Tesla is opening up a showroom at the corner of 9th and H Streets NW in the southeasterly most corner of the retail shops at CityCenter. Their current showroom opened in late summer 2010 on 11th Street just below K Street (1050 K St NW). We surmise that they will be moving their whole operation to the new location as it might not make sense to keep renting two spaces so close to each other. The indicated opening date for the new showroom is Fall 2016.
We learned about an upcoming restaurant plus bar opening at this week’s ANC meeting: 10 Tavern and Grill, a new restaurant concept by Phillips Seafood. They’ll occupy the 2nd floor of 707 G Street NW (where Redline was most recently). The restaurant will seat 130 guests and be open from 10 am to 2 am daily (inside) with a 25-seat sidewalk cafe outside with similar but more restricted hours, per the ANC’s usual request. We already see job postings listed so we know they’re gearing up for service.
Their hope is to open the first week of December, and they say they’ll have a “substantial menu with soups, salads, and burgers.” Their menu can be found here.
For more pre-opening information, check out their Facebook page.
Every now and then there’s a need to leave the best neighborhood in the city. Bindaas (3309 Connecticut Ave. NW), the new Indian street food restaurant from PQ restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James Beard award winning (Rasika) Chef Vikram Sundaram, is one of them.
Many of the classic, refined flavors you’ve come to love at Rasika have cameo roles. But, this small plates menu is much more playful, with memorable bursts of bright flavors and textures in a casual, but lively environment. Already on its way to being as hard to get into as its sister restaurant, be sure to hop on the Red Line soon to explore this delicious exploration of Indian cuisine.
(Pictured above Avocado Golgappa)
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting On Thu, Nov 17 (Topic: New MLK Central Library Design)
There is no cost to attend but an RSVP is requested per below. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living.
This meeting’s topic relates to the MLK Central Library’s renovation at 9th and G Streets NW in downtown DC and Penn Quarter.
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 8:30 am
425 7th St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and F Streets or Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am – 8:50 am
Brief Announcements: 9 am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Speakers + Topic
Richard Reyes-Gavilan – Executive Director, DC Public Libraries
Richard has presented the plans for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library’s renovation and is receiving approvals. What he will be showing us are life-like renderings of what the building will look and feel like after it is renovated. This will be a library the city will be proud of and some of us may even choose to spend time there reading, enjoying the view from the roof garden, or lingering over coffee and a newspaper at the ground floor café.
RSVP via email by noon Tuesday, November 15 to: Jo-Ann@PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.