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Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:19:16 +0000


Arosto Fire Roasted Pizza Coming Soon To Gallery Place (705 7th St NW)

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:13:23 +0000

  Thanks goes out to a regular PQ Living reader for sending us a ‘coming soon’ photo of Arosto (Fire Roasted) Pizza (705 7th St NW) that plans to open in the old Sushi-Go-Round space that closed some time ago. This entrance depicted above is inside the Gallery Place Mall next to the Haagen Dazs […](image)

Chinatown Circa Opens For Dinner Service Today At 4 pm (781 7th St NW)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:48:31 +0000

We said farewell to Zengo and can now say hello to Circa (781 7th St NW) which opens for dinner today at 4 pm at the corner of 7th and H St NW. We learned of this by email from the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association as below. Eater DC has a few photos and a quick […](image)

Homicide In Chinatown – Suspect Wanted (400 Block of H St NW)

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:34:00 +0000

A Chinatown resident was killed on Saturday, February 3 inside an apartment building in the 400 block of H Street NW. All the major news outlets covered the story but what brought it to our attention is a tweet from the the DC Homicide Info Twitter account which can be found @DCHomicideCount. From the MPD website: […](image)

Capital One Arena To Be Modernized This Fall (601 F St NW)

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:03:46 +0000

The Washington Post reports that the Capital One Arena will be modernized this fall with a $40 million renovation project that includes: 100 and 400 level concourses will receive a makeover Team store will be updated and stay open year round Two lounges will be added for premium ticket-holders Concession stands will be revamped to […](image)

Live Music Every Wednesday Evening At Bakers And Baristas (501 7th St NW)

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:23:43 +0000

We lament that there isn’t more live music in our immediate neighborhood so we find every opportunity we can to let readers know when live music does appear. Bakers and Baristas (501 7th St NW) is at the corner of 7th and E St NW and they have live music mostly in the jazz genre […](image)

Restaurant Week Ends Sunday, January 28…Penn Quarter Restaurants Participating

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:36:30 +0000

From the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association, we received a list of Penn Quarter member restaurants participating in the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Winter Restaurant Week. The general rule is that brunch, lunch, and dinner include three course with dinner coming in at $35 and brunch/lunch at $22. Some restaurants extend the menus after January […](image)

Cribs XXXII: Little Known But Very Cool Apartments In Penn Quarter

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:52:56 +0000

Off the radar screen of many hunting for rental apartments in Penn Quarter are The Residences at Historic Row at 515 9th St NW. We spotted a rental listing for a 1,900+ square foot 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom corner unit for $4,350 per month. The building has just a few amenities but it is unique in […](image)

Penn Quarter Breakfast Meeting On Thu, Jan 18 (Topic: Use Of 7th Street Roadway)

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:19:05 +0000

By e-mail we were notified about the January Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting which will take place on Thursday, January 18 at Asia Nine (915 E St NW) restaurant. There is no cost to attend but an RSVP is requested per below. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living. Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting […](image)

On Rye Sandwich Shop Is Closed (740 6th St NW)

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:30:37 +0000

We didn’t see this coming but On Rye, the self described fresh take on a Jewish deli, has been brown bagged and closed just before the Christmas break (see photo above). We don’t have any inside info on the reasons for the closure but we sure did like those corned beef and pastrami sandwiches despite […](image)

Residents Meet With DC Council At Roundtable Regarding On-Street Musician Noise

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:04:01 +0000

The subject of musicians using amplifiers and generators to play in the streets of DC causing unbearable living conditions for downtown DC residents came before the DC Council in the form of a roundtable held on December 11 in the Wilson Building. Twenty five speakers shared their personal stories with four assembled DC Councilmembers including […](image)

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

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:56:45 +0000

The next Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2C meeting for Penn Quarter is this upcoming Monday, December 11 at the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW) in Room G-9 at 6:30 pm. The meeting agenda as currently posted is as follows: Agenda Call to Order Introduction of Commissioners Quorum Approval of Agenda Approval of Niovember 2017 Meeting Minutes […](image)

Embassy of Canada Hosts La Soiree Holiday Tree Lighting Party & Fundraiser

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:23:03 +0000

From the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association we learned of this great event being put on by the Embassy of Canada which is located in our neighborhood: Canadian Embassy La Soirée Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Party Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Christmas Tree Lighting Live Entertainment Canadian DJ and Dancing Crown Royal Whisky […](image)

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)