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"The Brig" / Beergarden on 8th
720 L St. SE/1007 8th St. SE

Long planned beer garden on the northwest corner of 8th and L, SE
Stalled for three years, then suddenly underway in Nov. 2014

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  July 12, 2015 - The state of the Brig's construction as seen from L Street.
April 26, 2015 - And as seen from 8th a few months earlier.
The northwest corner of 8th and L, in March 2011. This is 720 L St SE, where a developer has been endeavoring since late 2010 to build a beer garden. The bar would have a tavern-class liquor license (supported by ANC 6B, albeit with some reservations). The Historic Preservation Review process stalled for more than three years, but things got underway in late 2014. (3/04/11)
This is not the actual design. This is the secondary design, from 2011. The actual design will be much more of a true "beer garden," with mainly outdoor space and a small service building for restrooms, a bar, and perhaps small food prep. A parking pad for food trucks will be available.
The original design for the project, from early 2011, presented to ANC 6B and to the Historic Preservation Review Board, was thought to be "somewhat chaotic and unfinished," and in comparing it to the later rendering you can see how some of the more disparate elements were removed. (3/19/11)
A more straight-on view of the site's L Street frontage, with the Miles Glass building visible at rear, in 2011. (3/3/11)
And the 8th Street frontage. The only structures on the lot before construction were some corrugated tin sheds that were not deemed historically significant. (3/3/11)
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