by Tim Regan — July 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

District Distilling Company July 1 2016

It looks as though a distillery restaurant and bar will open near the 14th and U street corridors soon.

District Distilling Company is undergoing final inspections and is on track to open at 1414 U St. NW “within the summer,” possibly in a matter of weeks, said one of the company’s co-owners when reached via the company’s general phone number today. Though the man did not provide his full name, the distillery’s owners have previously expressed a desire to remain anonymous.

A peek through the forthcoming restaurant and bar’s windows revealed an interior that looked nearly complete. Silver mash tuns and other pieces of brewing and distilling equipment could also be seen through one ground floor window.

When the business opens, it will likely serve its own bourbon, gin and vodka, according to Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau filings uncovered by the Washington City Paper. The two-story business will also have room for 170 people, according to a settlement agreement it struck with neighbors and Dupont’s ANC 2B last year.

by Tim Regan — June 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

1500 5th St NW, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 3:54 p.m.) Three thieves in ski masks robbed two men and a woman at gunpoint in Shaw last night, according to a police report we obtained today.

The robbery happened on the 1200 block of 5th St. NW just after 9 p.m. last night. That area is about a block east of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The victims were waiting to gain access to a building when they were approached by three men, authorities said. One of the men pulled out a weapon that “appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun,” according to the police report.

“Gimme your money, gimme your money,” one of the thieves allegedly told the victims.

The robbers then stole cash, a wallet and two iPhones from the victims before fleeing, according to police.

The suspects were last seen heading west toward 6th Street NW.


by Andrew Ramonas — May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

900 block of W Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man beat up a woman before he robbed her near the U Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground

The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.


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

Surfside fish taco photo via FacebookLocals will have the opportunity to learn how to fish while eating fish tacos on 14th Street this weekend.

Clothing and accessory store Filson (1534 14th St. NW) will host a “fishing + fish tacos” event at its store this Saturday at 1 p.m., according to its website.

“Celebrate the beginning of the fishing season with an afternoon of tips and advice from local pros, the event listing reads. “FlyTimesDC’s Remick Smothers, Kevin Huntington and Conor Donovan will be in the store providing insider information.”

Organizers will serve local beer and fish tacos from Surfside during the event.

Photo via Facebook / Surfside

by Tim Regan — May 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

The Bird, photo via The PigLocals who want to taste the menu from Shaw’s forthcoming chicken-centric eatery The Bird will be able to do so on 14th Street later this month.

The Pig (1320 14th St. NW) is slated host a pop-up dinner to showcase its new restaurant’s sample menu on May 23-25.

During the pop-up, diners can feast on sweet chili chicken wings, fried amish chicken, pheasant breast and a lacquered BBQ duck and smoked pulled chicken platter meant to satisfy two people. Other sample menu items include dirty fried rice with chicken gizzards and duck fat donuts.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…)


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