Washington, DC

From DDOT:

“As the District celebrates the inaugural Open Streets DC event on Saturday, October 5, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises motorists to expect road closures, parking restrictions and travel delays on and around Georgia Avenue NW between Missouri Avenue NW and Barry Place NW. Road closures will be in effect along Georgia Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5. Read More


Ed. Note: Let me tell you about back in the day

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District will host its inaugural Open Streets event on Saturday, October 5, 2019, along Georgia Avenue, NW. Nearly three miles of the avenue will be free of vehicular traffic between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., allowing residents to walk along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Read More


“The weather is changing and it’s time you do too,” said Gerard “Coach G” Burley, owner of the party-inspired, high-intensity group personal training program known as SWEAT DC.

Coach G warns that the weather may change faster than you do, and you may not have the right plan to get you confident and beach ready. So he’s devised a rapid transformation program called “The Memorial Day Sprint Challenge,” a six-week, 24-session, comprehensive plan designed to maximize your effort in the shortest amount of time. Safely, of course, and fun, as always.

The Memorial Day Sprint Challenge includes a pre-assessment session to determine where you are now and where you want to be in six weeks; before and after photos; a calorie-intake appraisal and a customized meal plan; an accountability partner to keep you on your path; off-day workouts; and prizes for those who meet their goals.

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SWEAT DC, Washington’s judgement-free, inclusive and challenging group-personal fitness gym, is honoring Women’s History Month by offering a female-only, four-week, transformative strength-training program during the month of March.

The program is called BYOB — Be Your Own Bodygoals — and will defy commonly accepted generalities about women and strength training: BYOB will emphasize female-focused functional weight lifting to “unleash your power from within,” said Lead Coach and former track athlete Nazinga Thomas who will be leading the program.

“There will be no shame or stigma of looking too strong, manly or not knowing how to lift properly,” she added. “Whether you are a new mom, a former athlete that got out of the routine or new to weight lifting and ready to feel more confident with strength training, BYOB is for you. We will empower each other to find out how strong we really are.” Learn more about her fitness journey at @activbyzing.

The four-week, early-morning program begins March 4 and includes a fitness assessment and reassessment, photos, goals consultation, nutrition guide and personal coaching by trained and inspirational, non-judgmental coaches to teach and assure proper lifting techniques. The team-based program also includes at-home workouts and unlimited support by a SWEAT DC success coach.

For more info go to SWEATDC.com or sign up here. Use the code BYOB to receive 15% off.

SWEAT DC features more than 40 group-personal training sessions in a fun club setting for men and women each week and is offering free consultations and introductory trial passes throughout the month of March.

For a free SWEAT DC “trial pass” register here for your intro goal setting consultation call. For more info email [email protected].

SWEAT DC is located at 3232 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 105. Call 202-509-9051 or text 202-516-7449. 


Coach Will (studio manager of SWEAT DC), who is father of 2 year old, Emery and 6 year old Micaela gained almost 40 lbs while trying to adjust to the stressful life as a new dad.

Even as a fitness coach the lack of sleep, time and added stress led him to unhealthy eating habits and not working out.

Losing the body he loved led him to develop a special program that fit his schedule, used limited time and allowed him to be the super dad he wanted to be.

Dad 2 Rad is a 4 week strength training program that uses barbells, kettle bells, dumbbells, pull up bars, rowers and more to shape your body and uncover the new you. In this course you will go through an assessment, reassessment, learn what supplements to take for your goals, get nutrition counseling and take home workouts to do between sessions. To see some of our before and after transformations, click here.

This program is limited to 20 dads ready for a change!

All dads, dads to be, husbands and guys are welcome. The workout is geared early in the AM when the body’s testosterone levels are highest and to avoid any schedule conflicts or excuses. Sessions are Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:15-6 a.m. starting Feb 5-March 1.

Participants: 20

Cost: $299 Early bird special, save $50 before Friday, January 18

Register at SWEAT DC and follow @sweatdc for before and after transformations!

For questions contact Will at [email protected]

SWEAT DC is located at 3232 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 105. Call 202-509-9051 or text 202-516-7449.


In anticipation of the post-Thanksgiving, pre-New Year’s fitness resolution season, SWEAT DC is offering free classes to those curious about the northwest DC boutique fitness studio that offers challenging 45-minute classes in what owner Gerard “Coach G” Burley calls “a fun nightclub setting.”

A pass for two weeks of free workouts for first-time “SWEAT Stars” (as clients are more affectionately known by Coach G & the SWEAT community) is now available for a limited time on the SWEAT DC website here.

“SWEAT DC combines the best workout with the best party,” Burley said of the high-intensity group fitness program offered at the Georgia Avenue studio.

The lights of the neon-accented studio are kept low, the better to show off the graffiti murals and the glow-in-the-dark weights. The darkened studio, Burley said, also “provides a space where no one is judging you.”

And while the lights may be low, the energy is kept high by the enthusiastic fitness professionals who coach members through each program and the lively non-stop music that keeps SWEAT Stars moving.

But just as important as the health benefits is the inclusive, supportive and empowering community that has developed among the SWEAT DC membership. In fact, the boutique studio began four years ago as a fundraising pop-up boot camp to help Burley’s local LGBT basketball league.

“Growing up an overweight, closeted gay black boy in Baltimore, I struggled with many issues in my youth and turned to food for comfort,” Burley said. After losing his mother after graduating high school, “I turned to fitness as my sanctuary to build my confidence and take control of my life. I was inspired to open SWEAT DC to create a results-driven fitness program that builds people up from the inside out.” (Learn what “Coach G” eats these days.)

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3632 Georgia Avenue, NW

Here’s who’s coming to the former Walters near Looking Glass and DC Reynolds on Georgia Ave just south of the Petworth metro.

The liquor license placard for Marrakech says:

“New Class “C” Tavern specializing in Moroccan cuisine with 62 seats inside and a 20 seat Summer Garden, for a total of 82 seats and a Total Occupancy of 100. The licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Live Entertainment, Dancing, and Cover Charge.”

Anyone know if this is the same folks who used to be on P Street in Dupont?

Ed. Note: This is in addition to Tsehay Ethiopian Restaurant coming down the block to 3630 Georgia Avenue, NW.



5405 Georgia Avenue, NW looking south towards Macombo Lounge at Jefferson Street

Back in December we shared some mouth watering Scuttlebutt that the folks from Bloomingdale’s Showtime Bar, across the street from Boundary Stone on Rhode Island Ave., had plans to open up a second spot in Brightwood Park on Georgia Ave (photo above.) [Showtime opened in Bloomingdale back in 2013 and is perennially placed on all the ‘best of’ lists around town.] A week ago I reported that Neptune Room was coming to 5405 Georgia Avenue, NW and because the liquor license placard listed the prolific Andrew Kline as attorney, I suspected this might be the rumored Showtime spot. And now a local food blog confirms it is indeed the Showtime folks: “Team Showtime confirmed”.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

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5405 Georgia Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for Neptune Room says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern. Seating capacity of 30 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 96. The License will include an Entertainment Endorsement for the inside of the premises only.”

The attorney listed on the placard is the prolific Andrew Kline who is usually involved with significant projects. Could this be related to the scuttlebutt about a 2nd bar from the owners of Showtime in Bloomingdale? Either way, STAY TUNED.

looking south towards Macombo Lounge at Jefferson Street


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