The discussion topic will be the annual budget before the DC Council, Metro funding and policies, and other topics of interest to people living and working in Penn Quarter.
There is no cost to attend but an RSVP is requested as mentioned below. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living.
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 8:30 am
Farmers & Distillers
600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and H streets
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am – 8:50 am
Brief Announcements: 9 am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Speaker + Topic
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans
We anticipate that Councilmember Evans will discuss and seek comments on the budget, now under review by the DC Council, Metro funding and Metro policies affecting our businesses and residents, increasing funding for the arts from the $20 million Mayor Bowser proposed, and other issues that impact the Penn
RSVP via email by noon Monday, May 8 to: Jo-Ann@PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.
Kofuku Ramen and Sushi is now open in place of the Wah Shing Kung Fu Gift Shop at 815 7th St NW. The gift shop closed unceremoniously a number of weeks ago and the store front was papered over for a while. Then, one Sunday in early April the store t reopened as a restaurant, a ramen restaurant to be exact. A Yelp site is the only online presence for the restaurant.
As far as we know, only two Chinese gift shops now remain open in Chinatown.
Retail continues to flourish on F Street with the recent opening of Sephora, a popular beauty and makeup store, last week at 10th and F St NW (1000 F St NW). We reported on the redevelopment of this corner almost exactly three years ago. The store is open 10 am to 9 pm daily except Sunday when it is open 11 am to 7 pm.
Any fans out there?
It looks like Hen Quarter–a local Southern Cuisine and Bourbon Bar chain–will be coming to Penn Quarter. We’re already having trouble getting the phrase “Penn Quarter Hen Quarter” out of our head.
The restaurant will be located at 750 E St NW–previously Austin Grill, which closed in April 2016. Hen Quarter is part of the same group, Pheast Food Group, that operates Austin Grill, alongside other concepts like Be Right Burger and The American Tap Room.
At Hen Quarter, our home, our history, our food, is Southern born. … We hold fast to our responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the farming community within our region.
We also saw a hint that the restaurant may be opening in the April 21 timeframe from Twitter user Barred in DC.
— Barred in DC (@barredindc) April 7, 2017