Some new-ish retail items, in order of likely levels of reader ecstasy:
* ATLAS BREW WORKS
: Ivy City's brewery/tap room Atlas Brew Works announced last week
that it is coming to JBG's West Half
building next year, where it will occupy 4,500 square feet mere steps away from the Nats Park Center Field Gate. The new space, double the size of the Ivy City location, will also have a kitchen and a "limited food program" along side its brewery and 12-draft-line tap room. Atlas is the second announced retail offering at the non-box-like West Half building, along with the previously announced Commons Restaurant
and its bakery/breakfast operation Mah-Ze-Dahr.
* DISTRICT DOGS:
The neighborhood's second-largest population gets a new retail offering in the coming days, as District Dogs
it will officially open its second full-service pet care facility in the ground floor of 1221 Van
on Saturday, March 9. In a custom-built space that faces South Capitol Street just north of N, DD will offer daycare (with four separate playrooms), boarding, grooming, walking, sitting, and a "boutique retail shop." There will be an open house on Friday, March 8 from 5 to 9 pm, and services can be booked
starting on the 9th.
* EL BEBE
: A reminder that Circa's tequila-and-taco sibling El Bebe
is opening this Tuesday, Feb. 26, on the southwest corner of 1st and M in the ground floor of the 99 M
office building. Here's the menu
, should you wish to peruse in advance.
* SHILLING PROGRESS
: A reader passed along on Twitter photographic evidence
that the Shilling Canning Company
seems to at last be inching closer to opening in the ground floor of Arris
, on Water Street across from District Winery. The placeholder web site says "Opening Spring 2019," and the restaurant is now hiring
* WELLS FARGO COMING DOWN THE STREET
: If your heart was broken last summer when Wells Fargo closed its branch in the ground floor of 20 M, you can now perk back up, because it was announced last week that a Wells Fargo "Express Center" will be coming to the ground floor of the aforementioned 99 M
office building. With this, 99 M's retail space is fully leased.