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I am not in a proper blogging situation and getting terribly behind, so need to get a fresh thread up for the commenters who are doing such a great job keeping the conversation going. The headline basically says it all, but I guess I have to type SOMETHING more:
* Roti is now open in the ground floor of F1rst, on 1st Street SE between M and N.
* Unfortunately, one block away, on Half Street, Chix has already closed, not even a year after opening. (Their third location on 11th Street has closed as well, leaving just the original one on 14th, and their online presence has gone quiet, so something must be amiss.)
Enjoy the conversation below!
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jdc says: (6/27/17 8:48 PM)
Aww JD! We were just 4 comments away from 100!


RMP says: (6/27/17 9:15 PM)
Cosmopolitan Nail Salon is inching closer to opening (I still doubt they'll make it by July 1 but we shall see).

Juice Laundry and 18-8 build outs continue. It looks like they've both still got a bit of work to do.

Bower removed the "spring" language from their website.

Evo is still (temporarily?) shuttered.

Bardo continues to Bardo.


JD says: (6/27/17 10:00 PM)
I guess the Chix on 14th is closed, too. Quite a flame out.


malatesta says: (6/27/17 10:25 PM)
The wife and I walked through yards park after grabbing a beer at Bluejacket. There are two permits posted on the lower kiosk, one of which refers to a new restaurant in existing shell and core.


JD says: (6/27/17 10:32 PM)
It might also be Due South Dockside.


CJBabyDaddy says: (6/28/17 1:13 AM)
Thanks, RMP, for the The Bower sign update. In May, we were told to expect sales to begin in mid-July, and wondered how long it would take for "Spring 2017" to be edited.


JES says: (6/28/17 3:04 PM)
It's probably Due South Dockside, because I'm pretty sure Nicoletta is destined to be a myth forever...

How does that arrangement work? Like, did Nicoletta sign a lease? Does Forest City just keep that space "on hold" for Nicoletta for free, or have they been paying rent all this time for some reason?


Chaifetz10 says: (6/29/17 10:55 AM)
I would assume that if they did sign a lease, there is obviously a term outlined and provisions for delay. Now, if Nicoletta is simply dragging their feet then they would be legally responsible for rent as outlined in their lease. If they're waiting on something from Forest City to do (say build out the space to spec or something) then they could receive damages.

Based upon the situation, as best I can tell without knowing any actual facts, I would guess/assume that Forest City may not have a ton of interest in the space and as such are letting Nicoletta take time moving in for the time being. Now, if Nicoletta eventually decides they don't want to set up shop at all then FC would probably sue for early termination damages or whatnot. I highly doubt their just holding it for free. They either are amending the lease to start later, charging rent even if it's not occupied, or there is no actual signed lease in place. Just my $0.02.


EnvySquared says: (6/29/17 1:04 PM)
Nice update on District Winery from Eater today:

"A full-service restaurant will be helmed by chefs Michael Gordon, an alum of Bouley and the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, and Benjamin Lambert, who has cooked locally at 701 Restaurant and soon-to-be-gone Restaurant Nora. Menu details remain under wraps for now, other than the fact the chefs plan to focus on 'seasonal American fare.'

As for the wine making component, the plan is to source grapes from across the country with an emphasis on California regions; District Winery winemaker Conor McCormack is shooting to produce 20 different wines each year. In addition to theoretically fueling wedding toasts, the wines will also be poured at a tasting bar in the lobby and made available for retail purchase."

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CJBabyDaddy says: (7/1/17 1:46 AM)
Pssst, RMP: Did I say "mid-July?" Make that mid-August now.


RMP says: (7/1/17 11:45 AM)
I've moved in to "I'll believe it when I see it" territory re: Bower.

Also, this is a few days old now, but since no one else posted it, the Bardo story continues to live. link


malatesta says: (7/1/17 1:53 PM)
There's paper up on the windows at the (now defunct) dry cleaners in Capitol Hill Tower & a permit posted. If I'm reading the permit right, I think the church next door (Waterfront Church) is taking over the space.


202_cyclist says: (7/2/17 10:41 PM)
I appreciate that people are excited for Independence Day but it sounds like Beruit across the South Capitol Street.


