‘Hood Happenings

Old hr 57 space
Eater  reveals (as reported by POP and Dining Bisnow) the old HR-57 space is going to be another Hilton brother venue.  The application is for an Italian gastro pub/wine bar.  

1728-1736 14th St, NW
Urban Turf reports that a large parcel at 1728-1736 14th St, NW has just been listed for sale.  One suggestion for the land is 65 new homes.  Keep your eyes peeled for the final resolution.

POP announced that Solly's is expanding next door to Madjet Ethiopian restaurant.  Although this piece of news is a little old (mid january), I'm still happy about the news.  It's wonderful when local business thrives.

According to Urban Turf, JBG developers is courting Trader Joe's (!!) for their new development on the corner of 9th and Florida Ave, NW.  There's definitely some truth to this rumor because Trader Joe's has started mailings to our 'hood. While I'm not a fan of Trader Joe's, the rest of the world LOVES them.  This would be so major if it happens.  

New coffee shop alert!  Blind Dog Cafe (aka Darnell's at 944 Florida Ave, NW) opened mid February.  I've yet to sample the goods because I was out of town when it went live.  Yesterday, I drove by and there were tons of people enjoying the space and having coffee.  They also have food.  Open 7-4 pm then it reverts back to Darnell's.

The downstairs level of Brixton has a new paint job.  Looking good!  Now hurry up and open.

photos top to bottom:  me, Urban Turf, POP, Urban Turf, me, me


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