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Buy Me: 1539 Ninth Street, Unit 2

2012-10-01T14:48:09.181-05:00

The renovation of 1539 Ninth Street, NW, is now complete, and the first of its two condominium units has hit the market.  Unit 2 is the upper unit, which is two levels.  According to its listing, this two bedroom, two bath unit has 1,275 square feet of living space plus a fantastic roof deck off the master suite.  Check out the listing, with interior photos, here.

You may recall that there was a fire at 1539 Ninth Street back in 2007 that left it a vacant, boarded shell.  I posted a little of the home's history when the structure was for sale in February of last year (see here).  It is so great to see new life breathed into this house!
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Looking Back: Raphael Theater

2012-09-28T16:32:59.674-05:00


On the east side of the 1400 block of Ninth Street, NW -- in the former footprint of the Giant -- once stood the Raphael Theatre. It was apparently a 444 seat movie theater, it was located at 1409 Ninth Street, NW from about 1935 to 1955.  Later, Church of the Deliverance occupied the building.   Check out an image of the former theater here.


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Buy Me: 1600 Eighth, Unit 1

2012-09-22T09:18:05.004-05:00

This morning, I spotted a for sale sign in front of the newly renovated 1600 Eighth Street, NW.  A brief internet sleuthing session led me to the listing for Unit 1 of the building, viewable here (with interior photos).  According to the listing, the unit is a two story, three bedroom, two and a half bath residence with an 800 foot private roof deck.  The finishes look very nice, and the location is unbeatable (a block from the metro, a block from the upcoming CityMarket at O, on beautiful Eighth Street).  The asking price is $895,000.

Here's a photo of the place today:



And for old times sake, here is a photo from the same vantage taken in 2007.  It was then owned by Shiloh Baptist Church and had  been vacant for many years:




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Permit Issued at 1124 Ninth Street, Site of Tom Power Eatery

2012-09-03T10:48:20.791-05:00

On August 22, 2012, DCRA issued a permit for 1124 Ninth Street, NW, site of the future Tom Power eatery (announced last year).  The design of the space is by the firm Edit, which is behind such stylish eateries as Rogue 24, Dickson Wine Bar, and The Brixton.(image)



Vote For Shaw Businesses for Mission: Small Business

2012-06-29T16:45:38.490-05:00


(image) Chase and LivingSocial are going to award twelve small businesses individual grants of $250,000 to increase awareness of the important role small businesses play in local communities and to help small businesses grow.

An integral step to a business being considered for the grant is for them to receive at least 250 votes online by midnight tomorrow night (Saturday, June 30, 2012).  After clearing this hurdle, businesses will be selected for the grants by a panel.

I know of at least two small Shaw-area businesses in the running for consideration, and encourage you all to vote for both (you can vote for more than one business):  Beau Thai (a business that I'm an owner of) and Old City Green.  Please help these two businesses make the cut by taking just a minute of your time.

VOTING IS EASY!  Just click on this link (https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/), then click "log in and support," then type the business name you want to vote for ("Beau Thai" and "Old City Green"), and then cast your vote!


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Development Walk - June 28, 6:30 p.m.

2012-06-18T13:43:02.719-05:00

Interested in learning more about area developments from the developers themselves?!  ANC2c Commissioner Rachelle Nigro will host a Community Development Walk on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m.  Below is the flyer, and details may be found here.


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Buy Me: 819 Q Street, NW

2012-06-16T08:41:27.127-05:00

The dramatic transformation of the properties at Ninth and Q Streets and Rhode Island Avenue is pretty miraculous.  Previously a long-time, often cited blight of the neighborhood, they're now true beauties poised for new lives.

The first residential unit, 819 Q Street, NW, hit the market last weekend.  Here is the listing, with photos and a description of the property.

