by Borderstan.com May 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,591 0

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On July 1, DC Noodles will close for one year while work gets underway on JBG's Louis residential-commercial complex at 14th and U Streets NW. When owner Sak Pollert reopens he will use the space occupied by Stem to increase the size of the restaurant. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

The popular U Street eatery DC Noodles will close for one year on July 1 as construction on the huge JBG Cos. project, the Louis, takes off at the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW. According to DC Noodles owner Sak Pollert, the restaurant has a tentative reopening date of July 1, 2013. Pollert also owns the next-door boutique, Stem, which will not reopen next year. (See Plans Unveiled for the Louis at 14th/U; Will Remake Famous Corner.)

“We will use the Stem space to increase the size of DC Noodles,” Pollert said. He also owns Rice Restaurant on 14th Street NW. Pollert said Stem’s closing sale begins Tuesday, with 40% to 60% off all merchandise. The two businesses are at 1412 U Street NW.

Utopia has already temporarily closed their doors due to construction work on the Louis. The 24/7 coffee shop has relocated to the northwest corner of 15th and U Streets NW under the name Mediterranean (former site of Love Cafe). However, Coppi’s Organic Restaurant will be able to stay open during the work. Certain buildings with historic facades, including the former El Paraiso restaurant building on 14th, the McDonald’s at the corner, and the stretch of buildings on U Street — the former 24/7, DC Noodles/Stem, Coppi’s Organic and Utopia — are being preserved and incorporated into the Louis complex.

DC Noodles Menu at Rice

Pollert said that beginning July 1 the DC Noodles menu will be available at selected times at Rice, 1608 14th Street NW. “The DC Noodles menu will be available at Rice every day for lunch, and Sunday through Thursday for dinner,” said Pollert.

“We are looking forward to reopening DC Noodles next year. We love being a part of the U Street community,” said Pollert.

The Louis will have nine floors (seven floors on the southern end of the 14th Street side) and 268 rental units, with a mix of floor plans that includes studio apartments up to two-bedroom units –and several penthouse units on the top floor. The three-level underground parking garage will have 40 spaces for retail customers and 110 units for tenants of the rental building.

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by Borderstan.com February 24, 2012 at 9:00 am 0

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Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

VIDA Fitness: “A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

StemClothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply beautiful.” At 1412 U Street NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Level One: “Level One is casual chic. The perfect place for the first date or friends meeting for dinner. Large parties are no problem, the music’s great and the atmosphere is pure energy. The venue has a large outdoor seating area and is located below Cobalt.” At 17th and R Streets NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Jack Evans 2012: “Jack Evans: Leading DC’s economic recovery.” Campaign office at 1402 14th Street NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

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by Borderstan.com February 3, 2012 at 9:00 am 0

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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Jack Evans 2012: “Jack Evans: Leading DC’s economic recovery.” Campaign office at 1402 14th Street NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Level One: “Level One is casual chic. The perfect place for the first date or friends meeting for dinner. Large parties are no problem, the music’s great and the atmosphere is pure energy. The venue has a large outdoor seating area and is located below Cobalt.” At 17th and R Streets NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

StemClothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply beautiful.” At 1412 U Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: “A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.






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by Borderstan.com January 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm 0

Borderstan

Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Jack Evans 2012: “Jack Evans: Leading DC’s economic recovery.” Campaign office at 1402 14th Street NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Level One: “Level One is casual chic. The perfect place for the first date or friends meeting for dinner. Large parties are no problem, the music’s great & the atmosphere is pure energy. The venue has a large outdoor seating area and is located below Cobalt.” At 17th and R Streets NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Salon Rouge: “Perfection in hair and skin care standards is a must for all of our clients. Our stylists are L’Oreal trained and we proudly carry the title of “L’Oreal Professional Elite Hair Salon.” At 1636 17th Street NW, just south of R Street.

StemClothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply-beautiful.” At 1412 U Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: “A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

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by Borderstan.com January 6, 2012 at 9:00 am 0

Borderstan

Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Jack Evans 2012: “Jack Evans: Leading DC’s economic recovery.” Campaign office at 1402 14th Street NW.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Level One: “Level One is casual chic. The perfect place for the first date or friends meeting for dinner. Large parties are no problem, the music’s great & the atmosphere is pure energy. The venue has a large outdoor seating area and is located below Cobalt.” At 17th and R Streets NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Salon Rouge: “Perfection in hair and skin care standards is a must for all of our clients. Our stylists are L’Oreal trained and we proudly carry the title of “L’Oreal Professional Elite Hair Salon.” At 1636 17th Street NW, just south of R Street.

StemClothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply-beautiful.” At 1412 U Street NW.

VIDA Fitness: “A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

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by Borderstan.com December 30, 2011 at 9:00 am 0

Borderstan

Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan.com thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.

VIDA Fitness: “A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, check out VIDA at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole at 1517 15th Street NW.

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

StemClothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Visit us for the holidays. Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply-beautiful.” Located at 1412 U Street NW.

Salon Rouge: “Be exquisite for the holidays. Call for our December specials. Perfection in hair and skin care standards is a must for all of our clients. Our stylists are L’Oreal trained and we proudly carry the title of “L’Oreal Professional Elite Hair Salon.” Located at 1636 17th Street NW, just south of R Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: “Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Located just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: “Ring in the New Year with great food and great company.” Make New Year’s Eve reservations and find out about their Champagne specials. Located at 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

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by Borderstan.com December 15, 2011 at 10:15 am 1,065 0

See LBD Always Okay; Color, Lace, Patterns Make You Fashion Forward from Kate on Monday… and Let’s Get Some Shoes (and Bags): Check Local Boutiques for Holidays from Laura on Wednesday.

