A lot of great news has come through this week in the neighborhood, so instead of writing up separate posts, here’s a quick update:

  • Mova, the gay bar that used to be open on P Street, is apparently opening their new 14th and W location tonight, according to their Twitter feed. However, there’s still paper on the windows – so we’ll see what happens
  • The old Shirt Laundry will be a Stephen Starr restaurant, a second location of his Philly restaurant Parc – which I happen to have been to and liked immensely. Looks like they are hoping to open mid-2012
  • There will be a vintage pop up space, Mimilah, in the old Mid City Caffe location starting this weekend – great to see this space being used

Anything else I missed? Share it in the comments and I will update.

Liquor License application up at 14/W

It appears that Mova, that used to be at 14th/P, and said they would try to reopen along the U Street corridor, is indeed opening along the U Street corridor. Formerly Bicycle Stations, there is now a liquor license application for a martini lounge and tapas style restaurant at 2204 14th Street.

They are looking to have a capacity of 199, with a summer garden and live music. When Mova was on 14th/P it was an upscale gay bar. Not clear if it will continue in that vein up the block at 14/W yet.

Apologies for the lack of posts this week, your dear blogger has been battling a pretty rough stomach bug. But I’m feeling better, and here are some links to what’s been happening in the ‘hood:

  • Demolition is starting for the District Condos project at 14th/S, as construction is pretty much booming along 14th street with the start of the YMCA project at 14/W and the old Nehemiah Center at 14/Belmont.
  • 14thandYou has some good updates on various restaurant projects on the 14th street corridor, including news about Italian Shirt Laundry.
  • MOVA Lounge, the gay bar that used to be at P and 14th, is looking to reopen on U Street.