Dolcezza (904 Palmer Alley), a gelato and coffee shop opened in CityCenter last week, and we dropped by to sample the goods. The store offers coffee, baked goods, gelato, and fresh milk for sale. Located at the corner of Palmer Allery and 9th St NW, the sweet tooth in us will have us returning to try the gelato for sure. They are open until 11 pm Monday through Thursday, Midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 pm on Sunday. This is yet another step for CityCenter in filling their ground level retail spaces.
Toned Up Tuesdays is the free weekly outdoor exercise program put on by Vida Fitness and CityCenterDC and it begins today after work at 6:30 pm at The Park at CityCenter…what a gorgeous day for it too! Most of the program for April and May are yoga focused but there is one zumba class in there too.
The City Center Park is located in the triangle of land bounded by 10th & 11th St and I St & New York Ave NW. Meet there at 6:30 pm with your yoga mats and exercise clothing on.
The weekly event schedule for CityCenter can be found here.
Jetties, the popular Washington DC sandwich shop chain, is opening its sixth location today at 11 am in Penn Quarter at 701 8th St NW between G and H Streets NW. The first 100 customers get a free Nobadeer turkey sandwich and their menu can be found here. They’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm daily and can be reached at 202-347-6031.
For more information, check out the press release below:
Jetties Opening in Penn Quarter, Giving Away 100 Free Nobadeers on April 16
- Doors open at 11:00am on April 16, one Nobadeer per person
- The sixth Jetties location will have more than 60 outdoor seats
- Full sandwich, salad and soup menu available for lunch, dinner, and catering
Jetties, the Nantucket-inspired sandwich, soup and salad staple of the DC area, is opening in Penn Quarter on April 15. As part of the official grand opening celebration on April 16, the first 100 people through the door will receive a free Nobadeer, the restaurant’s signature creation and frequent resident on DC Best Sandwiches lists. The roasted turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on sourdough delight will bring a taste of Thanksgiving in April. Doors open at 11:00am, limit one per person.
Jetties Penn Quarter will have more than 60 outdoor seats, making it one of the largest spaces for outdoor casual dining in the neighborhood.
Jetties is DC’s go-to spot for delicious and innovative sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. Penn Quarter is the sixth location for the DC-based chain, with others in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Cathedral Heights, Downtown, and its flagship store on Foxhall Road. Jetties is part of Georgetown Events, which also owns Surfside Glover Park, Surfside Taco Stand Dupont, Bayou, The Fairgrounds, Smith Point, and Due South (opening this summer).
Calling all PQ men, do you need to update your wardrobe for the Summer wedding and party season, your fabulous new job, or just because you’re finally ready to find out what skinny pants are all about? Then, you should check out Trunk Club. We met with them yesterday for our day job and think their personal stylist service, awesome PQ loft space (525 9th St., NW) with ample dressing areas (they’ll even host a party with your buddies for some boozy shopping), and both off-the-rack, head-to-toe clothing and custom made suits are a truly an innovative option for the average guy who doesn’t love to shop, but still wants to look his best.
You can also sign up for their online service where your personal stylist picks items just for you and they are shipped right to your home. Owned by Nordstrom, we definitely think the options here are more stylish than other “box” shopping options we’ve seen. We especially like this Summer blazer from Moods of Norway, with the silly tag “Made with Love by really, really pretty blonde girls.”
The Bluebird Bakery pop-up is up and running having opened last week at 918 F St NW next to The Ventana condominium. Bluebird offers breakfast and lunch items between 8 am and 3 pm and is the first pop-up from EquityEats Prequel that took over 918 F St NW from LivingSocial.No cash is accepted so you’ll need to bring a charge card as they state they are a “cash free” business. Prequel presented their business model at a recent Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting.
The coffee shop is set up on the first floor on the right after entering the building. For those who attended LivingSocial events, this is the same area as the reception area where attendees checked in for events.
You can find the opening menu here. If anyone drops in for breakfast or lunch, let us know how it went in the comments. (A hat tip goes out to a regular PQ Living reader for alerting us that Bluebird opened!)
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association B’fast –
Mon, April 20Wed, April 22 (Topic: MLK Library Transformation)
By e-mail we were notified of the next Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting. There is no cost to attend. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living:
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Monday, April 20Wednesday, April 22, 8:30am
600 14th St NW
Metro: Metro Center, 13th and G St exit
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 8:55am
Brief Announcements: 9:00am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Richard’s visual presentation of precedent images from other libraries around the world along with a number of preliminary renderings of the modernized Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library juxtaposed against the library’s current conditions highlight the extent of the transformation being visualized. The results will be a series of inviting and exciting spaces rivaling the most popular central libraries in the country.
Please respond if you plan on attending this meeting as it will help our host prepare. RSVP via email to my new email address by noon Monday, April 20: Jo-Ann[at]PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.
The second Monday of the month means that it’s time for the ANC 2C (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) to meet in the MLK Library on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 pm (Lower level – room A-3).
On to the full agenda as delivered to us by the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association:
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of January Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Business Items
1. Treasurer’s Report – Commissioner Harold Closter, ANC2C02
2. Approval of By Laws.
3. Approval of budget and expenses: advertising in The Downtowner, postage expense, web site, domain name, etc.
Brief Community Announcements and Presentations
1. John Fanning, Executive Office of the Mayor, Ward 2 Community Liaison, 202-442-8150, John.Fanning@dc.gov