* CSX I
: Eleanor Holmes Norton tells USDOT to get moving
: "I ask that you help ensure the prompt release of the Final EIS for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project
so that the surrounding community is aware of the preferred alternative, any impacts this project may have on them, and any mitigation and benefits to the surrounding community."
* CSX II
: ANC 6B writes to Mayor Gray
: "We have serious concerns about the VAT project proposed in the draft environmental impact statement, and we urge you to ensure those concerns are adequately addressed before the District issues the requisite approvals for the project."
* POCKET CHANGE
: The Wall Street Journal reports
that "Investors who own the storied Hawk ‘n’ Dove bar and other Capitol Hill eating spots owe more than $9 million to D.C. restaurateur Xavier Cervera and his partners who sold the restaurants to them in late 2012." An earlier WSJ piece gives a wider view of the mess of financing
this all appears to be.
* FOR THE RECORD: In Precinct 131 (Near Southeast), Muriel Bowser received 40 percent of the vote, Tommy Wells 30 percent, and Vince Gray 24 percent. And in the Ward 6 council race, Charles Allen beat Darrel Thompson 57-43. A grand total of 444 people cast ballots out of the 2,085 registered voters in the precinct. So, yay to 21.29 percent of you!
* BLUEJACKET AND BASEBALL
: It seems like the brewery has already been here forever, but Bluejacket is about to embark on its first season of providing refreshments to Nats fans. They've announced that they will be "tailgating" on their patio at 10 am Friday for the season opener, and that their new outdoor grill
will be open for business "weather permitting, all season long Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am until 10 pm and on all game days beginning two hours before the first pitch."
: Sweetgreen has gotten its tenant layout permit to begin the buildout of its space in Twelve12
, on 4th Street across from Bluejacket.
* THROWBACK THURSDAY
: I did a bit of purging in my office over the weekend, and found at least two museum-worthy items (here
). That's in addition to the Canal Park groundbreaking shovel I still trip over on a regular basis.