Update: 11:30 am from Brent: “Long, But not Insane”
This is in the old ShopHouse space, RIP. From CAVA:
“D.C. bred fast-casual restaurant and culinary brand CAVA will begin serving its signature balanced-yet-craveable menu at a new location in iconic city landmark Union Station beginning November 21.
To celebrate, CAVA will offer 202 free meals to the community starting at 11 am on opening day, a nod to D.C.’s longtime area code. (more…)
photo: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media
From a press release:
“After a year and a half of serving up falooda and noodles inside Union Market, the Toli Moli team of Simone Jacobson, Jocelyn Law-Yone, and Eric Wang prepares to open a cultural hub celebrating the spice diaspora: Toli Moli Burmese Bodega.
“As citizens of the world, our collective identities revolve around art, food, community, and ideas,” says Jacobson. “We love to bring people together and the bodega space is an opportunity to share with DC how we grew up eating all over the map. It’s the very definition of ‘toli moli’, a little of this and a little of that. We’re most excited about being a place that uplifts other Asian American, woman-owned, and immigrant-run businesses. This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow and bring our ‘falooda nation’ family along with us.” (more…)
K and 2nd Street, NE!
No warning, no detour signs, and no traffic control.
Neighborhood is a mess.”
395 Morse Street, NE. Also future home to Trader Joe’s and Pluma Cafe
A liquor license placard has been posted for Shouk in Union Market:
“A new casual, quick-service restaurant, serving 100% vegetarian Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. Seating capacity of 32 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 32. Sidewalk Café
with 16 seats. No entertainment, performances or dancing.”
Shouk is “expected to open in early 2018 in The Edison at Union Market District.”
Check out their K Street menu here.
original 655 K Street, NW location
rendering via NoMa Parks
From NoMa Parks:
“NoMa’s first park is under construction at 3rd and L streets NE, and 123 submissions from hundreds of community members have been narrowed to three final names. Please vote! The proposed names are: Swampoodle Park, Old City Corner, and 3rd and L Park. The first two were popular in the community submission process this summer; the latter has been the working name throughout the park’s development and was also suggested in the community submission process. Please view signage mock-ups with each name and take the survey here. The final contender will be recommended to the DC Council and the Mayor, who will make the ultimate decision.
The park at 3rd and L is an 8,000-square-foot space that will include plantings and gathering spaces; a vertical play structure designed for children ages 5 and up; and a space for dogs to run and play, complete with a dog agility ramp. It is built on the first parcel purchased by the NoMa Parks Foundation, which held multiple community meetings and received input from the public for two years to design the space to meet the neighborhood’s needs. (more…)
From an email:
“I wanted to send this event your way in case it wasn’t on your radar–an HRA pet adoption day at Femme Fatale’s NoMa pop-up!
Also, if you haven’t heard of Femme Fatale yet, please consider checking it out. This is the 2nd iteration of Yasmin Radbod’s female focused marketplace. All are welcome at the shop, but all vendors are female owned small businesses based out of the DMV. There’s a vegan café, a kombucha bar, a bar-bar, a vintage shop, an art lounge, and so much more. It’ll be in NoMa until 12/24 until it finds a new home for Spring.”
100 Florida Ave, NE
More photos of Femme Fatale after the jump. (more…)
1274 5th Street, NE
The liquor license placard for O-Ku says:
“New Restaurant, serving authentic Asian cuisine. Total Occupancy Load is 299 with seating for 175. Summer Garden with 49 seats.”
Anyone know if they’re related to the O-Ku from Charleston, Atlanta and Charlotte? Updates when more is known.
Update from O-Ku’s PR:
“O-Ku is a new Japanese restaurant with an emphasis on sushi that will open near Union Market at 1274 5th St. NE in spring 2018. Owned and operated by The Indigo Road, O-Ku also has locations in Atlanta, Charleston and Charlotte but is far from the typical restaurant chain. Each O-Ku location has different chefs, menus, and décor. Charleston-based architect David Thompson will design the space. The DC location will feature 120 seats downstairs with an upstairs cocktail lounge and rooftop with outdoor seating and its menu will include items cooked over Robata grills and traditional Binchotan charcoal as well as a large selection of sushi and a variety of non-traditional Japanese dishes.
O-Ku DC is projected to open in April 2018.”
Across the street:
via Trader Joe’s
What’s going on with the 4th and Florida Ave NE Trader Joes?? You posted that they put up a liquor placard back in March but they’re still not open nor even saying when it might be open.
Maybe someone in the community knows what’s taking so long? People are living in the apartment building on top of the storefront, so the building is “done.” I drive by there almost everyday and it doesn’t look like TJs is opening anytime soon.”
Trader Joe’s posted back in August:
“Washington (Union Market District), D.C. – Opening 2018!
Our Crew is working hard so we can open our doors in 2018. We’ll continue to post new details about the store and its opening here, so please check back for updates.
Date & Time Opening:
TBD in 2018
1240 4th Street NE”
Also please note:
“Trader Joe’s Stores CLOSED on November 23rd for Thanksgiving”
“On October 25, 2017, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division’s Human Trafficking Unit and the First District’s Crime Suppression Team conducted Prostitution Enforcement along the K Street NE corridor. The operation resulted in two (2) arrests for Solicitation of Prostitution. This operation is part of an on-going effort in the NOMA area.”
Ed. Note: Earlier this month we learned that “Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) announced the introduction of legislation to improve community health and safety through a new approach that removes criminal penalties for those engaged in consensual sexual exchange.”
300 Massachusetts Ave, NW at 4th St./H St./Mass Ave. NW
The liquor license placard for Carving Room’s 1st and M St, NE (130 M Street, NE) location says:
“New Class “C” Restaurant serving house cured & roasted meats, brunch, hummus, sandwiches, and flat breads, with a seating capacity of 80 inside, a Total Occupancy Load of 100 inside, and a Sidewalk Café with 15 seats outside.”
Bisnow reports they hope to open by April and “The hours and offerings will also be similar to the first location.”