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by Prince Of Petworth December 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

A couple of weeks ago, many of us, were devastated to learn that Soapstone Market would be closing at the end of the year. Someone in the comments noted that the space had already been leased. And kudos to you for that scuttlebutt sir/madam because leased it is!

From an email:

“Uptown Market is thrilled to bring our neighborhood market concept to Van Ness in spring 2019. You’ll find locally sourced and thoughtfully curated offerings like our fresh seafood market, butcher shop, artisan creamery, coffee bar and more. We look forward to meeting you and serving the Van Ness neighborhood, we hope you’ll come to shop and stay awhile.

Uptown Market is brought to you by the folks behind Bethesda’s popular neighborhood markets Butchers Alley and Pescadeli.”


by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

14th and Irving Street, NW

I’ve been getting tons of inquiries asking for updates on the coming Columbia Heights Wawa. I’m told that building permits have finally been issued and “hard construction” begins after the holidays. If all goes according to plan they should be open by May 1st.

And thanks to Eric Kmetz for passing on word about the Georgetown Wawa: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

It feels like we’ve been posting so many closures lately. I can’t tell if it’s more than usual since at blog school I was told there would be no math. So math I will not do. However, here’s a few that have closed, or will be closing soon, this year:

Taylor Gourmet, Yang’s Market, Beef n Bread, Ruta del Vino, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, Good Silver, Justin’s Cafe, CF Folks, Stanton and Greene, Graffiato, Pizza Autentica on L Street, Town Danceboutique, The Rhode Island Ave Popeyes, Tulips, a few Buredos, Toscana Cafe, Scion, Ming’s, Simit + Smith, White Apron, 100 Montaditos, Burger, Tap & Shake, Quarter + Glory, Rosario Italian, Brass Monkey, Spaghetti Garden, Roxanne Restaurant, Peyote Karaoke Cafe, Pasha’s Kitchen, Maxime, Old Glory BBQ, some Five Guys, some Pete’s a Pizza, Lincoln Park Kitchen and Wine Bar, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Loaf Coffee, French Quarter Brasserie, Bold Bite, Stonefish Grill, Tadich Grill, Jenkins BBQ, Capriotti’s, Soapstone Market, Acadiana, J. Paul’s Georgetown, Ventnor Sports Cafe, Honeygrow, (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Thanks to Mark for sending:

“Just wanted to report that Soapstone Market in Van Ness has a sign out today that they will be closing at the end of the year. Terrible news for the neighborhood, the store filled a big void we had. Another empty storefront in Van Ness coming soon.”

4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

14th and Girard St, NW

Damnit. I loved this Dunkin Donuts. They opened up back in 2007. What the hell?!? Thanks to Sarah and Stuart for sending. They always seemed busy. Very very odd.

Stuart writes:

“Seemed to happen without warning and overnight. I showed up this morning for my daily coffee in shock at its sudden closing. Curious to see what happens at this space.”

Sarah spotted the closure on Saturday: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

1413 Park Road, NW

From a press release:

“Inspired by the street food he grew up eating in Bombay, restaurateur Asad Sheikh will bring India’s bright and vibrant flavors to Bombay Street Food, opening Friday at 1413 Park Rd NW in Columbia Heights.

Photo by Emma McAlary

Bombay Street Food evokes the sights and sounds of old Bombay, bringing the flavors of both traditional and street food vendors to the Washington, DC dining landscape. After opening award winning restaurants in Northern Virginia (Curry Mantra , London Curry House and 1947), now Sheikh will focus all of his attention on bringing his long time dream of the Bombay-based street food concept to reality. Sheikh and his business partners/chefs Pradip Shrestha and Dolly Khan recently traveled to Bombay for ten days to completely immerse themselves in the culture and do further research on the menu. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

courtesy La Jambe

From La Jambe, 1550 7th Street, NW, (in response to an email query):

“We are indeed opening our 2nd location of La Jambe over in Union Market, and we’re thrilled to be a part of all the exciting things happening there. What can folks expect? We’re bringing over the same unpretentious approach to our curated selections of wine, cheese, and charcuterie – as well as a few small plates. What’s new is that, along with about 13 bar seats, we’re also going to have a take-out counter for our cheese, charcuterie, and sandwiches, deli counter style. (more…)


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