It's the summer doldrums, when not only is there not really much news, but even when there is, I can't summon energy from my heat-depleted body to do much about it. But here are a few, plus a fresh new thread for the on-the-ball JDLand commentariat to keep chatting about the latest goings on.
* SHILLING OPEN:
It took a while, but the Shilling Canning Company
, a "modern mid-Atlantic restaurant." is now open at 360 Water Street, SE, in the ground floor of Arris
across from Ice Cream Jubilee. Here's the Washingtonian
pieces on the latest addition to the neighborhood's culinary lineup.
* UPS STORE:
Longtime JDLand reader @202FSUNole passed along this shot yesterday of a "UPS Store Coming Soon
" sign in the space previously occupied by Capital One on New Jersey between L and M, making it the neighborhood's first shipping store.
* POPLAR POINT RAMP CLOSING:
The ramp that leads from Poplar Point and the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail up to the northbound side of South Capitol Street and the Douglass Bridge is being closed as of July 21, DDOT has announced
. It's not clear yet whether this means the side path will be closed as well.
* THE KELVIN:
When it's this hot, it's particularly apropos to pass along the news that the apartment project at 1250 Half Street
(the rental sibling to Envy condos) has been named The Kelvin