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.
967 Florida Avenue NW
We were close! Thanks to a reader for passing on the press release:
“Whole Foods Market will open its new 46,000 square-foot store in Washington, D.C., located at 967 Florida Avenue NW, at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 23.
Special features of the new Florida Avenue store include: Read More
This rental is located at 16th and U Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1895 / 350ft2 – Cosy U-Street Studio with Parking, Patio & Washer/Dryer Read More
1301 U Street, NW
“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
Photo by Michael Pipitone
DC Fire & EMS reported: “Update: 2 Alarm Fire – 2001 15th Street NW – Two residents with injuries transported in critical condition. Units are going through decontamination and firefighter rehabilitation. Read More
2204 14th Street, NW
Have you heard anything about Sakerum on 14th closing permanently? Their phone number and website no longer seem to exist, and I don’t think they’ve been open in any capacity since this all started. I certainly hope they aren’t gone for good.”
In April another reader sent: Read More