There has been major construction at the former site of Souk (1208 H Street NE). The restaurant closed quite a few months ago, and there were rumors that they were doing a renovation prior to reopening. Souk was owned by the same owners of Nomad hookah bar (previously Sahra hookah) previously. No word on if it is still the same owners.
Construction at the long awaited Po Boy Jim (709 H Street NE) is wrapping up, and the restaurant plans to open sometime in June. They recently launched a website and are hiring staff. In the coming weeks, they will finalize their menu and do a soft launch. You can read more about the restaurant in our preview here
Construction permits belonging to Starbucks have been posted on the windows of a new retail space at the corner of 20th and L Streets NW (2001 L Street). Previously the space had been an open area that led to the entrance of the office building; however, after an exterior renovation of the office building a few months ago, the area was enclosed, and it became clear that the space would become retail. A peak inside revealed that Starbucks countertops and floor tile have already been installed. It looks as though it is a few weeks away from being ready to open.