4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street
The long vacant Firelake Grill (OG Ruby Tuesday and once planned for Guapo’s and Five Guys) will finally have a new tenant – Surfside!! Eater DC reports:
“Ten years after Surfside first brought its gourmet tacos and margaritas to D.C., restaurateur Bo Blair is ramping up expansion plans by opening at least two more locations next spring.
Blair recently signed a lease for a new Tenleytown spot at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, he tells Eater. Another deal is close to being closed at the Wharf across from the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market.”
In an email Bo shares a few more details with me:
“We are going to do a 24 taco stand, like Dupont. It will be fast casual with no waiter service. We will be serving Margaritas, beers and specialty cocktails. We are shooting for an April 1, 2019 opening. The outdoor patio will be killer.”
Check out their menus here and STAY TUNED.
God bless my neighbor for sending this from the North Cleveland Park Nextdoor message board.
The accompanying text said:
“Did any of you leave a potato in the garden of my apartment building? Why would someone do this?”
Yes, why? WHY would someone do this indeed. And with this a new bar has been set. So keep your flower thief messages on hold but keep your eyes peeled for more potatoes please.
If you ever spot a cool Archaeological Find in your house, apartment or office – please send an email to [email protected] thanks!
There’s a whole block of Yuma Street near UDC that it looks like it came straight out of the Brady Bunch set. Most of the houses look like the example above. Check out the cool renovation of one of these:
We’ll revisit when it’s finished. In the meantime – think it’ll be a nice transformation or too early to tell?
Spotted this beautiful McLaren in Van Ness.
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Van Ness and Connecticut Ave, NW
Where the first atomic clock was developed!!
From a press release:
“Whittle School & Studios, the world’s first global school, today announced their Washington D.C location, the first of two campuses. The other, located in Shenzhen, China, will be announced in March. The global PreK-12 school, headed by educational pioneer Chris Whittle, is slated to begin classes in the Fall of 2019.
Whittle School & Studios will be one school with campuses in more than 30 of the world’s leading cities. At capacity, they will boast a diverse student body of more than 90,000 full-time students and hundreds of thousands of part-time students, with a single faculty of over 10,000, tied together by a common curriculum that will be adapted to local laws and needs. The campuses will all work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities supported by a unique global headquarters, creating an organization linked with a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world. (more…)
Trisha reported Saturday afternoon:
“Good thing the fire truck was already on the street when this happened!
Yuma St NW, across from the UDC athletic building. The car was actually trying to pass the fire truck when it started to smoke. The truck wisely pulled forward.”
This rental is located at Upton and Connecticut Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1600 / 600ft2 – Modern English Basement Close to Metro
English basement apartment available for rent in historic 1924 row house available for move-in immediately.
What you get:
– Brand new appliances (Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher)
– FREE wifi! (Tenant responsible for cable and electric)
– Separate entrance with motion activated lights for safety
– Gorgeous natural light as well as recess lights installed in the unit
– Separate heating and cooling system with temp controlled by tenant (plus insulated windows for optimal warmth during the winter)
Pet friendly on a case by case basis. (more…)
4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From an email:
“After almost 20 years in business, Cafe Ole will be closing on January 31st. Fannie Mae is moving downtown and the building is being redeveloped. It has been a great run and we would like to thank all of our customers for making it such a success. Please come by for a last meal and a toast to the future!
Cafe Ole is currently located at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. We are looking for a new home!”
Photos via DC Fire & EMS
DCFD reported 5:30pm Friday:
“Crash with overturned Conn. Ave and Yuma St. NW. At least 3 vehicles involved with 1 overturned. 1 patient being prepared for transport with potentially serious injuries. Other patients being assessed.
Update crash at Conn. Ave & Yuma St NW. 1 serious & 3 minor injuries all adults transported. 3 other adult patients assessed by EMS and declined further treatment.”