How's that Metro Shutdown Day working for you? At least it was a beautiful morning for a walk/ride/telecommute to your sofa, for those lucky enough to have those options.
Here's a few things, some of which could be their own posts, but, well, my walk wore me out.
MOVIE THEATER EXTENSION
: On Monday night the Zoning Commission granted Forest City's request
for a two-year extension to the PUD governing the plans for the Showplace Icon movie theater
on the current DC Water site, which has continued to see delays
because of DC Water's issues with moving some of its operations off of the site as planned. And, probably in response to a WBJ story a few days ago headlined "Big trouble for proposed multiplex at The Yards? Site 'may be in limbo for many years
'," Forest City issued a press release quoting its president, Deborah Ratner Salzberg, as saying that "We look forward to beginning construction on the Showplace Icon Theater at The Yards by the end of this year," and that "DC Water, the District and Forest City meet weekly on this project to ensure that this first-ever theater complex for Southeast DC opens on time." There is also a quote from the CEO of Kerasotes Showplace Theaters, Tony Kerasotes, saying that "We realize this is a complicated site and remain fully engaged in seeing it through and moving forward with construction."
POLLING PLACE MOVE:
The DC Board of Elections has announced
that the polling place for Near Southeast's Precinct 131 will be moving from Van Ness Elementary School to the gym at the new Capper Community Center
one block to the north, starting with the June 14 primary. However, DCBOEE might want to double-check the address they are using
for the community center, since in the past it's always been 1000 5th St., SE, and "1005" would be one of the townhouses across the street.
BIG STICK HOURS:
The beer and brats place at Half and M SE has applied for a "substantial change"
to its liquor license, looking to extend its allowed beverage sales/service/consumption hours to 1 am Sunday-Thursday and 2 am Friday and Saturday.