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Downtown Holiday Market Opens Fri, Nov 24 (F St NW betw/7th and 9th)

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:13:24 +0000

It’s that time of year when you can get some/most/all of your holiday shopping at our favorite seasonal market, the Downtown Holiday Market set up on F St NW between 7th and 9th. The market opens this Friday, November 24 at Noon and runs through Saturday, December 23. Hours are Noon to 8 pm daily […](image)

Mayor Bowser To Speak At November Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Meeting (Tue, 11/14)

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:00:25 +0000

Mayor Bowser is the very special guest for the November Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting which will take place on Tuesday, November 14 at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Hall (610 F St NW). There is no specific topic for the meeting but the Mayor will make remarks and then there will be Q & A with the audience following […](image)

Comcast Studio Xfinity Store Now Open In Chinatown (715 7th St NW)

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:51:01 +0000

Comcast opened its flagship Studio Xfinity store over the weekend at 715 7th Street NW in the heart of the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood. This used to be the City Sports store that closed in November of 2015. Modell’s took over the lease but then left before a store was ever built out. In May 2017 we […](image)

DowntownDC Fall Festival Is Tomorrow Noon To 2 PM At ITCDC (1300 Penn Ave NW)

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:34:25 +0000

We heard from the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW about the DowntownDC Fall Festival. The details follow: DowntownDC Fall Festival Date/Time: Oct 31, 2017 – Noon to 2 pm Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Washington DC 20004 Get ready to […](image)

The Source Restaurant Now Offering Lunch Service (575 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:49:51 +0000

One of our favorite Penn Quarter restaurants, The Source by Wolfgang Puck in the Newseum building, recently restarted lunch service. We received some information on the lunch offering as follows: The Source by Wolfgang Puck reintroduced lunch service starting on Tuesday, October 3rd, with a new menu by executive chef Russell Smith. Lunch, which will be served Tuesday through Friday from […](image)

Improvements At Street Sense (New Vest Colors + Cashless Payment App)

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:57:14 +0000

Our good friends at Street Sense Media, the media operation that helps homeless persons get a leg up on life through publishing a newspaper sold by the homeless, let us know about a few changes to the operation. They are based in our neighborhood in the 1300 block of G St NW. The first is […](image)

Crimson Whiskey Bar Now Open At Pod Hotel (627 H St NW)

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:55:27 +0000

The third in the Crimson trio, the Crimson Whiskey Bar, is now open in the Pod Hotel at 627 H St NW. The whiskey bar is located downstairs from the street level entryway and is accessed by a staircase on the left as you enter the Crimson Diner. The other two Crimsons are the Crimson […](image)

Uniqlo Opening On F St In Two Days (1090 F St NW)

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:19:32 +0000

Thanks to our eagle eyed readers we learned that Uniqlo’s popup clothing shop will open in the former American Apparel store at 1090 F St NW on Thursday, September 28. Store hours are at the bottom of this page. There is one other Uniqlo in the DC metro area in Tyson’s Corner. This popup is in […](image)

Street Performer Noise Is Topic For September Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Meeting (Sept 27)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:22:43 +0000

By e-mail we were notified about the July Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting which will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at the Hotel Monaco (800 F St NW). The discussion topic is an important one for the neighborhood as it will tackle how to deal with street performers (aka buskers) who while talented can also […](image)

Succotash Restaurant Now Open For Dinner In Penn Quarter (915 F St NW)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:36:05 +0000

Succotash Restaurant (915 F St NW) is now open for dinner service in Penn Quarter and downtown Washington DC. Per the restaurant’s website, the restaurant describes itself as: A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to soulful Southern menu Per the Penn Quarter […](image)

2017 DC Shorts Film Festival Is Underway!

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:47:27 +0000

It’s September and time for the DC Shorts Film Festival to descend on Penn Quarter and Washington DC – tickets are available here. We have more details below from the website. DC Shorts Film Festival 2017 September 7-17, 2017 The 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films in the […](image)

ANC 2C Neighborhood Meeting Agenda For Mon, Sept 11 (1350 Penn Ave NW – Room G-9)

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:34:17 +0000

The next Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2C meeting for Penn Quarter is this upcoming Monday, September 11 at the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW) in Room G-9 at 6:30 pm. The most interesting topic on the agenda is a proposed amendment to better regulate amplified sound from street performers. This is item number 5 […](image)

Boss Shepard’s Restaurant Closing On August 31 (513 13th St NW)

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:36:41 +0000

Eater DC reports that Boss Shepard’s, the restaurant aside the Warner Theatre at the corner of 13th and E St NW, is closing on August 31. The restaurant opened over in July of 2014. That space has been tough for any restaurant that’s made an attempt to sustain business there. Although there is an entrance from […](image)

News About The Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:22:53 +0000

The Washington Post reports that the Newseum’s president stepped down and that the organization is undergoing a financial review as the organization is not self-sustaining as of yet. This Washington Business Journal article indicates that selling the building is one possibility. The building has a prominent location on Pennsylvania Avenue and includes both rental apartments and […](image)

Two New Penn Quarter Restaurant Openings Coming In Early September

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:23:11 +0000

Photo: Preopening view of Succotash (915 F St NW) Ed. Note (9/5): We updated the opening date of Succotash to TBD as no firm date has been reported yet. We do have evidence that preparations are moving along quickly inside though. Stay tuned! DC Eater has its usual awesome coverage of all things foodie in DC and […](image)

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab (750 15th St NW) On A Sunday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:30:34 +0000

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab opened a while ago now at 750 15th St and we’ve been meaning to get over there. It’s on the western edge of the neighborhood at the corner of 15th and H St NW and we generally don’t walk over that way too much unless friends or family are […](image)

Capital One Cafe Coming To Chinatown/Penn Quarter (732 7th St NW)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:26:52 +0000

Capital One announced that it will be opening a Capital One Cafe in the former Radio Shack space at 732 7th St NW in late 2018. This Washington Business Journal article details the plans.(image)

Summer Restaurant Week Begins Today (In Penn Quarter)!

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:31:07 +0000

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced its Summer Restaurant Week which starts today and runs to Sunday, August 20. Lunches and dinners at various participating restaurants are all specially put together and fixed priced. Brunch and lunch are priced at $22 and dinner is priced at $35. All menus and pricing for restaurants in […](image)

Home To The Capitals And Wizards Now Called Capital One Arena (601 F St NW)

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:28:02 +0000

The leading indicators were true and the home of the Washington Capitals and Wizards will now be called the Capital One Arena. This WaPo story says it’s a 10 year deal worth $100 million. Please note the change from ‘center’ to ‘arena’ and we certainly can’t call it the Phone Booth any longer.(image)

On Rye Sandwich Shop Debuts All Day Breakfast Menu (740 6th St NW)

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:50:09 +0000

We learned that OnRye (740 6th St NW), the sandwich shop that opened in November 2016, now has all day breakfast including a menu of various bagel options, babkas, croissants, and coffee. The full menu can be seen here. OnRye also has various deli meats and prepared salads now available for purchase. That menu can […](image)