With a few hours to go until Nats fans spend three-plus hours watching baseball on TV through their hands, some items to catch on. (I don't think I'm the only one who found that, as amazing as the playoff run has been, it has totally sapped my energy. Recovery begins soon, one way or the other.)
* 80 M TO GROW
: It's a surprising piece of news, but it's now officially being reported that the 80 M Street office building, on the northwest corner of 1st and M, is looking to add two stories using "mass timber." Bisnow has more
, and the architecture firm's web site has some renderings as well
. (It was originally built in 1999-2000, aka Before My Time, so I don't have a project page, but you can see it under construction in these two grainy film photos
I took in the fall of 2000.) It does have to get past the Zoning Commission first, though.
* ANCHOVY SOCIAL
: We already knew that Danny Meyer is going to be opening Maialino Mare in the ground floor of the new Thompson Hotel
at 3rd and Tingey, and now it's being reported that the rooftop bar will be a separate operation named Anchovy Social
, which Food and Wine describes
as being "all about chilling out over a martini, seafood towers, and taking in the view."
* THOMPSON GETTING CLOSE: Speaking of the Thompson, its web site is now accepting reservations for the swank hotel at the Yards for February 1st and beyond. (Last week it was March 1 and beyond, so they must be feeling better about their opening date.)
* CHILLER SITE SOLD
: This evergreen subhead returns with the news that Metro has finally sold the "Chiller" site
on the southwest corner of Half and L to MRP Realty for $10.24 million, as was preliminarily announced back in, oh, 2014
. A 161-unit 11-story apartment building with ground-floor retail is already in the Permit Pipeline, and a raze permit for the existing structures is in process as well.
* LA FAMOSA COMING IN 2020
: Puerto Rican food is coming to the southeast corner of 4th and Tingey next year, as La Famosa will open as a "fast-fine" restaurant in the ground floor of the Bower. According to City Paper
, it will serve all-day coffee, lunch, and dinner. And it will have a bar.
* HATOBA NOW OPEN
: In case you haven't already wandered by, the neighborhood's first ramen shop
is now open, in the old 100 Montaditos space on Tingey Street, SE, near 4th Street.