Exciting!(image)



Gala Auction Items Announced

2012-04-17T22:14:24.048-05:00

The Shaw Main Streets gala is here!  As part of the amazing event on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,  the following eleven auction packages will be auctioned off by the hilarious and larger than life drag queen Lena Lett.  Don't miss out on the fun or the opportunity to win one of the fabulous packages; be sure to purchase tickets here and attend the extraordinary  event!1. The Bitten Word Dinner Party for Six- The Bitten Word is an internationally known food blog written here in Washington, DC, by creators Zach Patton and Clay Dunn. The website chronicles the men's culinary adventures through beautiful photography and engaging tales from their kitchen. Saveur magazine named it a 2011 Best Food Blog, and in 2009 the London Times named it one of the World's Best 50 Food Blogs.Zach and Clay will work with auction winner to curate a menu for six that they will cook – and potentially document on their blog – for the lucky winner and five other guests. The dinner will feature four seasonal courses (wine included) served at a to-be-decided location on a date that works for all parties.Estimated value: $3002. Dinner for Two at Corduroy - Tom Power’s highly acclaimed fine dining establishment Corduroy relocated to Shaw in 2008. The restaurant’s modern American menu is served in a tranquil elegant setting.The winner of this package will receive a chef's surprise five-course tasting menu for two, available Monday through Thursday.Estimated value: $130 value (excludes pairings, tax and gratuity)3. Wagtime Services Package and Gift Basket – Wagtime is a star business in the Shaw neighborhood. Its adorably renovated and sparkling facility on 9th Street is always abuzz with activity by way of its retail store, grooming center, and daycare and boarding facilities.This package includes a gift basket of dog toys and treats, as well as a gift certificate for $250 dollars in services at Wagtime. The certificate is not valid for holidays.Estimated Value: $3004. Seasonal Pantry Pasta Making Class for Six – Seasonal Pantry has been drawing foodies to Shaw since its opening in 2011. From its tiny storefront on 9th Street, Seasonal Pantry sells prepared foods, hosts gourmet dinners, and holds cooking classes. Seasonal Pantry won Shaw Main Streets’ best new business of 2011 award.This package is a pasta making class class for six at Seasonal Pantry. Learn how to make pasta from acclaimed Chef Dan O’Brien in DC’s most unique, foodie market.Estimated Value: $2945. Dinner for Four at Ristorante Tosca – The award winning Italian eatery Ristorante Tosca in downtown D.C. is owned by Shaw resident Paolo Sacco. It has been consistently named by Washingtonian Magazine one of DC’s top 100 restaurants.This package is for a dinner for four for up to $200 (food only) at Ristorante ToscaEstimated Value: $2006.  Beau Thai Dinner Party/Cooking Class for Six - Beau Thai began serving its authentic, made-from-scratch Thai cuisine in the Shaw neighborhood in August 2010. It has quickly garnered a loyal following and fantastic reviews – it has been named in City Paper’s Best Of DC Readers’ Poll for two years in a row.This package is a hybrid dinner party and cooking class for six. The creative forces behind Beau Thai will host six people at a centrally located, beautiful Shaw row house for a meal that’s part cooking class and part dinner party. During this intimate evening, you will nosh on delicious Thai appetizers and sip signature cocktails and wine while the main meal is prepared for you in front of you. Enjoy dinner by candle-light and then take a few recipes home with you to make on your own later.Estimated value: $3607. Rogue 24 Journey Dinner for Four – Rogue 24 is an interactive culinary experience where the kitchen is at center stage and diners experience a progression of 24 courses created by James Beard Found[...]



Shaw in Bloom: Shaw Main Streets' 2012 Gala

2012-03-27T14:53:17.161-05:00

(image) Much of my time lately has been spent helping plan the Shaw Main Streets' 2012 Gala.  The catered event will take place on April 18 at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW).

It's going to be a stellar night of fun -- we'll have live jazz from Laissez Foure, we're having a live auction of fantastic packages conducted by Lena Lett (drag queen MC at Town night club), we're serving a signature drink by Derek Brown of The Passenger along with wine, beer and catered food by DC Taste, and we'll have Shaw-centric flourishes throughout the night.

I've been chair of the board of Shaw Main Streets for the past year. As Chair, it's been my goal for Shaw Main Streets to become a more visible, value-adding organization to the businesses and residents alike.  From the tulips currently blooming along Ninth Street planted by volunteers the past three falls to our Clean and Safe team on the street most days of the week to the special events like Art All Night to storefront improvement projects in the works, I hope you find that we're making the Shaw neighborhood a better place.

By sponsoring or attending this gala, you can help Shaw Main Streets continue improving the Shaw neighborhood.

Purchase tickets in advance here!  Check out sponsor opportunities here.

