Citi Pizza Rebrands as Pizza Walay

17 Feb

New Sign for Pizza Walay on H Street

Citi Pizza–previously New Citi Pizza–has rebranded again as Pizza Walay and has repainted its interior.  There is not currently an online presence, but a Yelp review reports that they offer a variety of pizzas, salads, and sandwiches.  Despite the new name and sign, there is still a sign for Citi Pizza above the new one.  Citi Pizza underwent a major renovation back in 2016 but had recently been listed for sale for $95,000.

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Ledo Pizza Coming to H Street

12 Feb

Future Location of Ledo Pizza on H Street

According to a construction permit, Ledo Pizza will be replacing Halal Guys at 814 H Street, NE in the near future.  Halal Guys opened last year but only lasted for a few months at the location before closing.  Ledo Pizza has quite a few locations in the suburbs but only has two locations in the District.

Former Touche Live for Lease on H Street

12 Feb

Touche Live Now for Lease

The spot that previously housed Touche Live at 1123 H Street, NE is now vacated and for lease.  The former night club has changed names several times in recent years, going from XII to Touche to Touche Supper Club to most recently Touche Live.  There was controversy recently when ABC 7 news revealed that the business (or some variation of the business) had received a $50,000 grant from the DC Great Streets grant program, even though nightclubs and bars cannot receive such government funding.  At the time, the DC government pledged to review the grant.  Updates when we hear what might replace it.

Pluma Now Open Near Union Market

4 Feb

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery is now open near Union Market (391 Morse Street, NE).  The bakery cafe is located in the new Edison building and is a beautiful build-out with tile floor throughout, marble counter tops, and an open kitchen.  Going forward, they will be open from 7am until 9pm during the week and then from 8am until 10pm on Saturdays (until 9pm on Sundays).  The bakery–which had previously been a pop-up–features a menu of pastries, scones, and other breakfast items in the morning before offering a lunch/evening menu of salads, sandwiches, and pizzas (menu here).  District Cuisine got a chance to preview one of their flaky and buttery croissants on Friday and greatly enjoyed it!

Construction Beginning Soon for Condos at 7th and H Streets

23 Jan

Location of Future Condos at 7th and H Streets

A fence was recently installed and barricades are now up for a construction project at the corner of 7th and H Streets, NE (down the street from the Apollo building).  The section of the block from 646-654 H Street will soon be demolished to make way for condos and potentially office/retail space from the Rock Creek Property Group (check out the flier here).  Once it is complete, the block will have completely been rebuilt with the exception of the Hikari Sushi building that will remain sandwiched in between the new building and the Apollo building.  This project has been in the works for sometime, but it appears that demolition and the beginning of the project is now imminent.

Seats Still Available for DC Harvest New Years Eve Celebration

28 Dec

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve celebration plans, DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) still has reservations available for its seatings throughout the evening.  They will be offering a variety of specials (see below) as well as a champagne toast and a dessert surprise.  Reservations can be made at http://www.exploretock.com/dcharvest

Specials:

Baked Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese / whole wheat tubetti / Vermont cheddar cheese / Maryland goat cheese / chives

Pennsylvania Duck Confit / rye spätzle / caramelized brussel sprout & carrots / bartlett pear-cranberry compote

Kona Kampachi Poke / pink grapefruit / mango / watercress/ chili

Whole Roasted Miatake Mushroom / cauliflower puree / red quinoa & cannellini bean ragout / preserved meyer lemon (Vegetarian & GF)

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).