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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is Coming to this 14th Street Apartment Building

Orangetheory Fitness is coming, too.

The Elysium 14, at the corner of 14th St., NW and Wallach Pl., NW. Photo by Marisa M. Kashino.

During a tour Wednesday of his 14th Street apartment building, Elysium 14, Madison Investments’ Barry Madani shared with Washingtonian that a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams parlor will take over the remaining ground floor retail space, while Orangetheory Fitness will occupy nearly 5,000 square feet of subterranean space. Both retailers are going through permitting and hope to open by summer, says Madani.

Washingtonians can buy pints of Jeni’s at Whole Foods and other upscale grocers, but this will mark the Columbus, Ohio company’s first DC shop. The brand has a cult following for its unusual flavors, like goat cheese with red cherries and brambleberry crisp. The 14th Street shop will be two levels. Orangetheory—a chain of high-intensity, boutique studios that focus on interval training—has two other DC locations, in Mount Vernon Square and Navy Yard.

Elysium 14 opened in October, and about 60 percent of its 56 apartments have been leased. The units range from about $2,300 for a 470-square-foot studio to more than $5,500 for a two-bedroom, two-bath with over 1,200 square feet. Here’s a look inside.


A look inside a model unit. All interior photos courtesy of Madison Investments.

The building’s lobby.
View from a communal terrace.


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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.