5th and Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Christopher for sending: “Any word on this? Opening up right next to the new bread establishment kennedy!”

Anyone hear anything?

While we wait on details, allow me to share this classic note from your neighbor because it cracks me up every time I randomly come across it: “you are a SHELFISH, IGNORANT LOSER” Read More


441 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending news about Golden Flour Bake shop coming soon to Brightwood Park. Their website says:

“Golden Flour Bakery comes from a lifelong fascination with solving problems through testing and experimentation.

As an individual with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), our founder, Nieshia Williams, set out to find the perfect flour blend that does not sacrifice texture or flavor. As a new Black-owned business, Golden Flour strives to serve Washington, D.C. with flavorful baked goods and a shared sense of community. Read More


Georgia and Kennedy Street, NW Photo by Lesley Warner

Update: A GoFundMe has been launched for the family of Zy’aire Joshua.

MPD wrote: “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on April 1, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

Full report from MPD: Read More

713 Kennedy Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Cheesemonster studio formally announced today that they will be permanently closing their doors due to an untenable safety situation at their studio on Kennedy Street. As detailed by their public instagram post here.

One of their founders was sexually assaulted in broad daylight while attempting to do her job. Cheesemonster studio is owned by two women and is a true small business. It’s just the two of them. Read More

703 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending: “It’s the former Japanese Embassy chef’s new venture. I tried the sushi and it was delicious! They also serve paninis, smoothies, pastries, and Ethiopian coffee! A welcome addition to Kennedy St! I had lunch from there yesterday and the sushi was phenomenal!!!!”

From Roots and Blooms: “Welcome Mita cafe! We are partnering with Local caterer Mita cafe run by Chef Ionue – former Japanese embassy chef offering breakfast menu and freshly made sushi, hot drinks ethiopian coffee and pastries. They are open every day from 8-3pm. Our premade flower bouquets and plants will be available Friday – Sunday for purchase at the location.” Read More


701 Kennedy Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering if you’ve heard any scuttlebutt on Rotonda’s opening? I live in the neighborhood and haven’t seen any signage go up, and progress has seemed to stall (again!), though the inside seems almost complete. The pizza oven has been in there for over two years now, and the bar/taps went in in the spring. Read More


709 Kennedy St, NW

ANC 4D01 Commissioner, Nancy E. Roth reports:

“I’m truly delighted to report that a local entrepreneur has signed a lease on the old Culture Coffee space to open a Soup Up in our neighborhood! This unique culinary venture was pioneered in DC at Union Market.”

Their website says:

“Soup Up is a specialty soup shop committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of natural and delicious soups. Our soups are low sodium, prepared with organic, locally grown, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Always made from scratch, each bowl nourishes the body and stimulates the senses. No additives, preservatives, dairy or oil is used ever. Vegan and gluten free soups are always available. Soupsters will experience the warmth of authentic homemade cooking with every enticing spoonful.”

Check out their menu here and STAY TUNED for an opening date.

right across the alley from ANXO


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