After several months of renovations, Citi Pizza (504 H Street, NE) has reopened. We had spoken with them back in November and had been told that they would be reopening in a couple of days. After that, they appear to have hit several construction delays, but they are now up and running. The new design is much more open and inviting than the previous design because of the new windows installed in the front of the restaurant. Citi Pizza has undergone several iterations over the past couple of years, including a brief stint of calling itself New Citi Pizza.
Recently, the vacant Burger King at 3rd and Florida Avenue, NE was demolished to make way for The High Line, a major apartment/retail/park development by Level2 Development (read more here). Earlier this week, a ground breaking ceremony was held to formally begin the project. This project is immediately next door to The Edison apartment building which should be opening later this year and which will have a Trader Joe’s on the first floor. To keep track of all of the development in Union Market, check out our interactive map here.
As first reported by the Washington Business Journal, it appears that Two Boots has pulled out of its planned H Street location (1025 H Street, NE). As work had not commenced and as no permits had been filed the past couple of months, District Cuisine had tried unsuccessfully to contact the company. The property is now being advertised for lease. You can check out District Cuisine’s previous coverage of Two Boots here.
Big news for the H Street Corridor this weekend. First, tomorrow (Friday) Sospeso will be opening its doors for the first time at 1344 H Street, NE. You can check out our preview of the restaurant here.
Second, on Saturday Turning Natural, a local juice bar, will be opening at 1380 H Street, NE. You can check out our initial preview of Turning Natural here.
DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) will be offering several specials for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow. In addition to their current menu, there will be two appetizer specials (a Hawaiian kampachi crudo and white stone oysters with a pickled ramp crema), two entree specials (pan roasted veal strip steak with a brandy green peppercorn cream and quinoa encrusted scallops), and a dessert special for two (warm dark chocolate brioche bread pudding with a raspberry puree, salted caramel, and whipped cream). Reservations are suggested!
The BBQ Joint, located next to District Fishwife in the main Union Market building, closed yesterday after two years of operation. Another location of the BBQ Joint closed quickly on 14th Street several weeks ago. The sign noted that catering will still be available in DC, despite the two locations closing. No word yet of what may replace the BBQ Joint in Union Market.