202 M Street, SE
Well happy Wednesday indeed!! In scuttlebutt from a tipster who has a 100% accuracy rating (please no jinx, knock wood, knock wood) – the best pizza in D.C. is opening another branch in Navy Yard. I hear the former Il Parco space will become none other than a Wiseguy Pizza. But that’s not all. Those who remember the Parco/Park Tavern space remember there is a nice bar space so expect some serious beer options. In addition to the pizza expect some gelato and coffee options as well. Updates when confirmation comes.
113 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Ed. Note: This tipster has a 97% accuracy rating.
So let’s get right to it – I hear the folks from the incredibly popular Showtime bar in Bloomingdale will be bringing a new bar to north country on Georgia Ave near Kennedy Street. Showtime opened in Bloomingdale back in 2013 and are perennially placed on all the ‘best of’ lists around town. Deservedly so. STAY TUNED.
— Showtime (@Showtime_DC) December 3, 2017
Last week a reader shared some renderings showing an Apple store at Union Market. There was much skepticism but now another tipster reports:
“One of the manager’s in the market told me about a month ago that Apple was scoping out the space directly behind the market for a store. He was pretty certain it was a done deal but nothing had/has been announced.”
1315 14th Street, NW at N Street
Woah this is a huge one. For those keeping score I give this scuttlebutt a 98% accuracy rating. So long story short – the space below the coming Hando-Medo sushi spot is slated to be a basement bar according to a Douglas Development Flyer. The legendary Reef, one of D.C.’s first to focus on craft beer, closed in Adams Morgan back in August 2013 gutting many. Well, I’m hearing the former owner, Brian Harrison, is gonna be bringing this new spot to Logan Circle. Stay tuned for many more details. Baruch Ha’shem.
Old Ralph Lauren Rugby at 1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW closed in 2013
Look, I understand Wawa is no Royal Farms but make no mistake, they have many fans for a reason. So, when my sources deep in Hoagie-ville have info to share, share I must. There is no question that a Wawa is coming to Georgetown (and many other neighborhoods), the question is where in Georgetown? At first I (and others) thought they were taking over the Restoration Hardware space at 1222 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Alas, other sources deep in the world of footwear tell me that, that space is now possibly becoming a Foot Locker. Another independent source in Hoagie-ville tells me that the old Rugby space across from the Paul Bakery (pictured above) will be home to the Wawa. Of course another source says that, that space will become a South Moon Under clothing store. So who the hell knows really? All I can say is STAY TUNED.
Photo by Flickr user Lauren Siegert
This is not a drill. This epic news comes from Jonah, who now is honored in the PoPville scuttlebutt hall of fame. OK – so every time we talk about what DC is missing – some folks mention Wawa. And they do so because Wawa makes delicious hoagies. So Jonah says we will find out the locations on June 13th: “They are saying unique restaurant style stores for DC customers.”
Alas, Friday 3/17 is the last day to dine at ShopHouse before darkness descends on all locations. And be warned from this morning’s rant/revel:
“Rant: Second to last day of ShopHouse, and a friend who works there told me that locations are already running out of the meatballs! Nooo, I love the meatballs! Hoping Union Station holds out through tonight.”
My sources deep in the shadows of the fast casual world tell me that a group called Bibibop Asian Grill is in talks to purchase the stores. Only scuttlebutt at the moment but you can see their menus here. Updates when/if confirmation is made or some other plans are announced.