Atlas District Roundup

Nawlins Style Heads to H

DC Style is Real insiders have discovered that long-awaited southern eatery Tru Orleans, located at the corner of 4th and H St NE, is slated to have a private soft opening in late June, with their grand opening to follow on July 7th. Can’t wait to hang on the roofdeck with a hurricane and a bowl of delicious gumbo.

Ethiopic Finishes Renovations

It appears as if Ethiopic has finished their renovations. The main floor has been updated to accommodate windows, they coated the building with fresh paint (a more pleasing shade if you ask us) and a fairly disappointing Comic Sans-style front sign, which should help with visibility. Attention future business owners – if you’re not a cutesy cards and crafts shop, the use of Comic Sans is unacceptable.

Other West-End News

The mostly barren west-end of H Street is slated to get a few more new dining options in the coming months. The Big Board will take over Toyland’s old spot, and across the street an American-style restaurant called Boundary Road is slowly setting up shop next to the bikram yoga studio at H and 4th. French-themed Le Grenier is also in development at 502 H. So for now, Tru Orleans and Ethiopic will have to satiate the lazy folks who don’t feel like venturing down to the Liberty Tree and beyond.

Clang Clang Clang Goes the Trolley

The westbound lanes of the streetcar construction have been completed, with only the eastbound block of 1300 H St NE and half of the 1400 block left to finish. It’s slated to be completed by June 30th. We’ll see about that. Over/under, anyone?

Written by Joel Church.

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