Shaw in Bloom:  Shaw Main Streets' 2012 Gala
April 18, 2012, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street, NW(image)



Still Here

2012-03-27T14:34:43.844-05:00

Sorry for being MIA on ye old blog lately.  I've been swamped with a number of projects that have kept me from renewingshaw virtually.  A few exciting tidbits from other writers:

Stay tuned for new blog posts shortly.
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Howard Theatre Reopening in April

2012-02-24T17:08:12.117-05:00

The reopening of the Howard Theatre in April will be a catalytic event for the Shaw neighborhood.  From the Press Release:The Howard Theatre, the historic arts landmark that launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, announces their grand re-opening after a $29 million renovation with a star-studded opening gala and lineup of top-tier events. The Howard Theatre will re-open the week of April 9th with performances by Wale, The Roots, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Meshell Ndegeocello, Bad Brains, Chuck Brown and comedienne Wanda Sykes. On April 12th, the new venue will host a Grand Opening Gala Fundraiser presenting performers from the Howard Theatre's past and future including Smokey Robinson, Al Jarreau, Madeleine Peyroux, Savion Glover and many more. The event will honor famed Motown Records founder and producer Berry Gordy, who will be in attendance. A full slate of wide-ranging performances in the 12,000 square foot, 650 seat (1,100-standing room) theatre will continue with a lineup that includes Chuck Berry, Chaka Khan, Esperanza Spalding, Jack Bruce, Boyz II Men and a weekly Sunday Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir. The scheduled lineup is listed at the end of this release.The Howard Theatre will be operated by Blue Note Entertainment Group, the owners and operators of clubs and theaters around the world which include the Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club and The Highline Ballroom in New York. "I'm very excited about the opportunity to be associated with the restoration of the legendary Howard Theatre," says Steven Bensusan, president of Blue Note Entertainment Group. "It’s an honor to be a part of this project and to help preserve the rich tradition of the Howard, while bringing forth a modern concept in both design and programming that we hope will revitalize the music-loving community. We've created a very flexible venue that can host an amazing array of events. Our booking policy will be eclectic, and we plan to feature the top names in all genres of music.”The Most Historic of Theatres: A National Treasure“The Howard Theatre will provide a true D.C. experience showcasing what Washington was and what it has become,” says Chip Ellis, CEO of Ellis Development and the leader behind the Howard Theatre Restoration (HRT) project. The Howard Theatre is located near the corner of 7th and T Streets Northwest in the Shaw Neighborhood of Washington, the area was once known as “Black Broadway” due to its burgeoning music scene. The theatre was built by architect J. Edward Storck for the National Amusement Company and opened on August 22, 1910 featuring vaudeville, live theatre, talent shows, and was home to two performing companies, the Lafayette Players and the Howard University Players. Like the nearby university, which is unaffiliated with the theatre, it is named after Union general Oliver Otis Howard. After the stock market crash of 1929, the building was briefly converted into a church until Shep Allen, a theatre manager from Atlantic City, reopened it for its original purpose in 1931. Allen, who recruited native Washingtonian Duke Ellington to play the theatre’s first night, brought the theatre national attention by introducing Amateur Night Contests (whose early winners included Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Eckstine) and nationally-regarded performers including Pearl Bailey, Dinah Washington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Dizzy Gillespie and The Supremes, who made their first stage appearance at the Howard. Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun got his musical start by watching jazz from inside the theatre’s storied walls. Speakers to grace the stage included Booker T.[...]



CAS Riegler Plans Grand Transformation on Ninth

2012-02-23T14:41:52.274-05:00

Developer CAS Riegler is seeking approval for its plans to transform 1250 Ninth Street (former home to Fight Club) and the lot at Ninth and N currently occupied by Old City Green into a mixed use project.  The development would include ground floor retail and fifty four residences.  The innovative design is by the great architectural firm PGN Architects.

Here are the images of the project as currently proposed.  I think it looks awesome:

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Looking north on Ninth

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Looking south on 9th

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Looking east on N Street

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Interior Courtyard
Renderings courtesy of PGN Architects.(image)



Long View Gallery Presents Tony Savoie

2012-02-22T18:15:56.679-05:00

Tomorrow night (February 23, 2012) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Long View Gallery celebrates the opening of its show of new works by Tony Savoie entitled "In Thoughts, Words and Deeds."  Check out the Facebook event page for the opening here.  The show will be on display through March 18.

