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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's Official Unofficial Guide, Updated for 2016!
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March 26, 2016 - After a winter of hibernation, work began again on the Brig in March 2016, with temporary signage, pavers, and a new iron fence.
March 19, 2016 - The view into the site from 8th Street.
March 19, 2016 - Close-up of the temporary sign.
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)
An old view of the 8th Street frontage, in 2011. The only structures on the lot before construction were some corrugated tin sheds that were not deemed historically significant. (3/3/11)
This is not the actual design. This is what was originally being planned back in 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.
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