Thursday, May 18, 2017

Local Briefing: Jimmy Valentine's Turns 10, Seitsema Praises Stable, Englert Sells Mt. Olivet Parcel


Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club Toasts Ten Years

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club (1103 Bladensburg Road) opened its doors on Bladensburg Road. The past decade has brought some changes to the mostly commercial strip. Some shifty car dealerships have disappeared, and the addition of W. S. Jenks Hardware has been a boon for the community. At any rate, the little bar has persevered and won many fans over the years. Join the Jimmy Valentine's team for a party Sunday, May 28 starting at 9 pm.

Seitsema Praises Swiss Spot Stable

Food critic Tom Seitsema of the Washington Post appears to be pleased with the offerings at new Swiss restaurant Stable (1324 H St.).

Englert & Partners Sell Mt. Olivet Parcel 

Joe Englert, who has played a significant role in opening multiple bars and restaurant along the H Street NE Corridor, announced last fall that he would back off plans to open a combination coffee roastery, beer garden, and bouldering gym on Mt. Olivet Road. Michael Neibauer of the Washington Business Journal reports that Englert and his partners have now sold the former Strauss Photo property at 1240 Mt. Olivet Road to another developer for $2.2 million. This is across the street from Kovak's.


Anonymous said...

I appreciate this roundup. I would not have seen any of these interesting stories otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Please keep us posted on the development of that parcel-- it would make such a huge difference! Also, still no updates on what's coming to the Argo space?

Anonymous said...

Argonaut becoming kombucha cafe. You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Kombucha cafes belong on the west end of H.

poo said...

does anyone know what they're building next to Jenks Hardware? is it an expansion of their existing store?

Anonymous said...

@poo - dialysis clinic. DaVita.

T said...

I concur with the first comment. This is an excellent source of information about the hood. And I'll welcome a Kombucha Cafe to our end of H happily. Bring it!