From the press release:
Orlando, Florida artist Tony Savoie works in mixed media, creating visually striking and complex shadowboxes. “In Thoughts, Words and Deeds” is an artistic expression of his own personal struggle with our world's political landscape, the abuse of power and an oft-innate lack of humanity. His struggle is manifested in this series of new works, inspiring the viewer to evaluate their own tendencies to "follow the leader."

Savoie’s obedient subjects are central to each work -- dogs, boy scouts, musclemen and weaponry -- surrounded by text and imagery relating to their environments. Through the juxtaposition of text and imagery, Savoie criticizes the pack mentality and questions the morality of acting solely on orders rather than self-evaluation. Addressing the gap between the potential for human decency and an often brutally cruel reality, he manages to balance his frustration and disgust with humor and possibility.

Tony Savoie uses a wide range of media including clear acrylic, spray paint, photographs, stencils, oils and found objects to create his multi-dimensional statements.
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street, NW
202.232.4788(image)



Tonight: NPS Woodson Site Public Meeting for General Management Plan

2012-02-22T10:05:16.870-05:00

I apologize for the late notice (I'm just now seeing this), but from NPS comes news of a meeting (tonight, February 22, 2012):

The National Park Service is developing a General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment/Interpretation Plan for the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.


The plan describes the process for development, visitor use, and management of the national historic site. Throughout the planning process, the National Park Service has received ideas and comments from members of the public. Input from the public is valuable, and I hope you will take part in reviewing the plan.

The plan will be available online in mid-February 2012 at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/woodsongmp; I invite your and comments.

The review and comment period will last for 30 days once the plan is released. To promote environmental stewardship, only a limited number of printed copies and USB flash drives will be available; therefore, I encourage you to access the plan online. Please make your comments on the website listed above. (To request a printed copy or USB flash drive of the plan, please call 202-673-2402.)

You are also invited to provide feedback at a public meeting.

Please join us:

PUBLIC MEETING FOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WHERE: African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

1925 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A presentation will be made regarding the plan, and National Park Service staff will be available to answer your questions. If you are unable to attend the meeting, I recommend visiting www.nps.gov/cawo starting in mid-February to view a video message from me. Look under Park Management on the website for a link to the video. For more information about national historic site, please visit www.nps.gov/cawo . I welcome your participation in this planning effort and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your interest!

Sincerely,

Alexcy Romero, Superintendent

National Capital Parks-East
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New Restaurant Coming to 903-905 N Street

2012-02-26T21:24:55.498-05:00

The Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association Blog reports that a new restaurant will occupy 903-905 N Street, NW -- what many know as the former location of the club/event space known as "The Space."

BANCA says that Frederik De Pue Executive, who is Chef/Owner of 42 degrees Catering and affiliated with Smith Commons on H Street, NE, has leased the building.  He intends to open a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To learn more about his plans, attend the March BANCA meeting (check the BANCA blog for details).

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Civilian Art Projects Presents Late Night Music and Dance

2012-02-14T09:43:00.548-05:00

On February 17, 2012, Civilian Art Projects will present an "epic late night music and dance happening" at the Warehouse Theater.  Featured performance by Man Forever from Brooklyn (a drum explosion featuring Kid Millions of Oneida) Heavy Breathing from DC (Jeff, Amanda, Erick from Apes), Plasma Expander from Sardinia,  DJ Jim, and a special guest DJ.  The party will start at 10:30 pm and will take place at the Warehouse Theater (enter on New York Avenue) and entry is $10.  Check out the facebook event page here.

MAN FOREVER, HEAVY BREATHING, PLASMA EXPANDER - LATE NIGHT
Presented by Civilian Art Projects
February 17th, 10:30pm
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Civilian Art Projects Presents "6 Painters"

2012-02-10T10:02:34.715-05:00

The current show on display at Civilian Art Projects is called “6 Painters” and presents new paintings by six contemporary artists working in a variety of styles and media. Artists include Tom Bunnell, Eric Finzi, Cavan Fleming, Tom Green, Nora Sturges, and Champneys Taylor. Each painter presents several works grouped together in mini-exhibitions throughout the galleries in Civilian Art Projects. Be sure to check out this great exhibition. The gallery hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 6 pm. There's an artist talk on the final day of the show, February 25, at 6 pm. Civilian Art Projects 1019 Seventh Street, NW, Second Floor202.607.3804  Tom Green, "Puzzle," 1987 Eric Finzi, "Hot and Cold," 2009[...]



