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A truly unexpected piece of news has just come across the transom, via WBJ: Apparently a permit was issued Friday that will allow the start of construction on the long-planned beer garden at 8th and L, SE.
It will be called "The Brig," and will seat 210 and serve 299, and property owner Alan Gaunoux told WBJ that he "expects to break ground next week." I believe the seating is configured as 99 indoor seats and another 200 outside. (see update, below)
This project has been so dormant that I haven't written a post about it since November of 2011. I thought it was still languishing in the Historic Preservation Review Board process, but apparently all systems must be go, though, as WBJ says, "early versions of the development were scaled back[.]"
You can see the rendering from back in 2011 and read the multiple posts on the project's early days on my project page, though I don't know how much it resembles what will actually be coming. It is still apparently a one-story structure, with a bar, and some food, and perhaps some live music.
UPDATE: I will write another post on this in a few days--I'm looking at documentation that indicates this is definitely a very far scaled back operation in terms of a "building" from what was being looked at in 2011. Puts the "garden" in beergarden.
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202_cyclist says: (11/3/14 12:08 PM)
FANTASTIC!


JD says: (11/3/14 12:26 PM)
(I actually don't see an approved building permit in the DCRA DB, but I will defer to Mr. Neibauer.)


JD says: (11/3/14 12:50 PM)
.... But now I've been pointed to the right spot (not where this ought to be), and I do see the approved permit.


202_cyclist says: (11/3/14 2:00 PM)
Between this beer garden and the Lofts at Capitol Quarter, the lower 8th Street corridor will change significantly over the next 1-2 years. Hopefully this reduces the loitering and other nefarious activities that take place in this immediate area.


JD says: (11/3/14 3:01 PM)
It sounds like the design has probably changed from the renderings I had back in 2011. I'm seeing references in the HPRB documents to using Ted's Bulletin on Barracks Row as the design inspiration for the one-story building on the beer garden site.


JD says: (11/3/14 3:05 PM)
But it's described as a "one-story stucco building." That definitely doesn't sound like the renderings.


JD says: (11/3/14 5:12 PM)
I will write a post on this in a few days--this is definitely a very far scaled back operation in terms of a building. Puts the "garden" in beergarden.


Gamble Rogers says: (11/3/14 5:24 PM)
@202_cyclist

Unbelievable. You hit the nail on the head -- this is great news for lower Eighth Street.

Regardless of the design, this is exactly the type of business that will bring pedestrians under the Southeast Freeway bridge at night. As it stands, the only time you see people walking at night (except for us few folks who live there) are Nats fans inexplicably taking the long route back to Barracks Row after a night game.

If the Beer Garden has any character, it would kill it in the summer. And it would show other potential business owners that you can succeed on the lower end of Eighth. Bring it on!

Unbelievable!

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