS reported: “Update First Alarm 14th & T Sts NW. #DCsBravest confined fire to pizza oven flu and under control. No injuries.


Reeves Center at 14th and U Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has signed a letter of intent with the District to move their national headquarters to Washington, DC within the future redevelopment of the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs at 2000 14th Street NW.

“The Reeves Center stands in an iconic and culturally significant area of the U Street corridor with deep connections to the NAACP,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we continue fighting for change and working to build a more fair and just nation, we look forward to welcoming this iconic civil rights organization to Washington, DC.”

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is America’s premier and largest civil rights organization. Through its Washington, DC bureau, the NAACP helped to advance not only integration of the United States Armed Forces in 1948 but also passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read More


1939 12th Street, NW

Thanks to Oswald for sending: “New signage on 12th St.: Will its bites match its bark?”

Back in January we learned that a:

“New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant with a wine bar, serving wines by the glass and the bottle, with a wine-focused cocktail list and light snacks. Applicant is also applying for a Sidewalk Café Endorsement with 15 seats. Total seating inside is 40 with a Total Occupancy Load of 49.” was coming to the former Menchie’s space. Read More


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