RMP says: (7/3/17 7:38 AM)
Does anyone know the exact launch location for tonight's "freedom fireworks"? I'm trying to figure out where the best sightlines will be.


conngs0 says: (7/3/17 10:36 AM)
RMP, if they shoot them from the same spot as they did in prior years, you'll be in good shape anywhere east of South Capitol Street. I've watched from the waterfront of Yards Park and it felt like I was almost underneath the fireworks. A slightly closer vantage point might be from the Salt Line (not an option last year), but I wonder how many folks from Nats Park will be there. You can't go wrong either way. Enjoy!


Westnorth says: (7/5/17 12:03 PM)
For future reference: the fireworks are launched over the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. If you have a clear sightline to the former, you're probably OK; if you can clearly see the latter, you're definitely OK.


202_cyclist says: (7/7/17 1:26 PM)
For a good Friday afternoon discussion, what do people think of having a streetcar connect from the Maine Ave fish market in SW to the 11th Street bridge in SE, via Maine Ave and M Street? Admittedly, there have been setbacks for the H Street streetcar and although a streetcar was planned for the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard previously, it appears to be a long way off now.

There are a sufficient number of destinations along this route to make such an alignment successful. The route is also approximately 2.5 miles, a good distance for a streetcar that would have stops every 1/4 mile. A streetcar on M Street, which currently has six lanes, would also make this a more pleasant pedestrian route and, unlike the H Street streetcar, this could have dedicated lanes.



NavyYahd says: (7/7/17 1:51 PM)
I like the idea of transit along M St from Fish Market to 11th St, but maybe a circulator bus instead of streetcar. Faster and cheaper to implement.


conngs0 says: (7/7/17 2:37 PM)
In my personal opinion, I agree with NavyYahd that the Circulator is more cost-effective than a streetcar (perhaps even a streetcar that is properly implemented?). But I also recognize that the streetcar seems to lack the stigma of buses, which ostensibly increases ridership.

I like the Fish Market to 11th Street Bridge idea primarily because of the potential to integrate that line to the existing Metro infrastructure plus future streetcar (or bus) lines. For instance, two easy additions would be a streetcar line that connects the H Street streetcar to 8th and M SE. You can also add a short line to/from the new soccer stadium.

On the subject of transportation infrastructure pipe dreams, I'm still holding out hope for the implementation of Metro's 2040 plan... link


stacycloyd says: (7/7/17 3:12 PM)
I think that it would make sense for any transit (and I strongly prefer bus to streetcar so it can go around obstacles in the road and because it's so much cheaper) to terminate not at the fish market, but at an entrance to L'Enfant Plaza. Doing it as a bus could also allow for it to loop down to Buzzard Point on soccer game days. Eventually there will need to be more permanent transit on the Point as more people move in, too.



RMP says: (7/7/17 11:02 PM)
I know this has been discussed here before, but IMO the most pressing transit concern for the neighborhood at the moment is that we're rapidly gaining people and cutting Metro service at the same time. Going from 6 to 8 minutes on the green line during rush hour is huge. I don't know exactly where the tipping point is for the Navy Yard station, but I worry that we're getting close.

If there were a cross-town bus route that went from here to Foggy Bottom or Dupont, I would use that. But right now none of our bus options (P6, V1, A9, Circulator) can take you west of the White House unless there's a route I don't know about.


stacycloyd says: (7/9/17 10:17 PM)
Circulator's long-range plans include a SW to Dupont route (see p.66 of link could be extended to JDland. But the District has to allocate money for it, and I haven't heard Charles Allen pushing much for expanded Circulator service.


eyeballz says: (7/11/17 2:41 PM)
Roti is crushing it! Long lines at lunch every day with great service and tasty food. Looks like Chopt is surviving on overflow traffic.

