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14th St.: A Burger and Espresso Update

by Borderstan.com — October 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm 0

Standard will serve up burgers at 1801 14th St. NW (Luis Gomez Photos)

Peregrine Espresso is coming to 1712 14th St. NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

A stroll down 14th Street provides a couple of quick updates on two new businesses: Thaddeus Curtz’s Standard hamburger place and Peregrine Expresso.

The lights were on Monday night at 1801 14th St. NW, the to-be-site of Standard, where we found Curtz and some workmen. No firm date on an opening except “soon.” Curtz is known as a chef at 2 Amys pizza in Cathedral Heights.

You may recall that Curtz ran into some initial opposition from side street residential neighbors on the hours he initially proposed for the outside seating area. He cut back the outdoor areas and the place is a go at the northeast corner of 14th and S Sts.,  former home of Garden District (now at the southwest corner.

Across the street on the next block at 1712 14th St., the window sign at the upcoming second location of Peregrine Espresso reads, “Coming… Relatively… Soon.” So there you have it. Check out Tom Hays’ earlier post for more info: Will Peregrine Espresso on 14th Offer “Pedaler” Serivce? It’s the former location of Flowers on Fourteenth, which moved a couple of doors south after Salsa Cafe closed its doors (the Alexandria location is still open).

Got that? You might call it “musical businesses on 14th.”

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