Major Renovations to Bundy Field Underway

2012-02-01T12:29:02.821-05:00

Check out the Friends of Bundy website for all of the details on the latest amenity coming to our great neighborhood!  There's going to be something for everyone, with new state of the art soccer, lacross, and softball fields and a new dog park!

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Proposal for 926 N Street, NW

2012-01-31T10:32:59.756-05:00

The CCCA has the scoop on a plan for a three story, mixed use (fourteen residences, two retail spaces), fifty four foot tall building for 926 N Street, NW.  The HPRB Staff Report (viewable here in PDF) indicates that the design is a work-in-progress (particularly with regard to scale, materials and detailing of the front and alley façades), and the project is on the agenda for tomorrow night's ANC2F meeting, so now is the time for community input to help shape how this project ultimately looks.Here are some of the renderings:What do you think of the current design for 926 N Street?  Can a well designed modern structure be appropriate at this site?  Or should a building at this site -- an entrance to Blagden Alley -- replicate existing alley architecture?  What materials would you like to see used?  What changes would you suggest regarding the current design?   Everytime I see a proposal for a modern building in a historic district, I'm reminded of a panel I attended in 2010 at the AIA called Context/Contrast:  New Architecture in Historic Districts. The discussion was inspired by an an exhibition at the AIA headquarters exploring the role and realization of new architecture in urban historic districts.  It was neat to see what a beautiful justaposition modern and historic design can be together, and it also explored some not-so-great examples of attempts at the same.[...]



Shaw Art Walk: The Convention Center and Beyond

2012-01-31T14:14:58.350-05:00

Mark your calendars: on Wednesday, February 8, six Shaw galleries will host open houses and the Convention Center will offer a rare evening guided tour of its extensive art collection!  View the press release here and RSVP/share on Facebook here. Below are the details:A night of arts including a tour of the Convention Center’s art collection and open houses at six galleries (Washington, DC) Today, Shaw Main Streets, Events DC, and ANC2C04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro announced they will host the inaugural “Shaw Art Walk,” a rare evening tour of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s extensive art collection and open houses at six notable galleries. This special event will take place on Wednesday, February 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ralph Brabham, President of the Board of Directors of Shaw Main Streets, noted “Shaw is the epicenter of arts in Washington, DC. Anchored by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – which boasts the largest public art collection in D.C. – numerous galleries opened in the historic neighborhood in the past decade, all within walking distance of one another. This evening will be a celebration of our rich cultural resources.” The galleries include Civilian Art Projects (1019 7th St., NW), Contemporary Wing (1250 9th St., NW), Lamont Bishop Gallery (1314 9th St., NW), Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW), Maruka Gallery and Boutique (1300 9th St., NW), and Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., NW). Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for the Shaw Art Walk. Maps and descriptions of the galleries’ shows will be available at each gallery and at the conclusion of the Convention Center tour. The Convention Center tour will start from the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center and will last approximately one hour. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and participants are encouraged to arrive at the Convention Center at 6:15 p.m. Following the event at 9 p.m., participants are encouraged to enjoy the art of the cocktail at The Passenger which is located at 1021 7th St., NW. This will likely be the first of many Shaw Art Walk nights. Shaw Art Walk: The Convention Center and Beyond 6:15 - Convention Center Art Collection Tour (Meet at the Mount Vernon Square Entrance to the Convention Center)6 to 9 p.m. - Open House at Galleries9:00 p.m. - After-Party at The PassengerFacebook Event Page[...]



