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by Tim Regan — April 25, 2016 at 11:40 am 0

Chinese Dragon, photo via Wikimedia Commons(Update: This event was rescheduled to May 8 due to the weather forecast.)

A Chinese dragon and lion dancers will parade up 14th Street next weekend.

Constellation Theatre Company will host the “magical celebration” on the sidewalk in front of Source (1835 14th St. NW) May 8 at 12:30 p.m. to promote its newest play, “Journey to the West.”

The theater company in January hosted a “pony pop-up” to promote its production of “Equus,” the infamous play involving horses, ritualized violence and sex.

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by Tim Regan — April 21, 2016 at 11:15 am 0

(Updated at 11:23 a.m.) D.C. apparently likes cheap sandwiches.

About a hundred people, possibly more, were spotted lining in front of the Jimmy John’s at 1101 14th St. NW earlier today. The chain is slinging $1 sandwiches across the District and its surrounding areas.

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by Tim Regan — April 13, 2016 at 10:40 am 0

Bus stopping at 1336 14th St NW

Some frequent Metro bus riders and at least one Logan Circle community leader have differing opinions on whether to remove a shelter that covers a bus stop on 14th St. NW.

Members of Logan Circle’s ANC 2F voted last week to ask DDOT and WMATA to consider removing the shelter above the stop at 1336 14th St. NW. Among their concerns was that the stop was infrequently used, and sometimes attracted litter and the occasional loiterer.

Prior to last week’s meeting, a group of residents and a representative from the forthcoming Jinya Ramen bar came before the commission’s Community Development Committee and asked that the bus stop be removed altogether.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

2100 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief stabbed a man twice in an attempted robbery on 14th Street NW over the weekend, police said.

The stabbing happened on the 2100 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The area is just north of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW.

The victim was on a sidewalk in the area when a man came up to him, according to authorities. The new arrival asked for a cigarette and ordered the victim to hand over money.

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by Tim Regan — April 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm 0

A new Cuban-themed coffee and cocktail hangout is apparently in the works near 14th Street NW.

The cafe and bar is called Colada Shop and is set to open at 1405 T St. NW “early summer 2016,” according to its website. The forthcoming business is described as “a social spot serving coffee, food, cocktails and conversation.”

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Police at Shinola on 14th Street NW after robbery (Photo via Twitter/Kevin Roach)

A man robbed a high-end retailer in Logan Circle late last week in broad daylight, police said.

The robbery occurred in the Shinola at 1631 14th St. NW about noon Friday.

A store employee asked the man if he needed assistance after he walked into the shop, police said. But he didn’t express an interest in buying anything.

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by Andrew Ramonas — March 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

McDonald's at 14th and U streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a knife vowed to cut up a McDonald’s manager at 14th and U streets NW last night, police said.

The threat was made inside the fast food restaurant about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The man was waiting for a coffee from the manager when an argument broke out between them, according to authorities.

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by Tim Regan — March 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Apparently OBAMA liked Busboys as much as I do! He walked in and we were all like 😳😱🙌🏽😄😄😄 #dclife

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Even President Barack Obama likes to get work done at Busboys and Poets.

The restaurant chain tweeted that Obama visited its location at 2021 14th St. NW earlier this afternoon. According to Busboys and Poets, the president met with seven former inmates in one of the restaurant’s private rooms.

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by Tim Regan — March 15, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Ice Cube, Regina Hall, CedricRapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, comedian Cedric the Entertainer and actress Regina Hall will stop in at the Busboys and Poets at 14th and V streets NW tomorrow.

The talented trio is scheduled visit the neighborhood spot at 12:30 p.m. to promote “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” the third and latest installment in the popular “Barbershop” film series.

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by Tim Regan — January 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

1829 14th Street NW

(Updated on Friday, Jan. 15) National coffee chain Peet’s could open a location on 14th Street NW as early as this summer.

Peet’s Coffee and Tea is set to move in to 1829 14th St. NW, said Trish Davis, the company’s regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic.

