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* WBJ is first out of the gates with what I expect to be an avalanche of whats-new-around-the-ballpark stories, tied to Opening Day and now a March staple for all DC media outlets. Nothing new in it, and a few quibbles (Justin's Cafe isn't open yet, the water taxis also ran late last year, Sayres lease is 20k), but I guess it's a decent quick roundup if you're not keeping track. Which, if you're reading this blog, you are. :)
UPDATE: Ah, now I know where WBJ got the idea--the BID's State of the Capitol Riverfront Spring Update. Basically a straight copy-and-paste. (Not the end of the world, of course, but never a bad idea to be straight with readers about your sourcing.)
* Speaking of Justin's, ABRA said yesterday that there were no protests filed for its liquor license application. A reader reports that Velocity is telling residents that the restaurant will open April 16, but after watching rumored opening date after rumored opening date come and go for other places in the past, I remain skeptical of any rumor other than "it's opening tomorrow." (That isn't to say that the dates that get floated are necessarily propaganda--just that the final road to opening a business has a lot of potential pitfalls, especially in the permit process.) On the other hand, a reader passed along an electronic version of the menu, if you want to whet your appetite while waiting; though note that the web site listed hasn't launched yet.
* From the Post: the nude dancing license that used to belong to the Nexus Gold Club--on the site of what is now 909 New Jersey--is now being rebirthed as the "Stadium Club," a strip club getting ready to open on Queens Chapel Road, NE.
* Don't forget that the second public workshop in the Marines' project to build a new barracks, focusing on potential development sites, is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Van Ness Elementary (1150 5th St., SE), with a repeat tomorrow from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the North Hall of Eastern Market. The agendas are here (and if you're trying to figure out how to get into Van Ness, the project web site says: "Enter through the main doors on the eastern side of the building (where the parking lot is) and follow the signs to the auditorium downstairs"). If the discussion going on in this comments thread is any indication, it's going to be an interesting meeting.
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Andy says: (3/23/10 1:21 PM)
Thanks for the Justin's menu. Any word on a draft beer selection yet?


Jen says: (3/23/10 1:38 PM)
The Justin's menu looks fantastic! What a great addition to the neighborhood!


MJM says: (3/23/10 1:42 PM)
Based upon the lack of taps (as seen through the windows); I suspect it maybe only be bottles but could be wrong since that can still be added before April. Right now it is just coffee and soda machines and some chairs.


Finicky Frank says: (3/23/10 3:58 PM)
I've been told he'll have 1-2 beers on tap, with the rest bottles and a heavy emphasis on craft brews.


Andy says: (3/23/10 5:55 PM)
Great, looking forward to the occasional draft beer when I'm feeling too lazy to walk to 8th Street or don't feel like hanging out at the Courtyard bar.


was it removed says: (3/24/10 8:03 AM)
What happened to your WBJ reference of canal park construction beginning in June - apologies if I've missed it.


JD says: (3/24/10 8:40 AM)
WBJ link was a tweet, in the box at the top of the page: link


Finicky Frank says: (3/24/10 11:36 AM)
Andy, if you're looking for a place to swill luke-warm Bud Light, I think you'll be disappointed.


Andy says: (3/25/10 10:38 AM)
Thanks for letting me down easy, Frank. I probably shouldn't take offense to this, but 8th Street and the Courtyard don't give me the impression of swilling and lukewarm Bud Light.

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