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at [email protected]

New Year’s is the one night of the year when it matters most to look your best. The more sartorially-minded among us recognize that where you are, who you’re with, and what you wear when the ball drops set the tone for the entire year to come.

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At Junction: Short- haired ermine 1950s swing coat. Cuff can be worn rolled or unrolled. Size 8 – 12, $265. (Courtesy of Junction)

After Christmas shopping and time off of work, you might not be able to justify splurging on a new outfit for one night out. If that’s the case, try dressing up your basic, go-to party outfit with distinctive jewelry and bold accessories.

Think of jewelry and accessories as smaller investments with potentially bigger returns than a pricey pair of heels or designer dress. The right necklace, colorful belt or pair of vintage gloves will make you stand out in the crowd on New Year’s Eve and could even become your new signature piece in 2012.

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At Treasury: Long metallic chain necklaces with single charms, $52 – $128. (Eliza French)

Current Boutique, 1809 14th Street NW. At Current Boutique, gold, dangly earrings ($25.95 – $35.00) have been selling quickly this holiday season. The store also features statement necklace  ($48 – $62) and a pair of elbow-length black glove with crystal embellishment – ladylike charm meets New Year’s bling.

Some of the pieces are less unique, but they are also less than expensive than the handmade items at some other boutiques in the neighborhood.

As a cheaper option, you can buy someone this season’s trendier jewelry and accessories without having to worry that they might get lost on the dance floor somewhere between 2011 and 2012.

Ginger Root Design, 1530 U Streeet NW, Basement. Ginger Root Design is the perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind jewelry. The boutique focuses on local artists with unique designs. For New Year’s, Ginger Root’s staff pointed me toward sparkling rings and pendant necklaces by Rachel Pfeffer ($92 – $173). Pfeffer works with materials like amethyst, pyrite, and drusy.

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At Junction: Gloves are making a comeback. (Eliza French)

Large, geometric earrings by Jennifer Jeremias ($65 – $90) were another stand-out. These handmade metal earrings look delicate, but are durable enough to take the wear-and-tear of fighting the New Year’s crowds. Finally, tangled metallic necklaces by Lauren Joan ($120 -$150) tie any look together and are appropriate for any occasion – from a night out on the town to a big meeting with your boss at the office.

Junction, 1510 U St NW. A wall display at this vintage boutique showcases several classic holiday styles with on-trend accents.  Store Manager Megan Gay highlighted a few key pieces that compliment a vintage-inspired ’50s silhouette and could add a retro touch to a contemporary outfit.

Like other neighborhood stores, Junction’s display of evening gloves suggests the ‘evening glove’ comeback. From black and wrist-length to winter white and elbow-length, gloves are easy and affordable ($28 – $36) items to add a bit of elegance to your look.

Gay also recommended the store’s selection of gold and emerald vintage jewelry for subtle New Year’s glitz. If you’re willing to spend more on a truly

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At Treasury: Colorful skinny belts are great for little black dresses, $18. (Eliza French)

distinctive piece, you can browse the collection of vintage fur ($98 – $215). Junction refurbishes gently-used furs, a material that Gay said can’t be recycled because of the chemicals applied during the tanning process. A rabbit-fur cape and a beige wooly jacket present dressier alternatives to that North Face puffer jacket.

Redeem, 1734 14th Street NW. Redeem carries a careful selection of edgy and distinctive jewelry, like the artisan SURevolution brand. Memorable items include necklaces ($95 – $125) and leather, stud, and suede cuff bracelets ($165).

Treasury, 1843 14th Street NW, second floor. This vintage shop tucked away upstairs next to Café Saint-Ex features a small selection of clothing, accessories, and jewelry, and offers a wealth of options for holiday wear. Saleswoman Joyce Guzowski noted that the shop’s collection of vintage brooches ($16 – $58) can make any outfit pop. Similarly, colorful skinny belts ($18) add festive sophistication to little black dresses or skinny jeans.

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At Rue 14: Long charm necklaces and chunky bracelets. (Eliza French)

Treasury, like Junction, has a few pairs of gloves in stock. Long metallic chain necklaces with a single over-size charm ($52-$128) have been popular lately, and Guzawski suggested using them as a bold statement piece for New Year’s Eve. Treasury also carries its own line of customizable rings, Lithics and the chunky metallic designs.

Stem, 1412 U Street NW. The tiny shop adjacent to DC Noodle stocks flower beaded rings ($18-$38), colorful beaded and woven cloth necklaces ($48 – $55) and delicate bead and wire bracelets that add a touch of whimsy  to the usual New Year’s glam. Knit scarves ($75 – $135), chunky knit or funky structural designs, are also a good way to accessorize a plain peacoat.

Rue 14, 1803A 14th Street NW. Rue 14 carries trendy, contemporary brands for both men and women. The store has the popular long charm necklaces ($49-$129) and chunky bracelets ($110).  For men, Mister Vintage cufflinks ($50) add a subtle special touch to a French-cuff shirt.

Lettie Gooch, 1517 U Street NW. Big, dangly earrings and long necklaces are your best bet here. These pieces are noticeable enough to embellish a simple black outfit, but are also easy to mix and match for more shine.

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