1333 19th St, NW entrance on New Hampshire Avenue Ave (before renovations)

The following was written by David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Shop Made in DC (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, next to Buffalo Billiards) received unanimous approval for a stipulated liquor license from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle at its regular meeting October 11. However, there was some evidence that this DC-government sponsored retail establishment is having trouble getting its ducks in a row before its scheduled opening this month.

“They keeping shuffling the dates when we’re opening,” Stacy Price of People Make Place, an organization that advocates for local businesses, said.

Price and Stephanie Babin of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group made the presentation to the ANC in support of the request for a stipulated liquor license. A stipulated liquor license allows an establishment to serve alcohol while it is finishing the formalities necessary to get a permanent liquor license. It is one of the few acts that an ANC can take that is not only advisory in nature, that is, once an ANC approves a request for a stipulated liquor license, the license is routinely issued by DC authorities upon payment of a $100 fee.

Price and Bavin told the ANC that Shop Made in DC plans to serve alcohol from noon to 8pm, even though its application, if approved, will grant them longer hours, including until 10pm. The shop is planning to have 20 seats inside and 14 seats outside, the presenters said, although their license application as written might allow them more.

The ANC noted that the applicants did not yet have all the paperwork necessary to use the outdoor patio space, and that it wished to note that fact on the resolution otherwise supporting the liquor license application. Sidewalk cafes require a separate license from the District Department of Transportation, which in turn means a separate application to the ANC for approval. Since the October 11 ANC meeting was the last scheduled meeting before the planned opening, it would be impossible for Shop Made in DC to get approval before its long-planned opening this month.

The presenters told the ANC that there had been a lot of interest at DC’s Department of Small Business and Local Development in getting the shop open on schedule, so they were looking into work-arounds that would allow the outdoor space to operate legally. This included possibly obtaining a special events permit from DC’s alcohol licensing authorities.

The ANC amended its original resolution to note that its endorsement was conditional on the applicants obtaining the required public space usage permits.

The presenters also told the ANC that the establishment plans to have nine taps, eight dedicated to local beer brewers and one to “specialty cocktails”. It planned to start non-alcoholic coffee shop service at 7am on weekdays and 11am on weekends, and would start serving “fast casual” lunch at 11am.”


1333 19th St, NW entrance on New Hampshire Avenue Ave

From a press release:

“A new brick and mortar store, stocked exclusively with DC brands alongside a café serving a rotating roster of locally made fast-casual food, coffee, and beer on tap, will open in Golden Triangle, just south of Dupont Circle, this October. The store is a collaborative retail extension of the Made in DC program, and will create a unique space to shop, eat, and drink exclusively DC-made brands and products for the first time. Located at 1333 19th Street NW, the 2,500-square-foot storefront, aptly named Shop Made in DC, is made possible through a partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Boston Properties, People Make Place and Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG). Read More


For the person who loves collectibles and antiques.

Downtown Holiday Market — Penn Quarter

Artisanal and handmade gifts from the Downtown Holiday Market in Penn Quarter. From handmade candles from Kin & Care to art and collectibles from vendors like Far East Antiques and the Narrow Passage Store, you can’t go wrong shopping hyper-local for loved ones at this famed holiday market.

Pro Tip: Check out the website to see a list of vendors — many of them, like Kin & Care, have online shops if you still want to shop local but can’t make it in person to the market.

For the holiday party host or your next door neighbor.

Bread Furst — Van Ness

Headed to a holiday party and need a gift for the host? What about a gift for your neighbor that you don’t know so well but want to spread holiday cheer to? Look no further than this bakery gem in North West D.C. Opt for some fresh bread or ANY seasonal treat and you will definitely not be disappointed.


Shop Made in DC — Online or in-person at their Georgetown, Union Market district, Wharf or Canopy Embassy Row locations

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1825 18th Street, NW upstairs from Bar Charley

PLNTR’s website says:

“PLNTR is an online plant boutique and interior plant design company. We install and maintain live and artificial plants for residential and commercial clients and lead workshops for private and corporate events. You can also shop with us online for local delivery, at our local pop-ups or find us at DC retailers, such as Shop Made in DC, where you can find an array of healthy plants, hand-crafted dried floral creations and planty-art. Read More


Photo of Shop Made in DC by Stacey Windsor

“Dear PoPville,

Here’s a question I haven’t seen yet. A friend got a fantastic new job and I’d like to send her something: a gift box, booze, both possibly. Are there any local businesses in DC who can put a gift box/bag together for me and deliver it to my friend? She’s in upper N.W. Thank you!”


709 D Street, NW. Photo by J. A. Cutright

J.A. writes: “Saw this earlier this week. Hoping for best. Fearing the worst.”

Thanks to Andy for sending: “We’ve lost a lot of good spots in Penn Quarter but this one really stings. Hopefully “temporarily suspended” is accurate and it’s not gone for good.”

Red Apron’s website says:

“While Red Apron is currently open for counter service in DC & Merrifield, we are also offering our goods online for delivery at Neighborhood Provisions, where a number of our team members are currently working. Read More


801 K Street, NW

The big day is tomorrow. All the details on Apple’s grand opening is here. I was lucky enough to take a tour yesterday and it is, indeed, absolutely dope. The renovation of the building is simply gorgeous. And to be honest, there is no way my photographs captured the beauty so just go and check it out yourself. Seriously.

But I would like to put in a reminder that The DC History Center is also there and really great.

“The DC History Center is a library and museum that includes the Kiplinger Research Library, three galleries, and a museum store. Located in the historic Carnegie Library, the DC History Center is where the public has free access to exhibits and programs about the diverse stories of Washington, D.C. The DC History Center is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Read More


By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Week (8/6 – 8/9)

Glow yoga, a grandma documentary, and pickles.

Photo by Blink O’Fanaye


BREAK IT DOWN…Have you ever wanted to break dance, but just don’t know how? Now you can learn–this week-long break dance camp will take you through everything you need to know to expertly control your balance and movements. Taught by an experienced breakdancer, you’ll be spinning across the floor in no time.

DREAMING OF ARGENTINA…Get some Latin American flavor in your life at a concert hosted at the Embassy of Argentina. The Tango Jazz Quartet mixed the improvisation of jazz with the rhythm of tango, and has traveled around the world playing its tunes. Come hang out and hear them for yourself tonight.

GROOVE…Music is always better when it’s fo’ free–all shows at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are always on the house, and this one will have you groovin’. Upbeat Strings is a violinist/piano duo that covers the likes of the Beatles, Coldplay, and Stevie Wonder, so you can end your Monday with good tunes.

ANDA party at the Wharf’s Pearl StreetA speed dating event just for trivia nerdsFigure drawingA Busboys and Poets open micA West African drum classLearn how to be a landlordWatch Black Panther outdoors at Union MarketDo yoga on a rooftop farmRead More


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