Posts Tagged ‘14th Street’

Why Is Developer JBG Publishing a Vanity Newspaper?

If the D/City newspaper around 14th Street NW has made you think the neighborhood is hip, then JBG's gambit is working.

Has the Reeves Center Become a Second Hoover Building?

There's lots to unpack in the reported deal to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point: the implications for the riverfront neighborhood, the potential pitfalls following criticism of the city's (more expansive) funding of nearby Nationals Park, the ability to pull off all the necessary swaps and arrangements, etc. But one aspect that [...]

Grocery Invasion Continues: Natural Market Coming to 14th Street

Add one more to the grocery count. This morning, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration posted an application for a liquor license at a grocery store coming to 2400 14th St. NW, the upscale Capitol View apartment building. The store, called Natural Market, will feature "organic and locally grown produce, meats, nutritious foods, and eco household products," [...]

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

If you’ve ever walked down 14th Street NW, you know the Frontiers condominiums at S Street. Set apart from the graceful townhomes that line the surrounding streets, Frontiers is made up of squat rowhouses with featureless brick façades and narrow windows.
The condominiums look like public housing units—and they are, built in 1977 by the National [...]

Sam’s Pawnbrokers Closing on 14th Street After 42 Years

If you've passed through Logan Circle during the day recently, you might have noticed that Sam's Pawnbrokers at 1508 14th St. NW has been shuttered most of the time, and there's a big FOR SALE sign on the building. Well, broker Wayne Dickson tells me it's under contract, and that the pawn shop will be [...]

City Imagines Another Future for 14th Street Bus Barn

You know what's a drag? Having a giant brick warehouse with buses coming in and out of it all day take up an entire block on one side of a neighborhood commercial street. That's the reality of 14th Street NW between Buchanan and Decatur. It's frustrated upper 14th Street businesses no end, and even Metro [...]

Emma Mae Gallery to End Rent-Free Run at Reeves Center

Remember back in February, when it looked like the Municipal Deli was going to be kicked out of its Reeves Center space at 14th and U Street NW for underpayment of rent? Well, owner Fitwi Tekeste caught a break, and is still operating, while the Department of Real Estate Services prepares to issue a solicitation [...]

A Whole 14th Street Block Transformed

Some time ago, George's Carryout left its longtime digs on 14th Street below Florida Avenue, leaving room for crazy Brightest Young Things art parties. And this morning, U Street Girl noticed that Mercadito Ramos had picked up stakes as well. Tenants leaving the same building in a good location can only mean one thing: Someone's [...]

Italian Shirt Laundry is No More; Owner Settles Lawsuit With Architects

Remember that exciting new concept coming to the old shirt laundry building on 14th and Q NW? The would-be restauranteur, Whisk Group, has finally given up the fight after pouring more than $50,000 into preparation–only to decide that foundation upgrades, soil remediation, and renovation would cost more than he'd bargained for.
"At this point, we're backing [...]

14th Street May Actually be Paved With Gold

Back in July, local commercial broker Wayne Dickson complained that the city was delaying a 14th Street redesign because the area was doing well enough on its own. “I have heard officials say, you don’t need this, 14th Street is paved in gold,” he told me.
Several splashy announcements later, it looks like those officials might [...]