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15th and P Street, NW

Yesterday we learned that a Planta was confirmed coming to the West End. Now a reader sends some scuttlebutt that:

“apparently they are putting in a Planta in the former Phillips on P/15. Menu seems pretty good.”

Phillips Seafood and Street Carts opened here (15th and P) in June 2019 and closed in November 2020. Tortilla Coast closed here back in 2017. Prior to Tortilla Coast this prime space was home to McCormick Paints.

Stay tuned.


406 H Street, NE

Update from Fare Well:

“Let the brand merge begin! Welcome Sticky Fingers Diner to the H St. NE family. Farewell to Eat Fare Well, in name only.”

“Dear PoPville,

I just walked by the space formerly occupied by Fare Well, the vegan diner located at 406 H St NE. I noticed that the Fare Well signage has been removed and replaced with Sticky Fingers signage. I know the two eateries share the same ownership group, but I wonder what this means in practical terms for the business model. Read More


From a press release:

“After making it through the most challenging period imaginable for restaurants with all locations intact, and now hitting record sales, HipCityVeg, the plant-based fast casual restaurant based in Philadelphia, is resuming its aggressive growth strategy this fall. The expansion will begin with a new DC location in Brentwood.

The restaurant group currently has brick and mortar locations in DC’s Chinatown and Dupont Circle. It will open a delivery only location, which the company calls a “Go Kitchen,” in NE DC’s Brentwood neighborhood on September 20th.  

This month, HipCityVeg also broke ground on its Navy Yard, DC location, which was delayed by the Pandemic.  That store will open in early 2022 for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Read More


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