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What's Happening at 7th and H NE

One of the many ongoing active build sites along H Street NE is happening on one of the most heavily redeveloped blocks. The 600 block of H Street NE is already home to two large apartment buildings, the Apollo (430 units) and Anthology (307 units). The simply titled 7|H building looks to bring 23 more units to the block, likely in the form of condominiums. 
Rock Creek Property Group has set in on the build out, which is basically a tear down of all but a symbolic facade of the previous two level structures that made up the corner. The new building will be six stories tall and include retail totaling 14,000+ sq ft on the lower, first, and second levels. Just based on the eye test I'd guess the building will deliver late, late 2018 or early 2019. The 23 units in 7|H units would bring the total number of housing units on this one block to 760. Not every block can be this dense, but we should try to bring more, larger, and affordable units to the corridor. The city needs diverse hous…
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Offices and Retail Coming to Bladensburg & M NE

Douglas Development is redeveloping an existing building at 1151 Bladensburg Rd NE into offices and retail. The development will be 18,000 square feet, with roughly an even split between office space and retail. The retail portion will be divided into two separate spaces, similar in size. The office portion will occupy two floors on the southern part of the structure. There is a parking area planned for the roof of the building, accessible through the alley. All told, there will be 17 off-street parking spaces on site. I previously heard this property was going to be converted into residential, but looks as if those plans have changed.
The last operating tenant of 1151 seems to have been Lin's Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Columbia Wine & Liquors, which closed shop some time before I moved to the neighborhood. 
1151 Bladensburg is the first building I took a photo of after moving to Carver two years ago. I was walking around on one of the first nights living here and ju…

Buredo Opens on H Street, Target Slated for Ivy City

Target plans to open a small format store in Ivy City [Bisnow]. If you've ever been to the Target in Columbia Heights (which turns 10 years old next week), you know that it is busy. I mean, very busy. At all open hours. It's also a very large store at 180,000 square feet. The Ivy City store will come in at 67,000 square feet, less than 40% the size of the Columbia Heights store.
The location of the new store will be New York Ave at 16th St NE, just across from Petco. This is adjacent to the first stop on the downtown bound D4 bus. Walking, this is about a 30 minute, 1.5 mile walk from Carver. Plans are for the store to open on 2020, which seems ambitious, but I guess we'll see.  *     *     * Buredo looks as if will finally open, today! By the time you read this (well, if it is after 11 AM on Wednesday) they'll be open and serving burrito sized sushi rolls. I have no idea how or why this is a thing. I have eaten one --the single vegan option on the menu-- and it was go…

GRK Fresh Opening Downtown

GRK Fresh is set to open at 1000 F Street NW this spring. As the name suggest, this is a fast casual restaurant with Greek food, all centered around the gyro, or "yeero." They appear to have some vegetarian if not vegan offerings.  Check the menu. This will be the third DC location (Foggy Bottom, Dupont). GRK Fresh is already open on two continents with more stores in New York, and then Qatar and UAE.

Daily Rider Reopens in Apollo Building

The Daily Rider bike shop reopened last week in the Apollo apartment building at 600 H Street NE. They were previously a few blocks down at 1108 H (now a spin studio). Daily Rider has a stylish selection of city bikes, some sportier bikes, accessories, and a repair section. The hours are weekdays 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 12-6.
Good morning H Street! pic.twitter.com/QER1cFRrT9 — The Daily Rider (@TheDailyRiderDC) February 2, 2018