Purple Patch opened to the public last night at 3155 Mount Pleasant St NW. This space was formerly occupied by Tonic. Purple Patch is self-described as an American-Filipino restaurant and definitely adds something new to the neighborhood dining scene. Can't wait to make a visit! Good luck PP!
In other neighborhood news, the McIntyre residential project is moving right along at 3146 16th St NW. This was the site of Meridian Hill Baptist Church until the building was partially destroyed in the Deauville Apartment fire of 2008. Last year we learned that Valor Development purchased the building and is converting it into 85 condominiums. Most of the new construction will be in the form of an additional 8-story tower, which will wrap around the southern and western sides of the existing church building. I'll keep an eye on this development as it progresses.