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Other than the kids having now headed back to school, there isn't much news, or even many tidbits, except for:
* DRYY: The long-empty retail space fronting M Street between the 55 M lobby and the subway station now has funky new signage, announcing that Dryy, "full service garment care," is coming soon. This will bring the number of garment care options in the neighborhood back to two, along with Wells Cleaners at the Yards.
* WISEGUY: Intrepid JDLand commenter JES tweeted these photos of the Wiseguy space at Canal Park, showing both the pizza operation and the gelato operation. I had not thought about Wiseguy's pay-at-the-counter setup, which actually might be a better use of the space than previous incarnations. As for when it will open, We Shall See.
* PAVING: CSX announced that paving of the 200 and 300 blocks of Virginia Avenue is next on the tunnel-wrapping-up agenda (and I saw that the 200 block got its blacktop yesterday). Also coming this week, weather permitting, is the paving of the "specially designed permeable bicycle lane surface." This side path will run from the 200 block all the way to 11th Street (along the north side of Virginia Avenue Park).
Other than that, I got nuthin'.
Enjoy the fresh comment thread!
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conngs0 says: (8/21/18 11:33 AM)
Thanks for the updates! Count me amongst those who are cautiously optimistic that Wiseguys might actually be successful in that Canal Park spot. That building seems to pose some challenges, but I agree with you that the pay-at-the-counter configuration might be the best way to go. Either way, I'm excited about a(nother) nearby takeaway pizza options, especially because I understand that Wiseguy's style is more conducive to bringing home (as opposed to the Neapolitan-like pizza, which really has to be eaten on site in order to fully enjoy).


Westnorth says: (8/21/18 6:28 PM)
mmm, fresh comment thread. and Wiseguys pizza, which is indeed delish as takeout


JES says: (8/21/18 7:16 PM)
I've graduated to "Intrepid Commenter" status. *sniffle*, such an honor.


JES says: (8/21/18 7:19 PM)
One thing that's interesting to me is that, in addition to the soda fountain, the pizza side also has a tap system of some sort installed. But without an ABRA placard, are they gonna have beer? I originally guessed it was for nitro coffee, but since it's on the pizza counter side and not the coffee/gelato counter side, I'm not sure.


VelocityChris says: (8/21/18 7:50 PM)
I still think for anything to be really successful in that Canal Park spot, some of the buildings need to go up along the east side of the park to create more foot traffic. That restaurant spot is so close and yet so isolated from the New Jersey Metro entrance, the average person visiting the neighborhood comes out of that station and has no idea there's anything behind the CVS building. They're gonna go south across M and head towards the Blue Jacket area or towards the stadium and those restaurants. The only reason I ever go east from NJ/M intersection is heading towards HT, which no one but someone living here is gonna do. Aside from ice skating that area is pretty dead compared to what it will be when all those buildings on the east side of Canal Park go up. Hopefully The Harlow will start changing that soon!


JES says: (8/21/18 9:15 PM)
I think a more grab and go concept will actually do well there. Pizza by the slice and coffee will do gangbusters when the rink is open. I'm curious about beer offerings because in the summer, they'll have that large patio to sustain, and a slice of pizza and a beer corners the baseball fan market quite well I would think.


sameter says: (8/22/18 8:33 AM)
agreed. they will bank on kids and slices in the winter, and if they can get a abra license, there are plenty of places further from the stadium and metro exit that are busy.


RMP says: (8/23/18 10:09 AM)
What's the over/under on TSTSNBN at this point? A month? TSTSNBN website doesn't even have it as a "Coming Soon".


conngs0 says: (8/23/18 10:21 AM)
I pick the over.


202_cyclist says: (8/23/18 11:22 AM)
When TSTSNBN, what will we ask JD about if we can't ask here when it's opening? Get predictions about the weather?


202_cyclist says: (8/23/18 11:22 AM)
*her


JD says: (8/23/18 11:23 AM)
As for timing, I'll go with very early October.

As for asking, next will be the movie theater.


bdj says: (8/23/18 12:38 PM)
One thing to note about the "can you get a baseball game crowd" to make your restaurant successful argument, is that with all the apartments going up over the past few years (and under construction) it should make the argument moot.


