There’s a new Chipotle in town.
The national chain famous for its huge burritos opened a new location at 1010 Vermont Ave. NW on Sunday, according to employees at the store. Signage for construction of the Chipotle went up earlier this year.
The new location — which seats roughly 30 people — joins Chipotle’s other outposts in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Chinatown, Mount Vernon Triangle and elsewhere.
Locals are set to converge on the U Street corridor with mulch, flowers and shovels for a little spring gardening this weekend.
The 13th annual “Vermont Avenue Garden (Work) Party” is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents interested in participating should meet at the African American Civil War Memorial at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW.
No experience or tools are required to help. But volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, small trowels, shovels, kneeling pads and wheelbarrows, if they have them.
Though Chipotle may be in an E. coli-related slump, that doesn’t appear to stop the burrito company from expanding.
Signage for the construction of D.C.’s newest Chipotle went up at 1010 Vermont Avenue NW some time earlier this week. When it opens, the forthcoming eatery will seat 29 people, according to building permits uncovered by the Washington Business Journal in September. (more…)
Duffy’s is coming back.
The bar, which was heralded as D.C.’s best Nats bar by the Washington Post when it closed last November, will again serve its famous wings when it reopens at 2106 Vermont Avenue NW in mid-September.
On Saturday, the pub launched an IndieGoGo campaign seeking $150,000 to help with the reopening. Contribution perks include half-off food and drinks, credit toward future bar tabs and the chance to rent out the bar for an entire night.
Former owner Andy Duffy says he will return to serve as the pub’s general manager. Manning the ship as owner will be Casey Callister, a local film producer and longtime Duffy’s regular.
“We are going to reopen regardless of whether we hit the goal,” Duffy says. “The lease is already signed.”
Although the ownership has changed, the general feel of the bar hasn’t, says Duffy.
“There will be new furniture and some things the customers won’t even notice,” he says. “We’re going to concentrate on the wings.”
But Duffy hopes customers will take notice of one small change: the addition of fish and chips to the menu. “Casey is a huge fish and chips fan, so we’re going to do the best fish and chips in town,” he says.
For Duffy, the reopening couldn’t come soon enough. He says that when his restaurant and bar closed in November, he moved to Florida and got a job waiting tables at a Bonefish Grill.
“I was completely broke when I left,” Duffy says. “I literally didn’t have a dime to my name.”
Though he says he enjoyed not being the center of attention for a while, Duffy is eager to get back to the way things were before.
“I’ve been here for about five days now painting and renovating. I’ve been inside the place day and night,” Duffy says. “I’m full of energy and focused and ready to go. We want to start off strong on day one.”
Image via Facebook.com/DuffysIrishPub
(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) A cyclist was struck by a car at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW around 3 p.m. today, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.
A surveillance camera mounted on local business U Scoot caught the crash as it happened. In the video provided to Borderstan, a green car can be seen turning left and hitting a cyclist, who is knocked to the ground.
Mendez said the cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
D.C. Police did not have more information about the crash when contacted earlier today.
Photos courtesy of U Scoot
DC Police reported two robberies in the area Sunday night, April 28, one involving a gun and the other with force and violence.
The gun robbery occurred around 9:15 pm near the intersection of Q Street and Vermont Avenue NW, just north of Logan Circle. The robbery with force and violence happened around 11 pm on the 700 block of Florida Avenue NW and involved three suspects. More details on both crime are below.
- From DC Police Alerts: “3072 CONFIRMED A Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW// B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130199874, Sent on: 04/28 21:21”
- From the DC Police Twitter feed: “3072 confirmed a Robbery Gun//2058// Vermont Ave & Q St NW//B/M 6’0″-6’2″, 35 YOA, Blk Cap, Blk Jacket, Blue Jeans. 7626”
Robbery with Force and Violence
- From DC Police Alerts: “Robbery Force & Violence_2310 hours_700 Florida Avenue NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1 – thin build, wearing green jacket and blue jeans. S-2 – heavy set wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. S-3 – No description DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT # I20130200060, Sent on: 04/28 23:46”
- From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Rob F&V_2310hrs_700 Florida Ave NW_LOF: 3 B/Ms. S-1-thin build, green jacket, blue jeans. S-2 -heavy set, dark hoodie.S-3- no desc. // 8138″
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