Custom journal maker Jenni Bick has returned to her hometown D.C. to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Dupont Circle. The new Jenni Bick Custom Journals shop celebrated its grand opening at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW last month, expanding an...
A new facial and esthetics spa opened in Georgetown late last month. Georgetown Allure, located at 3288 M St. NW, is a 2,800-square-foot spa with attached retail space, according to a news release. The spa includes a consultation room and...
Nora Pouillon, owner for nearly 40 years of Restaurant Nora in Dupont Circle, earned commendation from Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday, during her restaurant’s last night before permanently closing. Bowser teamed with Ellen Goldstein of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2D (Sheridan-Kalorama)...
The owners of Duke’s Grocery and Duke’s Counter – polished British pubs located in Dupont Circle and Woodley Park – intend to open a third restaurant late next year in Foggy Bottom. The new location at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,...
Of Mercer, a women’s workwear line targeted at young professionals, is opening a pop-up shop in Georgetown for the month of May. A grand opening celebration at 3035 M St. NW on May 4 featured music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres....
The Italian gourmet shop Via Umbria in Georgetown has hired Liam LaCivita as its new executive chef. LaCivita closed Bar Civita, his Italian restaurant in Woodley Park, at the end of July to assume the new position. “Via Umbria’s owners,...
The former Doubletree at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Dupont Circle reopened last month as The Darcy, offering a new restaurant and cafe and several offerings in collaboration with local businesses. The hotel boasts 226 rooms, meeting space, a...
Every street deserves a sweet shop. That was the thinking behind Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, which will open at 847 Upshur St. NW this fall. The new store is something of a partnership between two existing Northwest establishments: Willow, also located...
Sushi Gakyu debuted its 1420 New York Ave. NW restaurant with a VIP opening last week. Now open to the public, the new eatery offers upscale traditional and modern sushi, sashimi and other Japanese fish dishes. It’s helmed by Chef...
D.C. chef and Virginia native Jonathan Dearden was recently named the East Coast champion of a nationwide cooking competition hosted by “The Chew,” a daytime cooking program on ABC. Dearden, the executive chef at the 14th Street cocktail bar “Radiator,”...

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