Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar Moving on H Street

6 Dec

Future Location for Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar on H Street

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (402 H Street, NE) has been at its current location since it opened in 2011.  The juice bar will be moving a couple of doors down to 408 H Street, NE in the coming months (they tell us that they are waiting on a permit but are hoping to be open by March).

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Bruery Close to Opening Near Union Market

5 Dec

The Bruery Store at Union Market

The Bruery–a California brewery that is opening a retail store near Union Market (513 Morse Street, NE next door to A. Litteri)-is close to opening.  A peek inside shows that the space looks complete and merchandise is beginning to be stocked.  Their Facebook page states:

We’re happy to announce that The Bruery Store at Union Market is nearly ready to open! Walls are being painted, lights are going up, and more importantly, beer is being stored. Final details are also being taken care of in order for us to firmly set and announce the official grand opening date.

Located at 513 Morse St. NE in Washington, D.C., the store will be open weekly from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday, upon opening.

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery Opening Soon in Union Market

4 Dec

Future Sites for Pluma and Shouk in the Edison at Union Market Building

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery (391 Morse Street, NE in the new Edison Building) plans to open soon near Union Market.  According to a Craigslist posting, Pluma intends to open in December.  Pluma is the brick and mortar version of Bluebird Bakery that had previously popped up.  According to a story from Washington City PaperPluma will “serve far more than breakfast pastries, including salads, sandwiches, Roman-style pizza, dessert, coffee, beer, and wine. The cafe will seat about 30 inside and will include outdoor seating as well for their morning-through-night service.”

Insomnia Cookies Now Hiring on H Street

22 Nov

Insomnia Cookies Opening Next to H Street Custom Frames

Insomnia Cookies (1309 H Street, NE) has a sign up that it is now hiring as the cookie shop approaches opening.  The New York based cookie company with another location in Adams Morgan will be opening next door to the recently opened H Street Custom Frames.

V Street Restaurant Hoping to Open on H Street in February

21 Nov

Exterior of V Street on H Street

V Street, a vegan restaurant based out of Philadelphia, is planning to open in February of next year according to a Craigslist job posting (they also applied for a liquor license earlier in the fall).  The restaurant will be a part of the Apollo building at 600 H Street, along with Whole Foods, Wydown, The Daily Rider, and Solid State Books.  V Street is owned Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby who also run Vedge, a nationally acclaimed sit down vegan restaurant in Philadelphia.  In contrast, V Street is a fast causal, street food establishment.  You can view the menu for the Philadelphia outpost–which looks great–here.

Allure Lounge Coming to H Street

20 Nov

A business entitled Allure Lounge has filed a liquor license application for 711 H Street, NE (the former site of Liberty Tax Services).  The application is for a C Tavern with 200 seats and a total capacity of 400 as well as an entertainment endorsement.  The building has been under construction for several weeks since Liberty Tax Services vacated it.  More details as we get them.

Bar Elena Opening Soon on H Street

24 Oct

Future Bar Elena at 414 H Street

Bar Elena (414 H Street, NE) appears close to opening on H Street.  The new restaurant and bar is replacing Boundary Road and will feature creative drinks, food by chef Adam Stein, and games (more details from Eater here).  The restaurant recently painted its logo on the outside of the building and a help wanted ad on Craigslist notes that they will be holding open interviews this week to begin training next week “before opening.”  The restaurant is also planning on adding a second floor in the future.