Showing posts from February, 2018

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! — The Daily Rider (@TheDailyRiderDC) February 2, 2018

Cigar Lounge Set for H Street

ABRA placards are up for Truth Hookah and Cigar Lounge. The address is 1220 H Street NE, just west of SingSing Karaoke and Sticky Rice. The traded name is listed as "Truth Hookah/Cigar." and they are seeking a Class C Tavern licence allowing for live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge. Total occupancy load would be 198 with 95 seated. No summer garden or sidewalk seating are requested.

1220 H Street was built nearly 100 years ago, in 1920, and has 2,526 square feet on two floors. Truth Hookah and Cigar has a Twitter account and have shared some pre-construction photos already. They indicate a Spring 2018 opening.