202_cyclist says: (8/23/18 1:21 PM)
@JD-- or Amazon Dos.


malatesta says: (8/23/18 5:53 PM)
@bdj: only partly. There's probably a bit south of 10,000 residents in the neighborhood, which might get up to what, 20,000ish? at full build out (with buzzard point, which is in the BID boudnaries but not JDland). Nats park seats 41,000 though. So even at full build out I think restaurants are going to rely on baseball crowds.


Westnorth says: (8/23/18 8:52 PM)
@VelocityChris: the DDOT offices on the east side of the park should also help. Five Guys and Subway do a pretty good business just on the lunch trade, and pizza by the slice is an excellent complement.


NavyYardNittany says: (8/23/18 11:23 PM)
JD says: (8/23/18 11:23 AM)
As for timing, I'll go with very early October.

As for asking, next will be the movie theater.
****************************************************

Haha I copied 202’s post so I could reply “JD, any word on when the movie theatre’s opening?”, but you beat me to it.

As for TSTSNBN, I’m taking Oct. 23rd in the pool.


RMP says: (8/24/18 8:07 AM)
I peaked in the window of TSTSNBN and don't have much faith so I'm going to go with November 7th in the pool. Also big party on Sept 6th at the dog park next door per the Capitol Riverfront newsletter.


JD says: (8/24/18 2:01 PM)
The new dog park at the corner of New Jersey and H now has a name and an official opening date. It's being called the Bark and Go Dog Park, and the "Unleashing Ceremony" is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 pm. All are invited. Except probably my cats.



202_cyclist says: (8/24/18 2:10 PM)
Folks-- now that we have this new dog park in the neighborhood, I better not see/step in any dog crap.


GarfieldPark says: (8/24/18 10:00 PM)
TSTSNBN sign is now lit up on NJ Avenue. Looks great.


caphillguy says: (8/25/18 6:54 AM)
Does anyone else think it always smells like dog crap on I street between 1st and 2nd?


sameter says: (8/25/18 12:14 PM)
@caphillguy are you talking about the backedup sewer smell or actual poop. Someone said a while back it had something to do with tanks being dry and the smell permeating back out. This is obviously a vague understanding of something i have little knowledge of.


caphillguy says: (8/26/18 4:19 PM)
@sameter I’m not sure what it is, but often when I walk down that section of K street it has a smell that reminds me of a zoo or an animal shelter.


smitty2k1 says: (8/27/18 10:14 AM)
I'm weirdly excited for Dryy if they actually know what they are doing with shoe repair. Getting good resoles around these parts is damn near impossible.


dcgent says: (8/27/18 2:03 PM)
Popville chimes in link


Marc says: (8/27/18 6:03 PM)
On the SW DC group, somebody said the contractor said October 22nd for TSTSNBN. Also, just saw this article: link


JD says: (8/27/18 6:14 PM)
Via commenter Marc, WTOP reports on a stop-work order issued at One Hill South II after residents at OHS I complained that the ongoing excavation of this old Exxon site was causing noxious fumes: link


JD says: (8/27/18 6:15 PM)
And Meredith Fascett reports that DDOT has begun work on the pedestrian "bulb out" at 4th and M, to hopefully make that intersection less perilous: link


202_cyclist says: (8/27/18 10:41 PM)
@Marc— Oct. 22, 2018? Oct. 2019? 2020?


SWill says: (8/28/18 10:22 AM)
TSTSNBN is hiring per Meredith Fascett's Twitter feed, so my guess would be 2018.


jdc says: (8/28/18 4:37 PM)
Maybe someone with a passing familiarity with construction can answer my question - for the project that will occupy Square 696, construction right now consists of excavating the site and pouring concrete to make these square/rectangular blocks that are seemingly randomly situated throughout the site (the eastern portion right now). I had expected the foundation of a building to be level, such as the bottom floor of a parking garage. I do not recall such 'blocks' in other construction in the area, but may just have missed this step. Thoughts?


jdc says: (8/28/18 4:39 PM)
Google is my friend - apparently these are 'footings', which will eventually support the bottom of the building.


