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400 M ('07)
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/13/20 11:34 PM
@WestNorth: Methinks the proposed land swap involves/involved Navy Yard waterfront. My theory is/was for Brookfield to give the Navy Bldg 74 and nearby for the Museum in exchange for receiving, rehabilitating, and maintaining the Navy Yard riverwalk.

I have a neighbor who works for Brookfield. If he were to tell me, he’d probably do so only after fitting me for concrete shoes on a boat in the middle of the Anacostia.

So, I think I’ll wait for public news like everyone else.
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conngs0 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/13/20 5:06 PM
Cool news about the museum. It'll be interesting to see how it progresses from that rendering. I do regret the USS Barry was taken away (or not replaced with another ship before the new FDM Bridge closed off access) because it would have been cool to incorporate it into the museum somehow.
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Westnorth commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/13/20 2:44 PM
Navy Museum is fundraising for a $450M new spot outside the Navy Yard gates, forecast to be built 2023-2025. The rendering appears to show a new building at 555 M St SE (SW corner with Isaac Hull Ave), about where the electrical substation currently sits across from Joy Evans Park and half a block east of Harris Teeter.

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In Yards developer-speak, the new building shown is on Parcel E3, and the low brick warehouse is Building 74. There was a rumor that FCW/Brookfield was in talks to swap land with the Navy Museum, but that seems impossible since the current museum shares two buildings with high-security Navy operations. Maybe the Navy will just buy the site from FCW (though GSA technically owns the land now).
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VelocityChris commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/10/20 6:38 PM
They're adding two floors to the top of the WeWork building.
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GarfieldPark commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/10/20 1:51 PM
Anyone know what is happening on First st outside of WeWork bldg? They are doing something.
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right-toe commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/8/20 5:15 PM
Lots of little changes around:

Sidewalk has opened up around the DDOT building, and 2nd Place is no longer blocked off.

Sidewalk along I St & part of 2nd St infront of the Garrett has opened, altho some of 2nd St and the road are still blocked.

Construction has started at 1st & N St (between Nats Park Garage & F1rst).

On Half St, the Gatsy signage is up and the Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery is open, with seating outside. Also seems like Basebowl is close, could see a finished serving counter under a partial open front door.



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dcgent commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/8/20 4:52 PM
Can't stop the Detroit style pizza momentum--new at Scarlet Oak link

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GaryRKarr commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
10/4/20 4:26 PM
The old Peet's space now has a "Retail Space for Lease" sign on its doors/windows. Also, not sure if this is new but sign on Willie's says "we will be closing this location for remodeling, we hope you will like our new and upcoming concept. Stay turned for more information ... Thank you for all your support over the years ... Hill Restaurant Group." I think the overuse of ellipses would drive The Slot nuts, but anyway, I offer it up without editing.
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Shogungts commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/30/20 10:27 PM
Cool stuff dcgent - thanks for sharing.
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202_cyclist commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/30/20 10:06 PM
Who should we write in for the ANC 6D02 seat? Kanye? Deez Nuts?
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dcgent commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/19/20 6:29 AM
Very cool historical look at the neighborhood link
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Jscott280 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 7:50 PM
Looks like the Hilton brothers are partnering with solace brewing for the retail space under maren via @eatdc
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JD commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 3:17 PM
And these tidbits from Martin Austermuhle on Twitter:

Yikes: Per data from D.C.’s CFO, the city’s hospitality industry (hotels, bars, restaurants, etc.) saw a 42% decrease in jobs from February to July 2020. (All told, that’s 35k jobs.) In U.S. as a whole, it was a 25% job decrease in that sector.

D.C.’s professional, technical, and management sector, on the other hand, gained 3,500 jobs in that same period, growing 2.8%. Again, if you’re a white-collar worker in D.C. (or many places), your pandemic experience has been very different.
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JD commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 3:16 PM
This is why I remain extremely reticent to speak much of expected openings.

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(El Rey and American Ice Co. had shown up on promo materials as coming to Dock 79, but I don't know whether that is still happening.)

