Let's round up the news items that have trickled in from readers and via Twitter:
* HELLO, BISHOPS
and the company web site
indicate that the salon coming this year to the ground floor of the Harlow
at 1100 2nd Street (across from Wiseguy) is Bishops
, which, as an oldster, I have not heard of, but which apparently was founded in Portland in 2001 and offers the full lineup of cuts, color, styling, and facial hair grooming "that will empower local residents to feel more confident in their individuality" as well as "creating a space where everyone is accepted." (h/t eat_dc and reader BD)
* HELLO, LITTLE BUILDING:
This has been on the boards for a very long time, but it looks like developers may finally be moving forward with the plans for a two-story-with-roofdeck retail building on the northwest corner of 1st and N
(where the Aslin beer garden pop-up was, nestled between the wings of the Hampton Inn
). The leasing flyer
says that it would be delivered in 2020 (We Shall See) and shows what the design could be. Would certainly seem to be a prime spot for a large food and beverage operation... (h/t commenter NavyYardRes)
* HELLO, SHILLING (ALMOST)
: The long-awaited restaurant
near 4th and Water in the Yards has started the job interview process, so maybe we are in Any Minute Now territory.
* HELLO, TOPGOLF CRUSH
: As someone who did little this weekend other than lay on the sofa and watch the US Open at Pebble Beach, it's my duty to inform you that "Topgolf Crush
," a four-day festival of food, beverage, music, and, oh yeah, golf, will be coming to Nats Park Aug. 22-25. You'll be able to play out your own Cinderella Story by getting to smack golf balls from the third-base line at targets on the field, which will be lit up at night if you want the After Dark experience. Tickets on sale at nationals.com/topgolf
* HELLO, STRAW MOCKERY:
The Daily Show was in town last week, and one of their taped pieces was showing a DC "straw cop"
enforcing the city's ban on plastic straws, much of which was filmed here in the Hood, with festive visits to Bluejacket, Philz Coffee, Willie's, and Nando's.
* GOODBYE, PHILLY WING FRY:
The upscale wings and cheesesteaks counter inside the SoChill Whole Foods has departed, replaced with a WF burger and fries counter. (h/t @minnesota_nicer