Showing posts from May, 2017

H St Could Get Second Vegan Resto from Philadelphia

Eater DC is reporting some pretty cool news. We've known for a while that Philadelphia based vegan street food restaurant V Street was coming to the Apollo apartment building at 6th and H Sts NE. The new "news" is that the owners of that restaurant are now considering bring a second all vegan restaurant called Wiz Kid with, too. Amazing. Wiz Kid features a vegan take on the famous/infamous Philly Cheesesteak. 
The idea is not new. For years Moms/Gianna's in Philadelphia served up meatless versions of the cheesesteak. Hip City Veg has a version, too. Hopefully this all comes to pass. Good luck V Street & Wiz Kid!
Read more: Vegan Sandwich Shop Wiz Kid Could Join V Street in D.C. (Eater DC)

Then & Now: 804 H St NE

Then: 804 H Street NE.  c. 1909-1932. Image c/o Library of Congress.

Now: 804 H Street NE. c. 2017.

Kiehl's Open, "Studio Xfinity" Coming to PQ

Kiehl's, a skin care and cosmetics store, has opened inside of Union Station. Kiehl's is adjacent to similar stores MAC and Blue Mercury; on the first floor near H & M. This will be the second stand-alone DC location joining a Kiehl's at 3110 M St NW in Georgetown. Other area stores exist in Bethseda and Tysons. The company began as an apothecary and pharmacy in late 1800s New York.
Once slated for a Modell's Sporting Goods Store, it appears that 715 7th St NW in Penn Quarter will soon be home to a "Studio Xfinity." Xfinity is the brand name for a line of telecommunications products offered by Comcast. Comcast owns NBC, Telemundo, multiple cable channels, and by revenue, is the largest media corporation in the world. Their 2015 revenues were $74,510,000,000. Whoa.
Anyway, Xfinity is a brand under which they deliver cable television, internet, and telephone services. The Studio appears to be a retail center in which customers can interact with company by s…

Femme Fatale DC Pop Up Starts This Week

A new pop up space is coming to H Street NE and it's launching this week. Femme Fatale DC is a local community building collective of and for women artists, creatives, other workers, and business owners. Here's their description from the websiteFFDC is the District's womyn-only collective of local womyn creatives & small business owners. We highlight different entrepreneurs & creatives at each of our parties, with a giant networking party held every other month. Our goal is to foster and sustain our local community of womyn who support one another's creative & business endeavors. We build meaningful friendships & business relationships, and appreciate one another's gifts. Be real, genuine, & ALWAYS have fun, so drop the prejudice and competitiveness at the door & come ready to party! The pop up looks to occupy two storefronts that make up 1371-1375 H Street NE that have been on the market for a while as retail locations and were last occu…