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tmich93 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 1:21 PM
Just tried La Famosa yesterday and it was terrific. Their menu has terrific value and the food and service were spectacular. Beautiful space as well.
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tmich93 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 1:20 PM
Sorry to hear that JD! Best wishes to your father during his recovery.
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jdc commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/15/20 8:34 AM
We miss JD, but family comes first. Best wishes on a speedy recovery for your dad!
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dcgent commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/14/20 9:22 PM
Argh. I hate 2020. Glad he's doing better and I hope you find a better break sometime soon.
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NavyYardGuy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/14/20 2:02 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope your father gets well and you get all the charging you need.
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JD commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/14/20 10:58 AM
Just letting everyone know the latest from my never-dull world. After 5 1/2 months of working seven days a week, I succumbed to my Dad's desire to do our usual trip to Wyoming, so we took the 2 1/2 days to drive out there. The first full day there, one week shy of his 87th birthday, he went out for a bike ride and, long story short, spent two nights in the hospital with what was determined to be a mild heart attack.

Most 2020 Vacation Possible!

He's doing pretty well now, and we're back in DC, but the batteries did not exactly get recharged....

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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/12/20 9:29 PM
Got a taste of La Famosa tonight on the 5th & Tingey Street corner of the Bower. Another great addition to the neighborhood dining scene. We are truly spoiled. Soft opening Monday the 14th.
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GaryRKarr commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/4/20 12:04 PM
Reporting in that the CVS on I and Half Street is now open.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/3/20 10:13 PM
@NicoRay: If all goes to plan, opening Monday September 14th.
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Shogungts commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
9/2/20 2:32 PM
@bdj - There are several factors based on length of your hair, whether you want a shampoo etc, but if you just want a shortcut it's $41 (I am pretty sure this increased since my last cut). All of their prices are listed online.

Obviously that is well north of the $20 you are paying so it probably isn't worth it to you; I am very picky about my haircuts and don't like waiting around so I value the ability to make appointments and especially like when they allow you do so online.

It's also much cheaper than places like Barber of Hell's bottom that were charging $85 or Men's Grooming like places on the hill that were charging $65, but $20 is going to be extremely hard to beat.


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bdj commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/31/20 11:12 PM
@shogungts - what's the price at Bishops? I've been going to Jajo in Eastern Market for years because that's the only $20 haircut I could find in the neighborhood.
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Shogungts commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/31/20 1:25 PM
"Andres4Mayor says: (8/19/20 10:49 AM)
Bearded Goat Barber coming to the former never-opened 18/8 and former Yards leasing office. link

Between that, Scissors & Scotch, Blackbird Salon, Bang, and Bishops, it seems haircuts is the new boom industry for the neighborhood."

Seriously! Living on the Hill just north of Navy Yard for the last ~13 years now I have bounced around to so many places trying to find a decent haircut that didn't cost a fortune (and sometimes they did cost a fortune). There were many times that I was going to Chinatown or even up to Shaw for a haircut, but it is nice to have options that are close. Hopefully demand can sustain them.

I have been going to Bishops since they opened and am very happy with their cuts, pricing and ability to schedule appointments online.
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jdc commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/28/20 7:12 AM
At the rate things are going, I likely will not recognize the area whenever I return to the physical office.
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NicoRay commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/28/20 5:10 AM
La Famosa opening in September
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NWtoSE commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/27/20 8:33 PM
@ValceetaChz - according to the Capitol Riverfront BID newsletter that went out today, it is open
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ValveetaChz commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/27/20 5:35 PM
Does anyone know if Jeni's at The Bower has opened?
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202_cyclist commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/24/20 8:13 AM
Some good news— Solace Brewing is opening a location of the ground floor of the Maren (i.e. Dock 80).

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RAWR commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/22/20 7:54 PM
Staff at Jeni's said that they're opening on Thursday the 27th
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/20/20 8:52 PM
The freezers at Jeni's are now fully stocked. Ice cream is imminent.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/20/20 9:31 AM
Or the Mayor is proud of our gleaming new ‘hood but is sending in the cavalry because she finds us embarrassingly undergroomed.
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/19/20 10:49 AM
Bearded Goat Barber coming to the former never-opened 18/8 and former Yards leasing office. link

Between that, Scissors & Scotch, Blackbird Salon, Bang, and Bishops, it seems haircuts is the new boom industry for the neighborhood.
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Sasq commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/19/20 9:00 AM
While this article is a year late, it's still happening. Saw the window coverings for Bearded Goat beside Potbelly's yesterday.

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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/18/20 5:24 PM
Anchovy Social apparently is dusting off the cobwebs this week.

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conngs0 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/18/20 1:50 PM
wow, those sandwiches look pretty good....
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dcgent commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
8/17/20 2:37 PM
Walters sports bar pivots to breakfast place in morning link

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