Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Stomp, originally uploaded by esshots.

Cool mural in Dupont.

Harman Center for the Arts Finishes Facade:

I passed by the Harman Center and noticed that the lighting and lettering on the facade has been completed. It looks great. The bottom lettering of "Shakespeare Theatre Company" is backlight, which will look great at night, and even better when there's an actual performance going on. As you can also see there are now tables and seats visible.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Restaurant in CH:

Columbia Heights News reports that Royal Blue Mediterranean Bistro will be taking the final retail space at Kenyon Square. From the press release:

"Two long-standing local restaurateurs, Khalid Raji and Jawad Laouaouda, have teamed up to create the all-new restaurant, which will feature – as its name implies – the foods and atmosphere of the Mediterranean region. Both hail from Morocco, but the cuisine offered at their restaurant will not be limited to their home country; items from northern Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East are to be found on the menu. The wine list will be international as well, with wines from southern Italy to northern California and everywhere in between."

Cool Coffee Shop:

IMG_4347, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Prince of Petworth has a nice write-up on a local, independent coffee shop that plans to expand soon.


What's the purpose of this blog? Why another DC blog? Well I wanted a place where I can combine all of the information I keep track of, as well as create original updates. I feel like there isn't enough about the good things in DC, the unique things here, the crazy things here. My focus will be on local independent retail and urban development, although sometimes I will talk about very cool non-independent retail (no Starbucks, please), as well as other DC news. This blog is also a place for discussion. Commenting is highly recommended. I'm currently still designing the layout, so just wait for the final design.