Washington, DC

The Gibson (left) Marvin (right) 2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street

Thanks to all who passed on this awful coronaville massacre news (will closefor the foreseeable future on Halloween“) from the Washington CityPaper:

“Eric and Ian Hilton say they fought for six months to keep American Ice Company, The Brixton, Echo Park, El Rey, The Gibson, Marvin, and Players Club running through the COVID-19 pandemic, but ultimately couldn’t.”

Out of the seven which hurts the most?

Full statement from Ian Hilton on twitter:

Photos of all the spots: Read More


From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Office of Planning (OP) launched a survey to receive community feedback on public life and activity in and around the intersection of 14th and U Streets, NW, in the heart of the U Street corridor in Ward 1. OP is seeking public feedback on ways to better preserve or improve the public spaces around this intersection and how the District can work together to enhance the types of activities that take place there. Read More


924 U Street, NW

Ed. Note: Most recently this space was home, briefly, to Pizzaria (and even more briefly ‘Grand Opening Eatery’.

On Thursday I shared the great news that Taqueria Xochi “will be moving to our own full-time location on U Street in DC in September”. I happened to walk by on Saturday and the owners told me this is where they’ll be located. They plan on painting the space pink so we can’t miss it. Stay tuned for an exact opening date. Read More


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