“To recognize the Ethiopian community’s heritage and culture, outstanding leadership and 14 contributions to the District of Columbia’s economy and the 9th and U Street business 15 corridor located in the Shaw neighborhood, and its partnership with the African America 16 community in the fight for social justice and civil rights.” Read More


3100 14th Street, NW entrance on Park Road in DC USA

“Dear PoPville,

They closed in March and I was worried that they had decided to close permanently, so I was hoping you could publicize their reopening! They serve very tasty Ethiopian food, and while their stellar cocktails aren’t on their takeout menu, they do have wine and beer. Here’s their website.”


3630 Georgia Avenue, NW

Thanks to Cheryl for sending:

“I’ve been wondering what’s been coming to this space. This is in between DC Reynolds and the old Walters on Georgia Ave. Now I understand why DC Reynolds had to return part of their patio space.”

The liquor license placard for Tsehay Ethiopian Restaurant says:

“New Restaurant serving Ethiopian food. Summer Garden with 20 seats. Seating for 42 inside and a Total Occupancy Load of 62. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment inside the premises and for the Summer Garden.”



900 Florida Ave, NW

Climax closed after a major fire back in July 2016. A liquor license placard for Lucy Bar and Restaurant says:

“A New Class “C” Ethiopian restaurant, serving fresh vegetarian food. The restaurant will have 89 indoor seats and interior occupancy of 104. The licensee is requesting a 24 seat Summer Garden. Total Occupancy Load of 128. The Licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Live Entertainment, both indoors and outdoors, as well as a Cover Charge, and Dancing.”


looking north towards Duffy’s


1725 Columbia Road, NW

Chief Ike’s closed after 25 years in March 2015.

The liquor license placard says:

“Infusion Club and Restaurant

A new Tavern serving Ethiopian cuisine. Seating capacity of 350 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 600. Sidewalk Cafe with 30 seats. Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement, with Dancing and Cover Charge.”

Based on the size, I wonder if this will also be taking the adjacent space that was set to become, with coming soon signage still up, Villa Tuscana.

Infusion will join other recent Ethiopian arrivals to Adams Morgan – Zenebech Injera, Quara, Ababa, and Asmara, not to mention Adams Morgan Cafe.

Updates as Infusion gets closer to opening.


1503 9th Street, NW

Oh wow – thanks to a reader for sending this Queen of Sheba listing from Craigslist:

“Operating restaurant for sale. Currently Ethiopian concept but could easily be converted to another cuisine. Located in Shaw on busy 9th Street and not far from the convention center. Full kitchen and bar. 3 1/2 years left on lease with a 5 year option. Approximately 1,900 feet plus basement storage. Rent is $5,670 a month. Asking $200,000. For more info please email or call Pete.”


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