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Latest Development on 11th Street in Columbia Heights

About a month ago, I wrote a series of blog posts on 11th Street in Columbia Heights—the cuter, more charming, but still coming of age sibling to Columbia's Heights' 14th Street.

At that point, we were looking at a few upcoming changes: A new wine bar called Room 11 opening at the corner of Lamont Street., a 6,000-square-foot gastro-pubby establishment one block up, and a possible yoga/martial arts studio above it.

Now Prince of Petworth has the latest update on the area: A new restaurant will be opening near the corner of 11th and Monroe Streets. "The alcohol application says it will become a new tavern with American fare. There will be a 75 person occupancy with a possible sidewalk cafe and perhaps a DJ at times," he writes. Last note: "The trade name is Local 11." That might create a bit of confusion, as one commenter suggests: "I advise another name. Room 11 is opening just down the street. How about some originality?"