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For those who haven't visited the neighborhood since, oh, let's say March, progress has not fully ground to a halt. (Even if blogging about it has.) The JDLand auxiliary backup camera (better known as a Pixel 3) took a long-delayed stroll on Friday evening to capture some changes, and to also see that, with a dining landscape built from the beginning to take advantage of outdoor space, most restaurants were pretty hopping with a young crowd. (Not a lot of masks seen on others wandering the neighborhood, I will say.)
Two of the new offerings along Half Street just north of Nats Park are now open--Atlas Brew Works (with Andy's Pizza) and Cold Stone Creamery--even while Half Street itself is still very much not finished with its streetscape remodel. I also scoped out Toastique, which has moved into the old Juice Laundry space on 4th Street SE between Tingey and Water. (I completely forgot to get a photo of Bammy's, the "Caribbean-inspired" restaurant that replaced Whaley's in the Lumber Shed at Yards Park.)
The rest of the new-storefront news is pretty much in the Personal Care category (how apropos!), with the CVS at Half and I SE looking like it is seconds away from opening, in its spot next door to the new(ish) Medstar Primary Care office. Meanwhile, over at 4th and M, Pivot Physical Therapy has now opened. (And there are those of us who would say that the new Hill Spirits liquor store at Half and K next to BonChon also qualifies as Personal Care.)
And while there's no storefront to take a photo of yet, the news came out this week that Scissors and Scotch, the barbershop-slash-cocktail-bar "grooming experience every man deserves" is coming to the ground floor of the National Broadcasters Association headquarters at One M Street, SE.
Meanwhile, there's also a few public space updates worth including, even if the photos from late in the evening aren't really so fab. As mentioned above, the streetscape work continues on Half Street north of the ballpark, and there are indeed stringed lights being installed across it (old zoning restrictions be damned, I guess). And look, trees!
Over at the Yards, Tingey Square is finished (and you can also see the latest progress on the Chemonics HQ in the background). And the new walkway connecting the Tingey Square area to the Yards Park is now open as well, with rough/uneven stones clearly placed to discourage high-speed biking or scootering (watch your ankles, old folks). It also leads to a new plaza on the northwest corner of the Yards Park.
It should also be mentioned that the recent unpleasantness has not been without casualties, with the aforementioned Juice Laundry and also Peet's Coffee at New Jersey and M and the clothing store Willow at 4th and Water closing for good.
At some point I'll pull together a holes-and-skeletons-and-completions construction update, but not until I can do some daytime wandering with collapsing from heat stroke.
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jdc says: (7/19/20 7:12 AM)
I was wondering about Pete's Coffee closing. In all the time it was here, I never made it there (Lot 38 for life). Is it likely that the pandemic pushed it over the edge that it was already on? I know we've got plenty of coffee shops these days, so it seems both odd and understandable that one would close during the pandemic, but Pete's seems the unlikely one to me.


Shogungts says: (7/19/20 11:27 AM)
RE Scissors and Scotch: I never understood the alcohol and haircut combination. I like both of these things, but 1) I am not generally a 'guess I will just have a glass of scotch (or insert other type of alcohol) in the middle of the day person' and 2) I don't want to have to worry about getting hair in my drink and/or asking the person cutting my hair to stop every minute to hand me my drink that I had to place outside of reach so hair didn't get in it (this is especially true if clippers are involved as those little hairs get everywhere!).

The only time this would make sense to me is if they gave it to you while you are waiting for your haircut and I much rather a place that takes reservations and stays on time.





Andres4Mayor says: (7/19/20 11:58 AM)
Whatever is going on with Peet's is bigger than our one location. The company that owns it just went public on the Amsterdam stock exchange like a month ago... and they seem to be closing many DC area Peet's locations simultaneously.


JD says: (7/19/20 12:47 PM)
Guess I forgot GNC on this list. Has it already closed?


conngs0 says: (7/20/20 11:36 AM)
JD, thanks for the update and I'm glad you're doing well (thanks for the good work you're doing with the Washington Post too). I think GNC is still trying to move its remaining stock, so it isn't closed yet.


JES says: (7/22/20 9:48 PM)
Half Street is open! link


Jscott280 says: (7/29/20 1:10 PM)
Rumor has it that silver diner is coming to Half Street.


GarfieldPark says: (7/30/20 12:28 PM)
Which part??!


Jscott280 says: (7/30/20 3:40 PM)
south of M


GG says: (7/30/20 9:30 PM)
So what’s the story with the CVS at Half and I? It’s looked fully stocked and ready to open for a month now, yet hasn’t opened yet. It’s even listed as open on their website.


sharksfansd says: (7/31/20 7:44 PM)
Such a bummer about Peet's, as it was my go to instead of the other large coffee chain across the street. Pre-COVID-19 I usually saw it busy on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but not sure how it was performing on other days/times.

Hopefully Compass Coffee going in on Half St will be a hit and stick around longer.


conngs0 says: (8/1/20 1:34 PM)
sharksfansd, I agree the Peet's closure is a shame as it was a solid option. Not sure if you're typically around the Metro entrance and M Street, but just around the corner beyond the Marriott from Peet's is Lot38, which serves Illy Coffee, and the people who run it are fantastic. Unfortunately the outside isn't super inviting and there isn't outdoor seating, but (after covid), the upstairs seating area is comfortable.


JES says: (8/3/20 10:59 AM)
omg i would kill for a silver diner...


jdc says: (8/3/20 2:24 PM)
Being able to walk to Silver Diner is nice. I miss my routine of taking the morning off work several times a year and heading over there for a long breakfast over a pile of comics.


Sasq says: (8/7/20 12:20 PM)
I don't think I've come across this on the site but, Cracker Barrel announced in March that eatertainment brand Punch Bowl Social has closed all of its 19 locations and laid off most of its restaurant and corporate staff and that it would not prevent foreclosure on the brand.

In these uncertain times, I wonder what will replace it???


JD says: (8/7/20 12:31 PM)
Wow, no, hadn't seen that.

But it is a really good reminder that any expectations that retail that says it's coming will actually get here (or will stay open once it's here) should be tempered, at best.


JES says: (8/7/20 1:59 PM)
It looks like punch bowl isn't completely dead, as they're reopening some locations currently. Maybe that means ours will still happen, who knows. link


GarfieldPark says: (8/7/20 2:10 PM)
Target date of Wed Aug 12th for I ST CVS. Can't come soon enough!


CJBabyDaddy says: (8/7/20 3:07 PM)
La Famosa (1st floor of the Bower) targeting a late August or early September opening.

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07/22/20 
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07/24/20 
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We propose drilling two (2), six-inch diameter geotechnical test borings (B-7 and B-8) using the hollow stem auger method to evaluate the subsurface conditions. The proposed test boring depths will be 85 feet below the existing ground surface. If a confining unit is encountered, outer casing will be installed which will extend 10 feet into the top of the confining unit or to the top of bedrock. Up...
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07/21/20 
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07/27/20 
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