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In an attempt to stay newsy while still expending the least amount of energy possible, JD has added this Tidbits portion, which will display recent comments that might be of interest to the wider JDLand readership while waiting for more in-depth posts to come along. Hey, it's better than nothing.

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Navy Museum is fundraising for a $450M new spot outside the Navy Yard gates, forecast to be built 2023-2025. The rendering appears to show a new building at 555 M St SE (SW corner with Isaac Hull Ave), about where the electrical substation currently sits across from Joy Evans Park and half a block east of Harris Teeter.


In Yards developer-speak, the new building shown is on Parcel E3, and the low brick warehouse is Building 74. There was a rumor that FCW/Brookfield was in talks to swap land with the Navy Museum, but that seems impossible since the current museum shares two buildings with high-security Navy operations. Maybe the Navy will just buy the site from FCW (though GSA technically owns the land now). (submitted by Westnorth, 11 days ago)


Raze applications have been filed for the buildings on the west side of the 1000 block of New Jersey (the cab garage and the charter school). The second phase of Paradigm's Meridian on First is on the boards for there. (submitted by JD, 6/1/20)


Apparently Bammy (in the old whaleys space) is opening up today for takeout

link (submitted by Jscott280, 5/29/20)


Swizzler taking over the old Taylor Gourmet space link (submitted by RMP, 3/10/20)


I was going to put up a new post with news of Jeni's Ice Creams coming to 4th and Tingey, Andy's Pizza bringing slices to a walk-up window at Atlas Brew Works on Half Street, and signs pointing to El Rey and American Ice Company coming to the Riverwalk in spaces at the Maren and Dock 79, but with the current news of the world, I think any forward-looking items now need to be viewed through the edges of an N95 respirator and a collapsing stock market. (submitted by JD, 3/9/20)


Albi opening Feb. 20, according to City Paper, which has a preview: link There will also be a daytime coffee offering named "Yellow" coming in spring in between Albi and the adjacent wine bar Maxwell Park, which is supposed to open before spring. (submitted by JD, 2/11/20)


Anchovy Social opening Thursday: link (submitted by JD, 1/28/20)


And how would you guys feel about an urban-fast-casual version of IHOP? (not, not announced for the neighborhood, just looking to come to DC in 2020) link (submitted by JD, 12/12/19)


Skansa reportedly cashing out of its 99 M office building (now 76% leased) for $170 M, says Bisnow: link (submitted by JD, 12/12/19)


Looks like the 161-unit apartment building on the southwest corner of Half and L (the "chiller" site) is going to get underway before too long (construction permits are already well into their trip through the DCRA Approval Fun Factory), with a construction loan deal announced: link And there's a rendering: (submitted by JD, 11/27/19)


Nats! Nats! Nats! (submitted by JD, 10/30/19)


I pressed my nose against the door at Hatoba this evening, the future ramen shop in the Boilermaker Building in the 300 block of Tingey. Dude came out. After wiping my smudge off the glass, he said they were shooting for a soft opening on Friday, October 11 — maybe lunch, maybe 5pm. Stay tuned. (submitted by CJBabyDaddy, 10/8/19)


"La Famosa," an outlet for Puerto Rican food, is coming to the Bower at 4th and Tingey next year: link (h/t CJBabyDaddy) (submitted by JD, 9/27/19)


Via Twitter: "Metro has sold the Navy Yard chiller site, 41 L St. SE, to MRP for $10.24M, per deed. Long time coming. Residential-over-retail coming next." link (submitted by JD, 9/27/19)


New hype video for the Douglass bridge: link (submitted by RMP, 9/5/19)


Somewhere (the Maketto-inspired coffeeshop) opened on Saturday. (submitted by RAWR, 9/3/19)


ABC Pony: Erik Bruner-Yang’s Incoming Navy Yard Cafe Will Mix Italian and Asian Flavors
link (submitted by dcgent, 8/30/19)


Roy Boys is officially opening on Thursday with a preview on Wednesday evening that I believe is limited to Velocity residents (according to a building flyer we were emailed). (submitted by JES, 8/27/19)


18 apartments are planned for the long-vacant building next to the Brig. link (submitted by 202_cyclist, 8/23/19)


HipCityVeg is coming to West Half along with Atlas, Cold Stone, Compass Coffee, and The Gatsby. There is also something called Base Bowl. (submitted by NavyYard2015, 8/21/19)


WestHalf is now leasing and has floor plans and pricing posted on the website: link (submitted by GAK, 8/18/19)


The Union Square Hospitality outpost at the new Thompson Hotel at 3rd and Tingey is going to be Maialino Mare, a "Roman style trattoria." link (updated with an Eater link instead of WBJ) (submitted by JD, 8/9/19)


Smorgasburg is cancelled for August. link (submitted by RMP, 8/7/19)


9Round fitness kickboxing is coming to Insignia apts. Saw it on their Instagram today. (submitted by GarfieldPark, 7/27/19)


The Brig is one of the first three bars to apply for a sports betting liquor license. link (submitted by RMP, 7/27/19)


