Here’s what we were reading recently about neighborhood news in DC. Have something to add? Leave it in the comments!
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Photo above: Sunset over E St NW
Penn Quarter - Jose Andres’ Think Food Group sells its former Cafe Atlantico and America Eats Tavern building on 8th St NW to Frederik De Pue. It was a great run for Andres in that building and we look forward to experiencing a new concept. [Washington CityPaper]
Downtown - Tom Seitsema’s Fall Dining Guide is out. Many downtown and Penn Quarter restaurants are on the list and Rasika on D St NW tops the heap. Separately, coming soon restaurants including Woodward Table, Minibar, and Daikaya are pinned with opening dates. [WaPo-Fall Dining Guide] & [WaPo Going Out Guide (future openings)]
Penn Quarter - Wagamama, the UK noodle shop, declares that it is definitely not coming to the former Olsson’s Bookstore space on 7th St NW. A likely high rent will demand a high dollar per square foot generating business. Our guess? Another restaurant or the space gets subdivided. [Washington CityPaper] & [PQ Living Olsson's closing story (2008)]
Penn Quarter - Completion of the full blown buildout of wireless phone and data services for all Metro stations is being delayed until 2015. That said, we’ve been enjoying underground access at the Archives station which was one of the stations added after the initial round of extra wireless deployments began. [WaPo]
Penn Quarter – TEDx Mid-Atlantic is hosting its two day speaker series at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Hall on F St NW. The event will be this upcoming weekend and reception events are planned in the neighborhood. [TEDx Mid-Atlantic website] & [TEDx Mid-Atlantic Twitter]