These deserve their own posts, but time is tight these days. (And given the forecast, I'm guessing there will be a couple hundred new photos for me to wrangle this weekend as well.)
* WILD WINGS DATE CONFIRMED
: A mailing
and also a source In the Know have confirmed that Buffalo Wild Wings will be opening at 1220 Half St. SE on November 16
, with a ribbon cutting as well as free wings for a year* for the first 100** guests. (*Meaning 52 coupons to use once a week on a snack-sized wings offering.) (**Probably only 99 of you have a shot, because one JDLand reader is already staking a claim
* VIRGINIA AVE. STREETSCAPE:
The final concept plan for sprucing up Virginia Avenue after CSX is done with tunnel construction
has been posted by ANC commissioner Meredit Fascett
. One big change: the new planned cul-de-sac on I Street east of 4th that sounded like it was going to disappear
is in fact going to be part of the final plan. Public comments are being accepted by DDOT through tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 6), and the DDOT Public Space Committee will evaluate the plans at a Nov. 12 meeting.
* PRESERVATION GRANTS
: Speaking of the tunnel, there is a Preservation Initiatives Fund
that will be distributing funds near the tunnel project to "preserve, restore, research, identify, evaluate, interpret, or otherwise benefit historic resources within the project area." The money is coming from CSX and is being administered by the DC Preservation League
as part of the project's mitigation offerings. The deadline to apply for a grant is Dec. 4. More in this flyer
, including which blocks are part of the "area of potential effects" (including quite a few north of the freeway).