Our former Taylor Gourmet will not be one of the three initially revived. link (submitted by RMP, 7/25/19)


Eater has pics and more on Shilling restaurant link (submitted by dcgent, 7/8/19)


Looks like MRP Realty is making moves toward starting its residential building at 41 L Street, SE, on the Navy Yard Metro station "Chiller plant" site on the southwest corner of Half and L. Permit applications are in process for shoring/sheeting/excavation and the full building permit and a raze permit has been filed for what's currently on the site. Here's my past posts on the site, going back a long ways through WMATA's multiple attempts to hand the site to a developer: link And note that this is separate from 37 L, where digging is underway for a sliver of an apartment building: link Both are expected to be 11 stories tall. (submitted by JD, 6/26/19)


It looks like the 1250 Apts at 1250 Half have been renamed The Kelvin link (submitted by GAK, 6/24/19)


There was a fatal shooting in the 300 block of K Street yesterday afternoon link (submitted by GAK, 6/23/19)


A nice piece in the Blade on the owner of Tracks, who has died at 76. Good descriptions of the legendary bar at 1st and M, up until its own death in 1999. (right before I started photographing). link (submitted by JD, 5/11/19)


Washington City Paper reports on the arrival later this month of "Somewhere," the combination clothing-and-coffee venture from the DC native behind Maketto and streetwear brand DURKL coming to the retail row on 1st Street SE south of M: link (submitted by JD, 5/9/19)


A short video from DDOT showing the installation of new wooden barriers on the I Street SE cycletrack: link (submitted by JD, 5/8/19)


The BID is kicking off summer with an Ice Cream Social, starting at 6 pm on May 30 at Canal Park. Free ice cream! (well, gelato) Live music! And, uh, some blogger. (submitted by JD, 5/2/19)


According to building permits, it looks like a hair salon is coming to the ground floor of the Harlow. (submitted by JD, 5/1/19)


From WBJ: "The Washington Nationals will build a 35,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue at Nationals Park under a deal approved by the city’s sports and conventions authority." It will be in the empty retail spaces along 1st Street SE (across from the DC Water site) and will "include a restaurant, bar and lounge area, screen wall, performance area and rooftop terrace." Might it be a sportsbook? We Shall See!

link (submitted by JD, 4/30/19)


Washingtonian has a preview of Dacha, which is opening next week: link (submitted by JD, 4/26/19)


Walters Sports Bar tweets that it will open Sunday at 11am. (submitted by Williambill3rd , 4/13/19)


Boombox Boxing, billing itself as "boxing remixed" and "your next group fitness obsession" is apparently on its way to the 1221 Van bldg at South Cap and N in May, following on its stint of pop-up classes at the Lululemon in the Yards. Facebook page: link (and h/t to MJM for the tidbit) (submitted by JD, 3/25/19)


If you want to help support Van Ness Elementary via their silent auction, up for bid again this year is a walking tour in May with the entire staff of JDLand.com. There are 10 slots available that offer two tickets each. But you have to hurry--the auction ends at 9:30 pm Saturday, March 16! link (submitted by JD, 3/14/19)


The lineup for the summer outdoor movie series at Canal Park has been announced: link (submitted by JD, 3/6/19)


Parents were recently notified that Eagle Academy, the charter school on New Jersey Avenue, will stay open one more year. It was originally scheduled to close after this school year. This news article also covers their struggle to find a new location in the neighborhood: link (submitted by bryan, 2/28/19)


The latest on Dacha, which Washingtonian says "could" open late next month in its space on the river alongside The Salt Line and All-Purpose: link (submitted by JD, 2/26/19)


Skanska announces that a "Wells Fargo Express Center" is coming to its 99 M office building, joining Circa, El Bebe, and Bluestone Lane and filling out all the building's retail spaces. Wells Fargo used to be in 20 M, left a few months ago. (What's an "Express Center"?) (submitted by JD, 2/20/19)


Atlas Brew Works planning to open a second brewery and tap room, in the ground floor of JBG's West Half building, directly across N Street from the Center Field Gate. Shooting for spring 2020: link (submitted by JD, 2/19/19)


Via Twitter, a sign on the El Bebe door saying it will open Feb. 26 at 4 pm: link (submitted by JD, 2/15/19)


Danny Meyer restaurants coming to the Thompson link (submitted by RMP, 2/11/19)


We have an official opening date for the neighborhood's next food and beverage offering. Circa announced today that it's grand opening will be Monday, Feb. 11, at 4 pm, in the ground floor of the new 99 M office building on the southwest corner of 1st and M SE. link (submitted by JD, 2/7/19)


Cruddy photo thanks to not being quick enough on the draw before the stoplight changed, but here is all that is left of Capper Seniors. (I *think* I read that they are keeping the concrete staircase/elevator towers and will build the replacement building around them.) Guess I have another entry for the Demolished Buildings gallery. (submitted by JD, 2/7/19)


The bi-annual river clean-up that the Anacostia Riverkeeper group organizes is scheduled April 13, from 8:30 AM - 12 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, RSVP via the EventBrite link: link (submitted by 202_cyclist, 2/4/19)


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