March 23, 2011

Shaw’s Tavern, with apartments above, will open mid-June

Mr. Steve May relayed more details on Shaw’s Tavern at last night’s meeting of the LeDroit Park Civic Association.  The restaurant, slated to open in mid-June, will seat 65 – 70 people inside and 15 – 18 people on a sidewalk patio on the 6th Street front.  On Florida Avenue near the eastern end of the building, the restaurant will feature a special door just for take-out pizza orders.  (Click the image above for a larger version.)

Inside, however, the restaurant will feature a variety of entrées priced from $12 – $18.  Mr. May distributed a tentative menu.

The restaurant expects to stay open until 11:30 or midnight on weeknights and until midnight or 1 am on weekends.

As for the adjacent empty lot on 6th Street, Mr. May offered to buy it, but says the owner demanded $1 million, which is far too much for a vacant lot of that size.

While Shaw’s Tavern will occupy the first floor, the restaurant will rent out three one-bedroom apartments upstairs and expects to have them ready by May.

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13 Replies

  1. The empty space to the south is not a vacant lot. It’s the side yard of 1839 6th St NW (Square 475, lot 56). The total land value of the whole lot is $309,000. The value of the building is $176,000. So $1M is ridiculous. More like a leave-me-the-hell-alone price. Or the whole story is not actually true and May never really did offer to buy the land.

    crin - March 23, 2011 @ 9:46 am
  2. crin, thank you for the correction.

    Eric Fidler - March 23, 2011 @ 9:56 am
  3. Thanks for the update. Looks like I’ll definitely be frequenting this spot!

    Tobin - March 23, 2011 @ 10:54 am
  4. How do we learn more about renting those rooms?

    Sarah - March 23, 2011 @ 3:47 pm
  5. wow, i really like the carry out window directly into the kitchen. i hope that’s something that can survive city rules and regulations.

    IMGoph - March 23, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
  6. Dear Shaw’s Tavern – I can’t wait for your arrival! This is great news. I’ve been really hoping a restaurant would come into that wonderful location.

    eastof9 - March 24, 2011 @ 8:53 am
  7. how is this any different from the joint on 1st and rhode island?

    DG Cromwell - March 24, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
  8. i was hoping for a cupcake takeout or an upscale dining cupcake establishment (ie, caviar cupcakes). i guess i will continue to dream.

    DG Cromwell - March 24, 2011 @ 1:23 pm
  9. Great looking menu and awesome looking space.

    Does Mr. May have other restaurants he’s run/owned/been a chef at on his resume?

    Just curious, and wish him well. We’ll be around to check things out once this opens up.

    ML - March 24, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
  10. @7 — Rustik is great, and I love it there. But this is much closer to LeDroit, in an area with few restaurants, and it looks like it will have a more expansive menu than Rustik. (No worries, Rustik, I will definitely go to both spots.)

    eastof9 - March 25, 2011 @ 9:59 am
  11. Thanks so much for the update! Especially for linking to the sample menu. Pity, was hoping it would be something different and maybe veggie-friendly. Silly me.

    Good luck to Mr. May!

    EG - March 29, 2011 @ 5:26 pm
  12. Actually, the owner of 1839 is offering that spot for almost a million dollars. So I can’t confirm that Mr. May offered to buy it, but I can confirm that that’s the selling price and it has been on the market almost a year-maybe more.

    lynn - May 1, 2011 @ 9:27 am
  13. shaws tavern is now on facebook! check out the before and after pictures of the construction! and please like us on facebook

    chloe - May 19, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

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