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Rocklands Barbeque (2418 Wisconsin Ave.) has completed its expansion into 2416 Wisconsin Ave., the former home of Max’s Best Homemade Ice Cream. The new space features communal tables, a soda fountain and, for the first time, bathrooms for patrons.

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“The aptly-named Glover Park Beer Garden opens on Wednesday,” writes Anna Spiegel in Washingtonian. “The summer-long pop-up takes over the outdoor patio of the Savoy Suites Hotel at 2505 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, and will serve a range of brews and German-style eats.” To minimize noise complaints, the outdoor bar will close at 11 p.m., Spiegel writes.

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“With great joy and much pleasure, we had supper with old friends tonight,” wrote Glover Parker Jim Tate on June 20 on the neighborhood’s Yahoo newsgroup. “Sushi Ko [2309 Wisconsin Ave.] has reopened as Sushi Keiko (pron. Sushi Ko) with [general manager] David [Zhang], [chef] Koji [Terano], and all of our old friends. Boy did we miss you.”

Sushi Ko closed last July due to tax issues. The new restaurant’s president and liquor licensee is Wei Zhang, who owns the restaurant with his sister Min. (The owners are not related to David Zhang.) According to a sign in the window, Sushi Keiko opens at 5:30 p.m. every night but Monday.

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From the February 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Rocklands (2418 Wisconsin Ave.) expects to open its expanded digs around the first of March, according to owner John Snedden. The barbecue joint is annexing 2416 Wisconsin Avenue, the former location of Max’s Best Homemade Ice Cream, which closed in October. Because Rocklands holds a full-service (CR) liquor license, it is required to get Alcoholic Beverage Control Board permission for the expansion, which will increase the number of available seats from 10 to 29 and add two bathrooms.

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From the February 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches (2428 Wisconsin Ave.) opened on January 28. You can eat in at the renovated restaurant—formerly home to Custom TV Solutions—or order carryout or delivery online at jimmyjohns.com.

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If you just want a smidge of frozen yogurt (or a mountain, with no guff) visit sweetFrog, the new self-serve, pay-by-the-ounce frozen yogurt shop at 1737 Wisconsin Ave. The Richmond-based chain has 300 locations in the U.S., U.K., and the Caribbean, but the store near the Social Safeway marks its first D.C. franchise. “sweetFrog is frozen yogurt your way; you determine what goes in your cup, so every creation is perfect,” said company spokesman James Denison in a press release. The shop offers more than 20 flavors and an extensive toppings bar.

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A sign on the door of Einstein Brothers Bagels (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) says the new shop will open for business on October 23. The storefront has been vacant since Fan Fair and Vespa closed in late 2008.

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