11th and U St, NW courtesy Metro Investment Properties
Can’t wait to see what happens here!! From MIP:
Unpriced Sealed Bid Offering
~12,500 square feet on 4 levels
Basement Jazz club, ground floor restaurant;Nightclub on levels 2 &3
Interior occupancy of 416 people plus outside seating
Arts-2 zoning allows a mix of office, retail, nightlife, and residential
Hard signalized corner plus outside seating create flagship exposure”
14th and T Street, NW
“Chef Ryan Ratino is proud to announce the opening of his first restaurant in Washington, D.C., Bresca, a concept born out of his passion for the bounties of earth and years of studying European cooking techniques.
Bresca is inspired by the European movement of “bistronomy”, (a combination of the words Bistro and Gastronomy). The trend is characterized by a more vibrant, experimental and informal approach to cooking than traditional French cuisine. It is a simple style with the focus being the food, its bold flavors and the feelings that these combinations evoke.
An Ohio native, Chef Ratino has cooked in some of the most lauded restaurants in the country. (more…)
14th and T Street, NW
“On a more delicious note, Ripple’s last chef, Ryan Ratino, tells me he plans to open a place of his own, Bresca, at 1906 14th St NW in September. He’ll be weaving aspects of fine-dining with a casual approach…Bresca’s drinks program will be created by the esteemed Juan Coronado, late of Barmini.”
1904 14th Street, NW
A crazy day of closures concludes with another abrupt one – Policy closing the downstairs space. UPDATE: Policy will be “consolidating upstairs”.
“We have been open since 2009 and do not plan on going anywhere anytime soon. We will continue making great memories! We were closed for renovation but will be open on Wednesday. You can join us in our Lounge!”
Thanks to Josh for sending. STAY TUNED.
Photos by Alexandra. Note blood drops in photo to the right.
Multiple gunshots early this morning. Damage to vehicles and buildings. No fatalities.
— Shelbert Report (@Shelbert_Report) July 8, 2017
From the Dupont Circle Listserv:
“Gun battle – alley behind 1500 block of U Street and 1500 block of Caroline Street
When: Saturday July 8, 2017, just after 1:00 am.
According to different verbal reports from MPD, as many as 60 rounds may have been fired, with various calibers possibly suggesting three guns. Neighbors report bullets in at least two residences facing 16th Street NW. Multiple vehicles hit, with windows shot out; one vehicle had 6 to 8 bullet holes. Some blood reported in alley but apparently no victims and no suspects arrested. Police were on the scene for over 12 hours but so far no official comments from MPD: only an under investigation email reply.“
14th and W Street, NW
Thanks to Panino Gourmet for sending us their new menu. Very promising – anyone happen to sample the goods?
913 U Street, NW
From a press release:
“It’s time to dust off the wigs and turn out for a good cause. Thursday, July 13th from 5 to 8 pm, Sick Cells and The Dirty Goose will be hosting a fundraiser and awareness event for sickle cell disease (SCD). The event, taking place at 913 U Street NW, will include a fashion show by fashion designer, wig enthusiast, and an adult living with SCD, Tristan Lee. There will appearances by DC Drag Queen, Miss Labella Mafia, and local chef and foodie Renny Vonne. The event will also include have a raffle (see some of the prizes below).
Tristan is a model, actor, poet, and fashion designer. He was diagnosed with SCD at six months old and suffered a stroke when he was 9. He made an 80% recovery but used the stroke as an inspiration to start acting. In his words, “if people were going to look at me, I might as well give them something to look at.”
Tristan’s fashion line, Divo Star, is designed to raise awareness about SCD. During the event, Tristan will present 10 gender neutral looks from his collection. His pieces include summer denim rompers and overalls worn by men and women. We’ll also have a Q&A session, lead by Morenike Ayo-Vonne, to Tristan about his life with SCD.
Wiggin Out For Sickle Cell has worked with DC establishments for raffle prizes. We listed some of our favorite prizes below: (more…)
1213 U Street, NW
Enjoy! I had to post for posterity : )
Many more after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to Michelle for sending the photo above from 15th and T Street, NW: “Seen this morning, not sure what happened here but part of 15th street is blocked off.”
Not clear if related but another reader reports:
“Any word as to why 14th St outside of Trader Joe’s was closed this morning? I was walking to work around 7:30 am and both 14th St and 15th St were closed off with lots of police activity. I also heard the bomb squad was there.”
And another reader also asks:
“What’s happening down on 14th between T and U, road has been blocked off for about an hour with no one allowed to even cross on the sidewalks?”