1121 14th Street, NW
I’m hoping you can help resolve my confusion over what’s happening at Chix’s 14th Street location. I went there to grab dinner at 8pm on Thursday night (they close at 9:30), but the lights were off and the doors were locked (sorry – forgot to take a pic). However, there was no sign explaining what was up, nor were there any updates to their website, FB page, or Twitter feed. They appear to have been closed ever since. I’ve tried calling both that location and the Navy Yard restaurant and emailed them as well, but I haven’t received an answer. Anyone know what’s going on? I really hope the closure isn’t permanent!”
Ed. Note: Chix’s 14th Street location opened back in 2012. Their original 11th Street location closed back in December (now Charcoal Town.) I sent an email to inquire the status of 14th Street and have not yet heard back either. Updates when more is known.
looking north towards Thomas Circle
13th and I Street, NW
The Best Sandwich Shop opened at 1776 I St, NW back in 2014 (and Georgetown before that) and if you’re incredibly lazy, you’re in luck! I’m just kidding that is a legit far four blocks if you’re an office worker just looking for a quick bite. This spot is opening across from Franklin Square. I love the name – any fans of the other locations? You can see their sandwich menu here.
I Street looking west towards 14th Street
1020 19th Street, NW just north of K Street
I’m not wasting any more beer by pouring it out for 19th Street. No more! Oy this has been a horrible 24 hours. Thanks to a reader for sending:
“I got news this morning from the owner that my beloved downtown breakfast and lunch spot is permanently closing as of today. Café Carvy at 19th and K St was THE office go-to for breakfast sandwiches, the best iced coffee (with coffee ice cubes!), and fresh carved turkey and roast beef for lunch. Always a great value and really friendly service. My officemates and I are extremely devastated.”
Cafe Carvy opened in the old Spice Indian Bistro space back in 2012.
1111 19th Street, NW
City Sports closed back in December 2015. And now it is the future home to DC’s first Wawa!! Yesterday when we first broke news of a coming Wawa some commenters wrote that it’d be coming to the former City Sports on 19th Street. And now that appears accurate after DCist got word from their own tipster:
“One Wawa will be located downtown at 1111 19th Street NW, per a tipster who asked to remain anonymous but was able to provide documentation confirming the address. It will be a “comprised deli kiosk setup,” according to the tipster.”
Alleged “Office Creeper” via DowntownDC Business Improvement District
We previously spoke about another alleged “office creeper”, I had no idea this was a thing, back in 2014.
A reader passes on from the Downtown BID:
“MPD has notified us that an office creeper previously known to the downtown area back in the area. The subject has changed his look as well cutting his hair and shaving his face. Recently Fairfax County Police had him involved in an office theft and credit card fraud. Unfortunately, MPD feels that it won’t be too long until he makes his way back into downtown and other parts of the city. As a precaution, please let your security staff know about this individual.
In addition, should they see him do not stop him, immediately dial 911 and allow MPD to respond so they can apprehend him.”
So if you see a dude in a plaid shirt hanging around the office cooler – beware. Also don’t leave your wallet in your desk.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene
From the National Gallery of Art:
“Friday Evenings May 19th through August 25th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Constitution Avenue and
Madison Drive entrances
at 9th Street, NW
Jazz In The Garden at Pavilion Café in the National Gallery of Art features an eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments, including a beer and wine menu. To learn more about Jazz in the Garden concerts and performers, please call (202) 842-6941.
Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all items brought into the Sculpture Garden.
NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on www.nga.gov/jazz, call (202) 289-3360, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at http://www.twitter.com/ngadc | www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt
Sculpture Garden Rules
Do not touch the works of art unless it is indicated that you may do so.
Do not ride bicycles or use in-line skates and skateboards in the Sculpture Garden. Either walk beside your bike or secure it at one of the hitching posts located near the entrances on Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive.
No pets other than service animals are allowed.”
Full Schedule (more…)
A reader reports:
“Pedro and Vinny’s, a burrito cart on 15th and K, is closing next week. John and his burritos have been a long-time downtown DC institution. I, and a lot of his other loyal customers, are pretty bummed by this. The last day is next friday (5/19). The owner John and his wife have decided to move to Wilmington, North Carolina.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin the new Red Top Meter Program Monday, May 8, 2017.
Beginning next week Red Top Meters will be designated for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities with qualified placards or license plates.
Red Top Meters are parking meters with distinctive red tops located in the Central Business District (CBD). The CBD includes areas south of Massachusetts Avenue, east of 23rd Street NW, west of 2nd Street NE and north of D Street SE.
There are 350 Red Top metered on-street parking spaces in the CBD. All Red Top Meter users must pay for the reserved spaces, but the meters allow additional time to park (up to 4 hours). The fine for parking at a Red Top Meter without a placard is $250. (more…)