Coming soon to the U Street corridor: D.C.'s second Trader Joe's.
The District issued a tenant fit-out permit Friday for a 15,108-square-foot TJ's at The JBG Cos.' Louis at 14th mixed-use project at 1920 14th St. NW. The work will include new floors, walls and finishes. The store, steps from the U Street Metro station, can hold a total of 391 people.
Consumer Reports ranks Trader Joe's as the second-best supermarket in the United States. It's one of those stores most neighborhoods want, and few get.
Nine blocks to the south of U Street is the P Street Whole Foods. A few blocks to the north and east, JBG is vying to build a Harris Teeter, ranked by Consumer Reports as the sixth best supermarket, as part of its proposed mixed-use project at Florida and Sherman avenues.
U Street is nearing the holy trio of grocery options.
Because Supreme Court Justices have to eat, right?
Other permits issued April 26:
- 1700 K St. NW: Dunkin' Donuts! Minor alterations are being made to the space formerly occupied by Mixt Greens. They include new plumbing fixtures and lighting, along with a cosmetic redesign.
- 1234 Massachusetts Ave. NW and 819 7th St. NW: These permits are for two special signs advertising the Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills. Both will say, "Your Table is Waiting."
- 1343 Pennsylvania Ave. SE: S2 Development LLC will completely renovate 1343 and 1345 Pennsylvania into a six-unit condominium building. The work includes new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, along with plumbing, electrical systems, new finishes, baths and kitchens.
- 3059 University Terrace NW: A raze permit was issued for a freestanding wall facade, artificial turf tennis court, pools, stairs, patios and storage rooms. This may be part of the lot formerly owned by Peggy Cooper Cafritz, whose mansion at nearby 3030 Chain Bridge Road was devastated by fire in 2010. Cafritz sold her property last year, and the land was subsequently subdivided.
- 2134 Flagler Place NW: A single-family home will be converted to a two-unit flat, with a rear addition, new deck and new side stairs.
- 1719 Independence Ave. SE: This permit covers renovation work and an addition to a townhouse, including conversion of an existing basement into a one-bedroom apartment, conversion of an existing attic into a third-floor master suite and an addition featuring a second basement apartment, dining room, family room, guest bedroom and three baths.
- 762 Park Road NW: The permit calls for a new seven-unit condominium building. The property was purchased by Park Road LLC last October for $715,000.
- 1851 Seventh St. NW: A permit was issued for interior renovation and conversion from an existing barber shop to a hair salon that will be called "Wanda's on 7th." The applicant is Wanda Henderson.
- 1307 Euclid St. NW: A single-family home will be converted to a two-unit flat. The existing basement will be gutted and renovated, the kitchen will be moved, and 2.5 new bathrooms will be added to the first, second and third floors.
- 2469 18th St. NW: A photography studio will be added to the second floor of this building, which hosts the Studio D.C. Yoga Center on the first floor.
- 3510 18th St. NE: A row house is being turned into a two-unit flat/duplex. The top two floors will be the owner's residence, and the basement will have a second unit.
- 1119 19th St. NW: A permit was issued to repair or replace the existing facade of this downtown office building after hours, including weekend work.
- 3336 and 3406 Wisconsin Ave. NW: A permit was issued to Barr Concrete for two to three tower cranes on the Cathedral Commons construction site.
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