“We are very excited to join this bustling neighborhood and anticipate opening mid summer, all going well,” Davis said in an e-mail to Borderstan. “Construction always brings some surprises, but hopefully nothing that will cause a delay.” (more…)

by Tim Regan — January 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm 6 Comments

Peppermint Pony

(Updated on Friday, Jan. 15: The Peppermint Pony will no longer bring its miniature equines. Instead, Big D’s Pony Rides will supply two ponies.)

Two real live ponies will visit 14th Street NW this weekend.

Constellation Theatre Company will host a “pony pop-up” in front of Source (1835 14th Street NW) this Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. The pop-up will star two precious ponies that passers-by will be able to feed and pet. (more…)

by Tim Regan — December 15, 2015 at 11:45 am 0

La Bonne Bistro 1

La Bonne Bistro will end its pop-up dinner service at Creme (2436 14th St. NW) later this week, Creme owner Tegist Ayalew told Borderstan today.

Though La Bonne closed its U Street NW location in May, Owner Daniel Labonne reopened the restaurant in pop-up form at Creme in June. That six-month partnership is coming to an end on Dec. 19, Ayalew said. Creme will remain open for business as usual, she added.

A PoPville reader spotted a Groupon cancellation notice for La Bonne Bistro earlier today.

We were unable to reach Labonne to comment on what the eatery’s next step might be.

by Andrew Ramonas — December 9, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

EatonvilleEatonville’s days are numbered on the 14th Street corridor as its owner prepares to transform the Southern restaurant into a “new and exciting venue” early next year, a representative of the eatery announced yesterday.

According to a Facebook post titled “A New Chapter for Eatonville Restaurant,” the eatery at 2121 14th St. NW is set to close for a “makeover” in late January. Owner Andy Shallal then is slated to usher in a “fresh new menu, an extensive beverage program and our signature Food and Folklore series with guest chefs, authors and folklorists” in February, the post says.

Further details on the changes to the restaurant are expected to emerge in the coming weeks, the post adds.

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by Tim Regan — October 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Congrats, Logan Circle, you’re getting a La-Z-Boy. And an Ann Sacks showroom. And a new clothing retailer from San Francisco. Hot dang, look at ’em. Look at all those stores!

The La-Z-Boy, an apparent purveyor of “American craftsmanship,” appears nearly ready to open at 1334 14th Street NW. Oh son!

But wait, there’s more: An Ann Sacks tile and stone showroom is slated to open soon a few blocks away at 1629 14th St. NW, and San Francisco clothing retailer Marine Layer is planned for the next door space later this month or early next month. Hoo boy!

Just look at all these stores ready to open. Look at ’em. Look at ’em!

Ann Sacks photo via Facebook.com/AnnSacksDC

by Tim Regan — October 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm 7 Comments

A 7-Eleven store that sparked a community petition opposing its existence will open tomorrow.

The store, located at 2300 14th Street NW, will serve as host for a “grand opening celebration” commemorating its successful opening.

The Change.org petition originally called for residents to rise up against a new 7-Eleven convenience store coming to the ground floor of the Solea condo building at 2300 14th Street NW.

Ezra Weinblatt, who lives in the condo and originally filed the petition, told us in July he was “not impressed by the processed and sugary foods that they sell,” and hoped “to get enough support behind the opposition to … demonstrate that the neighborhood would rather have a more local bodega, clothier or anything else.”

Much to Weinblatt’s dismay, the petition caused an outcry among those who felt it smacked of crypto-classism.

“I had no idea I would have so many detractors,” Weinblatt said in August. “I thought this was a slam dunk. The petition was accused of being classist. It couldn’t be anything further from the truth.”

Come tomorrow, will Weinblatt be able to resist the siren song of supersized sodas and cheesy stuffed Doritos?

“I’m not going to support it for the first 6 months,” Weinblatt added. “But I wouldn’t rule it out [later]. It’s not going to stay open because I buy a bottle of water once every six months.”

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