A bar from the owners of neighboring Sundevich and Seasonal Pantry offers creative cocktails and locally sourced small plates. Read more...
You can’t cross the street in Washington without bumping into a different neighborhood described as “on the rise.” Petworth! Bloomingdale! NoMa! Navy Yard!
So what makes the rebirth of Shaw different?
Start with the buildings. Many of the new projects — Shaw Main Streets counts more than 20 projects currently in the works — occupy existing real estate, some of which has been vacant or underutilized since the 1960s. Contrast this with the condo booms along 14th Street NW or in Columbia Heights; Shaw has a much more small-town feel.
“Shaw’s always had this historic interest, but as you walked through it, it felt like a place that had been left behind,” says Derek Brown, the proprietor of two new restaurants on Seventh Street NW, with a third on the way. “There was a community, but [the neighborhood] was empty. It was all boarded up, there weren’t a lot of places to go. Everything’s started to change.”
Here are the neighborhood spots you should know about.
Whether you're interested in a Hollywood regency aesthetic, shabby chic or something retro-futuristic, you'll probably find yourself attempting (and failing) to keep your credit card in your wallet. Read more...