GarfieldPark says: (8/28/18 5:00 PM)
Saw a news crew today by One Hill South phase II. Perhaps we'll see the WTOP story tonight?


GarfieldPark says: (8/28/18 11:42 PM)
FOX5 reporting on the gas leak:

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GarfieldPark says: (8/28/18 11:42 PM)
Sorry! link


Westnorth says: (8/29/18 12:44 PM)
@SWill: Grocery is more seasonal than you'd think, with Nov and Dec being peak months, so they may be trying to open by then.

@jdc, Yup they're "pilings," like stilts that reach down through soft dirt to rock/soil below that can support the weight of a building. One of my favorite books as a kid has terrific illustrations of how they work: link


202_cyclist says: (8/29/18 1:10 PM)
IF anyone is interested, the Coalition for Smarter Growth is hosting a walking tour of the other waterfront-- the Wharf-- this evening at 6:30 PM. The group will depart from L'Enfant Plaza. If you'd like to attend, RSVP here: link


202_cyclist says: (8/29/18 5:49 PM)
This is a little confusing. This would be a 14-unit addition immediately west of the recently completed rehab of the building at 816 Potomac Ave, SE.

link


EMGJE says: (8/30/18 4:52 PM)
According to a friend who had an interview for a job at TSTSNBN this afternoon, they plan on opening on October 18.


NavyYardGuy says: (8/31/18 11:23 AM)
TSTSNBN
thursday, oct 18th
yes.


Marc says: (8/31/18 1:27 PM)
I, too, have now heard October 18th, after previously hearing October 22nd (yes, 2018, LOL). So we basically have an unofficial opening date, no?


323 says: (9/2/18 11:43 AM)
@smitty2k1 - Best Foot Forward in Pentagon Row. Only place I'll use after years of places ruining shoes they were supposed to fix. Worth the drive - you won't be disappointed.

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Gamble Rogers says: (9/3/18 10:56 AM)
@202_cyclist: The additional 14-unit building at 816 Potomac Avenue SE will flank the existing building at 816 under renovation now. There are plans to build another building on the existing building’s east side, plus the new building at 818 Potomac Avenue SE (at the corner of Potomac and 9th Street SE). That’s my corner of SoChill.

Just think of it as a building sammich. Not sure how it will look in the end, but we’ve lived in our long-forgotten corner of SoChill for 10 years and any development is better that the broken concrete parking lots for Navy Yard commuters.


Gamble Rogers says: (9/3/18 10:58 AM)
Just for JD: those are REAL Navy Yard commuters. Not the people who commute to the Neighborhood Immediately Adjacent to (and Partially Surrounding) the Navy Yard.


conngs0 says: (9/3/18 4:50 PM)
So still no news on the shooting outside the community center, huh? I was hoping that they delay in arrests was merely the time it takes to build a case. Not so sure now.


202_cyclist says: (9/4/18 10:42 AM)
BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Today, we welcome a new tower crane to the neighborhood. It looks like the tower crane is being installed at Dock 80 today.


spiritequality says: (9/4/18 10:55 AM)
I’m laughing uproariously at the sobriquet SoChill


JD says: (9/4/18 11:21 AM)
It's not as exciting as a new tower crane, but it looks from the building permits feed that Novel South Capitol has a restaurant tenant lined up:
INTERIOR WORK ONLY FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT WITH 78 SEATS AND 80 OCCUPANTS INDOORS. WITH BUILDOUT OF AN EXISTING COLD DARK SHELL STRUCTURE AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE 2 I STREET BUILDING PERMIT B1713380. THE BUILDOUT IS FOR A RETAIL KITCHEN.

Also, 300 M is getting another medical office according to building permits, this one being the Advanced Center for Orthopedics.


smitty2k1 says: (9/5/18 10:30 AM)
@323 thanks for the tip on Best Foot Forward. I hear you on ruining shoes. The guy in Eastern Market really did a number on a pair of mine and then berated me for not polishing them enough...


LisaBee586 says: (9/5/18 1:53 PM)
Wiseguy's replied to a tweet on 8/29 that they are looking good for a soft opening in three weeks. Fingers crossed!

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