1207 19th Street, NW
Caroline asks: “Does anyone know why tulips closed?”
Hmm, their Facebook is down but website is still up. Anyone hear anything. Tulips only opened here back in December. Previously this space was home to Porter’s and Irish Whiskey. Updates when more is known and/or we learn who takes over the space.
2321 18th Street, NW
Let’s start off with the good news. While emails were not returned directly, it appears the reader report of Bourbon closing in September is FALSE. Yesterday Bourbon replied to some tweets from Barred in DC after rumors persisted of an upcoming closure: “Hi guys, we’re NOT closing, and haven’t storied anything this week. Rumors of our death (by POP) have been greatly exaggerated. But come by for $8 Bulleit juleps or Old-fashioneds.” A sigh of relief could be heard from Florida Ave to Columbia Road.
1864 Columbia Road, NW
Sadly, rumors of other closures persist in Adams Morgan. A reader hears that “Metro K Supermarket on Columbia and Belmont will close at the end of November.” I went into the store on Saturday and an employee said they also heard the store would be closing in November but couldn’t confirm 100%. STAY TUNED on that and all fronts.
1333 19th St, NW just south of the metro
“The Jamba Juice at Dupont Circle is closed with paper on the windows. You can see the remnants of the old Ben and Jerry’s peaking out from behind!
Also, Barry’s Bootcamp is right next door, and apparently they have a juice bar inside. Who knew? One of the trainers told me that the Jamba Juice is going to be a poke place.”
Looking towards 108 Rhode Island Ave, NW via El Camino
More big, sad scuttlebutt – a tipster hears El Camino’s closing party is September 15. And those in the know say this is very likely happening.
“El Camino offers California-inspired Mexican food and drinks in Bloomingdale!” and opened up back in October 2014.
“We are sad to announce that we have decided to close El Camino after dinner service on Saturday, September 15. (more…)
2321 18th Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
It gives me no pleasure to pass on this scuttlebutt from a reader:
“Was talking to one of my favorite bartenders from Bourbon who said the place is closing. Adams Morgan Day (Sept. 9th) will be the final day. Saw the writing on the wall about two months ago with total change in nearly everything from staff to food. Place has been limping along.”
Oh man, this place used to be one of the best. Would be terrible if true. I’ve emailed Bourbon for comment and will update when/if I hear back from them.
OK beer geeks, buckle up. I got a few queries over the weekend asking about the giant line Saturday in front of the Bruery Store in Union Market. It turns out that the Other Half Brewing Co. had a can pop up event. The line was around the block (see above, thanks to Laura for sending.) Then this week, I started to get a steady flood of scuttlebutt from sources saying that they hear Other Half were planning on opening up a brewery here in D.C. Word is the location will be somewhere in Ivy City.
815 V Street, NW
Update from Audrey Fix Schaefer
I.M.P. • 9:30 Club
Lincoln Theatre • The Anthem
“Live At 9:30”
Merriweather Post Pavilion:
“it’s unequivocally not true.”
I heard a terrible rumor from a friend in the music industry that the 9:30 Club is not long for this world. All of the big acts go down to the Anthem now, and this friend said the owners of 9:30 keep getting offers from developers that are ever higher and harder to refuse.
I have noticed that Satellite Room is rarely open Monday – Wednesday anymore (it was completely dark by 7:00 Wednesday night), wondering if this doesn’t substantiate it a bit. Would obviously be a huge loss for Shaw/U Street and the whole city, just wondering if anyone has heard anything similar.”
Again, THIS IS JUST A RUMOR. But it is worth talking about because I actually heard this same rumor a number of months ago. I asked somebody who is very well connected to the powers that be and he said there are absolutely no current plans for 9:30 Club to shutter/sell and he didn’t think they would. Having said that, the incredibly development going on all around 9:30 Club has changed things. I mean I don’t think I need to go into the history of 9:30 Club – everyone knows they are the best club in D.C. and quite possibly the country. They have had legendary performances there. They are the best. Period.
However, the Shaw of today is not the same as the Shaw/U Street of 1996 when they moved there. (more…)
A tipster sends word that a lease was just signed for CherCher Ethiopian restaurant at the former Dollar Plu$+ store on 14th between Spring and Perry Place, NW. STAY TUNED.
1334 9th Street, NW