Guess I should have been lazy (er, lazier than usual) and waited 24 hours on each of my posts yesterday, because there's small tidbits to add on both:
* While the Yards Park "official opening weekend
" is set for Sept. 10-12, invitations have now begun landing in mailboxes for a ribbon cutting/dedication ceremony on Sept. 7.
* There is now at least one challenger to ANC 6D07
incumbent Bob Siegel--according to the DCBOEE
, Capitol Quarter resident Bruce DarConte has filed his paperwork to run. And I'm hearing rumors of at least one more resident planning to jump into the race as well.
In other non-followup news, eagle-eyed readers might notice in my DC permit feeds
an approved public space/excavation permit for its planned 1111 New Jersey office building
site. But don't read too much into it--there's still no announced plans to start construction anytime soon.
Oh, and a PS: The Top Chef DC
episode filmed at Nats Park
back in the spring is coming up next week (Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 10 pm, on Bravo). It appears to be a stadium-food challenge, with the "
cheftestants" cooking and serving in the various food bays along the concourse.