NPS To Install Signage at Woodson Site Soon

2012-01-25T00:00:01.478-05:00

According to this presentation (PDF):
The National Park Service is proposing to permanently install two exterior interpretive wayside panels in front of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Historic Site in the Shaw community. The site was named after Dr. Woodson the “Father of Black History” and is located in a heavily trafficked urban community near Rhode Island Avenue, the Washington Convention Center, and several neighborhood schools. The panels will stand on the sidewalk in an unobstructed location in front of the home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the future visitor complex area at 1540 9th Street which the NPS currently owns and plans to restore and operate as a staffed park unit with tours and visitor service.
The two panels are to be placed in front of the historic site on the sidewalk, in approximate alignment with the projection of the existing entry stairs. Two alternative locations for the panels are being considered. The first location is centered between the two window bays in front of the Woodson home. The second location is centered between the two window bays in the adjacent NPS property at 1540 9th Street, NW, which would be in between the historic home and the future entrance to the visitor services facility to be located at 1542 9th Street, NW. Because it will be several years before the visitor services facility is opened, the NPS prefers the first alternative, to locate the signs directly in front of the Woodson home, so that there is a more direct and straightforward connection to the historic home.
This project seeks to provide a limited interpretive experience for pedestrians, visitors and the tour groups who visit the site so that they may understand how Dr. Woodson, the Shaw community, and the organization he founded, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, changed the nation and world. Until the home is completely restored and opened to the public, these wayside panels will interpret the site’s significance. The National Park Service hopes to install the panels between the second week of January 2012 before the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or by the end of February 2012, Black History Month, which Woodson started in 1926.
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Sneak Peak: 934 N Street, NW

2012-01-24T11:45:32.429-05:00

If all continues to go well, 934 N Street, NW -- currently an empty lot near an entrance to Blagden Alley -- will soon be developed by HRYDesign Build.  The HPRB Staff Report summarized the design (by Workshop T10 Design Studio) as follows:
The proposed flats would take the form of a traditional projecting bay rowhouse. Three stories tall and three bays wide, it would be clad in limestone panels of large coursing dimension. A two story projection bay of limestone and composite panel would provide a balcony space for the third floor. The façade cap is a collection of simple flat runs. At grade, a shallow areaway will provide light and egress for the basement rooms. A small penthouse, setback 20 feet from the front parapet, would provide access to rooftop decks both front and back.
See report here (PDF).

HRYDesign President of Internal Operations Gerry Coates promises this will have the bells and whistles as well as a Green Conscience. The interior will be finished using Non-VOC paint from Premier Eco Paints on Capital Hill.

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Logan Circle Laundromat Now Open

2012-01-18T11:31:04.904-05:00

I received a postcard in the mail yesterday about the newly re-opened Logan Circle Laundromat at Eleventh Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW.  The remodeled business features:
  • All new stainless steel 2011 Dexter high efficiency washers and dryers
  • Fully renovated interior and exterior
  • Quality wash and fold service
  • (image) Affordable pricing and ample parking
  • Full time attendant on duty
It’s open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers wash and fold service (something that is pretty tempting to me…).  Check out their website for pricing.

You may recall the laundromat closed for renovation in March last year, prompting speculation about redevelopment of the site.

Logan Circle Laundromat
1100 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
202.506.6607(image)



Valor's Vision for Seventh, P and Marion

2012-01-04T09:55:12.961-05:00

In case you missed it yesterday, check out the City Paper's post about Valor Development's plans for the empty lots across from the Kennedy Recreation Center at Seventh, P and Marion Streets!(image)



DC GuestHouse Closed; Estate Sale January 12 to 15

2012-01-03T16:21:13.886-05:00

Our neighborhood's quirky and beloved bed and breakfast at Tenth and O, the DC GuestHouse, has closed.  According to their website:

DC GuestHouse Closes The last day of operations for DC GuestHouse was December 26, 2011. The DC GuestHouse family has decided to move on to new ventures and to a new home.
Through the years our guests have enriched our lives. For this we must thanks you. We have hosted people from all walks of life - celebrities, politicians, activists, religious leaders, business people, tourists and families. Many of you will stand out in our minds as individual, having become friends that we have anticipated returning to our home on a regular basis. After the first of the year, we will be moving to another fabulous house in Washington. Our family will be staying together, and we hope that you will stay a part of our extended family.
We also want to say thank you to everyone who made the DC Guesthouse such a success. To our staff and our friends, we say that we could not have done it without you. We hope, and know, that you will support us in the next chapter in our lives.
Our family wishes you much happiness and success in the coming new year.

Per the above flyer, the Guest House will host an estate sale from January 12 through 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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