Borderstan

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Men’s Parties… Metropole Sales… 14th Street Restaurants


The Sexist at the Washington City Paper has the latest info on “Men’s Parties” at 1618 14th Street NW. You will find the sign amusing.

The Washington Business Journal reports that two-thirds of the units at the Metropole, 15th and P NW, are sold.

14th & You has two good postings on new 14th Street restaurants, including some great interior photos: Sneak Preview: Birch & Barley and ChurchKey and Masa 14 open for business.

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October 23, 2009 Posted by | bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC restaurants, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on the blogs | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pitango Gelato Coming to Borderstan’s Metropole Building


Pitango, a gelato shop, will "open soon" at 1451 P Street NW in the Metropole building. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

A Pitango Gelato shop will "open soon" at 1451 P Street NW in the Metropole building. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Luis saw this sign today… a gelato shop, Pitango Gelato,  is coming “soon” to Borderstan in the Metropole building at 1451 P Street NW. The company is based in Baltimore and has multiple locations.

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March 28, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, food, local business, Logan Circle | , , , , , | 1 Comment

On the Blogs: Halloween, Another CVS, Metropole Update


October 28, 2008 Posted by | on community, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Do You Think of the Metropole?


"Metropole... Finally Ready!" (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

The Metropole at 15th & P NW. (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

In a post, “Judging New Buildings,” The Prince of Petworth poses the question about the new Metropole… here in Borderstan… at the northeast corner of 15th and P NW:

This is the newly opened Metropole located at 15th and P. I kind of like the left side which has some staggered windows. While I don’t love it, overall I’d say it looks pretty good. What do you think?

Personally, I’m just glad it’s done. The construction didn’t really inconvenience me, except for the lack of sidewalk on that section of P Street. Like many other Borderstanians, I just got tired of looking at the construction work.

October 13, 2008 Posted by | on community, on the blogs | , , , , , | 10 Comments

WaPo on Metropole: “Condo Sellers Banking on Extravagance”


"Metropole... Finally Ready!" (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

"Metropole... Finally Ready." (Photo by Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Saturday’s Washington Post ran an article, “Condo Sellers Banking on Extravagance; Open Houses in D.C. Lay on the Luxuries.” The newly opened Metropole — right here in Borderstan — at the northeast corner of 15th and P NW is featured in the story, including Thursday’s opening party. The gist of the article is what developers/sellers are doing to move high-end condos during the current financial unpleasantries.

The businesses on the first floor, and the VIDA Fitness gym in the lower levels, are opening, too. Borderstan.com will bring you some reviews and photos later this week.

From the opening of the WaPo story on Metropole:

Outside Washington’s hot new address, four swirling floodlights illuminated the heavens. Bow-tied waiters in top hats served pink champagne to guests, who entered the lobby between two oversize reproductions of golden Oscar statuettes.

Read entire story in WaPo.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | on community, on events | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment