Washington, DC

1201 Half Street, SE rendering courtesy JBG SMITH

From a press release:

“JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE: JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, today announced the commencement of leasing for West Half, its 388,174-square foot mixed-use development project in DC’s Ballpark District. West Half comprises 465 residences ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartment residences that vary in size from 596 square feet to 2,021 square feet. JBG SMITH also announced that new eateries Basebowl and HipCityVeg have signed leases and will join West Half’s collection of retailers. Read More


1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week I posted From 100% Canadian Chicken* to 100% Plant-Based about a Fruitive coming to the former Chickery space in Dupont Circle. But our tipster was a couple of storefronts off!! The Fruitive is coming two storefronts north closer to the circle on the same side of the street – can’t remember who had that spot – you guys? Anyway, silver lining is that I learned WHO IS taking over the old Chickery space – a HipCityVeg. So big score for plant-based eaters living/working in Dupont.

712 7th Street, NW

HipCityVeg openedtheir first D.C. location in Chinatown back in 2016. Any fans? You can check out their menu here.

Updates as both get closer to opening.


1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

The Chickery (previously home to Black and Orange/Rogue States burger spot) closed back in February. Thanks to Eric for sending an update on who’s taking over the space – Fruitive. You can see their menu here. Anyone ever check out their CityCenter location? Stand by for a Dupont opening date.

*I have no idea where The Chickery’s chickens came from but the company is from Toronto and when the opportunity for alliteration comes my way, I strike.


341 Cedar Street, NW courtesy Old Takoma Business Association

From the Old Takoma Business Association:

“Elife Restaurant, formerly Evolve, located at 341 Cedar St, NW in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC is part of the collection of vegan soul food restaurants owned by founder, Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehudah. This location opened in 2014 and, in addition to this name change, is now incorporating menu items from its sister restaurants in Capitol Heights, MD, Anacostia as well as Vegaritos, formerly at 6904 4th St, NW. Read More


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