Washington, DC

RIP Town. Thanks to DJ for sending. The Bright MLS listing says:

“NOTE: Sale includes 1637 R Street, NW as well (Lot 84 in Square 178), Rare opportunity to own significant Dupont commercial real estate. Metro, sidewalk cafes, historic charm and a vibrant urban atmosphere contribute to an environment conducive for redevelopment of these structures. 1637 R Street is vacant, 1639-41 R is leased through March 31, 2021. Ed. Note: Cobalt. Owner will review offers August 6, 2018 at 1PM”

It’s listed for $4,300,000. STAY TUNED.

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2317 18th Street, NW

Thanks to Cameron for sending:

“Our bartender at Pitchers just told us they’re opening up a lesbian bar in the basement called A League of Her Own and I’m shook. Coming this summer.

It’d be the only lesbian bar in the city.”

On June 19th Pitchers DC posted:

“We are so happy to announce that Jo McDaniel will be joining the Pitchers Team. She will eventually run “A league of her own”. Here is a little about Jo.

Jo McDaniel has been creating a safe space in the LGBTQ bar scene in the DC area for 13 plus years. Since 2005, she has been that queer chick behind the stick at some of DC’s most relevant gay bars.

Earlier this month she won Stoli’s Key West Cocktail Classic after being the first woman to win the regionals in DC. She’s bringing $10,000 back home to Casa Ruby as well as winning $5,000 for AH Monroe, a Key West charity dedicated to providing resources for HIV and AIDS.

Jo is excited to be joining our bartending team and will be managing A League of Her Own, our queer women’s space, slated to open at the end of July.”

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913 U Street, NW before reno completed last year

From a press release:

“Dyke Bar Takeover (DBTO), the NYC activist group dedicated to reclaiming space for queer women-identified and genderqueer people, launches its newly minted DC Chapter with a kick-off event on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at The Dirty Goose on U Street.

The event on November 18th aims to be the first in a series marrying activism and community building. The inaugural “Dyke Nite” will run from 6p to 10p at The Dirty Goose and showcase music from Brooklyn-based queer performer ‘DJ Andro’. Wristbands, available by donation, will provide the wearer access to $4 rail drinks and other specials. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Queer Visibility Collective, a national initiative to combat the death of queer space.

DBTO was founded in response to the rapid disappearance of physical space by and for queer women, trans, and non-binary people across the country. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

“Dear PoPville,

My partner and I (both ladies) are getting married this fall and my partner would really love to wear a bespoke suit – and I would love to make that happen for her. Sadly, the most obviously lady-catering, queer-friendly bespoke suit companies seem to be in NYC (namely Bindle & Keep). As we are trying to put a majority of our funds towards the wedding itself, traveling to NYC for a weekend on suit business may not be realistic.

Does anyone have suggestions or first-hand experience with any bespoke tailors in DC who are fabulous with suits for women and are also queer friendly?”

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winning couple Kimberly Sullivan and Jonna Mickshaw

From Mervis Diamond Importers:

“I wanted to let you know about you a pop-up wedding we’re throwing today outside at the corner of 17 and K. In honor of the 7 year anniversary of legalizing same-sex marriage in DC, we’re hosting this pop-up wedding right on K Street, in the middle of our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. We’re making a statement that marriage equality is a human right and it’s here to stay!

One lucky couple is getting this wedding 100% free. They drove down from Pennsylvania when they saw our contest on Instagram.

With the help of the wedding planner, Designed Perfectly, we’ve arranged 10+ wedding vendors to participate and generously contribute their services.

It’s 6-8 pm at 1700 K Street.”

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RIP Phase 1 For Real

phase 1 finished
525 8th Street, SE

Was quite a ride for Phase 1. It’s gonna be pretty weird when a Compass Coffee opens up here.

Ed. Note: I do not know who will open here, but whoever it is, it will be weird. I will also post about it.

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