The Tadich Grill, a San Francisco based restaurant, expects to open soon in Penn Quarter at the corner of 10th and Pennsylvania Ave NW (1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW). A regular Penn Quarter Living reader sent in a few photos of the signage displayed in the former Ten Penh restaurant location that we’re posting for our readers; an outdoor rendering can be found in the restaurant’s stub website and in this Washingtonian piece. Though it my have snowed last night, we’re imagining ourselves having cioppino and a glass of California chardonnay in the neighborhood in the next few months.
If you’re not planning to fly down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, be sure to check out a neighborhood celebration at Acadiana (901 New York Ave., NW).
Alternatively you could host your own Bacchus Sunday or Fat Tuesday party. A favorite menu from parties we’ve hosted in the past includes:
Grits & Grillades with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce
French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles
Throw me some beads!
BicycleSPACE, a dedicated bicycle shop that first opened in Mount Vernon Triangle on I St NW, temporarily moved into the shut down Burger King at 5th and G St NW (700 5th St NW) within eyeshot of the Verizon Center. Ultimately, the shop will move back to the Triangle into a retail space at the Lyric Apartments (44o K St NW). Elevation Media posted a tidy piece about the owners and their business.
ANC2C Community Meeting On Mon, Feb 9 – Streetcar, Variable Parking Meter Rates, & 2 New Restaurants
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, February 9 at 6:30 pm (Lower level – room A-3).
The agenda typically hints at businesses that plan to open their doors in the near future among other things. Of note, the Fig and Olive is the newbie planning to open in CityCenter in Palmer Alley and a new pizza restaurant, Black Iron Pizza, will open in the 1100 block of E St NW.
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
Brief Community Announcements and Presentations
1. MPD PSA 102, Lt Bedlin, MPD. (202-299-3381)
2. PEPCO/EXELON Merger, by Cheryl Morse, DC Office of People’s Counsel, (202-727-3071)
Local Events Impacting the Community
1. Marine Corps Marathon, Sunday, October 25, by Mark Williams, (703-432-8550)
2. Rock N Roll Marathon, Saturday, March 14, by Diane Thomas,(202-439-5104)
3. FRESHFARM Market, by Juliet Glass, (202-362-8889)
4. Chinese New Year Parade and Festival, Sunday, February 22, by Rita Lee, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, (301-738-9918)
Alcoholic Beverage Licensing
1. Fig & Olive, ABRA 097488, Retailer’s Class CR, 934 Palmer Alley NW, Andrew Kline (202-686-7600) – Notice of Public Hearing.
2. Black Iron Pizza, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave, NW by Andrew Kline – Notice of Public Hearing
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Get ready for Valentine’s Day early while supporting local artisans at the “Treat Yo’ Self” Trader’s Market this Sunday at Derek Brown’s 7th Street stretch – Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th St., NW), Eat the Rich (1839 7th St., NW) and Southern Efficiency (1841 7th St., NW).
Finishing off the news from last week, here’s what we were reading about the neighborhood.
The Barry Name Remains in the News (Chinatown) – The son of the late Mayor Barry, Christopher, caused a ruckus at the PNC Bank at the corner of 7th and I St NW. The ruckus lead to his arrest on a minor charge. [Washington Post]
Stabbing at MLK Library (Downtown) – A man was stabbed in the MLK Library’s digital commons area on the first floor. [Washington Post]
Franklin School Revitalization Now on Hold (Downtown) – With the turnover in city administrations, a few development projects awarded by the Gray administration have been put on hold by the Bowser administration. One of them is the redevelopment of the Franklin School at 13th and K St NW. [Washington CityPaper]
Equity Eats Leases a Portion of 918 F St for Ongoing Restaurant Pop-ups (Penn Quarter) – Living Social reorganized, downsized, and decamped out of the building on 918 F St which it formerly used in its entirety for Living Social events. Now Equity Eats will be using it to create a space where budding chefs and/or restaurants can pop up their concept to see how well it works. It’s a “movie theater for foodies” per the Washington CityPaper article. (Hat tip: Regular PQ Living reader)
Herman Miller Moving from 14th Street to 900 G St NW (Penn Quarter) – Two tenants announced their intent to occupy the newly constructed building at 9th and G St NW that replaced the former YWCA buildling. Herman Miller, an office furniture retailer, is opening a retail store in the building. [Washington Business Journal]
New Barber Coming to 14th and New York Ave (Downtown)- Upper Cuts signed a lease to place a store in The Bond Building at the corner of 14th and New York Ave NW. [CityBizList]
Minute Clinic Now Open In Penn Ave CVS (Downtown) – CVS sent out flyers in the US mail to local residents that it opened a Minute Clinic at the 1275 Pennsylvania Ave NW store and indeed it now shows up on the CVS Store Locator on their website. We haven’t stopped in to check it out yet though. [CVS Minute Clinic service description]
We always enjoy Michael Neibauer’s Friday permit posts in the Washington Business Journal as we’ve been watching permits since as far back as 2006, well before the practice appeared in today’s blogs and news outlets. It’s a time tested way of finding out what will be opening in various retail spaces.
Today’s WBJ rendering includes the tidbit that Canali, a purveyor of fine men’s Italian clothing (our words, not theirs), is coming to CityCenter at 978 I St NW. They will join the existing upscale retail party going on in the complex as more and more of the spaces come on line. Benissimo!