Dear readers, apologies for my relative radio silence the past few weeks. My life has gotten a bit hectic. Here’s a round-up of news around the ‘hood:

  • 14thandYou reports that it the Italian Shirt Laundry, which was supposed to come to the vacant dry cleaners at 14th and Q, is no longer. It seems that the project has been abandoned because of unexpectedly high cleanup costs. Bummer – no word about what could come to the space now. The good news is, the Italian Cinema restaurant slated for further down on 14th street is still a go.
  • Prince of Petworth reports that Dodge City has applied for garden seating. No word on exactly where this garden seating will be. They’ll be opening garden seating behind the first floor bar.
  • PoP also reports that a restaurant is coming to the long vacant postal office at the corner of 14th and T (no not the one that is about to close on 14th street – this one is on T street proper). The restaurant will appropriately be named “the Post Office Bistro.” The owners describe the restaurant as a casual and relaxed bistro serving an extensive weekend brunch. They plan on sidewalk and summer garden seating.
  • And a reminder for you taco fans, El Centro D.F. – coming to 14th and S street, looks pretty poised to open by its promised Cinco de Mayo opening date.