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AH1800901 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS WORK FOR STRUCTURE EXCAVATION AND SUPPORT FOR B1311474 DC WATER. CORMAN CONSTRUCTION 301-34-5417.
907 4TH ST SE   
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SOL1800442 / CONSTRUCTION
4.2kw rooftop solar pv system, less than 4' above roof
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SQUARE 737 LLC / DFM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC
B1808785 / CONSTRUCTION
Revision to Permit TL1800054 to revise the Whole Foods Market permit address from 800 New Jersey SE to 101 H Street SE.
100 H ST SE   
05/14/18 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / null
E1806787 / SUPPLEMENTAL
101 H ST SE   
05/22/18 
SQUARE 737 LLC / null
M1802469 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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SQUARE 737 LLC / null
P1806213 / SUPPLEMENTAL
2 I ST SE   
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CRESCENT CAPITOL VIEW / null
E1807051 / SUPPLEMENTAL
   
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CRESENT CAPITOL VIEW MF LLC / COMPOSITION SYSTEMS INC
AH1800928 / CONSTRUCTION
AFTER HOURS PERMIT TO WORK SUNDAY 5 / 13 / 18 FROM 7 AM UNTIL 7 PM UNDER OCCUPANCY PERMIT PA10636830 TO INSTALL A SIGN BAND.
   
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CRESCENT CAPITAL VIEW, LLC / ERICKA CLARK
TC1800034 / CONSTRUCTION
Renewal of tower crane permit #TC1700022 EXTENSION WILL EXPIRE ON 11 / 23 / 2018
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CAPITOL HILL RACQUET CLUB / JOHN WYCKOFF
SB1800290 / CONSTRUCTION
Install 4 soil borings to less than 50 feet using dual tube geoprobe DPT tooling. Collect soil samples and install 1-inch diameter sch 40 PVC temp monitoring wells in 2 of 4 borings. Wells and borings will be abandoned with 24 hours of sampling using a bentonite grout mixture with bentonite / water ratio of 2 to 1. All IDW will be contained in drums.
150 I ST SE   
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SQUARE 737 LLC / JAMES WOLF
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421 L ST SE   
05/16/18 
DORAN BUTUCHE / DORAN BUTUCHE
F1800255 / CONSTRUCTION
To install a fence and gate to the front yard. The construction, placement, style and color will be similar to fencing already in place at adjoining homes. Entire fence is in public space.
202 M ST SE   
05/18/18 
NURI EROL / PAT SNYDER
B1804587 / CONSTRUCTION
EXISTING PIZZA RESTAURANT - NEW OWNER, NEW EQUIPMENT + NEW GELATO & COFFEE SERVICE. MINOR HVAC, PLUMBING & ELECTRIC
300 M ST SE   
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SG1800308 / CONSTRUCTION
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SQUARE 737 LLC / JOHN SONNER 4438727277
E1806780 / SUPPLEMENTAL
800 NEW JERSEY AVE SE   
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TL1800054 / CONSTRUCTION
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SB1800309 / CONSTRUCTION
Per " Work Plan, Geotechnical Investigation, dated May 2, 2018 (see attached), the work involves drilling 6 soil borings using a hollow stem auger rig and a mud rotary drill rig for the purpose of collecting soil samples for geotechnical subsurface exploration. Boring depths range from 75 to 150 ft.
   
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Work in public ROW within the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project LOD for utility, demolition, and concrete structure construction activities. **TO EXCLUDE LEGAL HOLIDAYS**
1100 NEW JERSEY AVE SE 2ND FL   
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SQUARE 742 LLC / null
P1805902 / SUPPLEMENTAL
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DONOHOE REAL ESTATE SERVICES / null
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71 POTOMAC AVE SE   
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MRP REALTY / ELIZABETH DE SMET
SB1800270 / CONSTRUCTION
Installation of 124 wellpoints to assist in the construction of mixed use structure at Potomac Avenue.
   
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UT1800039 / CONSTRUCTION
Removal of an Underground Storage Tank (UST) 7 feet in diameter and approximately 9 feet long (approximately 2000 gallons). Suspected Fuel Tank. Tank is filled with 8 inches of unknown content. Tank will be removed and disposed off as per the appropriate standards and requirements.
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B1801871 / CONSTRUCTION
Yards Parcel L-2. New 11-story mixed use building with residential, retail on ground level, and underground parking garage. TPR
221 TINGEY ST SE   
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Yards Parcel L-1 : Permit Revision for B1801074 to update owner information to Gone Yard Hotel Owner, LLC and permit address to new address: 221 Tingey Street SE.
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