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New Capitol Hill apartment project has brilliant plan: Be Dingfelder’s Delicatessen neighbor

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A new project lined up to replace a surface parking lot on the northwest corner of 14th and Pine still needs to complete its earliest planning but already has a major selling point. If you want to live above a coming soon Capitol Hill Jewish delicatessen, have we got the apartment building for you.

Revolve Development has begun the permitting process on a four-story, 80-unit mixed-use apartment building that will wrap around Dingfelder’s Delicatessen. “Currently, we are in the middle of exploring different design options and hope to have a front-runner by the end of June,” Revolve’s John Schack tells CHS.

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The L-shaped building is envisioned to rise on the parking lot behind Aria Salon and the commercial kitchen building where the delicatessen is being readied. If you are a fan of fire trucks, Fire Station 25 neighbors to the west. Schack says that in addition to creating 80 new Pike/Pine homes, the building will also include about 1,500 square feet of commercial space fronting pine between the deli, the salon, and the fire house.

The parking lot is currently owned by a partnership formed by a family who has owned the Capitol Hill land for decades.

While the Revolve project won’t rise for a year or so, the kitchen is already in action at the Dingfelder’s project and owners Stephanie Hemsworth and Vance Dingfelder say they expect to open with a limited menu by July.

Hemsworth tells CHS the old building will be undergoing a full renovation to restore its original architecture and add a new entrance at the corner. Inside, where a commercial kitchen has been in operation, the couple have an overhauled facility to run their Nourish Catering company out of and for creating Dingfelder’s delicacies including grilled dogs, knishes, and those corned beef and pastrami sandwiches.

Sounds like they’ll make delicious neighbors.

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